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Enterprise Systems Architect

About StackPath

StackPath is a platform of secure Internet services built at the cloud's edge. StackPath services enable developers to build protection and performance into any cloud-based solution—from apps, to games, web sites, and beyond—without needing cloud security and delivery expertise of their own. More than 800,000 customers already use StackPath services, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 organizations. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, StackPath has offices across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit stackpath.com and follow StackPath at www.fb.com/stackpathllc and www.twitter.com/stackpath.

About the Role

StackPath is in search of an Enterprise Systems Architect to bootstrap an enterprise systems practice within the organization. Reporting to the Chief Architect as a member of the Architecture team, you will be responsible for documenting the status quo for StackPath's operational and business support systems, working with business stakeholders to identify areas for improvement, defining a long-term roadmap, and then putting together a plan to iteratively improve efficiency and lower costs via a succession of initiatives. You'll work with a talented group of software engineers to design bespoke solutions and bring them to fruition, while also looking outside the organization to identify third-party solutions that can be integrated to add rapid value.

This role will be given a wide degree of latitude to define the solutions for StackPath's enterprise architecture needs, requiring a self-motivated and passionate individual who's ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work making things happen.

This role will be reporting to the SVP, Engineering for Core Services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the architectural design for the systems, software, and solutions supporting StackPath's enterprise systems architecture and operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS).
  • Own the long-term roadmap and strategy for StackPath's enterprise systems architecture and a plan to iterate toward the desired end state over time via incremental investment.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders across the organization to elicit requirements and design business processes leveraging technology solutions to streamline and automate business operations, thereby improving throughput and lowering cost.
  • Work with the Product Management team to enhance new product specifications with requirements for the OSS/BSS functionality required to support the integration of the product into StackPath's internal processes and enterprise systems portfolio.
  • Research third-party solutions to enterprise systems challenges. Work directly with vendors to understand their offerings, model their value proposition in the context of StackPath's specific use cases, and compare their value relative to in-house developed solutions, inclusive of development and integration cost estimation and budgetary planning. Create and present "build or buy" proposals to executive leadership to steer investment decisions.
  • Work with the Security and Compliance team to ensure solution adherence to all necessary privacy and security regulations (SOC2, PCI, GDPR, ISO27001, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Engineering and Operations teams to translate enterprise systems requirements and specifications into solution designs. Oversee the development of these solutions in an architectural capacity, and work with business stakeholders across the organization to facilitate successful delivery into the field.
  • Produce and maintain StackPath's portfolio of enterprise systems architecture documentation, including artifacts in support of regularly scheduled security and compliance audits, software architecture diagrams, business process models, and data models linking data flow to their associated systems and business processes.
  • Act as the internal champion for OSS/BSS project rollouts, coordinating rollout scheduling, training, adoption, and turnup activities in collaboration with the Program Management team.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in any area of information technology (e.g. Management of Information Systems, Software Development, etc.), or equivalent professional experience.
  • 5+ years of experience as an Enterprise Systems Architect, having led and launched multiple initiatives to production during that time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable presenting to all levels of the organization and capable of tailoring the delivery of technical content to the level of understanding of the audience at hand.
  • Prior experience leading the implementation of enterprise solutions while working with diverse teams across the engineering (software, systems, network) and/or technical operational disciplines.
  • Capable of performing effectively as an individual or part of a team.
  • Able to work independently and hit deadlines with minimal oversight.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take on projects with minimal scope and requirements, and then do the necessary research and stakeholder interviews to flesh out the details, processes, and business problems to bring full clarity to the initiative.
  • Prior experience researching, evaluating, and building technical and business cases for both third-party and bespoke in-house solutions, and leading projects to successfully integrate solutions into a functional whole.
  • Comfortable managing solution vendors during evaluations and leading preliminary negotiations to understand contract terms and pricing.
  • Experience operating within agile software development lifecycles, and familiar with structuring larger initiatives into smaller initiatives that deliver incremental value over time.
  • Comfortable producing clear and concise diagrams for business process flows, data models, software architecture, and so on necessary to support enterprise systems architecture activities.
  • Demonstrable experience with implementing and scaling one or more name-brand ERP systems (e.g. NetSuite, SAP).

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Prior work experience performing enterprise systems architecture activities within a distributed computing environment (e.g. cloud, ISP, edge network, CDN).
  • Leadership experience for a team of five or more full time employees or contractors.
  • Industry certifications in the areas of information architecture or security.
  • Prior knowledge or experience with enterprise systems architecture requirements for publicly traded companies.

 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

StackPath is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA M/F/D/V

If your experience and qualifications match our current needs, a member of our human resources team will contact you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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