Technical Architect | Louisville, KY | Papa Johns

Technical Architect



The primary technical leader for Papa Johns Store Technology team. The Technical Architect will provide technical direction, thought leadership, and hands-on development and support of innovative pre- and post-sale customer experience. The Technical Architect guides the architecture and design of our mobile applications across all platforms. You will be accountable for the design and technical stewardship of existing and next-generation mobile applications. You will drive mobile architectures that facilitate and support Papa John's customer first initiatives making architecture decisions related to component modularization, layering, data layer strategy, UX layer strategy, design patterns, technology choices.

A successful candidate will be able to directly shape the architecture and team in support of the Papa Johns Store Technology; working with and inspiring senior leaders, vendors, and partners in cross functional efforts to influence technology roadmaps; teaching, mentoring, and growing team members in the organization. You will collaborate with web and service engineering teams to ensure the quality and consistency of the end to end mobile architecture and work with product and UX teams on feature ideation, including ideation workshops, requirements gathering sessions.


  • Work hand-in-hand with development teams to ensure that solution design and solution implementation align and evolve together, using an agile mindset
  • Participate in collaborative team planning processes (estimating, prioritizing, etc.), and identify significant project milestones and risks
  • Lead technical direction and architectural evolution of our iOS Mobile Applications
  • Provides level 3 support to the iOS and Mobile team by providing very clear troubleshooting information to the backend API teams.
  • Collaborate with product, design, and engineering to create great mobile experiences for the agriculture industry
  • Keep abreast of technology developments and mobility applications across industry verticals and appraise practice leadership of the same
  • Partner with product, design and engineering to establish and steward a multi-year Mobile roadmap
  • Design & Develop mobile applications to present agronomic, geospatial, and planting information on maps, charts, and feeds
  • Design & Develop secure, scalable, efficient and fast native mobile applications
  • Design common shared libraries and frameworks to support multiple native applications
  • Plan, lead and guide mobile improvements and architecture that impact several applications across iOS and Android platforms
  • Partner with other architects and technical leads to collaborate, design, and validate appropriate solutions and institute appropriate data governance mechanisms.
  • Assess next-generation mobile design patterns and architectures to support use cases unique to the agriculture industry including offline synchronization, animated map layers, and animated charts
  • Work with key leaders and subject matter experts in our eDNA, Loyalty, and Product organizations to integrate and enable the latest data innovations and data quality algorithms.
  • Evangelize and mentor others on topics such as mobile architecture best practices and techniques.
  • Represent Papa John's and make presentations at Meetups, User Groups, and Conferences


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Technology or Information Systems
  • 8+ years' experience designing and implementing business and consumer mobile products
  • Significant experience developing and launching iOS mobile applications using RXSwift, Swift, Objective-C
  • Strong written and verbal communication and willingness to take ownership of problems till they are resolved
  • Demonstrated experience writing architectural requirements and systems design documents
  • Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills, including data visualization and diagramming
  • 7+ years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience using Splunk, AppDynamics, UserReplay, and analytics tools to monitor and resolve app/API issues quickly.
  • 3+ years of technical leadership experience
  • 3+ years of architecture experience in a large-scale, complex IT environment (preferably an Enterprise Agile environment)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with cross-platform, portable libraries and SDKs
  • A passion for excellent mobile user experiences
  • Expertise that span organizations and technologies
  • Significant experience with modern Cloud Computing technologies (GCP, Azure, and/or AWS)

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.