Director of IT Architecture

Management IRONDALE, Alabama


Position at Motion Industries


The Dir-IT Architecture serves as lead architect to communicate architectural decisions,
plans, goals, and strategies, and to gain interpersonal dedication from IT and business
leaders for enterprise-level architecture, infrastructure, data, software, platform and
operational/process initiatives.


• Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (infrastructure, UX,
engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable and scalable software
• Ensures appropriate assignment of architecture resources, runs the architectural work of
key initiatives, architectural governance, architectural vision, roadmap, standards &
guidelines, patterns, frameworks and the selection of appropriate tools.
• Coordinates the function of integrating architecture by establishing reference
architectures and design patterns, as well as delivery and support of the key APIs and
• Oversees the Data Architecture and Information Management function, which includes
crafting, developing, and supporting reporting and analytics environments, data modeling,
data warehouses/marts/lakes and data integration.
• Turns requirements into service designs, and engages with our architects and technical
teams to drive adherence to the architecture and delivery through the prescribed
technology construct.
• Leads or writes custom code or scripts to automate infrastructure, monitoring services,
and test cases. Conducts destructive testing to ensure adequate resiliency in production.
• Leads or creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure
issues are captured and addressed proactively; contributes to enterprise-wide tools to
drive destructive testing, automation or engineering empowerment.
• Fields questions from other product teams or support teams. Monitors tools and
participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams.
• Works with internal stakeholders, vendors and the open-source community to help
identify and implement feature enhancements in software products.
• Provides support for all technology running in production.
• Proactively monitors production SLA/SLO for products.
• Works with other product teams to create API specifications and contracts for shared
• Proactively reviews the performance and capacity of all aspects of production: code,
infrastructure, data and message processing. Triages high priority issues and outages as
they arise.
• Participates in and leads learning activities around modern software design and
development of core practices (centers of excellence or communities of practice).
• Maintains knowledge of industry best practices. Attends conferences and learns how to
apply new technologies and processes where appropriate.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience 

Typically requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering,
Management Information Systems or a related field and ten (10) or more years of related
experience or an equivalent combination. Five (5) years of experience with Enterprise application development or Enterprise architecture


• Strong background in designing and developing low latency enterprise systems.
• Proficient in SQL and a working knowledge of relational and time series databases.
• Proficient in designing APIs, distributed systems and resilient messaging services.
• Proficient in microservice architecture, composability, and cloud-based environments and
• Ability to build reliable software that can withstand unreliable environments and scale with
the respective business and technology demands.
• Ability to provide leadership and mentorship across architecture and delivery teams.

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