Lead Architect

Chicago, IL, USA

Cohesion is a leading Intelligent Buildings software solution that is disrupting how buildings operate and how people engage with buildings – from real estate owners/investors, operators, building engineers, to tenants and visitors. Our cutting-edge converged IoT-enabled platform brings together building systems, building software, and business applications into a single portal for on web and mobile platforms to forge the path to autonomous buildings.

We are searching for a Lead Architect to join our rapidly growing team. This role will report to the VP of Engineering. The Lead Architect is responsible for envisioning the overall system design that will serve our platform, data, systems, and applications into the future. The right candidate will enjoy solving difficult and novel problems and will be an excellent leader and communicator to ensure the company stands out for its technical implementation and roadmap.

What You'll Do

• Lead, prioritize, and develop the overall enterprise architecture approach for the organization and communicate architectural direction.
• Collaborate with various stakeholders to align technology architecture with business strategy and goals.
• Research, recommend, and introduce new technologies consistent with objectives of the company.
• Ensure consistency of systems, tools, and architectural best practices across the organization.
• Prototype new solutions and approaches and enable business cases through proofs of concept.
• Create high-level product architectural specifications and design documents.
• Recommend, shepherd, and monitor adherence to defined standards for the design, development, and implementation of architecture.
• Provide development teams with architectural blueprints to follow.
• Guide and assist development teams throughout construction and implementation.
• Troubleshoot and resolve issues with coding or design.
• Contribute to and drive the architecture governance across the enterprise.
• Mentor and grow architecture skills within the Technology organization.
• Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems.

Required Qualifications

• Minimum of 8 years of overall related experience.
• Bachelor’s level education in computer science, information technology, or related field.
• Hands-on experience developing proofs of concepts, prototypes, and business cases.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
• Experience working in a global team.
• Production experience running applications at scale on a cloud platform.
• Proficiency with data analytics, visualization tools, and collaboration tools.
• Ability to articulate complex architecture concepts in a very succinct, simple way.
• Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills.
• Leadership and influential skills including teamwork, facilitation, and ability to influence and negotiate.
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and navigate the organization to leverage existing resources with an eye toward future needs.
• Experience with the following technology concepts:

Data warehousing and data engineering

Designing and building microservice based architectures

SaaS Platform development

Frontend development

Security best practices

Production Kubernetes experience
• Position requires flexibility to work outside of non-traditional business hours as required to perform job duties

Desired Qualifications

•Relevant industry experience.
•Graduate level education in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Understanding of architecture in an IoT context.
•Designing and implementing multi-tenant applications.
•.NET, Javascript experience.
•Scala/Erlang/Elixir/Functional experience.
•Experience with BAS and BMS systems.
•Experience in the Real Estate industry.
•Strong understanding of Agile development processes.
•Early stage startup experience.

What You Can Expect From Cohesion

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

• Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401k match
• Receiving a monthly cell phone reimbursement
• Comprehensive wellness reimbursement program (eligible after 6 months of employment)
• Enjoying a responsible unlimited PTO program to help employees maintain work-life balance after 3 months of employment
• 2-way flexibility of work schedules
• Dressing for your day
• Enjoying family leave benefits

At Cohesion, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse thought and practice. Individuals seeking employment at Cohesion are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Want to join our team? Email us your resume!

Cohesion is leading the way in autonomous building technology - seamlessly connecting critical systems with the human ecosystem, simplifying management through transparent operations and increasing asset value for owners by delivering better tenant experiences.




Chicago, Illinois

(833) 796-5500


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