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Vice President Chief Architect

2019-12248

Locations:

Mountain View, California

Overview

Intuit believes in the power of the individual. The power to do more. To make more. To be more.

 

We believe in the people who do things – the hat jugglers, the to-do list junkies, the masters of getting it done faster, better and more efficiently than ever before. Whether that's balancing the household budget, running a business or paying taxes.

 

We believe in these people because we are these people. We thrive on action – and results. And by making things simpler, we all get more out of doing what we love. We're innovators and have been at it for more than three decades. And we don't stand still.

 

As the world evolves, so do we – inventing new solutions to solve important problems, perfecting those solutions and delighting our customers. In short: We’re on a mission to power prosperity around the world.

 

We started small in 1983 with Quicken personal finance software, simplifying a common household dilemma: balancing the family check book. Today, we serve 42 million customers in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, with products available from the desktop to the cloud.

 

Supporting our mission, our strategy is to apply a laser-like focus to help our customers prosper through One Intuit Ecosystem that:

  • Puts more money in their pockets through data-driven services
  • Eliminates work through innovative technology
  • Provides complete confidence that they can do it right – by themselves – with complete confidence

Just as we transformed before, from DOS to the web, and to the cloud and mobile, we are evolving again to deliver personalized experiences on a trusted, open platform and help create indispensable connections.

 

As the way we live and work evolves, we adapt our strategy to meet and lead these changes. No matter where you find us – and whether you use our products on your PC, mobile phone or tablet – we remain committed to creating new and easier ways for consumers and businesses to tackle life's financial chores, giving them more time to live their lives and run their businesses. As our business and product lines grow beyond accounting and into new areas, we will build on our heritage of innovation. That's not just our history. It's our future.

Responsibilities

Intuit is looking for a Chief Architect & Fellow for the Intuit Platform. The successful executive will have true technical depth, business acumen, and a desire to create delight in every customer experience.  S/he will have a passion for driving technical product direction, leading and inspiring cross-functional teams, and influencing executives as well as engineers.

 

The ideal candidate’s experience encompasses technical architecture and/or software development, business strategy, and people management experience. This executive will have an ability to leverage prior success within a complex business that has enormous amounts of transactional, repeatable data.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead the technology evolution of the Intuit Platform, including data, analytics, productivity and tools
  • Drive end-to-end architecture across product offerings and platform services
  • Lead the execution of critical architectural priorities for a team of architects and senior technology leaders to develop mobile enabled, worldwide SaaS products
  • Work with key stakeholders in multiple engineering groups to drive near and long term architecture decisions
  • Transform technology to support a Consumer Open Platform allowing 2nd and 3rd party developers to contribute apps and services
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction in the areas of data management, analytics and visualization across our entire internal operations
  • Guide and inspire the teams in data science best practices, and evangelize strategic use of data throughout the business
  • Partner with Engineering Leader to identify areas across people, process and technology to dramatically improve velocity
  • Be a key contributor to ensure the product is highly secure, available, scalable, resilient, and cloud ready
  • Inspire innovation and deliver quality at speed across offerings and platform
  • Execute to success through diligent planning, attention to detail, effective delegation, efficient decision making, and individual/team accountability
  • Influence cross-organizational leaders that can drive success for the individual development teams
  • Communicate effectively across multiple organizations to ensure that the teams are completely aligned to the objectives and can do the job effectively
  • Build strong inter-personal relationships with peers and other key stakeholders that can help smooth execution

Qualifications

  • Computer Science degree with 15+ years of experience in the software product industry in senior architecture and software development roles
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality SaaS products that serve millions of people
  • Demonstrated experience in senior leadership positions with responsibility for architecture and technology for more than 200 engineers
  • Demonstrated experience in setting clear technological / architectural context for the business unit leadership and provide key contributions to the design context
  • Establish technology sourcing directions for the product division and provide context for these decisions to the company
  • Understanding of industry-leading technology/solutions in big data and machine learning
  • A laser focus on outstanding business outcomes with effective and fast decision making that takes into account the interests of all four key stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, and partners
  • Experience in making successful trade-offs that balance the short and long term product goals
  • Experience driving engineering design using and Agile process to drive innovation, accelerate decisions and outcomes while minimizing risk
  • Proven ability to lead and influence large distributed product development efforts
  • Partner with senior engineering leaders and business leaders to influence organizational and structural change
  • Proficiency in one or more key technologies including React, Java, Javascript, NoSQL
  • Proficient in front-end and back-end architecture & design
  • Experience using data insights for product refinement
  • Experience transitioning a monolith to a Cloud-based, service-oriented architecture
  • Ability to work well through ambiguity, confidence in making tough calls and leading through adversity with a sharp focus on the eventual right outcomes
  • Arbitrates technical disagreements across teams
  • Partner with the senior engineering leaders, Directors to build strong engineering teams
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred

 

 

Imagine a career where your creative inspiration can fuel BIG innovation.  Year-over-year, Intuit has been recognized as a best employer and is consistently ranked on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and Fortune World’s “Most Admired Software Companies” lists. Immerse yourself in our award-winning culture while creating breakthrough solutions that simplify the lives of consumers and small businesses and their customers worldwide. 

Intuit is expanding its social, mobile, and global footprint with a full suite of products and services that are revolutionizing the industry.  Utilizing design for delight and lean startup methodologies, our entrepreneurial employees have brought more than 250 innovations to market – from QuickBooks®, and TurboTax®, to GoPayment, Mint.com, big data, cloud (SaaS, PaaS) and mobile apps.  The breadth and depth of these customer-driven innovations mean limitless opportunities for you to turn your ingenious ideas into reality at Intuit.

 

Discover what it’s like to be part of a team that rewards taking risks and trying new things. It’s time to love what you do! Check out all of our career opportunities at: careers.intuit.com.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Imagine a career where your creative inspiration can fuel BIG innovation. Year-over-year, Intuit has been recognized as a best employer and is consistently ranked on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For" and Fortune World's "Most Admired Software Companies" lists. Immerse yourself in our award winning culture while creating breakthrough solutions that simplify the lives of consumers and small businesses and their customers worldwide.

Intuit is expanding its social, mobile, and global footprint with a full suite of products and services that are revolutionizing the industry. Utilizing design for delight and lean startup methodologies, our entrepreneurial employees have brought more than 250 innovations to market – from QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, to GoPayment, Mint.com, big data, cloud (SaaS, PaaS) and mobile apps. The breadth and depth of these customer-driven innovations mean limitless opportunities for you to turn your ingenious ideas into reality at Intuit.

Discover what it's like to be part of a team that rewards taking risks and trying new things. It's time to love what you do! Check out all of our career opportunities at: careers.intuit.com. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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