As the Chief Architect, you will be an engineering leader with deep technical expertise working at the core of everything we build. You will bring a minimum of 15 years of experience in solution architecture, technology implementation, consultative selling, and hands-on full lifecycle IT systems development & implementation. You must be willing to get hands-on reviewing code and suggesting better development approaches. You will lead an exceptional team of smart and driven engineers as their coach and guru. You must have the ability to effectively manage customer expectations and communicate effectively with delivery teams. You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and collaboratively work with geographically dispersed teams.
This position's overall responsibilities also include:
Ensure that the solutions McFadyen delivers are properly architected, developed, tested and delivered.
Strategize with sales prospects and existing clients on innovative technology solutions to mission-critical business needs. Articulate the solutions and quantify cost and timeline estimates, in collaboration with other McFadyen team members.
Challenge a diverse group of energetic team members to get the best out of them.
Drive and/or support business development including sales calls, preparing technical responses with estimated project scope, costs, duration and resource requirements in written proposals.
Ensure client satisfaction. Loss of any client due to our performance or client dissatisfaction will be regarded as a major failure.
Ensure all deliverables are produced with the proposed scope, timeline, budget.
Collaborate with our project managers in activities such as estimation, planning, reporting, scope control, change management, and risk identification.
Actively search for opportunities to expand our business within existing accounts.
Participate in interviewing technical staff.
Responsible for some staff performance reviews.
Update our DevOps and related infrastructure & processes to improve systems, tools, automation, and methodologies.
Lead the continuous implementation of new industry standards and development methodologies including Agile & Kanban to increase responsiveness and growth.
Maintain a focus on our clients’ success.
Stay on top of technology trends and developments (out of self-driven passion).
Drive diversification of our team’s skills across different technologies, platforms, and business models.
Recommend best practices based on past experience, research, frameworks, design patterns, and visionary thinking.
Support the Delivery managers and Project Managers in forecasting staff, budget and other resource needs on projects
Liaise with our global team via regular videoconferences and occasional early morning or late evening calls.
Be responsible for driving team certifications, specializations and maintaining software partner status
Occasionally travel to client/prospect/partner sites and related conferences.
Travel across the McFadyen offices in India and be a mentor to the technical team.
Experience with eCommerce, marketplaces, cloud solutions, Continuous Integration, DevOps, middleware, mobile, and content management required.
Experience with enterprise eCommerce platforms like Oracle Commerce ATG & Endeca, Oracle Commerce Cloud solutions, Magento SAP Hybris, SAP Commerce Cloud, Shopify Plus, and with marketplace solutions like Mirakl a major plus.
Experience with marketing technology solutions like marketing automation, Data Management Platforms (DMP), conversion rate optimization (CRO) a plus.
Experience with related/competing technologies a plus: Salesforce.com, Salesforce commerce cloud (Demandware), CommerceTools, ElasticPath, etc.
Experience architecting Microservices based architecture solutions
Exposure to headless architectures like Single Page Applications (SPA) and Progressive Web Applications (PWA).
Innovative technologies like AI/ML, last mile, OMS in retail/eCommerce a plus.
Strong background in web systems integration industry.
Proven leadership track record of high-visibility projects.
Ability to quickly apply new and evolving cloud technologies.
Experience with multiple methodologies including Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, Rapid Prototyping, XP, etc.
Oral communication (sales presentations, client meetings).
Written communication (proposals, architecture diagrams, overseeing system design, project artifacts).
Ability to multi-task simultaneously in a timely, courteous and professional manner.
Flexibility and respect for company culture and co-workers.
Integrity driven to make and deliver achievable commitments.