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Job Title: System Architect - Principle

Location: Austin, TX

Duration: 12 Months


Job Descriptions
As the Principal Systems Architect, you will play the key role in defining and driving the solution implementation for a multi-year service reliability program in the Client Digital and Developer Platform (DDP) group. You will be a collaborator who will be depended on by delivery and execution teams to offer technical guidance and solution designs. In this role, you will have the opportunity to define and execute on the overall service reliability strategy for achieving the goal of 6 9’s availability for digital services in the areas of system architecture, software deployment, observability, infrastructure and SRE practices.

DDP develops and operates multiple product and platform applications including Client Developer Platform, Client Token Services, Client Direct, Mobile Solutions among others which power consumer payment experiences of our clients such as Apple, Google, PayPal/Venmo to name a few. You will have the opportunity to learn these products and your work will have direct impacts to the experiences of the end consumers.

You will be an integral part of the DDP Architecture Team and will have the opportunity to contribute to building the long-term architecture that delivers on the organizational vision for consistency, quality, developer productivity, security, reusability, and availability across Client's global infrastructure.

The successful candidate to fill this role will have a solid architecture background and a strong understanding on architecture principles for high availability/scalability, have exposure in SRE practices and an excellent understanding on cloud technologies, possess strong communication and collaboration skills.


Key Responsibilities
• Lead the definition of technical solutions in the identified system, architecture and process areas to improve the service reliability of the digital product lines. These areas include but not limited to fault tolerant design, chaos testing, anomaly detection, observability, databases, and SRE practices. These improvements will be combination of introducing new solutions and enhancements on existing solutions.
• Collaborate with the team of engineers and architects to define the problems, propose solutions and ensure correct implementation of the solutions. Produce the artifacts related to the design and document the solution designs clearly and with enough details to the delivery and execution teams.
• Perform technology evaluation on tools and conduct necessary proof of concept for tools and design evaluations.
• Collaborate with software engineers, performance testing engineers and production engineers to provide technical guidance during the solution implementation.
• Lead a small team of system architects providing technical guidance and mentorship.

Qualifications
• Bachelor's / Master's Degree in Computer Science or other technology field; typically requires 10-12 years of experience.
• 5+ years of experience as platform architect with advance knowledge in many of the following key areas: micro services architecture, container and orchestration, deployment architecture, benchmarking, design, network engineering, public cloud technologies (AWS preferred), SRE practices, observability tools, and databases.
• Excellent understanding of scalability processes and techniques.
• Hands on experience in solving challenges in high availability and high-performance environments, as well as managing large-scale deployments of traffic-heavy applications.
• Experience in defining the SRE Roadmap for organizations a strong plus.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills, daring to challenge the status quo to introduce changes to complex systems to improve service availability outcome.


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