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Chief Architecture - UX Architecture (Mobile/Web)

Cody
CodyPowell
Englewood, CO
Post #: 7
Responsibilities
This position reports to the VP of Architecture for Higher Ed Product Technology, with a dotted-line report to the VP User Experience Framework, and will be responsible for:

● Acting as an advisor to the business globally and driving sound technology strategies and choices in support of building unified user experience across a diverse and global portfolio of web and mobile properties, working in partnership with the User Experience group.
● Acting as an advisor to the content teams in devising content strategies for display and integration of diverse content types across native mobile and web experiences including rich, interactive content widgets.
● Acting as subject matter expert in product design; creating architecture and design artifacts. Can articulate and drive product vision in partnership with stakeholders and in alignment with business needs and technology strategy
● Working as a trusted advisor to product management, engineering, marketing, technology, and user experience leadership, working collaboratively and proactively to support product delivery; anticipating and solving problems before blocking issues arise for product delivery teams.
● Being transparent to the entire organization on technical strategy, design decisions, and architecture risk assessment across a diverse set of learning applications
● Working cross-functionally with other chief architects and architecture teams across Higher Education and Pearson to ensure product architectures conform to the core technology strategy, including technology selection, use of common platform infrastructure, cloud capabilities, consistency in architecture approaches, security, and global availability of product and platform services.
● Constantly be learning about customers and market needs, business and product strategies, meeting with customers, and supporting the business in M&A activities
● Ensuring designs meet business objectives around data, efficacy, identity, and better understanding of our learners
● This position may require travel up to 15%, depending on location
● Other duties as assigned

Outcomes
A consistent advocate for our learners and instructors, helps multiple engineering teams deliver high quality, highly consistent user experiences across a global portfolio of mobile and web applications


Qualifications
We are looking for someone who is passionate about innovation in the education industry and has demonstrated ability to design and innovate at scale for products that support millions of users. Ideal candidate comes from companies that have delivered large-scale, engaging, online, secure mobile and web applications.
Recommended KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
● A degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or equivalent experience
● 10+ years software architecture experience, preferably in consumer-facing internet-scale technology products.
● 5+ years technology leadership experience
● 5+ years experience with iOS, Android and other mobile operating systems
● 5+ years experience front-end web development
● Detailed architectural driven mindset; Experience helping companies build strong user experience strategies across complex portfolios globally.
● Experience with iOS and Android UI guidelines, experience with offline user experience capabilities and offline mobile storage strategies, experience with mobile notification technologies and frameworks, experience with building experiences that span mobile and web
● Experience developing mobile-ready, responsive design HTML5 based applications including rich internet applications and single web page applications using RESTful services, JSON, CORS, WebSockets. Up to date knowledge of desktop and mobile browser capabilities
● Strong command of available open source technologies such as AngularJS, Bootstrap, Backbone.js, LESS, Saas, etc.
● Strong knowledge of front-end web application security
● Experience in designing highly scalable production deployments employing load balancers at a global scale, with a strong knowledge of HTTP 1.1/(2.0), DNS, proxies, caching technologies and other Layer 7 technologies.
● Knowledge of cross platform/ browser compatibility issues for dynamic web applications


Desirable KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
● Experiences as a team lead or manager of a team
● Familiarity with the accessibility requirements and constraints across multiple platforms and device form factors (web, mobile, tablet, etc.)
● Experience with iOS Enterprise release strategies, In-App Purchase, Apple Push Notifications. Experience with mobile analytics.
● Published commits on an internet open source project
● Knowledge of Amazon Web Services / Google App Engine
● Experience with service aggregation / content caching to reduce chattiness / latency
● Demonstrated experience with mashup development or web components
● Experience with browser push technologies
● Experience with API and Framework optimization for mobile. Expertise in cross-domain issues with composing an application from multiple services
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