Chief Enterprise Architect (Coding Leader)

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Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

The Technology Platform Architect will be reporting directly to the CIO and in this capacity, this leader will be responsible for leading a virtual team of domain & solution architects within Information Technology. This candidate will be responsible for defining and forming the architecture function within Information Technology, defining overall areas of architecture domains within IT, building the overall IT technology radar, governing and helping build domain level technology roadmaps, and helping develop & facilitate the overall architecture governance process.

Working for an incredibly fast paced organization that is growing rapidly, this leader will be required to exhibit agility, deep technical thought leadership, and openness to listen and lead strong engineers/architects within IT.


In this role, you will be responsible for IT architecture function design and build out, develop an understanding of overall Palo Alto Networks business quickly, and able to map overall Business/IT strategy into technology roadmaps.
The Technology Platform Architect will ensure a scalable, extensible technology platform(s) for IT that can be leveraged across various business functions.
This candidate will help lay the ground work for defining technology best practices and standards within IT and will be a big contributor to them as well. This candidate will facilitate cross-domain architects to develop common design patters, technology standards, technical governance, and best practices.
Ideal candidate should have demonstrated a strong track record of either leading or be a significant contributor to architectural functions within fast growing companies.
The candidate should have a proven record of excellence in software development and highly proficient in programming, design & architectural patterns coupled with a no ego easy to work with demeanor.

An audacious technology hands who thrives on change with an incredible motor and high rate of technical throughput
Experience in defining, building and leading architectural functions with Engineering or IT
Demonstrated ability to lead without positional power
An innovative thinker who is deeply respected with technical community for open source contribution, white papers, and technical talks
Demonstrated ability to make quick impact within organizations and ability to get things done, experience within or building startups a plus
Experience in designing or building software in Cloud Native scaled out and distributed architectures, ability to integrate SaaS platforms, working knowledge of services based architecture, containers, etc.
Experience working in small, highly technical teams employing Agile/Scrum practices
Proven ability to pull a diverse group of technical engineers/architects, moderate, and influence productive discussions driving towards quick decisions and results
Ability to work easily with business functions, R&D/Product Management and adept at translating complex technical subjects in business terms
10+ years’ software and architecture experience in hi-tech or financial based companies
BS degree in Compute

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