Product & Engineering

Software Architect

Remote- USA
Req ID 1003

Seismic, a rapidly growing Forbes Cloud 100 company, is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Nearly 2,000 organizations including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their enablement platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, and Australia. 

The Interfaces and Integrations Strategic Area is responsible for developing the Seismic Everywhere strategy which enables Seismic to go where our users are and creates deep experiences between suites of products both internal to Seismic and with our partners. Our teams also develop tools that allow third party vendors and clients to extend, expand and automate Seismic.  This position will involve supporting several teams that develop Integrations, leading our API First architecture and supporting the Seismic App Marketplace.  You will also work closely with architects and developers in other teams to ensure all products follow API First and Seismic Everywhere best practices.

Candidates for this senior role will typically have at least 12+ years experience.  The purpose of this role is to drive the long term architecture of the Seismic Integration strategy that prepares us for future growth. 


What you'll be doing:

  • Architecture
    • You know the difference between GraphQL and REST and where they fit in a modern architecture. API first is your preferred paradigm.
    • You've used many architecture patterns in the past, can explain them and know where they break down
    • You will help shape the architectural vision and roadmap for the Interfaces and Integrations Strategic Area and work with other architects and organization
  • Collaboration
    • You will work with architects in other strategic areas to understand requirements, constraints and ensure that designs adhere to our Seismic standards.  
    • A strong peer review culture is incredibly important to us. Everyone strives to improve every day, and both our code and design review processes are vital to this goal.  
  • Engineering 
    • Architecture can not occur in a vacuum.  You need to get your hands dirty in the code to make sure that you are setting the right strategic direction.
    • You excel in the back-end. Backend engineering at Seismic includes the following tech; C#, PostgreSQL, Node, Redis, Kubernetes
    • You are comfortable in the Front end. At Seismic this includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React and LiveScript.
    • Bonus points if you have familiarity integrating with CRM, Collaboration, or Email Apps Tools
  • Mentoring and Leadership
    • You will help make those around you smarter.
    • You will lead through influence both within your team and across teams.

What you'll bring to the team:

  • Experience
    • This is not your first trip around the block.  There are always new things to learn, but most problems have a shape that you have seen in the past
    • You know that the answer to most architecture questions is “It depends” and you know what the dependencies are.
    • You have worked in a cloud agnostic environment or have knowledge of multiple clouds.
    • You have a strong background developing microservice architectures, high volume processing solutions, web-based and API driven applications.
  • Critical thinking
    • You like to solve problems and it is the primary means in which you bring value to the organization.  
  • Communication
    • You are able to translate the non-technical business needs into a clear technical action plan seamlessly.
    • You are able to share your ideas across different teams and take feedback from multiple stakeholders.
  • Producing value, not work
    • You are known for the ability to make an estimate, establish a deadline collaboratively, and hit that mark.
    • You are known for asking clarifying questions about the intended impact of the work, weighing options, and devising creative solutions to complex problems.

What we have for you: 

  • Generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday benefits, including an end-of-year company shutdown
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans, as well as an optional Health Savings Account with a company contribution 
  • Paid parental leave and family caregiver leave 
  • Enhanced fertility and egg freezing benefits
  • 401(k) plan with annual company match 
  • Monthly stipend for cell phone expenses
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Seismic Cares employee volunteer program 
  • #OneSeismic culture that celebrates wins, encourages autonomy, ownership, and transparency

Headquartered in San Diego and with more than 1,300 employees across the globe, Seismic is the global leader in sales enablement, backed by firms such as Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price. Seismic also recently expanded its team and product portfolio with the acquisition of Percolate, Grapevine6, and Lessonly. Our board of directors is composed of several industry luminaries including John Thompson, former Chairman of the Board for Microsoft. 

Seismic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, or any other classification which is protected by applicable law.  

UNITED STATES CANDIDATES ONLY: Notice regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. At Seismic, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all new U.S. based Seismic employees, whose job requires them to meet in person with others or be present at a Seismic office in the course of their employment, must provide original documentation confirming status having received the prescribed vaccinations (doses) based on the manufacturer’s guidelines on their first day of employment. Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.