Lead Architect at Aktana

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Aktana empowers life science sales and marketing teams to provide beneficial information to the physicians they serve

Job title
Lead Architect
Job listing last updated at
Jul 8, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, California, United States
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Job description

Aktana is immediately hiring a Lead Architect for our Architecture team. The Architecture team is responsible for ensuring that Aktana’s system architecture is closely aligned with Aktana’s business strategy. The Architecture Team works with Product Management and Engineering Teams to translate business requirements into scalable, modular, efficient, maintainable systems and technology solutions and bring them to market in a timely and cost-effective manner. Architecture Team also collaborates closely with engineering and data science teams to architect, design, build, deliver and maintain high-quality solutions consistent with the business strategy.

The Lead Architect works closely together with Product Management and Software Engineers to build a world class on-demand service platform to enable Aktana’s life science customers to provision, deploy and manage Aktana’s core solutions for actionable analytics and behavioral intelligence.  The set of problems that we tackle is incredibly diverse and complex. They cut across optimization, prediction, modeling, inference, and behavioral science. The architect should help define and build out the platform including software and APIs, documentation, consulting, support and evangelism, templates and guidelines.

This opportunity presents a significant intellectual, technical and operational challenge with an enormous impact. In this role you will drive the design, implementation and deployment of a well architected, intelligent on-demand end-to-end service delivery platform that is always available, scalable, predictable, and observable in line with Aktana’s Customer expectations. You will work with Product Management and Development Organization to envision, design and deliver extensible and standard offerings for different Aktana’s customer segments. You will work with cross-functional teams collaborating on building and bringing to market transformative solutions.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with product managers, data scientists, engineers to execute and deliver team charter.
  • Work with application developers and product management to design and build an advanced services platform that is simple, secure, scalable, extensible, maintainable and easy to use.
  • Work with Operations and Applications teams to architect solutions that have built-in reliability, security and observability traits.
  • Work with Application Architects/Engineers to identify and select the best of breed Tools, frameworks, libraries and platforms to speed delivery of solutions to the market
  • Work with Application Architects/Engineers to design and implement reusable software components.
  • Work with Product Managers and Development Organization to propose, implement and test Prototype and Proof of Concept Solutions to mitigate risk and evangelize platform, tools, frameworks, libraries.
  • Work with Application Developers to design and translate prototypes into production solutions that can serve multiple customers with minimum configuration and maximum automation.
  • Advice/Document best practices with respect to data partitioning, data storage, data security, platform security, system performance monitoring/tuning, memory management, model scalability, model performance monitoring/tuning and data quality monitoring/tuning.

 Required Experience and Skills:

  • MS/PhD degree in Computer Sciences or Engineering.
  • Relevant experience with a proven track record of developing a software as a service platform and operating it in production for enterprise customers.
  • In depth understanding and appreciation of continuous delivery, cloud platforms (AWS/SFDC/Azure/GCC), observability, infrastructure as code, configuration management, containers, operations and automation
  • Experience in designing, developing and operating an on-demand software service platform
  • High-energy self-starter with a passion for your work, attention to detail, and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong language skills in one of Java/Python 
  • Aptitude to quickly learn, understand and abstract complex data models
  • Experience/Knowledge of Life Sciences Domain a plus


About Aktana

Committed to customer success and innovation, Aktana is at the forefront of transforming how life sciences companies share information with healthcare providers (HCPs). Our proprietary platform harnesses machine learning algorithms to enable marketing and sales teams to seamlessly coordinate and optimize multichannel engagement with HCPs. Today, more than half of the top 20 global pharma companies are using Aktana for intelligent engagement.

Aktana is growing fast and looking for exceptional talent to join our team. We value hard work, transparency, and collaboration – and we like to have fun too! We are Great Place to Work Certified™, an honor given based on validated feedback from employees who report a consistently positive experience working at Aktana.

Headquartered in San Francisco, we also have offices in Philadelphia, London, Barcelona, Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, and Sao Paulo.

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