Sr Lead Solution Architect

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: Greater than 10 years

The Sr Lead Solution Architect at is responsible for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet non-functional (e.g., performance, security, reliability, and operations) requirements in support of a given initiative. The Sr Lead Solution Architect establishes architectural vision and direction, designs technical solutions, and monitors and evaluates emerging technologies.

The main area of responsibility will cover applications, technology, and data for our consumer marketing capabilities.  The Sr Lead Solution Architect deeply understands key concepts in advertising, sales, and marketing domains to ensure solution optimizations in the tooling, integrations, and data insights.  This role will partner closely with leaders in the CAI Marketing organization to champion their technology needs and align vendor decisions with the broader organization.  Additionally, this role will serve as a conduit between enterprise capabilities and the marketing technology landscape, conceptualizing how integrations between the areas can enhance each other.


Architecture Vision and Direction

  • Assists with the development of frameworks, standards, policies, principles, and procedures that guide technology decisions and maximize reuse of technology.
  • Facilitates technical design reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards, and consistency across organizational and design boundaries.
  • Assists in the identification, analysis, and resolution of technology infrastructure problems.
  • Creates a culture of knowledge sharing and failing forward, providing opportunities for team members to learn from each other’s successes and challenges.
  • Understands the broader CAI Capability landscape, using knowledge of the detailed scope of existing capabilities to design solutions that plug into the ecosystem.

Technical Architecture Development

  • Develops the logical and technical architecture for project and platform initiatives and collaborates with project teams to realize them.
  • Evaluates performance, security, reliability, operations, technology, and interoperability requirements and produces high level design deliverables that enable development teams to produce products that are flexible, scalable, and secure.
  • Communicates technical architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to delivery team and other stakeholders.

Technology Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Evaluates emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal applications of technology to meet business needs.
  • Recommends improvements to technology and processes that increase the effectiveness of the team.
  • Creates proof of concepts to determine the viability of new or different technologies.
  • Oversees and facilitates the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology.


  • Experience with consumer marketing solutions, such as consumer data, marketing automation, consent management, web / mobile analytics, and consumer relationship management (Google Marketing Platform preferred)
  • 10+ years of professional experience in solution architecture, IT software management, business analysis, or similar roles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Strong background in cloud computing (AWS, GCP).
  • Significant experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Experience with mission critical business platforms that power a variety of products and capabilities strongly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

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