Senior Product Architect

Idera   •  

Houston, TX

11 - 15 years

Posted 241 days ago

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As the Senior Product Architect, you provide development manager caliber technical leadership and architectural direction for multiple and diverse software development teams, building software products across a growing portfolioof successful software companies. You are a key member of the core team tasked with determining the technologies, environments, and other components used during the software development process to achieve defined business goals.

The Senior Product Architect owns all technical matters related to his/her assigned products. This ownership includes: orchestrating high-quality, fast-cycle software implementations; maintaining, guiding and improving the architectural integrity and evolution of the products; ensuring best practices and architectural guidelines are followed for the products. In doing this, the Senior Product Architect continually contributes to and leads process improvement activities aligned with achieving high-quality, on-time software product releases that serve our customers and company.

In this role, there are two primary functional areas with a breakdown of duties as follows:
1. Architecture and Development:

  • Assess and shepherd the technical delivery of high-quality products to ensure adherence with best practices, documented process, and delivery commitments
  • Estimate software development requirements and effort, propose alternatives, and prioritize development tasks for a given area
  • Collaborate with the Product Management Team and other stakeholders, contributing to the product roadmap, product requirements, and product releaseschedule
  • Ensure requirements from product stakeholders are satisfied, complete and testable

2. Engineering Leadership and Mentoring:

  • Serve as the Development Manager, guiding geographically diverse software development partner teams in developing the best technical designs and implementation approaches
  • Ability to lead others to achieve successful results in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Thrive with continuous individual and leadership impact to the business in a distributed environment that leverages global teams to develop, test and release world-class software.
  • Report on the status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to executive leadership, including capturing and escalating issues as necessary for resolution and awareness while driving each to a successful resolution with personal direction, urgency and leadership
  • Participate in and initiate activities to improve process and product quality in pursuit of excellence
  • Foster proactive collaboration among technical teams where systems integration is required 


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or a related field
  • 10+ years experience building successful production software systems
  • Deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping high-quality software on time
  • Ability to take raw product requirements and develop software architectures and designs to bring products to life
  • Mastery of the tools of the trade, including a variety of programming languages and key technologies (e.g. PHP, Java, C#, C/C++, Python, SQL Server, MySQL, IIS, Apache)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate design rationale and build consensus
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work (self and others) to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire and ability to manage and lead others to successful results, while also individually achieving successful results that continually benefit the company and serve to lead by example
  • Desire to be challenged and achieve results in a successful technical and business environment

An Equal Opportunity Employer - Females, Minorities, Veterans, Disabled and Other Protected Groups