Business Process Architect at CrowdStrike

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About CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike started with a mission to revolutionize the entire approach companies take to stop breaches. CrowdStrike has disrupted the multi-billion dollar endpoint security market with innovative technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering.  Our groundbreaking technology ensures that organizations can not only defend themselves but also do so in an efficient and future-proof manner.  Today, the company continues to drive major innovations around artificial intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral-based prevention and detection to stay ahead of adversaries and innovate in the field of cybersecurity.  We are one of the World's Most 50 Innovative Companies according to MIT, and one of Forbes Most Promising Companies.  We have raised significant financing and received several accolades including:

  • Named Leader in the Forrester Wave: Cybersecurity Incident Response (IR) Services Q1 2019 report.
  • Named to Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 List; the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.
  • CrowdStrike scored the highest in Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for forward leaning organizations.
  • CrowdStrike Wins SC Award for Best Security Company Second Year in a Row.
  • May 2018: CNBC Disruptor 50 List Second Year in a Row.
  • Named Leader in Forrester Wave Endpoint Security Suites and Forrester Wave Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).

About the Role

The Business Process Architect will lead our efforts to design and integrate systems and related business processes on a philosophy of high business value and a streamlined user experience. This role will focus on our internal business workflows and technologies, where the goal will be to team with other leaders in the company to deliver an integrated experience across all touch points. In addition, the business architect will work with leaders and influencers throughout the company to closely align our internal systems and processes to be architected in a way that makes it easy for us all to collaborate and create together.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Partner with colleagues and drive efforts to research, analyze, determine capabilities, and propose solution alternatives to address business needs and strategies. Collaborate with business and technical subject matter experts to identify alternative solutions and advise them both on options, risks, cost/benefit, impact on other business processes, and fit with business and IT priorities.
  • Champion a user-centric design philosophy in the way we approach systems and process design. Define our overall systems architecture to provide great experiences for customers, distributors, partners, and employees.
  • Individual must be self-directed and demonstrate a spectrum of skills and familiarity with various technologies. Knowledge of industry standards and best-practices ensures consistent approach to analyzing and converting Business processes into robust technical requirements and best-in-class solutions.
  • Proven proficiency in application development, data architecture, technology infrastructures and technology integration is required to produce usable, high-performing, reliable, and maintainable solutions.
  • Leverage our existing platforms, solutions, and facilitate the selection of COTS solutions that integrate well. Identify the data and integrations required to support the business needs collaborating for the optimal design.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with clients and technical teams to prioritize requirements, evaluate potential solutions, define a proposed solution, propose quick fixes, and develop model business processes
  • Successfully engage in multiple, simultaneous initiatives.

What You’ll Need 

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, Math or similar. An MBA or other advanced degree in a related discipline is a plus.
  • Fifteen-plus years in the technology space in one or more customer-focused, cross business and technology leadership roles focused on strategy, systems, and process development
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture processes, methods, and frameworks, including proficiency in business process modeling and redesign, requirements management, and research tools. Strong technical knowledge of application delivery methods and familiarity with how portfolios of systems work together to create enterprise solutions.
  • Previous experience in sponsoring, architecting and developing enterprise application solutions like B2B commerce, ERP, or CRM.
  • Product management experience/attitude to be able to assess the needs and desires of multiple stakeholders, including senior executives, and deliver solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with business units – Must be able to communicate effectively and confidently with clients, team members, and management
  • Understand technical jargon and possess the ability to communicate it in layman’s terms
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel, project management tools as well as business process modeling tools
  • Familiarity with enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Experience and ability holding discovery and analysis meetings with teams of cross-functional SME’s that drive modelling and tangible deliverables

Bonus Points 

  • You must love our business. CrowdStrike is a leader in cybersecurity. We don’t have a mission statement. We are on a mission to protect our customers from breaches. You must be genuinely committed to our mission and eager to learn the details of our business!

 Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan 
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave, including adoption
  • Flexible work hours and remote friendly environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats
  • Peer recognition
  • Inclusive culture focused on people, customers and innovation
  • Regular team activities, including happy hours, community service events 

CrowdStrike believes that diversity and inclusion among our organization is essential to our success as a global company, and we seek to attract, retain and empower the industries best and brightest from a diverse talent pool.  

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Fantastic downtown location walking distance to awesome restaurants and happy hour spots.

An Insider's view of CrowdStrike

What's something quirky about your company?

Our mascot is a falcon so the SDR team puts falcon in front of activities - for example when we do team stretches when everyone needs to get up from their chair and take a break we call it Falcon Stretch

Jessica

SDR Manager

What does your typical day look like?

A corporate account executive is essentially a relationship manager between any organization that we're working with and CrowdStrike. We're strategic and we really dig into the current security environment of a company. Finding out what their pain points are, finding out what their goals are and then we consultatively position a solution for their

Theo

Corporate Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

I started off as an intern and then joined CrowdStrike as an SDR. I was quickly promoted to an SDR team lead and now I'm looking at my next possibilities. I have friends that work in other companies and their trajectory in their first entry level job can take 2-3 years. At CrowdStrike, if you prove yourself, you're fast tracked to the next role.

Marit

SDR Team Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

My leadership style is to be supportive and a little bit experimental. We don't try to cookie cut our reps. We want everyone to find out what they are good at and then coach to those strengths, cover the weaknesses and help everyone find their own way to be successful.

Jack

Director Corporate Sales, East

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

There is real cohesion and teamwork here. We're all in this open setting sharing what is working for us in real time. So I would say it's very much a team and we have a tribal knowledge atmosphere. We all help each other succeed.

Pasquale

Corporate Account Executive

What are CrowdStrike Perks + Benefits

CrowdStrike Benefits Overview

We offer flex schedules, a comprehensive benefits package, health and wellness programs, fully stocked company pantry, company and team events, and commuter benefits. We also offer our people the chance to work on passion projects and innovation during our annual “Think Week” as well as peer recognition and reward programs like Team Bravo award for cross-functional collaboration and Hero award for those who embody our core values and live our culture.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CrowdStrike supports employees in charitable efforts and community service for charities and causes important to the local team.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Competitive 401(k) plan.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
RSU's are available as part of employee compensation.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
CrowdStrike provides 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caregiver and 8 weeks leave for the secondary care giver.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We sponsor company-wide bring your child to work days as well as company events where family is encouraged to attend.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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