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Robert Half International 100% Remote - Platform Architect in Dallas, Texas


Job Description

The Platform Architect’s responsibilities include setting technical direction in concert with the overall Product and Technology strategy, identifying business domains, determining thresholds and tolerances of systems and providing technical leadership to the engineering teams. To be successful in this role, you should be able to identify and negotiate system needs and work with cross-functional members to define & prioritize the scope of solutions that meet market needs.

Ultimately, you’ll help us roll-out high-impact products that deliver significant customer value in-line with our company’s vision.

Job Tasks:

  • Work with customers, business and engineering departments to translate business objectives into system requirements and define a product-wide technology approach that encompasses multiple systems and various integration points.

  • Provide technical advisory services from design, development and devops for implementations with multiple integrations and software platforms to engineering, product and customer facing teams.

  • Draft technical engineering plans, technical designs, and systems integration-related documents and deliverables

  • Facilitate estimate time frames, quality, and quantity of resources required to successfully implement technical projects.

  • Qualify, scope, and deliver new technical projects for expansion and upsells for existing customers

  • Work closely with Product team to continuously relay feedback for improvement on platform features and functions, and ensure sustained customer success.

  • Ensure compliance to the solution architectural design and technology strategy.

  • Educate, train and provide guidance for best practice and standards to the engineering team.

  • Explain technical issues and engineering solution strategies to stakeholders, executives and other technical professionals

  • Ensure that platform architecture align with business goals

  • Review the proposal of vendors and suppliers to ensure overall lowest total cost of ownership.

  • Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with the specified platform architecture.

  • Provide advice and make decisions about which technologies would be suitable to use across the business/customer base

  • Collaborate with project managers and other staff members to develop budgets and timelines for solutions

  • Set sprint goals and define sprint backlogs with the engineering teams

  • Plan sprint striping and feature release milestones working with Program & Product Management

  • Follow progress of work and address detail/information issues during sprints

  • Interpret functional and non-functional requirements

  • Keep track of industry trends and best practices.

  • Oversee large software systems with an ability to breakdown into manageable pieces to facilitate concurrent delivery.


Minimum Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field

Preferred Experience

  • Customer-first mentality; ability to empathize and create customer loyalty.

  • Ability to effectively relate technical concepts to non-technical audiences and articulating the business value of a given technical solution

  • Experience in scoping, clarifying objectives, dealing with ambiguity/under-defined problems, advocating for simplification, and influencing teams

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills - ability to effectively communicate across internal and external business, marketing, and engineering departments

  • Strong organizational, analytical skills and the ability to work at a highly-detailed level

  • Ability to lead & mentor others with varying levels of skill and expertise

  • 8-10+ years of successful technical solutions design and architecture experience required

  • Background in healthcare is a plus

  • Design-first approach using UML or similar methodology.

  • Hands-on experience designing systems that use modern distributed Software Architecture Patterns (e.g. CQRS/Event Sourcing, Streaming, Microservices, Service Bus, Service Mesh)

  • Ability to dig into business requirements or reverse engineer existing systems to deliver Domain-driven module designs

  • Experience building standards-based API architectures in a distributed manner.

  • Solid understanding of common standards for Identity and Authentication & Authorization

  • Commercial experience designing cloud-native solutions, Azure preferred.

  • Engineering experience building and deploying containerized artifacts to cloud infrastructure.

  • Experience working in an Agile engineering environment and able to lead SCRUM rituals

  • Microsoft Azure Cloud/PAAS & Application ecosystems

  • Microsoft Development tools (.Net, C#, Visual Studio, Azure DevOps etc)

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