VP, Software Architecture at Bullhorn

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As a VP of Software Architecture at Bullhorn, you will work closely with the SVP of Architecture & DevOps to drive the Architectural best practices and lead the execution and strategy of the Architectural Roadmap.  

You will be critical in coaching and mentoring new leaders in the architectural team and in leading the strategy and execution of the Architectural roadmap.  For this position, we are looking for strong leadership capabilities and a solid grasp of architectural concepts and best practices.  

Why this job is important

  • The Architecture & DevOps team at Bullhorn is a new and rapidly growing team focused on the design and health of the products.  To support that growth, we need a strong technical leader to help organize and guide the team.
  • Bullhorn has an extensive collection of products that need to interact seamlessly for our Bullhorn One initiative to be a success.  To do so will require the coordination of multiple architects and effective prioritization of a stability and performance backlog.  

As a VP of Software Architecture, a typical day might include:

  • Coaching and mentoring Architects and Development Managers on how to influence individuals within and outside of their team.
  • Guiding the team in continuing to define and refine architectural principles and best practices. 
  • Collaborating with the SVP of Architecture & DevOps on the prioritization and execution of the roadmap for stability & performance.  
  • Coaching Architects on how to document and communicate architectural designs and strategy
  • Leading weekly team collaboration meetings.
  • Collaborating with Bullhorn leadership teams in making strategic decisions on architecture strategy, team priorities, and team structure.
  • Representing Bullhorn at industry conferences, symposiums, and standards bodies. 
  • Sharing knowledge and best practices across various teams and disciplines within Bullhorn.

This job might be for you if: 

  • You’ve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • You have 10+ years of experience architecting and building software for scalable, fault-tolerant distributed systems.
  • You have 5+ years in a management role with a proven track record of leading effective teams, particularly with distributed teams.
  • You have demonstrated success in mentoring development teams in consistent architectural best practices
  • You have led Agile teams and are comfortable guiding teams toward continuously improving processes.
  • You have strong experience designing architecture for Software as a Service (SaaS) products.
  • You are comfortable in creating systems to gather and analyze performance metrics and log data from SaaS systems.
  • You are confident in leveraging diverse database technologies (SQL, NoSQL, Indexed Search, etc.)
  • You are comfortable in communicating and debating technical ideas both in writing and in person.
  • You have a keen ability to create and interpret architectural design documents and specifications.

Bonus points for:

  • Expertise in designing SaaS systems for fault tolerance and high availability, including the systems that monitor and alert for issues.
  • Experience architecting and monitoring event-driven architectures.
  • Expertise in application containerization (Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)
  • Deep experience with software design and delivery on cloud platforms (like AWS) with an understanding of economic and business models for software in the cloud.

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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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.

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
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) 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
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
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month on "First Thursday."
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
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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