Principal Software Architect

| Greater Boston Area

Principal Software Architect

Are you passionate about learning and intellectually curious? Do you thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment where team members hold themselves and others accountable? Are you energized by trying new things, have an agile mindset and enjoy making an impact? Is working for a purpose driven organization important to you? If the answers to these questions are a resounding YES, then read on!

Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent. Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.We are all about "Making Work Matter." With over 2200 employees around the world, we are always looking for amazing talent!

Will you be next to join our team?

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Under the supervision of the Chief Architect with latitude for independent judgement, action and decision making, this Architect will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining solutions which include user activity/content consumption tracking and Business Analytics and Reporting systems, i.e., user activity and business value dashboards and on/off-line reports.
  • Functioning as a hands-on architect will provide technology leadership, oversight on design, development and implementation of Reporting and Analytics Services
  • Work with product owners to build the vision and design a flexible architecture then work with the team to implement and maintain that vision
  • Responsible for the implementation of best-of-breed technologies that align with technical design standards/architecture, business plans and long term strategy
  • Lead POCs to create breakthrough solutions, performing exploratory and targeted data analyses
  • Make recommendations to improve operational processes relative to efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide input and organizational context to major architectural designs to ensure consistency, maintainability and flexibility with respect to overall system
  • Work with database architect to design, implement, optimize, and maintain the reporting and analytics data warehouse.

Technologies:

  • Mac/Linux
  • Node.js, Java
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • AWS services – ELB, RDS, S3, Lambda, SQS, Kinesis, etc.
  • SQL (Postgres), NoSQL (Cassandra, Elasticsearch)
  • High-volume messaging – Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS and Stream processing
  • REST, JSON Schema, GraphQL
  • Newrelic, splunk
  • React/Redux

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of experience with high overlap in culture, frameworks, tools, technologies, and responsibilities listed within
  • Strong leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Passionate, curious, open to new ideas with the ability to research and pick up new technologies, i.e., AWS
  • Agile/Scrum environment
  • Horizontal scale multi-tenant microservices infrastructure and architecture
  • Data warehouse design, implementation, and optimization experience
  • Demonstrable ability to learn new technologies and process practices
  • Ability to troubleshoot, analyze performance problems at scale, and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ownership mindset and consistent delivery on commitments

Attributes:

  • Proactive with a strong sense of urgency and competitive drive. 
  • Independent, entrepreneurial mindset with ability to make independent decisions.
  • Influential, and enthusiastic communicator. 
  • Adaptable, embraces change.
  • Collaborative team player, working across various teams within the organization. 
  • Customer service minded.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
If this opportunity intrigues you, we'd love for you to apply!

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. Skillsoft does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. All resumes submitted by employment agencies directly to any Skillsoft employee or hiring manager in any form without a signed Skillsoft Employment Agency Agreement on file and search engagement for that position will be deemed unsolicited in nature. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is subsequently hired as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • PowerBiAnalytics
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Located in the heart of Post Office Square, we have easy access to trendy lunch spots and a variety of public transportation options.

An Insider's view of Skillsoft

What are some social events your company does?

It really varies...we've celebrated the Superbowl, Red Sox Opening Day, National Chocolate Chip Day and Employee Apreciation Day to name just a few. We also have lots of contests such as Halloween Costumes & Ugly Holiday Sweaters. Of course, there is our big Summer Outing (with unlimited Kimball Farm ice cream:)) and our Annual Holiday Party!!

Julie

Office Manager

What does your typical day look like?

No two days are ever the same at Skillsoft! One day I can collaborate on a social campaign with our Australia/New Zealand team and the next head to a conference in the US to provide live social media support. Of course, it’s not always that glamorous, but it’s always a lot of fun to work with all the different teams from around the world!

Dorothy

Director of Social Media & Community

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

The short answer is: transparently and often! UX at Skillsoft is part of the Product organization and as such is perfectly and uniquely positioned to facilitate converging efforts and conversations. We help connect different points of interest and intelligence that all need to be on the same page on every project and exploration.

Hans

Director, User Experience

What are Skillsoft Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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