Topcon

IoT/Saas Architect

Requisition ID
2017-1955
Experience Level
Senior Level Contributor
Industry
Agriculture & Construction
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time
US-CA-Livermore
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Understand Topcon's business strategy and end goals related to building SaaS and IoT services. Translate this strategy into an IT strategic roadmap to enable software and data product enablement and delivery

Responsibilities

Work across global IT, Engineering and Product Management to define the go-to-market requirements for how to sell, activate, manage, deploy and renew XaaS solutions
Lead development of Application IT deliverables in support of SaaS and IoT transformational capabilities
· Partner with Engineering teams in the development of a system and operational architecture for a highly available/scalable cloud based SaaS and Internet of Things (IoT) platform
· Assembling cost models associated with proposed architectures, including CapEx, subscription, licensing, maintenance and operations costs
· Identifying data-sets collected from the IoT and using this information to drive input into the design of an appropriate scalable data management scheme and big data/analytics platform
· Leading and facilitating SaaS / IoT system design discussions and decisions involving cross-functional stakeholders
· Driving efficiencies and agility in tooling for cloud technology and process automation, link to security program to incorporate key capabilities

Qualifications

Education & Experience:
• BS in technical field, MS or MBA preferred
• Twelve (12) years of overall Information Technology related experience with minimum of five (5) years of combined Architect level responsibilities, e.g. SaaS Architect, DevOps/ Deployment Architect or Engineer, Professional Services (Implementation) Architect, Software Solution Architect
• Strong (and recent) experience architecting or designing a highly scalable/available cloud based application or platform. Experience with IoT scale platforms is especially valued
• Direct experience deploying services within public cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, etc
• Experience deploying technologies related to Big Data platforms and visualization solutions
• Software coding/engineering experience as related to systems integrations, automation & deployment
• Experience working with several of the common technologies and open source projects used in conjunction with scalable cloud and big data solutions, for example: VMs, OS level containers (Kubernetes), Linux, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Impala, Spark, Kafka, Storm, Python, SQL and in-memory NoSQL databases such as Hbase and Cassandra, application load balancing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Cross-functional/global leadership and influence expertise including negotiations and conflict resolution.
• Strong technical understanding of IT and cloud technologies (compute, storage, network, database, security, virtualization, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS, OpenStack & open source , etc)
• Broad knowledge and ability to apply system scalability and availability principles
• Foundational knowledge of development methodologies like Agile, system operational processes (ITIL) and ISO standards (e.g. ISO27001)
• Ability to compile and analyze various cost models related to cloud platforms, leveraging strong knowledge of subscription and licensing costs/terms
• Proven ability to build long term trusted relationships with peers and leaders

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