clients discoverygarden

Remote Solution Architect


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discoverygarden is a market leading provider of Digital Preservation and Asset Management Systems. Our mission is to help our clients preserve and share their prized digital assets. We believe that by preserving knowledge, history and information, we will better understand our culture - now and in the future.

Our solutions are built upon Open Source technologies including Islandora (Drupal) and have been adopted by clients around the world. From scans of telegrams sent by Babe Ruth held at the Baseball Hall of Fame Archives to construction photos of the Golden Gate Bridge housed at the San Francisco Public Library, we give our clients confidence that their prized information, artifacts and stories can be safely protected and shared.

The team at discoverygarden is growing and is looking for a Solution Architect to join the team. As a Solution Architect, you will design, describe and manage solution engineering to match it with specific client needs. You are a visionary who designs a blueprint for the solution based on customer requirements and evolving technologies.

If helping organizations and institutions preserve important digital assets of scientific, cultural, or historical significance sounds interesting to you, we would love for you to apply!

As a Solution Architect, your day-day may involve:

  • Working with our clients on articulating their requirements to map out a comprehensive solution and plan;
  • Liaising closely with our internal Sales, Product and Delivery teams on creating a common understanding of client needs and how they triangulate between the product roadmap and technical stack;
  • Assist in estimations of project scope and size, arriving at a solution that both our team and the client are comfortable with;
  • Brainstorm creatively and problem solve to find novel solutions to address complex client requirements and/or technical limitations;
  • Describe the structure, characteristics, behaviour and other aspects of the software to all project stakeholders, ensuring a seamless project kickoff where expectations are aligned;
  • Provide specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed and delivered;
  • Maintain a high-level structure of the software system (architecture), it's main components, their interfaces, and unique elements depending on the client (i.e. integration paths with external systems);
  • A general architectural vision that guides the organization and serves as a basis for mutual understanding between all parties involved in ongoing product development

Experience and Skill Set
  • Relative experience in a similar capacity and/or familiarity with Islandora and Drupal, ideally as a primary user of the Islandora framework in a past role
  • Extremely strong English written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical decision makers
  • Is a fast learner who is extremely comfortable learning new technologies and working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment where change is the norm
  • Is comfortable tracking details across many projects and maintaining multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrable attention to detail and the ability to simplify complex, intertwined needs
  • Demonstrable ability to triangulate needs across a variety of stakeholders, working collaboratively to arrive at a mutually agreed upon solution, and can proactively raise issues that are likely to impact a project
  • A self-starter and ability operate independently and remotely

Nice To Haves
  • Experience in leadership roles
  • Experience in technical / software product development
  • Experience working with Islandora Digital Asset Management Framework and other digital repository systems
  • Experience working with Drupal9 and cloud computing (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Strong knowledge of JIRA would be an asset

Employee Benefits
  • An exciting position in an agile and entrepreneurial organization
  • Remote-first work environment with stipend for home office expenses (We prefer if candidates can work at least 50% of their day in Atlantic/Eastern time zone to maximize collaboration)
  • Possibility to make a real impact on a fast-growing tech company
  • Opportunities to contribute to the open-source Islandora project and community
  • Resources and support for certifications
  • Generous time-off policy
  • Personal fitness stipend
  • Company-paid health, dental and vision benefits