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Senior Manager, Software Architecture
Enterprise Info. Tech.
Full Time
Brighton, MA

The Opportunity 
Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School.
Harvard Business Publishing is taking a big step forward to further its success in engineering by launching a permanent, cross functional team called The Shared Platform team. The Shared Platform team is an agile, cross-functional engineering team whose mission is to modernize and consolidate applications and accelerate product development in a culture where engineers love to work.
We are seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Software Architecture to lead the software architecture practice within the software engineering unit.
The Job
This person will serve as a member of our Architectural leadership team with oversight of all software architecture. They will set the strategic direction and define the principles that shape our software development and technology adoption practices here at HBP. As a leader in the Software engineering organization this person will be responsible for building a culture that inspires technical experimentation and empowers our development teams to make sound technical and architectural decisions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform architectural analysis and design for systems spanning HBP products and services portfolio
  • Partner with various business stakeholders and technology leaders to translate program requirements into technical solutions and system designs
  • Document and communicate designs, estimates, and implementation plans to program stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other members of the Core Technologies Services team, including architects and technical leads, to evaluate solutions and gain consensus on technical direction
  • Research, design, test, and evaluate new technologies and vendor solutions
  • Maintain a strong understanding of emerging technology trends and make recommendations for applicability to the business with a specific focus on the application of cloud technologies
  • Implement POCs and pair with technical leads on implementations
  • Maintain an organization-wide view of current and future business and application architecture to provide solutions that integrate into the overall architectural vision and strategy
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and practices
  • Reduce engineering friction in HBP, by driving consolidation, modernization, and the development and adoption of shared building blocks
  • Hire, manage, and develop staff, ensuring a high level of engagement  
Experience, and Abilities:
  • 10+ years of technical leadership and architecture experience in software development
  • 6-8+ years’ experience designing and delivering large scale distributed systems (ideally using modern SOA patterns and REST)
  • Solid understanding of security/access control, scalability, high availability, and concurrency patterns
  • Flexibility and creativity in solution design - including leveraging emerging technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to clearly explain and justify ideas when faced with competing alternatives
  • Ability to communicate and apply common architectural design patterns across a wide range of technical problems
  • Prior experience with at least one major IaaS and/or PaaS technology (OpenStack, AWS, Heroku, etc.)
  • Prior experience with relational and non-relational database technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • Prior experience with agile development, continuous delivery, and DevOps
Benefits & Perks

We offer competitive salary, a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that includes a broad range of medical and dental coverage options; short and long-term disability benefits; medical/dental and dependent care flexible spending accounts; basic and contributory life insurance; retirement and savings benefits; a competitive paid time-off program, and Harvard (HBP/HU) perks. Located in Brighton Landing compound next to the new practice arena for Bruins and Celtics, NB Fitness Club Facility, and Boston Landing commuter rail stop. We offer free parking and shuttle services, discounted T Passes. Plus, early release, summer Fridays. And we’ll equip you with the best tools money can buy.

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