The Lead Technical Architect at Nestle Purina’s internal creative agency, CheckMark (CKMK), works in the Digital Product Group working in an agile, innovative, fast-paced, diverse team composed of Developers, UX/UI design specialists, UX writers, UX strategists, scrum masters, and product owners. They are an inquisitive team player ready to lead and jump in as needed on a wide variety of development and DevOps tasks across an evolving project landscape!
The Lead Technical Architect will be a subject matter expert (SME) in full-stack mobile app development, poised to lead and mentor fellow developers and be a strong team member in architecting technical solutions that will bring Purina’s consumer facing digital ecosystem to life. Are you up for the challenge? #JoinOurPack
- Lead, manage and mentor a team of developers with various skillsets.
- Lead and enable team members but also have the technical capabilities to be able to provide hands-on contributions to the development team.
- Lead efforts utilizing Git and version control best practices.
- Lead risk and time estimation efforts with development team.
- Lead developers and assist IS/IT groups to ensure architecturally compliant on-time software delivery.
- Interface with Business and Product Owners, consulting on technical recommendations for various solutions across the enterprise system.
- Buildout plans for building a mobile lead ecosystem with a strong grasp over modern web protocols and experience designing and interfacing with a wide variety of APIs.
- Work closely with engineering, cloud infrastructure and support teams to help automate and streamline our operations and processes.
- Plan and consult on cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP) and deployment/configuration management (Ansible, Chef, etc.)
- Create and Plan DevOps pipelines to deploy/maintain cloud-based applications.
- Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring, operation, and performance benchmarking.
- Enable others to troubleshoot and resolve issues with development, test and production environments.
- Responsible time/task management and professionalism.
- Constantly seeking out technical knowledge of software, hardware and open-source technologies.
- Work closely with the Director of the Digital Product Group to build and maintain a team of experts who execute best practices in mobile development and produce high quality and high-performance mobile applications.
- Jump in and be a hands-on developer with the team to help with velocity and productivity.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in System Engineering or Computer Science.
- Minimum of 5+ years of working experience required
- Professional work experience as a mobile and full stack developer required
- Experience with DevOps framework and technologies preferred
- Experience working with scalable, high performance distributed applications in a continuous delivery model preferred
- Experience with IoT connected products is preferred
- Experience growing and mentoring development talent preferred
- Experience with NoSQL databases
- Experience with RESTful Web Services
- Experience and/or training in leading others
- Knowledge of scripting (bash, ruby, python, etc.)
- Proficiency with common cloud technologies (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure)
- Working knowledge of Containerization (Kubernetes, Docker)
- Expert command over a wide variety of software languages and frameworks
- Experience developing with Behavior-driven development in conjunction with Test-driven Development
- Passion for technology and the digital product landscape
- Must be willing to develop alongside teammates as well as lead the pack
- Must be team oriented and open minded. Projects are “led”, not “owned
- Ability to collaborate and communicate clearly in a team with a diverse set of skills
- Ability to work autonomously and be well organized
- Strong decision making and judgment skills (ability to make logical, pragmatic, and structured decisions)
- Computer Vision/Machine Learning experience, or a strong interest in Data Science is a plus
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