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VP of Architecture/Engineering

Company: AvePoint
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The role this leader will play will focus on creating a next generation technology & architecture blueprint of cloud infra platform and automations linked to AvePoint's business strategy. This includes re-evaluating existing architecture, future integrations (M&A) and new product directions. The successful candidate will have an established background in developing mission critical software solutions, a strong technical ability, excellent architecture and communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. ---This role is expected to bring key leadership and build strong relationships across departments with a focus on collaboration and communication. This role will assist the department in meeting the company's strategic goals.
What will you be doing?

  • Working in a dynamic, highly matrix environment to achieve group goals.
  • Using business requirements to develop technical designs and define architectural strategies and solutions.
  • Communicating and presenting to educate and inform technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Embodying and exhibiting the corporate culture code
  • Mentoring new architects and engineers on new technologies and career paths
  • Being a champion for systems thinking in tackling future technological challenges the team faces
  • Participating in industry events and keynotes to promote AvePoint's technology for the SaaS industry, present and future
  • Supporting the Business Development function in forming partnerships, evaluating technical investment risks & rewards, identifying & evaluating acquisition targets, etc.
  • Championing modern development practices, such as Agile and Scrum Frameworks
  • Working with associations in industry, SaaS customers and other vendors to drive broader adoption of industry standards including participating on various standards committees
  • Developing, identifying, and promoting technology patents to protect the company's intellectual property
  • Designing and implementation of high-quality code for complex areas
    The Value You Will Be Delivering
    • Driving target architecture for various solutions
    • Developing reference prototypes that prove architecture principles
    • Spearheading solutions in an MVP, iterative approach
    • Working with multiple squads using Agile/Scrum methodologies
    • Providing technical expertise as requested by members of various scrum teams
    • Leading a team of global Architects
    • Conducting effective code and architecture reviews. Ensuring that architecture achieves the desire quality attributes such as security, scalability, and resilience, from the end system, product, service, or module
    • Providing strategic and tactical direction to the SaaS/product/technology's systems development team
    • Creating both short and long-term technology roadmaps, making assertions about technology directions, customer value and improved developer velocity in partnership with product and engineering leaders. Evangelizing and communicating technical direction to engineering community. approach. Working with tech leads to communicate technical direction to programming community
    • Evaluating identified pre-release performance issues and consults with Product Management regarding the business impact of delaying the product versus the technical impact of repairing it
    • Partnering with Product Management regarding future platform and technology issues and the effect of decisions on current and future projects. Proposes the creation and/or development of advanced foundational architecture that will enable future feature expansion
    • Exploring the feasibility of product/technology modifications through new releases in response to identified user needs/interests/priorities and/or competitor capabilities
    • Providing consulting support in the identification and development of competitive product strategies to maintain and enhance product differentiation in the marketplace
    • Aligning the technical direction with business needs, leading the team to make the correct compromises between short-term business opportunity and long-term technical vision
      OK, I'm interested--- is this the job for me?
      We look for people who value agility, passion and teamwork; those who can bring fresh ideas to the table and want the opportunity to learn, grow, and expand their careers. Bring your aptitude and build upon what you do best for our customers, partners, team, and you.
      Other qualities you will need to be a fit for this role include:
      • 10+ years of experience leading architecture and engineering at a SaaS/product/technology company
      • Certification in Cloud-based (Azure, etc.) Architecture
      • Experience with Agile development methodology
      • Experience within the Microsoft Stack a must
      • Background with multiple enterprise technologies
      • Experience with Micro-Service Architecture & SOA
      • Exposure to front-end UI technologies
      • Working knowledge in all aspects of technical architecture (operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization)
      • Experience in all aspects of cloud computing (infrastructure, storage, platforms and data)
      • Working knowledge of continuous integration/deployment
      • Experience as a Chief Architect at a SaaS/product/technology company, with focus on cloud, platform, and backend services
      • BS or MS in Engineering or computer science
      • The ability to communicate to senior decision makers in a clear, compelling way, and to drive decisive action in partnership with others in a large, matrixed organization
      • Exceptional influencing skills
      • Ability to work independently in highly ambiguous environments, with technical and business groups internally and externally
      • Ability to cascade culture shifts and new adopting new modes of product delivery
      • Broad knowledge of development tools and programming languages, understanding their appropriate application
        About AvePoint
        Check out our careers blog for content on our people, culture, and workplace!
        We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
        AvePoint promotes and maintains a drug-free workplace.

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