About Mindvalley:

Mindvalley is the leading and most promising ed-tech company to date. We dominate the US market for Personal Growth Education. We are empowering athletes within every major US sports team and promoting successful learning strategies in major companies.

We're currently on a mission to build the most advanced and complete learning experience to enable personal growth and development for all our amazing customers. We innovate tools that induce enlightenment within every aspect of human life. We are seeking the best engineers to build the best and most advanced education platform our species has seen. The goal to mark our success is: to power up to 100 countries, powering every Fortune 500 company, and progressing humanity towards a better future.


About the Role:

As a pivotal member of our technology team, the Principal Architect is tasked with designing resilient and scalable solutions, aligning both technical and business strategies. This role necessitates a balance of strategic foresight and hands-on expertise, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems while fostering innovation and technical excellence. The Principal Architect will work closely with stakeholders across disciplines, guide technology teams towards best practices, and drive continuous improvements to keep our technology at the industry’s forefront. Through effective communication, comprehensive systematisation, and a keen eye on industry trends, this role is instrumental in propelling our projects and systems toward success and sustainability.

Responsibilities:

Effective Solution Design:

  • Develop and maintain architectures that meet both functional and non-functional requirements, ensuring business alignment and technology coherence.

  • Produce solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems, minimizing disruption and maximizing interoperability.

Stakeholder Collaboration & Communication:

  • Establish clear communication channels between technical and non-technical stakeholders, ensuring shared understanding and alignment on project objectives and technical solutions.
  • Facilitate technical workshops and discussions to converge on the best-suited technology solutions for the organization.

Technology Research & Adoption:

  • Continually research and adopt technologies that align with the organization's goals, positioning the company at the forefront of industry innovations.
  • Provide recommendations on tools and systems that offer optimal value for business needs and growth potential.

Documentation & Knowledge Maintenance:

  • Create comprehensive solution architecture documentation and diagrams, ensuring clarity and ease of reference for stakeholders.
  • Maintain a knowledge base reflecting the evolving state and direction of architectures, ensuring consistency and transparency.

Mentoring & Team Development:

  • Impart architectural expertise to technology teams, enhancing skill levels and fostering a culture of technical excellence.
  • Advocate for continuous learning, nurturing a team environment focused on innovation and sharing.

Project Oversight & Delivery:

  • Offer architectural oversight throughout projects, ensuring alignment between design and delivery outcomes.
  • Collaborate on project timelines, ensuring architectural initiatives are adequately resourced and milestones are met.

Continuous Improvement & Optimization:

  • Lead efforts in refining and enhancing architectures, ensuring scalability, and performance.
  • Stay attuned to industry trends and best practices, ensuring the company remains technically competitive.

Skills & Experience:

  • Typically, 5-7 years of experience in solution architecture, system design, or a similar role.
  • Professional certifications in architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman) or cloud platforms (e.g., GCP Certification, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Solutions Architect Expert) are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing large-scale systems and applications.
  • Proven experience in integrating diverse systems, platforms, and technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of modern software architectures, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of databases, APIs, programming languages, and web services.
    Ability to explain complex technical concepts in simple terms to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong presentation and documentation skills.
  • Proficiency in analyzing business needs and translating them into technical solutions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a methodical approach.
  • Ability to lead and mentor technical teams, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with multiple teams and stakeholders.
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment with competing and shifting priorities.
  • Openness to adopting new tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Capacity to see the "big picture" and strategize for future growth and challenges.
  • A strong commitment to personal and professional development.

Mindvalley is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

 

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