Technical Architect

| Austin

OutboundEngine is one of the fastest growing tech startup companies in the nation, ranked number 95th on the 2016 Inc. 5000. We are based out of beautiful Austin, TX. OutboundEngine has been voted “Top Ten Places to Work” for the last four years in a row by the Austin Business Journal. Since 2012, OutboundEngine has helped over 10,000 small business owners market themselves by doing it for them. We create original content for our clients, automate their email campaigns, update their social media profiles, and ultimately help them drive repeat and referral business as well as new business.

 

You

You are an experienced technical architect who loves solving hard problems and being a thought leader, helping guide the engineering team and OutboundEngine’s overall platform strategy. You will work closely with Engineering leadership and product to address current architecture limitations as well as lead projects to transform our architecture into a scalable, efficient solution in order to deploy new products and features at scale. You are a self starter, curious, and bring years of technical experience to help guide us in this journey. 


Responsibilities

  • Serve as a technology thought leader
  • Own the modernization and innovations for the OE platform
  • Champion technology and architecture-related investments, advocating for the priority of this work
  • Define solution architecture aligned to business needs in collaboration with product and engineering
  • Facilitate collaborative design discussions and drive design reviews
  • Partner with Product Team to envision future features and help plan development sequences
  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to engineering
  • Assist with the development of architecture standards
  • Assist with improving architecture practices
  • Assist with governing software development to ensure satisfaction of non-functional requirements
  • Build software prototypes to validate architecture approaches
  • Build software prototypes to assess emerging technologies
  • Ensure new product functionality is built with effective, scalable technologies.
  • This position reports to the SVP of Product and Engineering.

Must Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Ability to code in any language using any technology stack through self-teaching
  • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL and no-SQL databases such as MongoDB or similar.
  • Advanced knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and building solutions on that platform.
  • REST API design for internal and external customers
  • Experience in microservices architecture, container management, service mesh, API gateways and tools like Kubernetes, Istio, Envoy, or Linkerd
  • Experience with Spring Framework and Spring Boot
  • Prior experience as an architect building full-stack solutions at growing startups (20+ engineers) or mid-sized companies
  • Consumer facing mobile and web experience.
  • Consumer SaaS experience across native mobile and web platforms.
  • Experience designing a distributed system.
  • 3rd Party integrations.
  • Experience communicating and advocating for engineering with executives and Boards.
  • Track record of facilitating the creation and execution of a technical roadmap, including appropriate prioritization of paying down technical debt.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile concepts and their implementation, a strong appreciation for devops mindset in engineering and a lean startup mentality.
  • Great communication skills with technical and non-technical people alike.
  • Ability to translate engineering to business and business to engineering.
  • A strong, professional network of people to draw on for hiring, consulting, contracting, etc.
  • Innate ability to find the most efficient way from point A to point B, and communicate it to others.

 Bonus Points

  • Consumer SaaS experience across native mobile and web platforms.
  • Email experience.
  • Experience with Linux
  • Completed HIPAA or PCI certification process
  • Data warehouse and ETL design experience
  • Experience setting up Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment systems.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

Location

Downtown Austin, great views of the city and close to everything you could possibly need!

What are OutboundEngine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive benefits. Company events, such as private concerts, happy hours, team outings, holiday parties and more. Generous PTO policy. Company-paid downtown parking. Catered lunches monthly. Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages. Sales team spiffs, ranging from spot bonuses to all-expenses-paid trips.

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