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Manager, Architecture & Engineering

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
13 Jul 2023

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We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what's possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands - Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman - was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We're always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.


As a Manager in Architecture & Engineering, you'll be responsible for providing technical expertise in the areas of cloud and on-premise Architecture and Engineering. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including retail support, application partners, DevOps teams, Digital and DataLabs team, business users and other stakeholders, to design, develop, implement and maintain a scalable, secure, and reliable architectural solutions that span across multiple clouds and on-premise environments. This role requires a deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, on-premise infrastructure, and architecture principles, strong technical skills, and the ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to support the organization's overall technology initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in architecture and engineering for cloud and on-premise environments, including system design, solution development, technology evaluation, implementation, support and maintenance to ensure it's efficiency, reliability and security on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Alibaba Cloud.
  • Design, review, develop, implement and manage cloud-based and on-premise infrastructure and systems, including compute, storage, and networking while ensuring scalability, reliability, security and performance
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, production support, application partners, outsourcing partners and projects team to define technical requirements and develop innovative and scalable architecture solutions that align with business objectives and technology strategies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot, identify and address technical challenges and provide recommendations for resolutions in performance, security and availability issues
  • Conduct technical reviews and evaluations of existing and emerging technologies, tools, and frameworks to recommend the best fit for the organization's needs.
  • Participate in technology, vendor and architecture reviews to evaluate and approve technology solutions to ensure compliance with legal and organizational standards
  • Provide technical guidance, and be the technical escalation points for outsourced service providers or junior team members, promoting best practices related to architecture and engineering
  • Participate in the development, enforcement and implementation of technical standards, guidelines and best practices for security, compliance and data protection, including identity and access management (IAM), encryption and network security
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and management tasks using Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform or AWS CloudFormation with GitHub as its central code repository
  • Collaborate with network engineering and operations team to design and implement a secure and scalable network architecture, including virtual private networks (VPNs), virtual private clouds (VPCs) and subnets.
  • Develop and maintain support documentations to ensure it's always up-to-date. Conducts regular knowledge transfer activities with internal team and external partners
  • Track, manage and conduct performance tuning and capacity planning for on-premise and Cloud-based systems to ensure optimal performance and cost efficiency
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and emerging technologies, and provide recommendations for incorporating them into the organization's technology stack
  • Be contactable for critical incidents and outages, as needed

  • Proven experience in designing, implementing, and managing cloud-based infrastructure (AWS / Alibaba Cloud / Azure), virtualization technologies (Citrix, VMware, Nutanix), networking technologies, and physical infrastructure hardware (servers, routers, switches, firewalls, circuits)
  • Proven experience as a Technical Specialist or similar role, with strong expertise in architecture and engineering principles for both on-premise and Cloud hosting environments
  • Strong technical skills in architecture and engineering, including system design, solution, development, and technology evaluations.
  • Experience in designing, developing, implementing and maintaining complex architectural solutions that align with business requirements, technology strategies
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, frameworks and technologies commonly used in architecture and engineering
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing, microservices architecture, containerization, and other modern architectural patterns and technologies, as well as traditional on-premise architectures
  • Strong scripting or programming skills in languages, such as Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Python, PowerShell, or Bash with GitHub as its central code repository
  • Experience with Information Security and cloud monitoring tools (LogicMonitor, CloudWatch, AliCloud Security Center)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledgeable and familiarity about current industry standards, trends, best practices and regulatory requirements on IT security & infrastructure
  • Understanding of IT Service Management processes (Incident Management, Service Request Management, Change Management)

  • Proficient in spoken and written English. Ability to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications in architecture and engineering or related fields, such as TOGAF, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Solutions Architect, Google Professional Cloud Architect, Alibaba Cloud Professional, or on-premise architecture and certifications from leading technology vendors

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage : Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity : Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity : Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy : Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others : Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

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