Location: St. Louis
As a Solutions Architect, you’ll be responsible for the architecture of a complex analytics platform that is already changing the way the Consumer Packaged Goods industry provides transparency. A Solutions Architect understands cutting-edge tools and frameworks, existing system design and is able to determine what the best tools are for any given task. Label Insight is a rapidly growing company with challenges in both scaling technology as well processes and people.
Solutions Architect are expected to stay up to date and test new technologies while still providing solutions for day-to-day problems. They are responsible for ensuring all our XFN teams are not blocked and consistently making the correct tradeoffs in software design and architecture. This role serves as the key intersection of Software Development, System Design and the Business and Organization needs.
- Understand the impact Engineering and Technology has on the Business Objectives and Organization structure.
- Collaborate across functional areas to define, prioritize and ensure implementation of specific innovations to improve technical functionality in support of business needs, efficiencies and revenue.
- Able to communicate technical concepts to business stakeholders, as well as communicate business objectives to the technical team.
- Leverage past experience and use strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders including customers, senior management and other business leaders.
- Capable of jumping in to help debug and triage critical systems as needed.
- Proactively nurtures the talent of the senior staff in their areas.
- Build and support high functioning, motivated teams.
- Support technical innovation and lead the creation, continual refinement and active enforcement of our development standards.
- Foster an organization that understands how to balance technical debt with business goals.
- Contribute to architectural direction by asking the right questions to ensure architecture matches business needs for the area.
- Develop and deploy new strategies for building a high velocity, high performance and high quality development organization.
- Flexible: ably navigates within ambiguity; can operate effectively at various levels of abstraction.
- Humility: low ego; engenders trust; respectful.
- Understands and evangelizes our development philosophies:
- Distributed Systems, SaaS
- Domain Driven Design
- Event-Based Architecture
- Code maintainability, SOLID Principles
- Don’t overengineer the solution
- Discuss and learn from failure
- Previous experience and familiarity with our technology stack:
- Business Intelligence/Analytics (Redshift, Snowflake, Hadoop)
- SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (DynamoDB, Redis)
- Search and analytics (Apache Solr, Elasticsearch)
- AWS (EC2, RDS, SWF, S3, etc)
- Messaging (SQS, SNS, RabbitMQ)
- Integration/ETL frameworks (Apache NiFi, Spring Batch/Integration)
- Rule Systems (Drools)
- Continuous delivery (Elastic Beanstalk, CircleCI, Terraform, Ansible)
- Machine Learning/Data Science (Computer Vision, NLP, Classification)
Who we are:
Label Insight is a high-growth technology company founded with the mission of helping CPG companies and retailers to help their consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Our world class SaaS data platform is transforming the way brands and retailers interact with and share product data in order to bring product transparency to the consumer.
Our team is unique because it’s comprised not only of tech engineers and data scientists, but food science, nutrition experts and product formulation specialists, that enable the enriched attribution capability of our tools. We’ve also attracted top senior executive talent with decades of leadership experience to help manage our rapid growth and scale.
As a team, we share a common set of values: We are innovative problem solvers. We believe in transparency, both in our product and in our work. We have curious minds and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. We value scientific inquiry. We aren’t afraid to take risks, and fail fast to learn fast and improve fast. We embrace uniqueness. We are lifelong learners and we value intellectual honesty.
Perks of the job:
- Unlimited paid vacation
- Flexible work hours
- Kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, a kegerator and more!
- Casual, dog-friendly, open-layout workspace
- Company subsidized Health Insurance, and 401(k) and commuter benefits
- Competitive salary and stock options
- Catered team lunches every other week
- Mentorship opportunities
- Regular team events and happy hours
- Maternity/Paternity Leave
Check out more about Label Insight, our culture, and our employees here.