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Principal Architect, Enterprise Infrastructure

Location: 100% Remote, but must be US based and preference given to Florida residents.

Compensation: Salary, Health insurance, Flexible Work Schedule

BlockSpaces (blockspaces.io) is looking for a
Principal Architect, Enterprise Infrastructure for an exciting opportunity within our rapidly growing company. The Principal Architect is responsible for ensuring that BlockSpaces’s technology strategy and capabilities enable business outcomes to be successful. The incumbent will work with technology and business leaders to set strategic direction, as well as product development teams to help them solve challenging problems. We look to maximize freedom and autonomy for our engineering and development teams, but also provide standards and principles to help ensure that engineering and product development teams are aligned across the organization.
BlockSpaces recognizes your academic credentials, however we do not make hiring decisions solely based on your educational background. If you have the necessary skills, qualifications, work experience, and are excited about working for a startup in the fast paced blockchain industry, we want to talk to you!

Responsibilities:

  • Perform high-level systems analysis, evaluation, design, integration, and facilitate implementation of current and future modules that require a thorough knowledge of the technologies and capabilities of the platform.
  • Identify risks in the environment that threaten stability, resiliency, performance, and security followed by defining solutions to address the risks and working cross-functionally to get the solution prioritized and delivered.
  • Apply a continuous improvement mindset and work cross-functionally to mitigate non-functional risks by enhancing processes and the control environment.
  • Participate on Cloud SME/COE governance panels to drive process improvements.
  • Promote, practice, and deliver infrastructure solutions to align Architecture Principles and Tech Stack standards.
  • Collaborate across enterprise to develop an Architecture Roadmap and deliver against the commitments.
  • Identify technology gaps and evaluate tools/products to resolve those gaps.
  • Collaborate with customers and project teams to understand business requirements and develop technical requirements.
  • Participate in application roadmap planning with stakeholders, application teams. Solutions architects and product development teams.
  • Develop and maintain design documentation standards / templates.
  • Develop and document re-usable reference architecture patterns.
  • Develop / Document High Level Solutions with High Level Estimates.
  • Develop / Document Low Level Design with detailed quotes.
  • Create infrastructure build requests and follow through for completion.
  • Participates in the creation and maintenance of metrics around the system and institutes a process for continuous improvement.
 
Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical institute degree/certificate or 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience developing architecture blueprints, systems diagrams, data models, process flows, data flows, and other key architecture deliverables.
  • Hands on experience designing multi-cloud infrastructure solutions for a large corporate ecosystem.

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to convey technical solutions clearly to the entire organization and experience working with senior leaders across the firm to leverage technology in the pursuit of business outcomes.
  • Adept at defining IT vision and strategy and identification of initiatives that lead to target state architectures and outcomes.
  • Continuous learner especially in emerging areas of technology, modern work practices and digital transformation.
  • Demonstrate competency in innovative, strategic thinking, and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management.
  • Experience working and leading in matrixed, fast moving environments.
  • Extensive experience working in large technology ecosystems with emphasis on integrating multiple externally facing high scale, high volume, always-on mission-critical systems.

Knowledge/Experience with the following:

  • AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean, IBM CLoud, Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud  platforms.
  • Advanced Linux Server engineering and troubleshooting
  • VMWare
  • IAM Solutions, AWS, MS Azure AD
  • F5 Application Load Balancers
  • Network protocols and diagnosing connection-related issues
  • Firewall Rule Management, Port Translation, Quality of Service, and Network Protocol Routing
  • Security Information & Event Monitoring Solutions
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solutions
  • SQL Server and Oracle Database
  • SAN/NAS Storage solutions
  • SSL Certificate Requests, Installation and PKI Management
  • Automation – Terraform, Octopus, Cloudformation
  • Scripting, Configuration – PowerShell, Python, JSON, YAML, etc
  • Blockchain principles and concepts

BlockSpaces Team Member Expectations: 

  • Team-focused attitude with a tenacious desire to be part of the Core team in a fast-moving start-up culture in an incredibly fast-moving industry. 
  • Highly driven and self-motivated voracious learner; absorb new information like a sponge and are constantly challenging yourself. 
  • Think like an Entrepreneur, bring new ideas, new technologies, new perspectives to create innovative solutions.
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude, disciplined to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to varied environments in a cross-functional capacity.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with a team-first attitude.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with ability to visualize and apply emerging concepts to today’s business problems.
  • Effective communication skills in order to work with engineers and other personnel. 
  • Desire to be a future technology leader; dynamic individuals energized by fast paced personal and professional growth.
  • If you do not have hands-on experience with blockchain, you MUST be passionately interested in and committed to learning the complex world of distributed/decentralized systems and blockchain protocols. 

Why BlockSpaces? 

  • Flexible Work Schedule - You do you, just meet your targets and our expectations
  • Supportive, collaborative, distributed team environment that supports remote employees
  • Long-term prospects for a professional career in a high growth company
  • Flexible & Fun work culture
  • Be part of a community-oriented organization
  • Best in class technology tools to empower you to do your best work
  • Support for professional development and continuous learning
  • Company-sponsored team-bonding activities and team celebrations
  • Employee and customer referral bonuses
  • Building on the cutting edge of emerging technologies

Contact:

Main Office: 802 E Whiting St, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-500-8585
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