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Redstage Careers:

Technical Architect / BigCommerce

 

A Technical Architect is responsible for architecting robust and beautiful solutions for our clients leveraging the BigCommerce platform, and for leading a team of developers to a successful deployment of the solution. Redstage specializes in complex digital commerce ecosystems, and this role requires a deep understanding of the BigCommerce platform and solution, fundamental ecommerce concepts (catalog, cart, payments, shipping, tax, integrations, etc…), the software development lifecycle, and quality control tools and practices. As a Technical Architect, you are responsible for the quality and effectiveness of the solutions you design and that the developers build, for inspiring, coaching, and leading a team of developers on your projects, and sharing your knowledge, experience, and passion for ecommerce solutions, software development, and customer success. This is a customer-facing position where your ability to transform customer business goals into technical solutions that we can build on-time and on-budget will need to be communicated with transparency and sufficient detail to all stakeholders, technical and non-technical.

 

It’s quite complex, so a great fundamental understanding of computer science is required. A strong desire to leverage your experience and grow with us is a must.

 

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience with ecommerce web development projects, working in a client services environment, and building sites from start to finish.
  • Proven experience in collaborating with other developers, technical architects, project managers, UX designers, business analysts, and QA analysts. Experience interfacing directly with clients is a must. Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-orientation skills.
  • Experience working on ecommerce sites for clients with yearly revenues above $5M.
  • Solid problem-solving and analytical skills in complex environments.
  • Proven experience in managing complex integrations with customers and third parties in all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • 5+ years experience developing client solutions on BigCommerce.
  • A solid understanding of complex, high-performance, and robust BigCommerce environments.
  • 5+ years operating in an Agile/Scrum project environment.
  • 3+ years experience breaking User Stories down into a set of technical tasks with estimates, and success criteria.
  • Experience with leading BigCommerce apps like ShipperHQ, Avalara, Shogun, etc. is a huge plus.
  • Proven expertise in estimating the effort and risk of complex technical solutions, providing estimates in either hours of effort to develop and test and/or in Points.
  • BigCommerce Certified Developer strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Magento, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Demandware, and Shopify a huge plus.

 

Required Responsibilities:

  • Lead technical discovery activities with customers
  • Architect technical solution of BigCommerce deployment, including integrations, environment, data migration, configuration change management, scalability, security, and performance.
  • Collaborate with customers, Busines Analysts, and Designers to capture and define User Stories and the breakdown of those User Stories into technical tasks following the INVEST principals.
  • Drive thorough and comprehensive estimation processes at multiple levels (t-shirt sizing, epics, user stories, technical tasks), both in terms of hours of effort, project risk, Story Points, and effort to test. Continuously improving estimation processes across Sprints within a project, and across projects.
  • Be a leading voice in technical portion of Agile/Scrum ceremonies, including Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Demo, Retrospectives, and Backlog Refinement.
  • Prioritize and commit the stories/tickets that go into a Sprint.
  • Code review of PR’s and merges from developers within the Sprint.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to developers throughout a project.
  • Create thorough documentation of the technical solution for all stakeholders (customer, developers, DevOps team, post-go-live Support team).
  • The qualities of the overall technical delivery of a solution, both within a Sprint and for the entirety of the project.
  • “Getting the project over the line.” When necessary, jump into the code and get the Sprint completed on time, and get the project delivered on time.
  • Identify and communicate technical dependencies and risks. In collaboration with colleagues on the project, work diligently to reduce technical risks.
  • Assist in deployments to pre-production and production environments.
  • Keep Agile and project management systems updated with progress and status on daily basis (Jira).
  • Participate in pre-sales and pre-project activities, including high-level estimation, speculative solution definition, and authoring technical and solution aspects of project charters or SOW’s.
  • Learn and adhere to company coding and quality standards and conventions. Follow project-level design decisions and conventions. Drive adherence to these policies and practices with the project team.
  • This is a “production” role, and you are responsible for tracking your time on customer projects and meeting your production targets on a weekly basis.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and openly with all project stakeholders. This is a customer-facing role.

 

If you would like to apply to this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].