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Chief Architect

Top Hat

Top Hat

Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2023
Top Hat takes a product-first approach to transforming the $9B Higher Education courseware category. We are an education technology company that is committed to transforming the way people learn. We provide innovative digital solutions for students, educators, and institutions that empower them to achieve their academic and professional goals. We are seeking a Chief Architect to lead our technology team in the design and development of our products and services.
As the Chief Architect, you will drive the technical vision and strategy for Top Hat. You will collaborate with product managers, designers, and engineers to ensure that our solutions are scalable, reliable, and user-friendly. This is a great opportunity to lead and mentor a team of senior engineers, and work with cross-functional teams to ensure that our technology roadmap aligns with the company's business objectives.

You will:

  • Lead the architecture and development of our products and services
  • Define and maintain the technical vision and strategy for the company
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and engineers to ensure the development of scalable and user-friendly solutions
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to a team of architects and engineers
  • Manage technical risks and issues, and identify solutions to mitigate them
  • Develop and maintain a technology roadmap that aligns with the company's business objectives
  • Participate in the selection and evaluation of new technologies and tools
  • Communicate technical concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ensure the security, performance, and availability of our solutions
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends, and apply them to our solutions

You are:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software development and architecture, with at least 3 years in a leadership role
  • Strong experience in designing and developing scalable, reliable, and user-friendly solutions
  • Experience with cloud-based technologies such as AWS or Azure
  • Experience with web development frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js
  • Strong understanding of software development principles and best practices
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills
  • Passion for education technology and a desire to make a positive impact in the industry
Why team members love working at Top Hat :
*A noble mission that creates meaningful, fulfilling work
*A team that cares deeply for customers and for each other
*We’re a company of invested owners - every Top Hatter receives stock options
*Professional learning and development for all role levels
*An awesome and welcoming Toronto HQ, and a growing sales hub in Austin, Texas
*Competitive health benefits that start on day one
*A management team focused on performance, growth, engagement and connection
*Our winning strategy and market potential
*Innovative PTO policy with lots of time and space for self-care
*Passionate customers that believe in us—and what we do