Technical Enterprise Architect

A custom development company, MentorMate is a design and software powerhouse with mature and established practices in Enterprise Web & Mobile Development, Technical Architecture, Human-Centered Design, Cloud & DevOps, Advanced Data Мanagement & Analytics. We are seeking a Technical Enterprise Architect, who will focus on project delivery cycles and potential enterprise-level RFP responses.

As a top engineering employer, run by engineers, MentorMate provides challenging careers in a friendly, people-oriented environment. We value our employees and share our success through competitive pay and benefits, advancement opportunities, and flexible working models.

About the role

As a Technical Enterprise Architect, you work with MentorMate sales and account management teams to propose feasible technical architecture options for prospects and existing clients. You will participate in the architecture and planning of software solutions during the proposing phase and collaborate with technical leaders in multiple practices in defining the technical architecture. You should have a wide breadth of knowledge across different development and cloud technologies, and you are curious about new emerging architecture patterns.

As part of a delivery-focused group, you will be responsible for refining the technical architecture throughout the lifecycle of a project. This will require learning the business needs, the user needs, and guiding development teams on the implementation of Well-Architected Frameworks. Client management skills are important when it comes to managing traceability, scope changes, and documenting complex architectures.

Internally, the Technical Enterprise Architect will focus on turning client-based work into repeatable patterns, known as Reference Architectures. The ability to present architecture topics to multiple audiences is a key performance indicator for any Enterprise Architect. This will include the ability to write architecture specifications and present high-level system architectures to non-technical and technical audiences.

Responsibilities
  • Lead the effort in defining and refining the technical architecture for the solution during the proposal and define phase of a project, including reuse and refinement of reference architectures
  • Assist clients and project teams with architecture, design, and implementation of the proposed solution
  • Assist project management in the identification of scope changes, provide budget and timeline adjustments, and work within the risk management framework 
  • Work with account and project management to discuss new needs within project teams to ensure client satisfaction
  • Work with account and project management to identify risks and mitigate such risks
  • Be an advocate for the client within the project, ensure MentorMate has our client’s best interest in mind by executing a solution that meets business, users, and technology needs 
  • Be an internal and external champion for strong technical architecture, including consistency and standardization via reference architectures, when applicable
  • Provide technical thought leadership to clients and internal staff on MentorMate’s portfolio with a focus on “future proof” architectures 
  • Provide solutions with optimized (total cost of ownership) TCO 
Requirements
  • 5+ experience delivering solutions for IT or Product Development groups
  • 3+ years of experience in Software Architecture, Solution Architecture, or Enterprise Architecture roles
  • Excellent people skills – а demonstrated the ability to work with technical and non-technical individuals, both in gathering information and communicating direction and status.
  • Excellent knowledge of architecture patterns and architecture best practices
  • Experience negotiating features and architectures with internal and external clients
  • Hands-on knowledge of cloud technologies, SaaS-Paas-IaaS and related architectures, AWS and/or Azure services 
  • Experience with DevOps principles, practices, tools, and implementations
  • Experience with SCRUM development methodology
  • Practical experience with the entire lifecycle of custom and packaged software application development
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to convey complex technical topics to multiple audiences
  • Excellent spoken and written English
A significant advantage would be
  • Working knowledge of SOA, microservices, RESTful APIs, messaging/pub-sub, and data integration solutions
  • Experience working with relational, key-value, and graph databases
  • Knowledge of DevOps and DevSecOps tools and methodologies, including IAM, containerization, and serverless solutions
  • Experience working with remote or multi-location teams to deliver technology solutions
  • Familiarity with Waterfall and Agile methodologies 
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
Let’s work together
Available for the following work models:
Hybrid
Remote
Offices in Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Burgas
We offer

Career Development

  • Professional growth in a global company
  • Meaningful enterprise projects
  • Latest technologies to choose from
  • Work side-by-side with top engineers
  • Challenging problems to solve
  • A career path with regular salary increases
  • Individual learning budget
  • Internal technical and soft skills trainings
  • Leadership program
  • Business English classes

Work & Life Balance

  • Remote or hybrid working model
  • Five offices in Bulgaria to work from
  • Additional paid time off for loyal employees
  • Regular team gatherings
  • Employee Referral program
  • Gamification incentive program
  • State-of-the-art offices
  • Internal communities of interest
  • Charity and volunteer activities
  • Diverse working environment
  • Metro Station next to the office (Sofia)
  • MentorBikes to use

Flexible Benefits

  • Additional health and dental insurance
  • Investment savings account plan
  • Additional voluntary pension insurance
  • Different types of insurances to choose from
  • Takeaway wallet for your favorite meals
  • Multisport card
  • Pulse SPA & Fitness card (Sofia & Plovdiv)
  • Covered transport expenses
  • Parking (Sofia)

Career Path

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Intern Level
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Junior Level
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Regular Level
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Senior Level
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Lead / Architect Level
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Manager / Principal Level

Let’s Work Together