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  • Principal Architect Whitby
  • 360insights in Whitby, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 6 days ago

jobs description

As the Principal Architect you will play a key role in 360insights, you and your team will define the architecture of the new 360 platform. Your responsibilities include defining and designing our new SaaS platform architecture to ensure that the 360 platform is designed for scale, security, and extensibility. You will have previous experience as a Principal Architect or Chief Architect working on greenfield platforms that are enterprise grade.

In your role as the PA, you will play a crucial part in the communication of the architecture to teams utilizing the architecture in the development of 360 platform. Additionally, the Principal Architect is responsible for overseeing the architectural standards and practices employed by the teams in defining and delivering the platform.

Drawing input from technology discipline leaders (product, infrastructure, security, etc.), you will formulate the architectural strategy, tactics, standards, and communications to ensure that delivery teams... receive the necessary architectural guidance for successfully delivering the platform. You will be somebody who can evangelize about the platform and architectural road ahead.

Responsibilities
• Define and communicate a comprehensive architectural vision for the new SaaS platform.
• Lead, develop and coach a team of architects in the design and implementation of scalable, secure, and high-performance solutions.
• Collaboration with the technology delivery teams to design solutions in line with the stated architecture to ensure solution design achieves stated goals related to features, flexibility, scale and security
• Leverage industry trends, innovations, emerging technologies, and best practices in the design of the platform (e.g. microservices, AWS cloud native serverless computing, etc.)
• Creation of data, application and infrastructure architectures and business intelligence strategies, blueprints and architectural standards and guidelines
• Apply governance processes to ensure portfolio alignment and compliance with company information standards
• Direct contribution to delivery planning; working closely with product management, development management, delivery management to ensure a pragmatic, optimized and accelerated path forward for solution delivery
• Rationalization of the multiple technologies into a cohesive optimized platform design
• Continued advancement of architectural competency and effectiveness of the architecture team
• Partnering with product management team to providing strategic insight and contribution to the product development strategies
• Contributing critical insight to vendor and technology selection decisions by executive leadership
• Strong, clear, concise communication across the business and technical community to detail the architectural direction, options, deliverables, and timing

Skills and Experience
• 10 years’ experience driving architecture design in a software product development environment, with at least 3 years in a people leadership role.
• 5 years’ experience in an Architecture leadership position (ideally in a SaaS company)
• Expertise in: cloud technologies (serverless compute, storage, networking, security), microservices (breakdown monolithic applications into services), cloud security best practices (encryption, IAM, network) and monitoring / logging
• Experience with AWS cloud technology an asset (AWS accreditations also an asset)
• Strong knowledge of security principles and experience implementing security measures in a SaaS environment
• Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
• Experience in an agile product development environment as a software architect
• Ability to lead reverse engineering of current state based on existing legacy data models
• Experience with systems that are both B2B and B2C, with high transactional volumes would be ideal
• Historical experience as a software developer
• Experience working with Scaled Agile Scrum development teams
• Experience collaborating with Product Management teams
• Experience with transactional system architecture
• Excellent communication skills including ability to convey complex architectural concepts to business and product management teams
Whitby ON

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