• Director, Digital Services (Cloud) Architecture

    Job Locations US-TX-Irving
    Posted Date 6 months ago(5/2/2018 7:07 PM)
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  • Overview

    YPO’s IT department is growing, and we are seeking a Director who can establish practices that enable successful transformation from legacy (self-hosted) platforms to a cloud based, microservice driven, serverless architecture that is built to scale. In this multi-faceted role, you will define platform/application architecture, instill best practices and lead the implementation of the new YPO Digital platform. You will also have the opportunity to mentor, lead and develop a dynamic team comprised of in-house employees, third-party consultants and offshore resources. 


    • Partnering with officers to build technical documentation. 
    • Assessing/Understanding the current application stack.
    • Leading the implementation of platform that provides a consistent member (user) experience thru various channels/mediums (Web, Mobile, IoT). 
    • Collaborates effectively with other stakeholders (e.g. Department Heads, Product Management).
    • Champions Integrated Development model through Orchestrated Engineering (DevOps, CI and CD) to enable to Continuous Delivery.
    • Owns the Enterprise Architecture and implementation / feature roadmap.
    • Partners with Product Portfolio and Finance teams on budget planning.
    • Defines and communicates the direction for all Digital Services team efforts, articulates accountabilities, and provides the resources needed enabling engineering team success.
    • Inspires an environment through Innovation and thought leadership where team members are motivated to realize and pursue potential.
    • Prioritizes team members’ work and ensures productivity in conjunction with the Scrum Master/Project Manager.
    • Provides the technical leadership to build and mentor a high-performing Digital Services organization.
    • Ensuring development teams adhere to software quality assurance standards, execute system test plans and validate business goals. 
    • Collaborating with Service Delivery teams to build a robust estimation model to help with adherence to Agile best practices.
    • Overseeing Digital Services policies, standards, and procedures for web/mobile development, code management, security, and data privacy
    • Providing updates to senior leadership, department leads and end-users
    • Assisting in building a scalable SRE (Site reliability team) for 24X7 support and establishing automated practices for scalability and reliability
    • Facilitating management of software releases, application patching and changes to production configurations.
    • Applying design principles across multiple problems / solutions to team members' assignments.            
    • Designing core shared services used by development teams, event-driven architecture, and AI/ML-based solutions.


    • 15+ years progressive IT leadership experience (including executive level), with hands-on expertise in defining cloud architecture (Azure preferred) and architecting plans for hosting complex application workloads.
    • Capable of leveraging Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in improving the solution and product to the customer.
    • Advanced knowledge of databases (SQL and NoSQL) to generate real-time insights and custom analytics.
    • Well-versed with relevant web services, mail, backup, and site reliability engineering.
    • Proven experience with Continuous Delivery / DevOps practices.
    • Knowledgeable in A/B and feature tag-based deployment / release mechanisms.
    • Proven experience in migrating a legacy (in-house) platform to a serverless cloud-based platform.
    • Skilled in managing globally-distributed teams in Agile environments.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (Master's degree preferred).
    • Agile practitioner with strong process and product development philosophy; DevOps practitioner that believes in the power of automation across the lifecycle.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels (including c-level member audience) and to write complex analytical documents, discussion papers etc.


    YPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YPO takes pride in supporting a diverse workforce and demonstrates this through its policies and practices. YPO does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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