Enterprise Architect

DealerSocket Inc. ("DealerSocket"), 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.

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 Reduce costs Increase recurring revenue Standardize and simplify IT environments Provide architectural support to ensure compliance with industry standards (e.g. SOX, PCI)

Skills/Requirements

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

Job Qualifications

Education Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience and knowledge

Experience

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

Professional demeanor

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%)


Meet Some of DealerSocket's Employees

Justin N.

Senior Manager of Design

Justin shapes both DealerSocket’s user experience design principles and the Design Team itself, developing unique software products that help current clients.

Jennifer G.

Vice President of Product Strategy & Development

Jennifer heads DealerSocket’s Product Team, overseeing several large projects revolutionizing the automobile industry and supporting the company’s internal customer relationship and dealer management systems.


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