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Job Purpose Summary
A Chief Architect is responsible for being a subject matter expert and helping to set architectural direction.
This is a hands-on technical position where the individual participates with members of the team in architectural discussions and implementing architectural projects.
As a Chief Architect, you must be able to handle multiple projects, be innovative, and be able to communicate effectively across multiple departments in different degrees of technical detail.
The responsibilities include mentoring engineers or architects and overseeing projects that are part of your expertise. In addition, an Enterprise Architect is responsible for taking the company's business strategy and defining the architecture to support that strategy.
Typical strategic goals are: Satisfying the customer Increase agility Reduce costs Increase recurring revenue Standardize and simplify IT environments Provide architectural support to ensure compliance with industry standards (e.g. SOX, PCI)
Essential Job Duties
Lead, mentor and support a highly effective team of passionate engineers fostering a high-performance culture
Enable a culture of creativity, collaboration, speed, innovation and excellence while continuously elevating the quality and caliber of our engineering organization Solve complex software engineering tasks
Troubleshoot and solve code level problems quickly and efficiently Establish and follow coding standards and practices
Collaborate with members of an architecture SCRUM team to ensure success (Product Owners, Engineers, QA, Designer) Participate in SCRUM related events such as Sprint Planning, Retrospectives and Backlog Grooming
Communicate effectively with team members, internal and external customers
Stay current with industry standard tools and technologies Perform risk analysis on business related software intiatives
Participate in Quarterly Architecture Summits
Take the lead on challenging software engineering projects
Provide architectural expertise for the implementation of key initiatives
Participate in the hiring process including attracting, screening, and closing high caliber candidates
Participate in strategic planning meetings with product management, architecture and design Build cross-department relationships centered on executing company strategy
Work with the Chief Architect to plan and coordinate enterprise wide initiatives
Engage in architectural proof of concept projects at a micro-level of detail to keep current on technology
Motivate and inspire developers and evangelize a set of ideals for the enterprise Foster repeatable and reusable architectural processes
Review architectural aspects of initiative across the enterprise and products to aid in ensuring success of the design process
Administer the architectural runway process to review changes to enterprise architecture in conjunction with the Chief Architect and management