Lead Application Architect

Arabella Advisors · Chicago, IL / Washington, DC / Durham, NC / Remote (Select States)

Software Engineering
Partners & Advocates
$137,000 - $182,000 Per Year
Posted 1 week ago

Salesforce
Excel
Continuous Integration (CI/CD)
Security
SQL
.NET
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Lead Application Architect, IT (Hybrid in Durham, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC or Remote)
 
Seeking an experienced full stack, end-to-end application architect to lead our development function in building new client-facing experiences while enhancing our Microsoft Azure and Salesforce environment.
 
This role reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be responsible for building an engaging client web experience while growing our enterprise integration capabilities to better connect our existing systems. Our ideal candidate is an experienced development team leader that can build a team of FTE and contract talent to both enhance and support our existing systems while building new capabilities to support our external clients.
                                                            
Essential Responsibilities
  • Partner with CIO and Product team to identify and implement solutions and integration platforms to support our clients
  • Recruit and manage backend, UI, and QA application developers, including performance management and a focus on developing, motivating, and mentoring direct reports
  • Manage relationships with backend, UI, and QA contractors
  • Connect and optimize our increasingly diverse technology platforms using expert level understanding of EAI/iPaaS patterns and platforms
  • Develop and implement a DevOps/continuous improvement (CI/CD) operations model around the firm's existing cloud Microsoft.NET and Salesforce Apex code solutions
  • Manage and enhance existing technology stack: Azure API Manager | Azure Data Factory | Logic Apps | Azure DevOps | SQL Server | .NET Framework | Apex | RESTful | ODATA | Azure Power Platform | SharePoint | PowerBI and PowerBI Embedded | PowerShell | Azure WebApps
  • Deliver a cohesive digital experience to our internal and external users
  • Lead application development function while coordinating with project managers, infrastructure, client service, and security teams to ensure alignment to overall technology strategy
  • Provide architectural expertise to firm's high impact technology projects
  • Own SOPs and best practices around Application Development, Enterprise Integration, and DevOps
  • Align external partner teams and developers to enterprise architecture vision through oversight and technical documentation
 
Other Responsibilities
  • Leverage network and developer communities to identify and adopt latest technologies that will keep Arabella at the innovation horizon of operational excellence
 
To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need
  • 7 years of application development experience with 3+ years of experience in leading Cloud/SaaS Development
  • Hands-on experience with EAI/iPaaS tools used for Azure integration and microservices management
  • Comfort taking a hands-on approach to solutioning and troubleshooting
  • To be able to serve as a team leader and help teams assimilate and apply new concepts, business models, and technologies
  • To be able to develop and refine technology roadmaps to align with budget constraints and available talent
  • Web design and/or user experience (UX) training a plus
 
Our Core Competencies
  • The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to effectively manage resources, create and implement enhancements across the firm to efficiently achieve service standards, and to coach junior teammates on how to address complex service challenges 
  • The ability to oversee and advise on multiple complex projects, including encouraging workflow and work plan innovations, and ensuring deliverables are high-quality and meet clients’ needs 
  • The ability to coach colleagues in how to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and to handle high-level stakeholder challenges 
  • The ability to effectively communicate difficult messages, to represent the firm to external audiences, and to mentor colleagues in how to adapt style, toneand content to various audiences 
  • The ability to help teams overcome collaboration challenges and promote compromise, inclusion, and openness; promote and lead activities that support an open, safe, and inclusive organization; understand the context in which we work and build critical cross-team connections; and share useful knowledge firm wide 
  • The ability to regularly integrate learnings to improve team operations, to lead learning opportunities that enhance team performance, and to be a mentor to others 
  • The ability to empower teammates to solve problems and provide guidance only when necessary; to solve complex challenges without clear owners or solutions by identifying innovative approaches; and to facilitating coordination with others and to coach colleagues in thinking through solutions 
  • The ability to create space for and/or facilitate conversations about DEI, bring diverse networks and relationships to the firm, and model leading through one’s own learning edges 
 
Working with Us
While this position can be Hybrid in Durham, NC, Chicago, IL or Washington, DC, or  Remote from the following states/district: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington State, or Wisconsin, please note that all Arabella Advisors’ offices have reopened, and we work in a hybrid environment. 
 
We reopened our offices in Summer of 2022 and work with a hybrid workplace strategy to ensure continued flexibility for our staff, while deepening our strong culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. We expect that after their initial onboarding, all Arabellans will have the choice of two hybrid schedules. Our hybrid schedule options include Flex, with 1-2 days per week in the office, or Office-based, with 3+ days per week in the office (or more if preferred) and the remaining days working at home/remotely. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
 
We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.
 
About Arabella Advisors
Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation. 
 
About Arabella’s IT Team
We are a growing team supporting the firm’s productivity and LOB technology portfolio. Arabella IT is responsible for realizing Arabella’s vision of becoming a technology-enabled organization capable of meeting and exceeding the firm’s aggressive growth goals and furthering our mission of taking our clients’ ideas to impact. 
 
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Arabella and read our official DEI statement.
 
Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)
This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our compensation ranges are based on salary ranges for similar sized organizations in the professional services sector and adjusted for local labor market rates and differentiated by geography.
 
Annual Pay Ranges for This Position:
 
Durham: $137,000 - $165,000
Chicago: $143,000 - $172,000
Washington, DC: $152,000 - $182,000
 
All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:
  • Health insurance- On average Arabella pays 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium
  • Paid time off- 16 days vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours volunteer leave, 8 weeks parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan- We offer a 4% employer match on a dollar-per-dollar basis, and there is no waiting or vesting period; all funds contributed by you and Arabella are yours to keep on day 1
  • Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking
  • Bonus incentive opportunities
  • Access to professional development opportunities
 
How to Apply
Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.
 
Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.  We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.
 
While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.
 
We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

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