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Director, Solution Architect Full-time

at BAKKT LLC Georgia in Georgia (Published at 08-07-2022)

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Who We Are

Bakkt is a trusted digital asset platform that enables consumers to buy, sell, store, send and spend digital assets. Bakkt?s platform, is available through the Bakkt App and to partners through the Bakkt platform. Bakkt was founded in 2018 with a unifying vision: to connect the digital economy. We power commerce by enabling consumers, businesses and institutions to unlock value from digital assets.

Digital assets ? which include cryptocurrency, loyalty and rewards points, gift cards, in-game assets, and non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, which are unique digital assets that are not interchangeable ? comprise a growing $1.6 trillion marketplace. We are unlocking new ways to participate in the digital economy for consumers, businesses, and financial institutions. We accomplish this by expanding access to and improving liquidity for digital assets.

Since our inception, we have hit a number of milestones, working behind the scenes to build a platform worthy of our vision ? lowering barriers of entry into cryptocurrency, launching partnerships with some of the world?s premier brands and adding value to consumers? digital assets by making their rewards and loyalty programs more compelling.

Bakkt acts as a profound bridge connecting the digital ecosystem and sitting at the intersection of crypto, loyalty and payments. Our platform enables consumers to leverage their digital assets ? from cryptocurrency, to select loyalty points, gift cards and merchant offers ? in new and exciting ways. It also enables companies & merchants to access all of these capabilities, extending engagement with their customers, creating moments of delight while broadening the appeal and daily use of their loyalty and rewards programs. Now, let?s get to the real reason why you?re here ? how we can work together.

As a Director Solution Architect, you will transform requests for new business capabilities into solution designs that will direct engineering efforts to build value for our business. You will lead the charge on driving clarity and completeness of business and product concepts as we deliver new products and features for our customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Engineering, Product and Business leaders to solve for our most critical capability needs by breaking down impacts to people, process and technology.
  • Create comprehensive solution designs and collaborate with impacted teams
  • Lead estimation sessions across impacted teams for your solutions
  • Assist with creating and validating business cases that determine the value of the proposed solution and ensure that it is right sized for the problem being solved.
  • Collaborate closely with Technical Architects and Engineering teams on solution design
  • Act as a trusted consultant to business and product leaders to surface improvements to operational efficiencies, product capabilities and complexity reduction.
  • Participate as a solution advocate in key roadmap, assessment and priority discussions
  • Shape solution architecture processes, standards and deliverables that enable the discipline to grow and remain an integral part of the broader SDLC process.
  • Review requirements and design artifact to assure that implementation aligns with the solution and manage variances when needed.
  • Evaluate partner and vendor APIs and capabilities for fit and purpose
  • Keep current with industry trends, best practices and cutting-edge innovations.
  • Build strong relationships with senior leadership to gain insight into the business issues and garner executive sponsorship for a successful implementation of the IT projects.
  • Mentor and grow junior members of the team in solution architecture best practices, the company?s business processes and softer skills such as conducting successful solutioning sessions with the business.
. Requirements:


  • Computer Science or equivalent undergraduate degree
  • 10+ years of experience in cross-functional architecture and software engineering roles
  • Three plus years of financial services, e-commerce, loyalty or related industry experience
  • Exposure with development using Spring framework
  • Exposure with core Java API development including JavaScript development (jQuery, JSON, EventAPIs)
  • Exposure with developing API Apache Camel or other EBA, Microservices development (REST & SOAP)
  • Expertise with Cloud infrastructure development
  • Strong thought leadership a critical thinking skills
  • Excellent, highly polished verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent meeting facilitation and whiteboard collaboration/visualization skills
  • Strong Client/Customer facing skills (relationship building, expectation setting and collaboration)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter who can work independently and effectively cross functional team environments, juggle multiple large projects, delegate appropriately and help other team members manage their projects.
  • Proficiency in working with high-performing technology teams in a multi-technology enterprise.

Preferred

  • MBA or technical graduate technical degree
  • Former experience as a management consultant or B2B/Enterprise solutions consultant or architect
  • Experience in building technology architecture processes and standards
  • Expertise in Business Process Management

Bakkt is devoted to having diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Bakkt does not make any employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity of any other characteristic protected by law. Must successfully pass a post-offer background check and drug screen.



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