Systems Architect

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As a Systems Architect at Bullhorn, you will lead the architectural vision, design, and implementation for our software hosting infrastructure.  You will help identify, research, and design new solutions to manage a complex ecosystem of SaaS products built on a diverse set of software and database technologies.

You will collaborate closely with software engineering and technical operations teams to define scalable, durable, and secure solutions for hosting a diverse set of services, messaging layers, database engines, and file servers.

 

Why this job is important:

  • Bullhorn’s critical infrastructure encompasses thousands of physical and virtual servers distributed across 4 physical data centers and a variety of cloud environments.

  • The applications hosted on the above infrastructure supports millions of active daily users across dozens of Bullhorn products.

  • Systems Architects define the infrastructure models that ensure that our software continues to serve our customers with a high degree of performance and reliability 24/7/365.

  • Architects also help raise awareness of new technologies and methods that can help us continue to operate this infrastructure efficiently and affordably.

  • Architects regularly solve highly technical and challenging problems to support a wide variety of behind the scenes business processes.

  • Systems Architects also mentor and coach software developers and systems engineers in best practices for system design and troubleshooting.

As a Systems Architect, a typical day might include:

  • Collaborating with software engineers to determine hosting models for new applications and services.

  • Defining new scalable patterns and principles for Systems Architecture

  • Evaluating new technologies for data storage, networking, or monitoring.

  • Creating new tools to improve the effectiveness of systems engineers and operators

  • Mentoring and coaching systems engineers and software engineers to adhere to best practices and troubleshoot issues.

  • Identifying upcoming risks to infrastructure performance or capacity, and collaborating with development and infrastructure teams to protect against those risks

  • Collaborating with senior product leadership on architectural vision and strategy.

  • Evaluating technology and planning integrations for newly acquired software companies.

  • Creating scripts and tools to automate infrastructure tasks for deployments

 

This job might be for you if: 

  • You’ve earned a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field (...or you have the industry experience to prove that wasn’t necessary)

  • You have 10+ years of experience designing and maintaining scalable product infrastructure for SaaS applications

  • You have proven experience working with a variety of networking, storage, and database technologies

  • You are comfortable working in various versions of Linux and Windows

  • You have demonstrated success in mentoring development teams in consistent architectural best practices

  • You have strong experience building Software as a Service (SaaS) products

  • You’re a tech guru with a passion for continuous improvement who’s excited by finding better designs for infrastructure management.

  • You are comfortable working with Kubernetes, Puppet, and similar technologies for standing up a large number of services.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Kafka configuration, management, scaling, and monitoring

  • Comfortability with hosting and monitoring MongoDB

  • Experience managing budgets and working with hardware and software vendors

Bullhorn Culture

At Bullhorn, we take our culture seriously and strive to ensure everyone has a sense of belonging, a voice that is heard, and a clear path for success.  We are looking for leaders to help promote that mentality across the organization.

Our offices offer a casual, collaborative environment with weekly catered-in breakfasts and lunches along with monthly “First Thursday” social events.  Bullhorn offers unlimited vacation, quarterly paid volunteer days through its philanthropic group Bullhorn Cares, and an open invitation to Bullhorn Allies groups, which celebrate diversity and inclusion for all employees.

You might be a fit for Bullhorn if:

  • You are energetic and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

  • You are confident and love sharing success with your team

  • You take ownership of your work and continuously strive for improvement.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • LuceneLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HibernateFrameworks
    • TomcatFrameworks
    • GitFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SolrDatabases

Location

Bullhorn's HQ is located in the Financial District in downtown Boston near South Station and within walking distance to a variety of lunch hot spots.

What are Bullhorn Perks + Benefits

Bullhorn Benefits Overview

Strong culture makes Bullhorn a great place to work! Our offices offer a casual, collaborative environment with weekly catered-in meals and monthly "First Thursday" social events. Bullhorn offers unlimited vacation, quarterly paid volunteer days through its philanthropic group Bullhorn Cares, and an open invitation to Bullhorn Allies groups, which celebrate and cultivate diversity and inclusion for all employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Bullhorn Cares is employee-led and organizes regular volunteering and fundraising events, both company-wide and local, to give back to our communities. We also offer 1 volunteer day per quarter.
Partners with Nonprofits
Bullhorn partners with Career Collaborative to close the opportunity gap and Pledge 1% to offer a portion of our success to our local communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Allies | To acknowledge, educate, and celebrate diversity in culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation; Herd | For women and allies to share ideas and brainstorm solutions in a judgement free zon
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
With an emphasis on diversity in our recruitment and team-building efforts, Bullhorn is proud to support leaders from all cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Allies | An umbrella Employee Resource Group; HERd | An ERG for women and gender minorities; [email protected] | An ERG for Black employees; Pride | An ERG for LGBTQIA+ employees
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Bullhorn employees can contribute up to $2,750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $2,500 weekly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental benefits plan covers 80% of expenses after deductible.
Vision Benefits
Our vision benefits plan includes a $20 co-pay for annual eye exams with $0 co-pay for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our best-in-class health insurance policy through BBA (a Blue Cross Blue Shield company) covers up to $4,000 of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 5 times an employee's annual salary up to $500,000.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Bullhorn's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Mental Health Benefits
Bullhorn offered a Mental Health Day to all global employees this summer. We also have mental health coverage included in our Medical plans and Employee Assistance Program.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Bullhorn will match 50% of employee contributions to their 401k plans up to 6% of all eligible earnings.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Bullhorn partners with Pledge 1% to offer a portion of our success back to our local communities.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Bullhorn offers an Employee Assistance Program that includes child care and elder care referrals. Child care could be covered through your FSA with Bullhorn.
Generous Parental Leave
Bullhorn provides up to 4 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker and 2 weeks of parental leave for the secondary caretaker of new infants.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible schedules for Bullhorn employees are at the discretion of each employee's manager.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home or remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Bullhorn hosts Bring Your Kid to Work Day each year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Bullhorn has an unlimited vacation policy for all employees globally.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 1 day per quarter of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Bullhorn offers commuter benefits as an FSA, with a contribution of up to $260 per month.
Company Outings
Bullhorn hosts company outings Monthly.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Game Room
Bullhorn has a Jam Room for musicians to use at any time.
Stocked Kitchen
Bullhorn has a fully stocked kitchen including coffee, tea, fruit and cereal
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Friday. Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month on "First Thursday."
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy through an FSA
Recreational Clubs
We encourage Bullhorn employees to form recreational clubs.
Fitness Subsidies
Fitness subsidies are available through the health insurance plan.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Bullhorn offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Bullhorn hosts regular lunch and learn meetings.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Bullhorn's benefits start on Day 1 of your employment. There is no vesting period for medical, dental, vision, 401k, or other benefits. We also offer a paid employee referral program, relaxed environment with casual dress, and internal promotions/moves.

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