Principal Architect Headless Platforms at Bounteous

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As companies compete in the digital era, the ability to combine multiple best-of-breed technologies into a cohesive, decoupled (often referred to as headless), custom platform is greater than ever. Does helping establish a point of view on composable architecture and how to build and maintain adaptable systems sound interesting? We're seeking candidates that are excited by these trends and equipped to conceive and lead technical teams to deliver value for our clients.
As the Principle Architect, you straddle both realms of the strategic and tactical. You are able to zoom-out to strategically advise clients on how to decompose off from their monolithic legacy systems and recompose into a composable architectural pattern leveraging API-first, Saas-based platforms and cloud technologies. You are also able to zoom-in to effectively lead and advise the Lead Engineers and Senior Developers in executing your architecture and vision. Although it is not required to have full-stack hands-on knowledge, you should have an innate understanding of how modern front-end Javascript frameworks tie in with SAAS-based backend platforms via integrations based on micro-services built using the cloud and how data is ingested and distributed between systems. Thus, you should have prior experience architecting and/or leading the implementation of projects in a headless/decoupled context.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Understand and communicate headless architectural principles, best practices, code patterns, and mentor/educate others
  • Collaborate on standard architectures around composable/shared experience services
  • Oversee and participate in conceiving, planning, and directing large client projects
  • Solution for and aid the business development team in pitching and winning new work
  • Collaborate with Practice Lead to enable the practice goals through technology
  • Conceive and guide the development of tools to enable successful, efficient, and repeatable delivery across multiple projects (e.g. accelerators, dev tools, etc.)
  • Develop technical training resources to ramp developers into being effective

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as an Application Architect or related position implementing headless/decoupled applications
  • Have an understanding of how React, Angular, Vue or other modern Javascript frameworks integrate with backend APIs
  • Experience building APIs & microservices on one or more of the cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience building integration pipelines to ingest and distribute data both realtime/async leveraging one or more of the cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience implementing SSO solutions (OKTA, Facebook Login, Google, etc.) using authentication mechanisms (SAML, OAuth, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on Experience building applications using React, Angular, Vue or other modern Javascript Frameworks
  • Experience working with traditional or headless content platforms (Amplience, Contentful, Netlify CMS, Adobe AEM, etc)
  • Experience working with traditional or headless commerce platforms (Magento/Adobe, CommerceTools, Elastic Path, Shopify, SAP hybris, etc)
  • Agency or big brand experience a plus


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Bounteous is focused on promoting an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate the different viewpoints and experiences our diverse group of team members bring to Bounteous. Bounteous does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Bounteous is willing to sponsor eligible candidates for employment visas.

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What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day for a Data Scientist. Some days I am heads-down coding 80% of the time; others are filled with multiple client presentations, internal discussions, or even writing a blog post. Being able to utilize my data science knowledge and make an impact on clients' business is an incredibly rewarding experience for me.


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What are Bounteous Perks + Benefits

Bounteous Benefits Overview

Yes, we offer competitive paychecks and annual bonuses, but we also offer top-of-the-line healthcare, vision, dental, disability, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, including transportation savings; 401(k) benefits; and a take-what-you-need vacation policy. At Bounteous, rewarding our people for a job well done is the most important job we do.

You could say our perks start with free craft brew (including Bounteous' own) at Beer O’clock or with the Friday lunches and snacks all day, every day. Offering flexible working hours and choosing from two comfortable offices in public transportation and restaurant-friendly locations are definite pluses. For some, it’s the shiny new Apple computers and displays. For others, it’s our annual Hackathon, lunch and learn sessions, a tech conference, or certification opportunity. Or maybe it’s simply the camaraderie during an annual 5K, a bunch of coworkers kicking back and playing games during happy hour, a competitive dodgeball tournament, or bringing a date to our annual holiday bash. No matter which is your favorite, Bounteous is never short on perks!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

First-rate salary, “Take What You Need” vacation policy, and competitive bonus incentives • The opportunity to work side-by-side with smart, passionate team members and to be paired with a Mentor and Career Coach to help you reach your personal and professional development goals! • Amazing, holiday parties and frequent team activities, get-togethers, shindigs, and powwows, including an annual Hackathon! • An incomparable benefits package for you and your family, including: 401(k) retirement; fully paid premiums for healthcare, long-term disability, and life insurance; and dental and vision programs • Opportunities to regularly participate in community volunteer events and our charitable contribution program

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