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Software Architect

Full Time



We are looking for an experienced Software Architect. The successful candidate will be responsible for crafting, developing, and implementing software solutions to address sophisticated business issues, and providing technical leadership within the engineering department. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented classes will only apply to roles if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Valimail, we encourage you to break through that statistic. Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need in the future. NO ONE ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We hope you're open to learning new skills in order to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

What You'll Be Doing: 

  • Provide architectural leadership across a number of interdependent engineering teams, architects, systems, and offerings
  • Drive design and implementation of durable and software solutions that will solve critical customer problems
  • Influence the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems. Drive system and platform thinking within development teams
  • Be the technical expert, researching, evaluating, and implementing state-of-the-art technology (open source, third party, etc.)
  • A key member of the team in regards to representing the technology-driven opportunities and implications of various businesses and offering strategies and tactics
  • Strong technical documentation and presentation skills to communicate architectural and design options, educating development teams, business users, and senior leadership
  • Provide technical leadership and be a role model to software engineers pursuing a technical career path in engineering
  • Coach and mentor other engineers in processes and methodologies
  • Provide perspective on leading industry trends, recommendations on new and emerging technologies, technology prototypes, patent proposals, and engineering process improvements
  • Actively stay abreast of web/SaaS/PaaS trends and standards, recommend best practices, and share learning
  • Build strong teams – set and evangelize vision, facilitative leadership, attract and retain key talent. Talent steward for the engineering organization, mentor rising leaders
  • Support Software QA, and verification and validation activities to ensure system quality, functionality, and performance

About You: 

  • BS/MS in computer science or equivalent work experience. Significant design/architecture experience
  • 10+ years experience designing and leading architectural efforts for web, software, or mobile applications
  • Experience with cloud/SaaS, big data, or analytics, and Machine Learning
  • Boundaryless leadership experience: Applying the nuances of influencing based on the situation, knowing when to push and when to ease, driving through designs, ideas, and roadmaps
  • Excellent communication skills: Demonstrated ability to present to all levels of leadership, including executives
  • Expertise with modern technology stacks, microservices, public cloud, and programming languages
  • Familiarity with the DNS, DMARC, DKIM, SPF, and how technology can be used to solve problems in the end-to-end communication security space
  • Expertise with Agile Development, SCRUM, or Extreme Programming methodologies
  • Proficiency with Ruby on Rails, Golang, SQL, web application development, security, and open-source technologies

Leadership Qualifications:

  • Team player possessing strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Strong mentoring skills. Able to influence and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical people
  • Demonstrated ability to work with global teams across time zones
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, complex technical environment
  • Experience driving for results across cross-functional teams while maintaining effective working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills. Communicates clearly, succinctly, and persuasively to all levels of employees, customers, and management (including executives)
  • “Self-starter” attitude and the ability to make decisions independently
  • Strong self-motivation and professional pride in your work product

Who We Are

Valimail is the global leader in zero-trust email security. The company's full line of cloud-native solutions authenticate sender identity to stop phishing, protect brands, and ensure compliance; they are used by organizations ranging from neighborhood shops to some of the world's largest organizations, including Uber, Splunk, Yelp, Mercedes Benz USA, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Valimail is the fastest-growing DMARC solution with the largest global market share and is the premier DMARC partner for Microsoft 365 environments. 

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive pay + participation in employee stock option plan
  • Comprehensive health, dental, + vision coverage
  • Eight weeks of paid maternity leave & Four weeks of paid paternity leave (if the parent also qualifies for STD, this benefit is in addition)
  • Remote First Company, you can work anywhere within the US
  • Unlimited and flexible PTO. We believe balanced, happy, relaxed people do better work
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