Solarwinds Inc. Director of Architecture in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Opportunity Details:


SolarWinds MSP is an award-winning international software firm with a global reach. Our Best-in-Class products service over 20,000 business users with wide range of SaaS offerings to achieve our mission of empowering IT professionals to win through technology.

We are seeking a Director of Architecture to lead the technology strategy and manage the team responsible for designing the best possible software for our customers.

As the Director of Architecture, you will be responsible for leading the design and technical direction for a SaaS based Remote Monitoring and Management platform that serves millions of endpoints today. We are looking for someone who is a thought leader and veteran in delivering SaaS based solutions at scale.


  • Overall responsibility of leading and driving the architectural activities across our platform

  • Ensure that platform architecture team is delivering solutions that meet the requirements of our business

  • Contribute to the overall technology strategy for Solarwinds MSP

  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Product Management, Support, etc...

  • Supervise and project manage cross-functional program of work across multiple delivery teams

  • Partner with different business stakeholders such as Engineering, Product Management, and DevOps


  • Delivered and designed multiple solutions at scale

  • Experience measuring and maintaining metrics against technical teams

  • Expert with distributed architectures at scale

  • Expert with event based architectures at scale (Kafka, RabbitMQ are a plus)

  • Expert with understanding how to manage multiple streams of contribution

  • Microservices experience is a major plus

  • Expert with Relational Database systems at scale

  • Expert across a variety of stacks (.NET, Java, etc...)

  • Managing distributed teams

  • Operating within matrixed organizations


SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2017-9428

# Positions 1

Location UK-Edinburgh

Category (Candidate Search) Engineering

Position Type Permanent