| Austin

Position Summary:

As an Architect you will be responsible for leading the technical strategy and vision for an athenahealth product architectural, closely working with other technologists to produce key architectural capabilities, and ensure the stability, security and scalability of our systems.  The role requires you to have a deep understanding of a variety of technology stacks, components, and languages; calling upon that knowledge to make critical technical design decisions.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Technical Execution
  • Produce technical design specifications and guidance to the appropriate detail, acting as an advisor to a zone and/or multiple charters
  • Own technical approach to solving problems, tech backlog for your zone
  • Be mindful of the ability to both leverage and allow others to leverage technology platforms that are being built; Building for the greater group, not just for your own needs.
  • Act in a product owner role for technical initiatives as assigned.
  • Troubleshoot complex technical issues and identify opportunities to turn them into teaching and learning moments.
  • Produce documentation proving the value of proposed solutions and providing paths to implementation
  • Participate as a member of a scrum team as assigned.
  • Define reference Cloud architecture for the platform/product, build and update the roadmap to achieve this architecture.  Socialize and evangelize the vision for the reference Cloud architecture across the company
  • Engage with RPR teams to ensure a smooth production rollout of a specific area.

Architectural Leadership

  • Exhibits mastery of a few functional zones and multiple pieces of the application
  • Assess, advocate and approve external technologies and technology partners for their suitability.
  • Educate broader company on technology architecture and how the platform powers the business
  • Identify creative and innovative solutions that could be patented and adopted by the broader market.
  • Participates in Architect and other MTS interview process as needed; influences final hiring decisions
  • Determine the right robust, scalable, and secure technical solutions to meet the business needs.
  • Be specific and mindful of dependencies to eliminate redundancies and avoid silos.
  • Provide a vision of the core framework of technology services and the components for your product which enable reuse by the technology teams
  • Build vs. Buy vs. Adopt: Cultivate awareness and opportunities for new & existing open source technologies; understand where & how to leverage them, or when it’s more appropriate to build from scratch.
  • Understands scalability and performance in terms of systems and infrastructure architecture.
  • Leads by example, delivering high-quality code that powers critical pieces of the product and/or platform. Champions quality standards, transactional performance and scalability.

Cross functional Coordination and Communication

  • Use techniques such as prototype (e.g. 4+1 architecture) and analytics to demonstrate value of solutions
  • Provides appropriate governance for tri-annual release planning.
  • Participate collaboratively with scrum team members and product owners to groom initiatives, epics and stories.
  • Work with MTS and architects to develop technical approach to phase out old technologies and phase in new ones.

Mentorship of Others

  • Provide design and architectural guidance and governance in delivering software components and services.
  • Reviews performance  and  provides feedback on talent including endorsements and/or concerns for promotions
  • Coach, mentor and inspire more junior team members to maximize overall productivity and effectiveness of the team.

Education, Experience, & Skills Required:

  • 10+ years of experience in a technical architect/leadership position
  • Extensive experience working in an Agile environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Expert software engineering skills and computer science experience
  • Substantial expertise in modern programming languages such as: C#, C++, Java, and javascript
  • Excellent understanding of scalable, cloud architectures and experience in applying them to real world problems
  • Experience in large scale HADR Cloud-based systems
  • Familiarity with NOSQL and RDBMS technologies

Behaviors & Abilities Required:

  • Exhibits mastery of multiple functional zones and multiple pieces of the application
  • Work collaboratively across the Technology and Product organizations
  • Create new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
  • Paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.
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800 W Cesar Chavez St , Austin
800 W Cesar Chavez St , Austin

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Casual Dress
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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