Product Architect

Employer
Pearson Online & Blended Learning K-12
Location
Minneapolis
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 04, 2021
Industry
Education
Role
Architect
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

The Product Architect takes ownership for all technical matters in their area and will resolve or escalate all team issues. You will also be responsible for creating and implementing a long-term vision, orchestrating high-quality software implementation, and maintaining, guiding, and improving architectural integrity and evolution for their area. Additional expectations include the ability to fosters high team morale, mentor and coach team members, and ensure best practices and architectural guidelines are followed your product area. In doing this, you will be expected to continually contribute to and lead process improvement activities.

The Product Architect will:

In this role you will work with both Engineering Leads as well as Product Manager by providing a architecture solutions and leadership at the product level. You will do this through overseeing implementation of software that achieves the goals of the architecture in your product area.

In this role, there are three major functional areas with an expected breakdown of duties as follows:

Architecture & Development

Create, document, implement, and oversee the long-term vision, architecture and initiatives in the assigned area

Estimate software development requirements and effort, propose alternatives, and prioritize development tasks for a given area.

Ensure higher level requirements from project stakeholders are satisfied, complete and testable

Review code and documents for their area to ensure designs and coding are holistic

Assess and oversee the technical delivery of high quality projects and products

Design, maintain and assess items in their assigned area factoring in performance, maintainability/complexity, market trends, innovation, system robustness, scalability, and longer term quality initiatives

Serve as the point person who is accountable for their assigned area and will capture, summarize, and escalate issues as necessary for resolution and awareness

Engineering Leadership & Mentoring

Strategic and tactical responsibility on a daily basis for developing and enhancing the technical architecture and projects of assigned areas and ensuring user needs are met

Coordinate and unify the work of architects and team members through the software implementation process

Assist as necessary with defining roles and assigning responsibilities within team

Liaison for numerous functional areas within organization

Provide technical mentoring to developers, senior developers, and software architects within a domain or project, or as assigned

Proactively design training opportunities within group that align with group goals

Induct new members for assigned projects

Proactively foster collaboration among technical teams where systems integration is required

Process & Quality Improvement (and other responsibilities)

Participate in and initiate group improvement activities and initiatives to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence

Participate in and monitor effectiveness of requirement, design, code, unit test and QA test case reviews and inspections

Assess and oversee the technical delivery of projects to ensure best practices are followed

Understand, support and improve the OSSP

Report any potential opportunities regarding assigned domain, other domains, or client opportunities

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Required Experience:

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent technology discipline

8 years relevant software development experience creating business applications with relational database systems (Experience with Java technologies)

Strong Web with working knowledge of Java, JavaScript

3 years experience in software architecture

3 years technical leadership experience

1 years programmatic interaction with relational database systems

Working with offshore teams

IT Architecture experience in large project development, development lifecycles, development methodologies, project scoping, process improvement, and variety of technologies and tools

Ability to provide technical leadership to a team

Desired Experience:

Ability to understand philosophy of architecture

Ability to lead and/or coordinate multiple teams or projects concurrently

Ever expanding knowledge in many development languages, applications, and tools

Enterprise knowledge of business and platforms across systems and in our core technology service model

Proven ability to quickly learn new processes and tools, business domains and technical applications

Ability to effectively manage, measure, and continuously improve working performance and quality of teams and individuals

Must assimilate information, distill knowledge, apply experience and provide solution alternatives and recommendations

Must have strong time management and project management skills - including the ability to work well under pressure, plan, set priorities, adapt to change, and meet established timeline

Must develop effective relationships with internal and external contacts and work well within a team

Mentoring and training skills