WHO YOU ARE
You are a seasoned architect who helps create the technological vision, drives technology strategy and has strong leadership, technical and business acumen. You bring a breadth of experience bringing highly scalable enterprise SaaS applications to market. You will provide the overall technical leadership for the development of the Automox product platform. You are a hands-on leader that will foster and drive collaboration with peer architects, engineering stakeholders, product managers, UX leads and data scientists on the definition and delivery of our highly scalable and secure SaaS solution. You should be able to question the team decisions / approaches objectively, understand the critical issues, and resolve them to meet the platform goals. You will be expected to initiate conversations, ask hard questions, and bring strategic decisions to the leadership team to debate and decide. You will participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, driving the application design and overseeing its implementation.
Serve as the Architect for products that involve multiple business owners, concurrent work streams, and geographically distributed Agile teams. Provides direction to Software Engineers and Tech Leads but does not have direct managerial responsibilities.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Defining and driving software architecture and enterprise capabilities (scalability, fault tolerance, extensibility, maintainability etc)
Determining overall architectural principles, frameworks and standards
Creating a well thought out architecture strategy and manage the alignment to the product roadmaps
Partnering with business stakeholders and technology leaders to translate program requirements into technical solutions and system design
Driving research, case studies and prototypes on leading edge technologies and how they can be leveraged
Providing hands-on development where appropriate
Designing proof-of-concept pilots and working closely with technical leads to drive successful POC implementations
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or related field
Master's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering is a plus
Minimum of 5 + years of architect or tech lead experience with customer-facing, large-scale, web-based applications
Minimum 5 + years of experience as an application developer implementing web applications
Experience in developing cloud applications extensively on Amazon AWS.
Must have a track record of building and deploying highly available, large scale, high performing multi-tenant SaaS applications
Must have strong knowledge of failure modes, resiliency patterns, and techniques to enable robust, self healing architecture
Must have experience delivering complex event-driven architectures
Experience with middleware technologies such as Redis; RabbitMQ and/or other queuing technologies.
Strong knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns. Microservices experience and development of API’s is a plus
Excellent application design and analysis skills
High energy and motivation
Strong customer focus
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
Able to explain clearly the benefits of architectural approaches in terms of business value
Proven teamwork skills
Ability to actively listen to others
Ability to adjust work schedule as needed
Ability to work with multiple priorities
WHO YOU ARE:
A Leader: Experience and a proven track record in leading high performing teams.
Customer Obsessed: You demonstrate customer fluency by advocating their needs, understanding their friction and have the urgency to solve their problems.
An Extraordinary Communicator: Communication is the key to success. Regardless of your level or position, you treat people and their opinions with respect. You are able to be concise, articulate and honest in the delivery of your message.
Humbly Courageous: Learn through a willingness to fail, correct and move on.
Innately Curious: Status quo is not for you. You are inquisitive and remain open to new ideas and points of view. You seek to understand the ‘why’ and understand the how to our business.
A Thoughtful Decision Maker: Ability to make tough decisions by identifying the root cause and applying second-order thinking.
And Highly Impactful: Results speak louder than words and you have the drive and resilience to rapidly shifting priorities to meet business objectives.
At the top of the list is simply that you will have a will have a voice and an impact on the success of Automox and on the security of customers like NASA, Xerox, DollarShaveClub, TripAdvisor, GE Healthcare and more.
A strong proven leadership team backed by founders of Tenable, Carbon Black, RSA, AlienVault, Internet Security Systems, ThreatGrid, Phantom Cyber along with world-class venture capital.
Great downtown Boulder HQ - (Walk to lunch!)
Free Eco Bus Pass - (Office is right across the street from the Boulder bus station)
Participation in Automox Incentive Stock Option Plan
Open vacation policy - (take what you need to stay energized)
Standup desks, quiet spaces, and snacks and yes… coffee.
Rooftop deck and amazing views (we celebrate victories both big and small)
Monthly team-building rituals (hikes, ice cream breaks, lunch and learns, cross-team opportunities)
LOCATION: Boulder, CO (relocation assistance available for the right candidate)
Come make an impact!