Platform Architect in Dallas, TX

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Thoughtworks   •  

Dallas, TX 75201

Industry: Technical Services

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Not Specified years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

As Platform Architect here's what we'll be looking for you to bring:

  • Basic understanding of the following areas:
  • Public cloud service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS services as well high level product offerings such, as AWS Sagemaker, Cognito, GuardDuty)
  • Infrastructure as Software (Container Orchestration, Observability, CI/CD)
  • Modern security practices
  • Modern API platform design
  • Modern data architectures (e.g. event driven architectures, data democratization, platform approaches to support ML/AI at scale, stream processing, and integrating real time analytics into customer applications)
  • Organizational skills and consulting abilities that:
  • Develop and evolve technology strategy, aligned to and prioritized by business objectives
  • Influence / coach enterprise architecture on modern evolutionary platform architecture principles and practices
  • Develop and communicate measurements of platform progress and business impact
  • Support organizational changes in regards to capability development, restructuring toward product-centric team models, and transitioning to modern agile SDLC practices
  • Communicate technical decisions to non-technical audiences and build consensus around them
  • Articulate the value of foundational technology approaches to business executives (e.g. the pros & cons of microservices architectures in a given context)
  • Own key relationships both up and downstream of the platform teams to ensure delivery.
  • Manage priorities and make decisions in high stakes scenarios
  • You understand that leadership is not something you do from far away; you get the importance of taking people with you along the journey and are able to influence and coach those around you to orchestrate team success.
  • You understand that not every client can effectively utilize sophisticated technologies or new tools tools and prefer to choose solutions that are appropriate for an organization's capability, cost-sensitivity, and risk tolerance.

There's no typical day or engagement for our Platform Architects. Here's what you'll do:

  • Assess the ongoing success of the platform efforts and report the progress to the client services team and the DPS team.
  • Guide delivery programs with one or more business applications which will be drivers for the emerging delivery infrastructure and API platforms.
  • Strategize with the client and ThoughtWorks subject matter experts on creating and combining elements of a platform, and ensure delivery against it.
  • Be responsible for engaging with technical and business stakeholders to understand clients' needs, prioritize the delivery approach, and guide technical leads in solution delivery.
  • Evangelize business benefits and impact of the platform as well as the value of modern delivery and engineering practices.
  • Support client architects and portfolio managers in developing technology roadmaps, including effectively evaluating build/rent/buy decisions.
  • Perform account management activities, such as delivery assurance and helping shape new engagements.

Regardless of what you do at ThoughtWorks, you'll always have the opportunity to

  • Think through hard problems, and work with a team to make them reality.
  • Learn something new everyday.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchical, and ego-free culture where your talent is valued over a role title.
  • Travel the world.
  • Speak at conferences.
  • Write blogs and books.
  • Develop your career outside of the confinements of a traditional career path by focusing on what you're passionate about rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan.
  • Be part of a company with Social and Economic Justice at the heart of its mission.


Valid Through: 2019-9-16