Enterprise Architect

Solution Architecture San Antonio, Texas


Who you are:
- An accomplished technical professional with broad industry exposure in both enterprise and customer-facing custom software delivery, both packaged and custom.

- An expert in technical architecture, with deep hands-on knowledge of both traditional and emerging infrastructure best practices and trade-offs, and first-hand experience in high-volume, high-availability, world class application systems.

What you'll do:
- Technical architecture, both independently and collaboratively with a team of functional and technical domain experts and business stakeholders
- Help develop and evolve our technical vision and strategy
- Research emerging technologies and assess for suitability against current and evolving business needs
- Work with the business to identify and propose improvements and opportunities to drive revenue, operate efficiently, and above all provide a fanatical customer experience
- Develop a deep understanding of the existing technical landscape and collaborate on modernization, scalability, and stability plans
- At times direct, manage, and participate in execution of technical delivery efforts
- Participate in peer mentorship and guidance/development of junior colleagues
- Propose and champion solutions to senior leadership and business stakeholders, clearly and concisely articulating solutions and their associated risks and benefits to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Direct the overall strategy, architecture and process improvements for large and/or complex projects on domain specific platforms
- Help guide implementation of best practices, assessment of new technologies, implementation of POCs, capacity planning, performance tuning, collaboration with other SME’s
- Work with Enterprise Architects, Developers, Project Managers, and all levels of IT staff for identification of business requirements that affect business architecture and development of solutions that align with the overall architectural vision
- Evaluate emerging technologies with other Architects and develop strategic roadmaps ensuring compatibility of technical solutions with organizational business needs and strategic objectives
- Create and maintain appropriate architecture deliverables (e.g. schemas, domain models, logical diagrams, sequence diagrams, etc.)

Specific areas of expertise:

Amazon Web Services, including:

- Connect
- Lambda
- DynamoDB
- S3- Kinesis
- CloudFormation
- CloudWatch
- CodeCommit
- Code Pipeline and comparable services and offerings from competing cloud infrastructure providers.
- Experience integrating AWS products into external systems
- Experience with pipeline and test automation
- Experience with Telephony and Real-Time Communication (e.g. webRTC) solutions

Languages and frameworks:

- Javascript (node, ES6)   

- Python   

- Electron   

- Jenkins and more


Job Requirements

-Strong communication, collaboration, and leadership skills with technical organizations and management teams

- Ability to establish rapport and drive consensus and change at all levels of the organization

- Expert knowledge of service oriented architecture (building and consuming)

– REST experience preferred-

- Experience with Event-Driven Architectures

- In-depth experience in one or more Enterprise Architecture domains, such as Product Catalog, Order Management, Billing, CRM, Incident Management, CMDB, ERP, Integration, Security, Monitoring, Automation, BPM, etc.

- Strong knowledge of the design and management of network protocols, topologies, virtualization, databases and heterogeneous operating systems

- Experience working with enterprise tools (e.g. Enterprise Service Bus, Intermediaries, logging, monitoring, etc).

- Expertise around industry best practices in the various aspects of IT, technology trends, enterprise operations knowledge and the ability to develop solutions to implement key business strategies

- BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field-

- Six or more years progressively responsible experience on technical architecture and software delivery projects


About Rackspace
We accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Join us on our mission to build the world’s best technology services company.

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