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Enterprise Architect- Cloud Platform Environment - SaaS
DealerSocket | Product Development | Salt Lake City, UT
DealerSocket Inc., a leading provider of software-as-a-service ("SaaS") fully integrated technology solutions for the Retail and Independent Automotive industries. We are growing exponentially, and are looking for phenomenal people to grow with us. In 2015, we expanded our product lines, doubled our employee base, and opened new offices across the country. We pride ourselves on our amazing people, top-notch technology, and fun employee-focused corporate culture.
Have you ever built hybrid or cloud infrastructure for a Software as a Service company using infrastructure as code approaches ?
Have you architected a "mult-user" Enterprise SaaS application?
Have you worked with: AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform?
If you answered YES to the above questions, please apply!
Job Purpose Summary
An Enterprise Architect is responsible for being a subject matter expert and helping to set architectural direction. This is a hands-on technical position where the individual participates with members of the team in architectural discussions and implementing architectural projects. As a Enterprise Architect, you must be able to handle multiple projects, be innovative, and be able to communicate effectively across multiple departments in different degrees of technical detail.
The responsibilities include mentoring engineers or architects and overseeing projects that are part of your expertise. In addition, an Enterprise Architect is responsible for taking the company's business strategy and defining the architecture to support that strategy.
Typical strategic goals are:
Satisfying the customer Increase agility
Increase recurring revenue Standardize and simplify IT environments
Provide architectural support to ensure compliance with industry standards (e.g. SOX, PCI)
Essential Job Duties
Lead, mentor and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers fostering a high-performance culture
Enable a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation and excellence while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our engineering organization
Solve complex software engineering tasks Troubleshoot and solve code level problems quickly and efficiently
Establish and follow coding standards and practices
Collaborate with members of an architecture
SCRUM team to ensure success (Product Owners, Engineers, QA, Designer)
Participate in SCRUM related events such as Sprint Planning, Retrospectives and Backlog Grooming Communicate effectively with team members, internal and external customers Stay current with industry standard tools and technologies
Perform risk analysis on business related software intiatives
Comfortable working with little to no supervision and providing supervision to other engineers
Mentor and train software engineers
Participate in Quarterly Architecture Summits
Take the lead on challenging software engineering projects
Provide architectural expertise for the implementation of key initiatives
Participate in the hiring process including attracting, screening, and closing high caliber candidates
Participate in strategic planning meetings with product management, architecture and design
Build cross-department relationships centered on executing company strategy
Work with the Chief Architect to plan and coordinate enterprise wide initiatives
Engage in architectural proof of concept projects at a micro-level of detail to keep current on technology
Motivate and inspire developers and evangelize a set of ideals for the enterprise
Foster repeatable and reusable architectural processes Review architectural aspects of initiative across the enterprise and products to aid in ensuring success of the design process
Administer the architectural runway process to review changes to enterprise architecture in conjunction with the Chief Architect and management
Contributes to the technology strategy and implementation as it relates to the business strategy and objectives by performing discovery research, cost estimates and reference model development
Provide guidance for encapsulating and isolating legacy systems as well as support targeted transitions of features to at-scale architectural patterns based on business goals
Works with engineering to integrate enterprise technologies, for example api gateways, microservice platforms, federated authentication, at-scale persistence technologies
Education Master’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience and knowledge
10+ Years Software Engineering Mastery with architectural design recommendation and guidance
Proven success leading engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment
Expert in building enterprise SaaS cloud-based solutions
Demonstrated success leading the design, development, delivery and maintenance of large scale and high-performance platforms
Knowledge of release management and deployment workflow processes, from development release through production deployment
Exceptional interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build productive cross-departmental relationships and motivate team members.
Positive, can-do attitude and value collaboration a must
Expertise with object-oriented code, .NET, C#, SQL Server, web technologies
Other Abilities Strong focus, accuracy and attention to detail Strong presentation skills
Works effectively in a team setting Works efficiently across distributed teams
High aptitude for learning new technologies and concepts
Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize
Manage several activities in parallel Strong verbal and written communication skills Strong organizational skills
Able to translate customer and business needs to technical solutions
The natural ability to be a champion for change Physical Demands (Travel, etc.)
Available to solve critical issues as necessary Occasional travel required (20%)