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Lead Architect (Backend)

Salt Lake City, UT
Lead Software Architect (Backend)
100% Remote
Offices in Lehi, Utah
Full-time

About our Client:
Our client is changing the way sales functions. They provide intelligent demo automation software that helps our customers scale presales. Using their platform, sales engineering teams build a library of interactive content that sales can send out on demand. This reduces unqualified demos and lag time for prospects to near zero and shortens sales cycles by as much as 68%.

They are an agile shop using some of the best technologies available to provide the best possible user experience to our customers. They need bright, driven, innovative engineers to join the team and help us extend the platform, build cool new features and ensure our system meets the scale requirements of our rapidly growing business.
 
Our client is a fast-growing SaaS company based in the United States. They help sales engineers reduce wasted time doing repetitive unqualified demos so they can do more of what they do best: solution consulting. 
 
Sales engineers everywhere struggle with increasing demand for demos. Our client is the leader in demo automation software that makes it easy to create, send, and track interactive demos that the sales team sends out on-demand. They automatically personalize the experience and tracks engagement, bringing prospects to live demos better educated and ready to talk specifics. Customers have reduced unqualified demos to near zero, doubled their presales productivity without increasing headcount, reduced sales cycles by 68%, and increased close rates by 27%.


Opportunity
If you are a top-notch software engineer that loves solving tough technical problems while working with passionate, driven people, then this position might be a good fit for you. This position will help drive aggressive scale and platform growth challenges. You will use some of the best technologies available and will have an opportunity to shape the architectural future of a fast-growing, industry-leading company.

Scope of Work
  • Apply your skills with Golang to build high quality, well-tested, scalable and powerful back end services, database interactions, and analytics. 
  • Work with product managers to flush out requirements and create balanced delivery iterations.
  • Collaborate with the team leads to set best practices and overall system architecture.
  • Interact with front-end engineers to help design API contracts to support user workflows.
  • Evaluate the existing architecture and help build a technical roadmap based on a pragmatic balance between adding new features needed by the business and evolving our architecture in a positive way.
  • Monitor system growth with DevOps and use that information to appropriately influence our technical roadmap. Improve the system through better alerting, monitoring, and logging.
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers in best practices and established patterns.
  • Debug production systems as needed.
  • Avoiding and removing the accrual of technical debt in our systems.

Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to holding yourself and your team accountable.
  • An expert level understanding of Golang (preferred) or other enterprise-level back-end language (e.g. Java, C#, C++). 
  • An understanding of a variety of database solutions including relational, graph, and NoSQL. 
  • A firm grasp of solid architectural principles for back-end applications.
  • Experience with Kafka.
  • Mastery-level understanding of REST and API development. Strong skills in building good APIs.
  • Strong debugging skills and the ability to detect and make performance improvements.
  • A pragmatic approach to feature development, architectural improvement, and system evolution. 
  • A good understanding of Git and pull request workflows, including continuous integration.
  • A solid understanding and practical experience applying the agile methodology to projects.
  • Strong skills in the terminal for Unix or linux-based operating systems, including script writing and command-line tools.
  • Experience with docker, Kubernetes or other container-based technologies.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies, such as AWS.
  • Quality-minded, with the ability to elevate others in areas like effective boundary condition testing and test-driven development.



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