Sr. Systems Architect at Spiceworks
Austin, TX, US

***This position is based in Austin, TX.***


Who you are: Our ideal Systems Architect provides architecture ideas, design and oversights for existing and new Spiceworks Products as they are developed and evolved. Do you like to build, tinker, tune, and optimize? Do you believe the power of using data to drive decisions? Are you an engineering-minded individual who’s passionate about constructing big, scalable systems and elegant solutions to gnarly problems? Spiceworks just might have your dream job! We’re looking for a senior-level data architect that will help implement and lead our major data-driven initiatives. Sound like you?


Who we are: For over 10 years, Spiceworks has been helping the world’s businesses find, adopt, and manage the latest technologies. We’ve also been helping IT brands build, market, and sell better products and services. Millions of IT buyers and hundreds of brands later, we’ve built the platform they use to get their jobs done and make them better at what they do, every day.


With our helpful tools, technical content, a global community of experts, and entertaining ways to blow off steam, we’ve got IT covered. And because we understand IT buyers and the businesses they represent, established brands like Microsoft, Dell, and CDW, to name a few, and the latest industry innovators including KnowBe4 and Scale Computing use our insights and technology platform to run smarter, more personalized campaigns.


In short, we’re making IT easy – and dare we say FUN – for everyone. Best part: we’re just getting started!


Your day-to-day (as a Senior Data Architect, you’ll): 

  • Have a significant role in the technical design and developmental oversight of our products
  • Collaborate with product owners, data scientists, business executives and other developers to understand needs, define requirements and design solutions
  • Mentor other developers and business analysts on data-processing/manipulation techniques
  • Be the advocate for a world class data-driven culture and a regular presenter at our weekly lunch-and-learn gathering


What does it take to do this job?

  • 10+ years experience as a data, back-end, infrastructure, performance, or API engineer
  • 5+ years experience building large-scale, distributed, high-volume systems
  • Must be a team player who is a leader and easy to work with
  • Work with CTO, Engineering and IT Operations to put into action simple yet elegant technical approaches for our products
  • Ability to apply broad experience of systems architecture, technology, data systems and infrastructure to support Spiceworks key product initiatives
  • Apply a working understanding of IT best practices to define systems and architecture to support these initiatives. (things like security, scalability, performance, manageability and privacy)
  • Possess ability to analyze a myriad of technologies and solutions, and make recommendations on how to proceed when trying to choose the best path forward
  • Be an evangelist for best practices and proven design patterns
  • Ability to teach technical staff key lessons on how to build our systems better
  • Key interface with IT Operations as we take product from concept to production