Platform Architect - Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks is looking for a talented Platform Architect to join our team. The Architect will be responsible for the design, technology, and architecture decisions for our enterprise digital distribution and gaming platform, Bethesda.net.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Architect the technical development, deployment, and launch of a large-scale online platform with functionality ranging from account management, e-commerce, community and marketing, web services, and interaction with game studio products
Work with the Bethesda.net Technical Director to establish an overall strategy and technology selection process for the online platform
Evaluate and advise on appropriate technologies to meet business needs while providing a high quality, cost effective, scalable, and maintainable online platform
Make recommendations to improve existing structures while integrating new product lines into a holistic experience
Document and communicate the current and planned architecture of the online platform
Evaluate and provide feedback on technical designs
Participate in forecasting and scale target exercises
Ensure approved technologies are being used appropriately
Ensure cross team dependencies are understood and delivered and systems integrate smoothly
Communicate with technical and non-technical business leaders on risks, roadmaps, and strategy
Evaluate the quality and stability of the live systems and identify areas for improvement
Provide technical mentorship to senior and junior level programming talent
Consult with outside vendors, oversee deliverables, and conduct due diligence on potential new partners

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working in multiple organizations in a senior engineering or architectural capacity designing, developing, and operating online solutions in a cloud hosted environment utilizing custom and third party systems.
A broad understanding of solutions and technologies as well as their strengths and weaknesses
Extensive experiencing developing and operating systems in AWS
Extensive understanding of browser, CDN, caching, backend services, and deployment technologies
Understand Docker and other containerization systems.
Good understanding & expertise with SaaS, PaaS, private datacenters, and the requirements to operate a medium to large scale architecture
Understanding of RDBMS and big data architecture
Proven experience integrating 3rd party, SaaS, and custom development to form an integrated solution
Strong understanding of RESTful APIs, messaging systems, application security, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Extensive experience with build/deploy systems as well as infrastructure as code principals and solutions
Passion for learning new technologies and trends, and the ability to choose appropriately between time-tested and emerging technologies
Strong leadership experience, such as can be used for consensus building and mentoring
Demonstrated ability to own and manage multiple technical projects with changing priorities in an agile environment
Experience dealing with both on-site and remote engineers
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team
Email:

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