Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Architect

at Advantage Sales and Marketing
Published February 25, 2024
Location Chicago, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Minimum: USD $107,647.00/Yr.

Maximum: USD $199,500.00/Yr.

What is an Architect @ Advantage Solutions

Your passion for technology and hunger for digital transformation and innovation will help shape the future of sales and marketing within the consumer packaged goods (CPG) space for years to come. In your daily interactions, you will provide essential strategic and day-to-day leadership across the organization, working with teams of engineers and product owners, aligning cross-functional projects, and ensuring fiscal and technical alignment with the organization.

In this model, the Architect is a strategic role that directly collaborates with the Product Owners, Engineering Leads, and other key partners to define a target state vision and technical roadmap for the business domain they are responsible, including its end-to-end architecture while ensuring adherence to standards and strategic initiatives.

A successful Architect @ Advantage Solutions manifests holistic wisdom of up- and down-stream impacts of technology solutions and trends to guide the development of future products and patterns. With that, an Architect @ Advantage Solutions is a top-tier engineer with experience making high-level design choices, framing technical standards, and re-enforcing frameworks, patterns, and principles, including tools, software, and engineering execution standards.

To be effective, an Architect @ Advantage Solutions develops expertise within their domain, creates a roadmap for their systems, and communicates that plan to others within the organization. However, more than technical knowledge is required, as an Architect @ Advantage Solutions must also have the soft skills to manage and positively influence projects and people.

A Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML&AI) Architect @ Advantage Solutions is a highly technical individual responsible for establishing and promoting the core Architectural concepts for carrying out ML&AI activities pervasively and at scale at Advantage Solutions.

To carry out these functions effectively, the Architect is expected to actively engage with a wide variety of business and technology stakeholders whether employees, contractors, or technology vendors to assist with project executions, provide and receive feedback on technology and pattern use, and mentor team members.A versatile stakeholder, the Architect teams up with the delivery leadership to provide a holistic view of any solution within the Enterprise portfolio, with specific attention to the application of ML&AI techniques in Enterprise Applications, integration, and data concerns.


  • Tasks often involve investigating unique and complex problems.
  • Responsible for making decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have an essential impact on complete architectural design activities.
  • Frequently involved in the conceptual stage of the design phase of a project and accepts complete responsibility for the architectural design elements of the entire project.
  • Architects must keep themselves well-versed in new technology and industry trends.
  • Responsible for prioritizing ever-changing tasks and scopes while ensuring that schedules and deadlines are met.
  • Evaluate project costs and aid in crafting budgets for new projects.
  • Providing the development team with ML&AI architectural blueprints to follow.
  • Partner with technology vendors and consultants to identify opportunities to innovate.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to)
Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the collaborative development of a technology strategy and architecture that aligns with corporate strategy and goals.
  • Lead the collaborative development of a technology roadmap(s) that achieves Advantage Solution's architecture.
  • Provide architecture designs that consider functionality, cost, performance, scalability, reusability, security, and extensibility.
  • Enhance our cloud capability by creating and implementing cloud-first patterns.
  • Define and facilitate the architecture processes, including the reporting and oversight of architecture deployment.
  • Work closely with peers across the organization to create and maintain architecture artifacts, operational documents, and automation playbooks.
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to facilitate the delivery of solutions that align with business objectives in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Actively seek ways to improve processes and interactions.
  • Creating and demonstrating ML&AI frameworks, patterns, and techniques

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Actively seek ways to improve business applications/software processes, interactions, and value through the use of ML&AI.
  • Maintain domain knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations.

Qualifications / Skills / Requirements
Primary Qualifications

  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are essential
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in architecting and designing solutions using at least three disciplines: cloud architecture, software development, data platform integration, business processes and capabilities, focusing on scalability, security, performance, and cost to serve
  • 10+ years of experience in applying architecture patterns, frameworks, and principles that cover application, data, business processes, and design concepts, enabling operational flow for scenarios such as application to application, business to business (B2B), direct to consumer (B2C), and digital integrations
  • 10+ yrs. Experience working on large-scale projects
  • 10+ yrs. Exposure to cloud-managed services, serverless technology, and microservices like Function-as-a-Service, Containers, and managed infrastructure-as-code
  • 10+ yrs. Experience overseeing customized development of processes for multiple projects simultaneously
  • 10+ yrs. Experience designing secure solutions based on industry specifications
  • Demonstrate a track record of leading collaboratively within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills - the ability to work cooperatively at all levels in a matrix environment

Secondary Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience developing ML&AI related solutions on Public Cloud platforms like AWS and Azure, preferably Azure.
  • 2+ years' experience using Databricks.
  • Demonstrated deep ML&AI (Data Science) related knowledge with 10+ years' experience using ML & AI related tools and environments like Azure ML & AI Tools (e.g. Synapse), AWS ML & AI Tools, Apache Mahout, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, PyTorch, Keras,, and some of the older Data Science tools like Python, SAS, R, SPSS...
  • Demonstrated 1+ years experimenting with Large Language Models, (LLM) related tooling like GPT 3.0+, LangChain, Llama and supporting tooling for interacting with LLMs.
  • 5+ years of experience carrying out ML and Analytic related work on projects responsible for more than 10 TB of data producing products and outcomes serving more than 100 eventual end users.

Job Will Remain Open Until Filled