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Epsilon

Sr. Director, Platform & Architecture

Job Description

As the Senior Director, Platform & Architecture, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our platform strategy and ensuring the alignment of architecture direction with Epsilon auto's vision to bring customer-valued innovation to market faster. Your expertise and leadership will be crucial in maintaining the scalability, performance, and security of our software systems.

You will oversee end-to-end product architecture including database, software, and system; define, implement, and communicate processes that assure alignment to architectural standards. You will collaborate closely with peers in Engineering and Product Management and other key stakeholders to ensure the right technology approaches are being implemented across development teams that set us up for success in the future and create and drive business value.

You will partner effectively across Epsilon to infuse platform-centric and domain-centric thinking while enabling OEM customized solution with modern data and platform vision. You will help drive the transformational change in technology with the ability to effectively prioritize and perform in a high- pressure environment.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Architectural & Platform:

  • Define and drive the long-term software and data architecture strategy. Create principles, policies and a governance approach that ensure the architecture aligns with the business and technology strategy.
  • Establish and communicate architectural standards, best practices, and data management process to ensure software quality and maintainability.
  • Lead strategic technology domains starting with data management. Create and align data platform, design and optimize data models, schemas, and data pipelines to support efficient data ingestion, storage, and retrieval.
  • 2. Technical Oversight and Transformation:

  • Collaborate with development teams to solve complex technical challenges and provide technical direction. Partner closely with cross functional teams to identify opportunities for improvements to our technology stack and platform.
  • Review and contribute software design decisions to ensure alignment with architectural principles. Influence and evangelize modular, modern software architectures across the broader ecosystem.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in technical transformations such as: legacy to modern technology, application platform creation, and cloud migration. Drive and lead incubation of new technology and solutions.
  • Develop and maintain security best practices and ensure adherence to relevant industry standards and compliance requirements. Conduct regular audits and assessments of data architecture to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes.
  • 3. Leadership & Collaboration:

  • Work closely with project managers and cross-functional teams to define project requirements and ensure architectural alignment.
  • Work closely with other architects to create holistic technology solutions for our customers. This requires an equal part collaboration with the product management and engineering management.
  • In addition to building and running an industry-leading platform, you will also work closely with engineering leadership team to focus on the business aspects of the platform, most notably the ability to drive our gross margin through responsible owner-mentality infrastructure cost management.
  • 4. Documentation and Communication:

  • Create and maintain comprehensive architectural documentation, including diagrams, guidelines, and standards.
  • Communicate architectural decisions and strategies to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Mentor engineers on architecture best practices and standards.
  • Build a strong architecture community, actively understanding and participating in the improvement of the broader architecture and engineering practice in Epsilon Auto. Promoting knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or closely related discipline. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience in solution or software architecture role. Experience as chief architect or principal level enterprise architect role for an entire organization or a large portfolio.
  • Experience in building applications, solutions, and reusable capabilities as well as integration with SaaS solutions using superior security, standard methodologies, and leading technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and independently, providing the thought leadership necessary to introduce incremental and evolutionary change.
  • Experience in building platforms, preferably any data platform, at an enterprise level. Proven experience in defining data architectures optimized for large-scale, hybrid structured and unstructured data sources.
  • 5+ years of experience as a data architect. Proficiency in data model, data management systems, data governance, database technologies (e.g., SQL, NoSQL) and data integration tools.
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle database technologies and related tools
  • Ability to work in a ‘hands-on' environment that requires a consultative and collaborative approach and solutions that span multiple business functions. Rapid prototyping skills for evaluation and verification of architectural choices
  • Deep experience with modern architectures with an emphasis on high-scale and resilient patterns.
  • Experience with cloud-based architectures, microservices. Experience in migrating to AWS cloud is a plus
  • Experience with and the ability to set a vision for a transformational change in support of the transformation from legacy systems to a set of modern, modular services.
  • Experience defining and communicating a technical strategy and vision that encompasses an enterprise view across a large portfolio of capabilities.
  • Strong communication and partnership building skills. Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Working experience with modern development and delivery methodologies such as Agile, Extreme Programming and the CI/CD maturity model
  • Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles with larger teams to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience building a culture of innovation and transforming innovative concepts and ideas into business outcomes.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in data architecture and governance.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Auto software, or auto data management experience.
  • Certification in software architecture or related field.
  • Experience having successfully guided the refactoring of a large monolithic application into multiple microservices.
  • Experience with AI, Machines Learning, Automation, Technology Modernization, Generative AI and a heavy Cloud background.
  • Salary Range: $200,000.00 - $250,000.00 per year

    Additional Information

    About Epsilon

    Epsilon is a global advertising and marketing technology company positioned at the center of Publicis Groupe. Epsilon accelerates clients' ability to harness the power of their first-party data to activate campaigns across channels and devices, with an unparalleled ability to prove outcomes. The company's industry-leading technology connects advertisers with consumers to drive performance while respecting and protecting consumer privacy. Epsilon's people-based identity graph allows brands, agencies and publishers to reach real people, not cookies or devices, across the open web. For more information, visit epsilon.com.

    When you're one of us, you get to run with the best. For decades, we've been helping marketers from the world's top brands personalize experiences for millions of people with our cutting-edge technology, solutions and services. Epsilon's best-in-class identity gives brands a clear, privacy-safe view of their customers, which they can use across our suite of digital media, messaging and loyalty solutions. We process 400+ billion consumer actions each day and hold many patents of proprietary technology, including real-time modeling languages and consumer privacy advancements. Thanks to the work of every employee, Epsilon has been consistently recognized as industry-leading by Forrester, Adweek and the MRC. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with more than 8,000 employees around the world. Check out a few of these resources to learn more about what makes Epsilon so EPIC:

  • Our Culture : https: // www. epsilon.com/us/about-us/our-culture-epsilon
  • Life at Epsilon : https: // www. epsilon.com/us/about-us/epic-blog
  • DE &I: https: // www. epsilon.com/us/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion
  • CSR : https: // www. epsilon.com/us/about-us/corporate-social- responsibility
  • Great People Deserve Great Benefits

    We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.

    Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Epsilon's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

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    Job details

    Title

    Sr. Director, Platform & Architecture

    Employer

    Epsilon

    Location

    United States

    Published

    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    December 20, 2023

    Job type

    Senior

    Field

    Marketing & Sale

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