: Systems Architect

As a Systems Architect at Bullhorn, you will lead the architectural vision, design, and implementation for our software hosting infrastructure. You will help identify, research, and design new solutions to manage a complex ecosystem of SaaS products built on a diverse set of software and database technologies.

You will collaborate closely with software engineering and technical operations teams to define scalable, durable, and secure solutions for hosting a diverse set of services, messaging layers, database engines, and file servers.

Why this job is important:

  • Bullhorns critical infrastructure encompasses thousands of physical and virtual servers distributed across 4 physical data centers and a variety of cloud environments.

  • The applications hosted on the above infrastructure supports millions of active daily users across dozens of Bullhorn products.

  • Systems Architects define the infrastructure models that ensure that our software continues to serve our customers with a high degree of performance and reliability 24/7/365.

  • Architects also help raise awareness of new technologies and methods that can help us continue to operate this infrastructure efficiently and affordably.

  • Architects regularly solve highly technical and challenging problems to support a wide variety of behind the scenes business processes.

  • Systems Architects also mentor and coach software developers and systems engineers in best practices for system design and troubleshooting.

As a Systems Architect, a typical day might include:

  • Collaborating with software engineers to determine hosting models for new applications and services.

  • Defining new scalable patterns and principles for Systems Architecture

  • Evaluating new technologies for data storage, networking, or monitoring.

  • Creating new tools to improve the effectiveness of systems engineers and operators

  • Mentoring and coaching systems engineers and software engineers to adhere to best practices and troubleshoot issues.

  • Identifying upcoming risks to infrastructure performance or capacity, and collaborating with development and infrastructure teams to protect against those risks

  • Collaborating with senior product leadership on architectural vision and strategy.

  • Evaluating technology and planning integrations for newly acquired software companies.

  • Creating scripts and tools to automate infrastructure tasks for deployments

This job might be for you if:

  • Youve earned a Bachelors Degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field (...or you have the industry experience to prove that wasnt necessary)

  • You have 10+ years of experience designing and maintaining scalable product infrastructure for SaaS applications

  • You have proven experience working with a variety of networking, storage, and database technologies

  • You are comfortable working in various versions of Linux and Windows

  • You have demonstrated success in mentoring development teams in consistent architectural best practices

  • You have strong experience building Software as a Service (SaaS) products

  • Youre a tech guru with a passion for continuous improvement whos excited by finding better designs for infrastructure management.

  • You are comfortable working with Kubernetes, Puppet, and similar technologies for standing up a large number of services.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Kafka configuration, management, scaling, and monitoring

  • Comfortability with hosting and monitoring MongoDB

  • Experience managing budgets and working with hardware and software vendors

Bullhorn Culture

At Bullhorn, we take our culture seriously and strive to ensure everyone has a sense of belonging, a voice that is heard, and a clear path for success. We are looking for leaders to help promote that mentality across the organization.

Our offices offer a casual, collaborative environment with weekly catered-in breakfasts and lunches along with monthly First Thursday social events. Bullhorn offers unlimited vacation, quarterly paid volunteer days through its philanthropic group Bullhorn Cares, and an open invitation to Bullhorn Allies groups, which celebrate diversity and inclusion for all employees.

You might be a fit for Bullhorn if:

  • You are energetic and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

  • You are confident and love sharing success with your team

  • You take ownership of your work and continuously strive for improvement.