VP, Software Architecture

Mountain View, CA

The VP, Platform Architecture role spans across the entire eCommerce platform, Mobile platform and Data Warehouse platform and Hosting Platform. It includes API specifications, data store modeling, system optimizations, performance and security. This position requires extensive research, design and proposal of solutions for the business requirements. This Vice President will provide guidelines to build successful programs for the Samsung ecommerce team, distill complex requirements from business and operations teams, having the ability to translate them into generalized and simple technical concepts for implementation of the business needs. This role is also responsible for the security of the platform and customer information, providing guidance on the best industry practice to keep the platform and the customer information secure. This role will manage the Architects & DevOps across the eCommerce Organization.Role and Responsibilities


The Position:

  • Manage team of Architects, Security Specialist and DevOps
  • Define and Improve the Architecture of eCommerce Platforms
  • Define and maintain the guidelines for cybersecurity leading the engineering team by defining the tenets and standards to secure the system from network to the application layer
  • Advocate for the best practices to protect the users’ information and privacy by providing guidance on encryption standards, protocols and PII handling and anonymization
  • Design, review and approve architectural solutions to solve complex functional and technical requirements
  • Translate functional requirements from business and operations teams into simple, generalized and extensible concepts
  • Develop and enhance distributed systems, reusing the existing capabilities fostering for a clean and extensible foundation for future programs/projects
  • Advocate new tools, frameworks, technologies and standards to guide the engineering team on the system development
  • Deep understanding of processes and techniques of software development lifecycle, including development, build, test and production deployment strategies
  • Collaborate with Leadership teams on roadmap development with respect to feature prioritization, delivery, high-level estimates of effort, and designs


Skills and Qualifications

The Candidate:

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field
  • 20+ years of experience with software development
  • 10+ years of experience with distributed systems architecture/development
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, presentation and collaboration skills
  • Experience in communicating with customers, technical, business teams, and management to collect requirements, describe product features, and technical designs
  • Knowledge of modern software architectures, including techniques and concepts such as Serverless, Microservices, Sharding, Containerization and orchestration tools (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes) and other distributed systems concepts
  • RDBMS data modeling design and normalization, health monitoring and maintenance.
  • No SQL and distributed data stores, such as Elasticsearch, CockroachDB, Cassandra, Vertica (data warehouse) & Hadoop
  • Experience with RabbitMQ and its architecture for high availability, settings optimization, such as memory and disk watermark for best usage of the resources and its monitoring tools.
  • Experience with Node.JS, Golang, Swift & Java
  • Distributed caching strategies, replication, scalability and high availability powered by Redis, leveraging replication and load balancing instructions across different Redis slaves and master nodes
  • Experience in handling Mobile Apps for iOS and Android


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Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and  provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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