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Solarwinds Inc. Senior Software Architect (Product) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Overview

Who we are

SolarWinds MSP is the leading global provider of complete IT management and Automation solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Our award-winning product suite includes the industry’s #1 RMM Service Automation Platform and has a proven track record of helping MSPs standardise and automate the setup and delivery of IT services to achieve true scalability. We are passionate that the MSPs who use our products everyday should be excited about them. That's why we put our users first in everything we do and strive to deliver powerful functionality while making their jobs easier.

Our Stack

At SolarWinds we are always striving to move forward! Our Engineering teams are encouraged to always take a proactive approach to technical innovation. They are given relative autonomy to select the best technology and toolset to solve the problem at hand. We host most of our applications within Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud infrastructure, and we are increasingly utilising Docker containers and Kubernetes for the deployment of our infrastructure. Engineers are always given ample opportunities to research new technologies and the benefit they can bring to our fast-paced, but exciting environment. Currently, we have a growing list of microservices written in Java, C# and Go, utilising Event driven architecture, supported by Kafka.

We are seeking a talented architect to help shape our technology strategy. As a senior thought leader within SolarWinds you will play a key role in helping drive our technology strategy. We are looking for someone that continuously raises the bar in terms of technical excellence, someone that can deliver innovative solutions, someone that is not scared to challenge the ‘way we do it’.

Responsibilities

  • Translates business problems into architecture requirements/designs working closely with engineering teams to ensure we are solving the correct problem for our customers.

  • Develop prototypes to evaluate technical solutions.

  • Perform research necessary to solve complicated technical issues.

  • Strive to understand customer screnarios and use new technical solutions to deliver innovative products.

  • Outstanding communication and people management skills are critical. It is essential to work in a methodical fashion and have the ability to clearly articulate designs/solutions to all levels of the organization.

  • Continually deliver against technology roadmap enabling SolarWinds MSP to remain at the cutting edge of technology.

  • Work closely with Product Management and Engineering teams to ensure convergence of strategic product and technology roadmaps.

  • Be a champion for technology and innovation within Solarwinds, as well as the wider community.

Qualifications

Experience

You will have solved the challenges of high-availability, high-volume application development many times in your career, helping shape both architecture and engineering teams through live operational experience as opposed to whiteboard driving.

Required Skills

  • Proven track record designing and overseeing the implementation of high-availability, high volume SaaS products.

  • Expert knowledge of Object Oriented Programming in at least one of Java, Go, C#, Ruby or C++.

  • Expert knowledge of Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure platforms.

  • Deep understanding of mulitple runtime platforms like .Net or J2SE.

  • Practical understanding and application of enterprise design patterns.

  • Understand the pros and cons of various architectural approaches to building software.

  • Message Queue Systems (Rabbit MQ, Kafka) and other Integration Patterns.

  • NoSQL Solutions (Cassandra, Amazon DynamoDB, ElasticSearch).

  • Extensive knowledge of build and deployment architectures and patterns.

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 2019-12709

# Positions 1

Category (Candidate Search) Engineering

Position Type Regular

Business Group MSP

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