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Lead Architect

Company: Overstock.com Inc.
Location: Midvale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryDirects work of staff responsible for system and application architecture development.Job ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Architectureis responsible for making recommendations regarding technology adoption and purchase, developing, analyzing and specifying quality of service requirements, and determining architectures, techniques, designs, software, and tools that meet the specified QoS requirements (including hardware for infrastructure).TheDirector of Architecturecollaborates with technical and business users, works closely with the development and operations staff, collaborates with business partners and vendors, and works with Development Leads and Directors of Software Development on projects.TheDirector of Architecturehas excellent skills communicating technical and business concepts verbally and in writing, effectively leads meetings and gives presentations, and presents information to a range of audiences, both technical and non-technical, including executives.TheDirector of Architecturehas mastery in software development/operations, understands all phases of the company software development life cycle, has extensive knowledge of the design and architecture of a wide range of Overstock.com systems, and builds and maintains frameworks.TheDirector of Architecture performs code and design reviews, consults on development/operations projects, and occasionally provides direct assistance on key projects when there are particularly challenging and/or critical problems.TheDirector of Architectureprovides mentoring and direction to senior and junior team members, increasing their awareness of code quality, performance, algorithm development, deployment methodologies/operations, provides senior technical leadership across all Overstock software and operations groups, and has ultimate accountability for the quality, performance and scalability of the Overstock code base.TheDirector of Architecturedevelops and implements strategies for communicating architecture, best practices, upcoming changes, etc. to development and operations, and manages the architecture team, providing direction as needed.TheDirector of Architecturepromotes a positive company image through participation in public presentations, writing, blogging, standards, consortiums, open source projects, mailing lists, industry collaborations, hiring, etc.TheDirector of Architecturedemonstrates strong leadership, good judgment, and decisiveness, especially in technical areas, adapts to changing business requirements and technology trends, works independently on significant projects, demonstrates initiative and integrity in all aspects of work, may report status to a variety of leaders depending on the need, and will adapt to changes in job requirements, learning and applying new skills as needed.In order to be an effective leader in contentious situations, the Director of Architecture must have a high degree of visibility and respect, both within IT and with senior management.Perform other duties as required and assigned by manager and upper management.Follow legal policies as directed.Job Requirements10+ years of experience in Technology or related fields, ideally with experience in both operations and development.Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies and adapt to changes and demands in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.Project Management experience in the Technology field.Minimum 6 years of project management or IT ManagementExcellent communication skills; able to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing with team members and executive stakeholders applying tact and situational awareness.Relationship management experience in a cross-functional environment with a demonstrated ability to bring peers and partners together for the successful implementation of initiatives.Strong analytical skills with the ability to build business cases and analyze results.SkillsEducationBachelor's Degree or higher in Technology or related field, or equivelant experience.Who We Are:Just a few minutes from Salt Lake City and Utah's ski slopes, Overstock is an original resident of "Silicon Slopes", one of the fastest growing technology hubs in the country. We're a passionate group ofcollaborative problem solvers and creative innovators, working on cutting-edge technology.From building award-winning retail applications (with amazing AR functionality) to creating leading blockchain and machine learning technologies, each of us embodies a unique value and contributes a diverse perspective to the team.What We Offer:401k (6% match)Flexible SchedulesOnsite Health ClinicTuition Reimbursement, Leadership Development Program, & Mentorship ProgramOnsite Fitness Center with group fitness classes and trainersOnsite Cafe with additional Coffee Shop and Juice BarOnsite Greenhouse, providing fresh fruits & vegetables for our cafeOverstock Women's Network (OWN)And More...Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee electionPhysical Requirements:This position requires you to sit, stand and perform general office functions. You may also be required to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required.Equal Employment Opportunity:It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and associates. This policy includes our commitment to ensure that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status (including Vietnam era veterans), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other non-job-related characteristic protected by law.Back toOverstock Careers

Keywords: Overstock.com Inc., Salt Lake City , Lead Architect, Other , Midvale, Utah

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