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Chief Architect

Company: EdCast Inc.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Mountain View, California, United States Full time EdCast is an AI-powered knowledge cloud for unified discovery, knowledge management, and personalized learning. Our award-winning Learning Experience Platform (LXP) is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal, and tacit knowledge sources. Our mission is to democratize learning. Often called the "Netflix of Learning" our goal is to provide frictionless access to knowledge for our enterprise and association customers making learning "the way we work". By doing so, our goal is to help upskill the globe to meet the demands of a rapidly changing digital world in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The headquarters of EdCast is located in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, funded by investors including Softbank, REV Venture Partners, London Fund, Crescent Enterprises, and others. What the role is about: We are looking for a full-time Chief Architect. Requirements Responsabilities:

  • Define, communicate, and drive EdCast's technical vision, winning support from engineering and aligning with product and business strategy.
  • Own the long term product architecture and technology roadmap to improve development speed, product stability and operational efficiency. Align the technology roadmap with overall business and product strategy; communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals, and strategies.
  • Work with Directors, architects spread across the engineering organization. Establish, promote, and coach engineering teams on technical best practices.
  • Establish technical standards around design, software reliability, quality etc. Mentor, inspire, and teach/learn from engineers; cultivate an atmosphere of technical learning and advancement.
  • Speak, write, evangelize, and communicate about EdCast's technical capabilities at conferences and other events.
  • Own and act as an editor of EdCast's engineering blog. Promote EdCast as an excellent place for highly skilled engineers to work; collaborate across engineering and recruiting to attract talent to the team.
  • Define and implement common architectures, platforms, and technologies in collaboration with other technology leaders.
  • Oversee the day-to-day technical and architectural standards, providing guidance to engineers at all levels.
  • Collaborate with product management and other business stakeholders on defining product roadmap and roadmap requirements.
  • Serving as a liaison and primary point of contact for cross-functional internal teams; acting as a project manager to evaluate, prioritize, develop, manage, implement, and test technology initiatives.
  • Having a broader impact outside your immediate team by working closely with other engineering leaders to constantly improve the overall developer community experience (a few examples are focus on security, improving performance, more documentation)
  • Mature, evolve, and implement software engineering practices, such as agile methodology, design standards, coding standards, peer reviews, testing, etc.
  • Measure and report on productivity and quality of teams and progress of initiatives on roadmap
  • Work closely with the recruiting team to hire high potential candidates from diverse backgrounds Qualifications
    • Work experience as an Engineering Leader (VP/Director level or in a similar senior-level position) at a product focused company delivering software products to market and managing software technology roadmaps.
    • 15-20 years of experience building large scale distributed systems and applications, including design, development, (distributed) architectures, security, and performance tuning.
    • Motivated, autonomous and responsible with a history of shaping and establishing technical vision and architecture within successful companies.
    • Experience as an internal technical leader within a multi-geography engineering organization.
    • A decisive risk-taker focused on outcomes. EdCast is about shipping. This means we focus on getting things done; not on building the perfect system. We strongly believe in rapid iteration. A creator and a builder who embraces ambitious ideas, creates alignment around plans, and then moves into efficient execution. An optimizer and automator. EdCasters are super talented and their time is incredibly valuable so the focus is on automation of repetitive tasks.
    • A talent attractor who has successfully inspired and recruited great people to past teams.A mentor, leader, and culture-builder. Has extensive experience leading complex technical projects, mentoring, and coaching engineers in tackling technical challenges at a large scale and accelerated pace.
    • Great communication skills. Asking questions, listening, facilitating and arbitrating discussions, and presenting complex ideas to groups large and small, and to any audience from a senior engineer to C-level executives. Ego maturity with first-rate interpersonal skills. Strong ethical baseline that is highly aligned with EdCast's values.
    • Ability to evaluate competing technology options, identify trade-offs associated with each and communicate and convince the product teams to go with the selected option.
    • Experience with a wide range of data storage technologies (SQL and NoSQL) like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, DynamoDB, Redis, etc. and conceptual understanding of when to use which.
    • Experience implementing CI/CD best practices and Cloud Native technologies: Kubernetes, Docker.
    • Experience with Microservices: design, deployment, and operations. Good understanding of Microservice patterns and anti-patterns.
    • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in full-stack web technologies including Ruby on Rails (preferred), Python/Django, Java, C++ etc. Experience in one or more of front-end Web technologies including React, Angular.js.
    • Good understanding of agile methodologies
    • Excellent project management skills
    • BS/MS in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field What do we offer? An opportunity to get ahead in your career by being part of a scaling-up Silicon Valley company growing its business in the USA. It is a massive opportunity to bring your ideas, your knowledge and to make a real impact within an environment that is open and challenging. You will be joining a truly passionate and multicultural team willing to make a difference and positively disrupt the way learning is done within organizations. We believe in lifelong learning. We believe we can create abundant opportunities for workforce learning and upskilling within the organization ecosystems. We have the spark, the ambition, the drive and the passion of making an impact in the world. Sounds like you? Apply now! If you like the energy, feel the chemistry and the role sounds like a good fit, we would love to hear from you. Send us your details and do not forget to attach your CV. If you want to go the extra-mile surprise us with a stand out motivation letter. Note that only applications in English will be accepted EdCast collects and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you are a European Job Applicant see the privacy notice for further details. EdCast does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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