Systems Architect

Who We Are

We're America's largest mortgage lender, closing loans in all 50 states. J.D. Power ranked Quicken Loans "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Primary Mortgage Origination" for the past nine consecutive years, 2010 - 2018. The company was also ranked highest in the nation for client satisfaction among mortgage servicers by J.D. Power for five consecutive years, 2014 through 2018, each year the company was eligible. There's a simple reason we've been so successful: We care about the people we work with.

If you're tired of stuffy, bureaucratic workplaces, then you'll be delighted to find something different here. We strive to make a creative, fun and collaborative environment you simply won't find anywhere else. Quicken Loans was named #1 in ESSENCE Magazine's first ever list of "Best Places to Work for African Americans" in 2015. We've been on Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT" list for 13 years running, hitting #1 the last five years. We were also ranked #14 in FORTUNE Magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2018, remaining in the top-30 for the past 15 years.

Job Summary

The Systems Architect/DevOps Architect works with various areas of the business to collaborate on an infrastructure strategy that is secure, scalable, high performance, and aligned with the goal of continuous integration and continuous deployment. Additionally, this team member is responsible for helping build the standards for infrastructure, deployment, and security implementations with a keen eye toward the future state of technology and the industry. This team member will work closely with the Information Security team, the Infrastructure team, and the teams that manage deployments and tooling in order to build the framework that will take our technology into the future. The position is future focused, capable of moving quickly and taking risks, and challenges the status quo.

Responsibilities

  • Help set strategic direction for infrastructure, security, deployment, and development initiatives alongside Systems Architecture, Information Security, Database Engineering, and delivery teams
  • Analyze public cloud service usage and cost, providing recommendations for the streamlining of billing, and more efficient usage of resources
  • Participate in a constant feedback loop among the community of Infrastructure Engineering, Platform Architecture and Enterprise Architecture
  • Perform administration and deployment of infrastructure for business-critical applications, supporting a transition to public cloud services
  • Mentor a DevOps team comprised of full stack (or aspiring full stack) engineers in the areas of infrastructure automation, CI/CD pipeline, and architecture
  • Work with software development teams to engineer and implement infrastructure solutions including infrastructure automation, CI/CD pipelines, and more
  • Provide Tier 3 support in responding to escalations or outages impacting critical business functions
  • Provide evangelism for cutting edge, sustainable automation in continuously integrating and deploying to multiple environments

Requirements
  • 2-3 years experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Prior history of managing traditional enterprise platforms for application run times, integration middleware, and relational databases
  • Knowledge of tools, applications, and architectural patterns associated with CI/CD and cloud development
  • Strong understanding of security tenets
  • Experience with Infrastructure as code
  • Ability to think analytically and advocate for creative solutions
  • Inherent need to challenge assumptions
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a "virtual team" comprised of members of other teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What'll Make You Special
  • Experience with on-premises to cloud migrations
  • Delivery experience as a software engineer for on-premises or cloud applications
  • Industry certifications
  • Experience in policy/standard creation and acceptance


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