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EMEA: Enterprise Architect

  • (Remote)

Employment Type

Full Time

Role description and responsibilities

Algolia is hiring an Enterprise Architect to unite our IT (information technology) and strategic initiatives across common goals, policies, procedures and outlooks. Your job will be to create an overview of our systems, IT processes, business development strategies and other internal functions to establish and implement changes that will increase our sustainability and prepare us for future expansion. You will prepare one or more architectural models for each aspect of the job and cooperate with our C-level executives to establish baselines and benchmarks. Our goal is to future-proof our business through the efficient development, recruitment and deployment of talent.

 

YOUR ROLE WILL CONSIST OF:

  • Definition, implementation, and execution of the processes for the definition, maintenance, and conformance management of the Enterprise Architecture.
  • Update and maintenance of the key Enterprise Architecture deliverables.
  • Establishment and maintenance of contacts within business stakeholders and application owners to understand business activities and business drivers, business requirements, solutions strategies and alternatives, etc., being considered and/or implemented.
  • Architectural leadership in the resolutions of cross functional (strategic) initiatives.
  • Ongoing publicity and communication of the Enterprise Architecture 
  • Ongoing research and assessment of new analysis approaches for potential use within the Enterprise.
  • Ability to design enterprise architectures that deliver the expected business benefits and prove to be resilient in the face of changing business requirements

In your day-to-day work as an Enterprise Architect you are responsible (a.o.) for the development or coordination of the following deliverables:

  • Developing the Enterprise Architecture
  • Coordinating all Enterprise Architecture activities locally and globally
  • Developing and coordinating Architecture Plans
  • Assisting in aligning business and strategic initiatives with the Enterprise Architecture
  • Auditing compliance within the Enterprise Architecture standards
  • Serving as advisor to senior business management on business and information integration strategies
  • Translating or mapping business strategy into information strategy
  • Understanding technology product and vendor strategies, products, and customer preferences
  • Understanding, modeling, and representing the organizations business requirements in a human consumable manner, as it relates to strategy
  • Demonstrating abilities to derive, define, and explicitly represent various artifacts within The Enterprise Framework.
  • Understanding the meanings and relationships between various models.
  • Developing and maintaining project level and Enterprise level model consistency and integration.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Industry relevant certifications (e.g. TOGAF, AWS Certified Solution Architect etc.)
  • 10+ years' experience defining and implementing strategies under a CIO or equivalent
  • Experience architecting, building, and maintaining Cloud applications on popular platforms e.g., Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
  • Experience at our current stage and beyond (500+ employees, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure)
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent years’ of experience
  • Extensive experience with enterprise architecture best practices and goals
  • Analysis and design.
  • Modeling and graphical representations and abstractions.  Actual experience developing and building models based on The Enterprise Framework.
  • Group session facilitation.
  • Communications, both verbal (e.g.:  presentations, seminars, etc.), and written (e.g.:  reports, articles, etc.).
  • Marketing (“selling” the results of architectural approaches through presentations).
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Management (e.g.:  prioritization, trade-off analysis, psychology, etc.).
  • Familiarity with industry standard
 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN LIVE OUR VALUES:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment.
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY - Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.

 

 

REMOTE STRATEGY:

Algolia’s workplace strategy, Hybrid Remote, is designed to harness the power of the opportunities that remote work offers both employees and the company, while also providing an engaging in-office experience for the times when an employee is in an office. Our workplace approach reflects the belief that an employee’s impact, contribution, and output are more important than their physical location.

The majority of employees will be able to choose if, and when, they come into an office on a regular basis. There will be times when our people are asked to come into an office for “moments that matter:” activities like critical planning meetings and team social gatherings.  Beyond those events, 80% of our workforce may choose the location from where they work in the country in which they were hired.

We have physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Paris, London, Bucharest, and we will be opening a small office in Austin soon. https://www.algolia.com/about/

ABOUT US:

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash the power of search across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate. Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search, but search that converts at higher rates because of the relevancy. We help their customers find the right goods, offers, and content really quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else. Algolia helps businesses build and optimize the search and discovery experience resulting in significantly enhanced online engagement, increased conversion rates and enriched lifetime value that generates profitable growth. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined. Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

Founded in 2012, we're backed by $184M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven, DAG Ventures, Founders Circle, Owl Rock Capital, Point Nine Capital, SaaStr Fund, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures and World Innovation Lab. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

READY TO APPLY?

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!