Lead Software Architect, Cloud Native Development
Rackspace
Canada - Toronto
1d ago

We are expanding our team of motivated technologists with a proven track record of delivering results in technology consulting.

Specifically looking for a Lead Software Architectwho's passionate about helping customers build applications at scale as this role will help drive the development of serverless production applications and tools for our customers, including new development and the modernization of existing applications.

As an experienced technologist with technical depth and breadth, aided with strong interpersonal skills, you will work directly with customers as part of a delivery team helping to enable innovation through continuous delivery across technology stacks and creating robust solution designs that align to business goals.

The qualified Lead Software Architect will have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about businesses, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate & mobilize resources, and deliver results.

The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is a critical component to be successful in this role. We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about AWS and want to have a direct positive impact on our customer's business.

Strong communication skills and emotional intelligence are also needed to help develop a team reporting to you. #onica

What you'll be doing

  • As the Lead Software Architect, you will be technically focused but also will understand business planning
  • Be the technical liaison between customers and engineering resources
  • Provide tactical scope and work directly with the business representatives / customers to understand the requirements driving the need for a solution to be developed
  • Lead teams of both business and technical colleagues throughout the course of the project, and communicate with each of them effectively
  • Ensure that all the appropriate questions are asked and verify that nothing crucial to the success of the project is overlooked
  • Be an AWS evangelist by educating a variety of customers on the value of AWS
  • Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages best of breed designs and practices delivered in an agile model.
  • Establish credibility and build impactful relationships with our customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Lead and participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new, or migrating existing, applications, software and services on the AWS platform.
  • Author and contribute to Rackspace and AWS's customer-facing publications such as whitepapers, tutorials, blog posts, etc.
  • Attend and present valuable information at Industry Events
  • Traveling up to 50% of the time
  • Hold regular 1 : 1 meetings with members of your team to share feedback, provide an avenue for trusted communications, and to help with their career development.
  • Provide coaching for team members and help establish and track goals.
  • Requirements

  • 7+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications
  • 5+ years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architectures
  • Experience with AWS architecture and services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT management, and developers
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Leadership skills to effectively communicate and manage a technical team
  • Nice to have

  • 5+ years’ of experience in customer-facing software / technology or consulting
  • Minimum 3+ years’ of experience with on-premises to cloud migrations or IT transformations
  • Minimum 3+ years’ of experience architecting / operating solutions built on AWS (ideally) or other Cloud platforms
  • Technical degree; Computer Science or related
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional certification
  • About Rackspace Technology We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies across applications, data and security to deliver end-to-end solutions.

    We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future.

    Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent.

    Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future. More on Rackspace Technology Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal : to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission.

    We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe.

    We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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