Vice President of Architecture

Montreal

Offre publiée le 2024-06-26

Klass Capital

Role : Vice President of Architecture (VP, Architecture)

Reports to : SVP, Engineering & Technology

Company : 360insights,

Location : Open to candidates anywhere in Canada (who will work remotely), preference for GTA location (hybrid / flexible working model - approx.

1 day per week in the office for people in GTA)

Type : Full Time / Permanent

About 360insights

At 360insights, our culture is driven by a simple concept happiness. We believe happiness makes for better business and a better world and we know it makes a difference in how our team serves our clients.

360insights is redefining the client experience and having a ton of fun in the process! We are seeking a strategic, values based VP of Architecture to join our team.

Born as 360incentives in 2008, our company was founded on the idea that the world of rebate and incentive management would be dramatically improved through technology.

In 2016, we rebranded to 360insights, reflecting our focus on delivering even more value to our clients by empowering them to convert the data from their existing channel programs into meaningful business insights.

Today after rapid organic and acquisition-based growth in Canada, the United States and Europe, 360insights is global partner engagement and business optimization company, enabling brands to better influence, manage, and engage with their complex channel ecosystems.

We offer a suite of channel solutions including a SaaS-based platform that empowers brands to fully orchestrate their complex partner networks and optimize their marketing and promotional spend on rebates, promotional allowances, SPIFFs, and rewards.

Combining incentive management and ecosystem orchestration with a powerful data analytics engine, 360insights serves more than 300 of the most recognizable brands around the world, across multiple industries, helping them grow their indirect business.

About the Role

As the VP of Architecture, you will play a key role at 360insights. You and your team will define the architecture of 360's platform.

Your responsibilities will include establishing, updating, and maintaining the SaaS platform architecture to ensure that the 360 platform is designed for scale, security, and extensibility.

In your role, you will lead the platforming of 360's enterprise systems, ensuring the presence of short, medium, and long-term architectural plans and deliverables.

The VP of Architecture is accountable for the communication of the architecture to numerous teams utilizing the architecture in the development of 360's platform.

Additionally, this position is responsible for overseeing the architectural standards and practices employed by the teams in defining and delivering the platform.

Drawing input from several technology discipline leaders (product, infrastructure, security, etc.), the VP, Architecture will formulate the architectural strategy, tactics, standards, and communications to ensure that delivery teams receive the necessary architectural guidance for successfully delivering the platform.

The VP's duties also encompass maintaining, communicating, and fostering alignment in the architectural blueprint and the overall vision within the 360 organization.

Responsibilities

  • Refine and communicate a comprehensive architectural vision for the unified SaaS platform and evangelize this internally
  • Lead, develop and coach a team of architects in the design and implementation of scalable, secure, and high-performance solutions
  • Collaborate with the technology delivery teams to design solutions in line with the architecture to ensure the solution design achieves stated goals related to features, flexibility, scale and security
  • Leverage industry trends, innovations, emerging technologies, and best practices in the design of the platform (e.g. microservices, AWS cloud native serverless computing, etc.)
  • Creation of data, application and infrastructure architectures and business intelligence strategies, blueprints and architectural standards and guidelines
  • Apply governance processes to ensure portfolio alignment and compliance with company information standards
  • Direct contribution to delivery planning - working closely with product management, development management and delivery management to ensure a pragmatic, optimized and accelerated path forward for solution delivery
  • Rationalization of multiple technologies into a cohesive optimized platform design
  • Continued advancement of architectural competency and effectiveness of the architecture team
  • Partnering with the product management team to provide strategic insight and contributions to the product development strategies
  • Contributing critical insight to vendor and technology selection decisions by executive leadership
  • Strong, clear, and concise communication across the business and technical community to illustrate the architectural direction, options, deliverables, and timing

Requirements

  • Approximately 10 years of experience driving architecture design in a software product development environment, with at least 3 years in a people leadership role
  • Approximately 5 years of experience in an Architecture Leadership position (ideally at a SaaS company)
  • Expertise in the following :
  • cloud technologies (serverless computing, storage, networking, security)
  • microservices (breakdown monolithic applications into services)
  • cloud security best practices (encryption, IAM, network)
  • monitoring and logging
  • Experience building a SaaS platform from scratch or re-building / re-platforming a SaaS enterprise platform
  • Experience with AWS cloud technology is an asset (AWS accreditations also an asset)
  • Strong knowledge of security principles and experience implementing security measures in a SaaS environment
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Experience in an agile product development environment as a software architect
  • Ability to lead reverse engineering of current state based on existing legacy data models
  • Experience with systems that are both B2B and B2C, with high transactional volumes, is preferred
  • Historical experience as a Software Developer
  • Experience working with scaled agile scrum development teams
  • Experience collaborating with product management teams
  • Experience with transactional system architecture
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to convey complex architectural concepts to business and product management teams
  • Experience working on financial systems is an asset

Benefits

360insights offers team members many perks and benefits, including competitive health benefits and supportive people policies :

  • Retirement Savings
  • Stock Options
  • Flexible Vacation Time
  • Global Family Leave
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Flexible Health Benefits Plan
  • Internal Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursements
  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Wellness Allowance
  • Fresh Healthy Snacks at office locations
  • Employee Clubs & Community Groups
  • Fun Celebrations and Socials

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