Overview:
Who is Virgin Pulse?
Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse’s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management;all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse’s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures.

Who are our employees?
At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture – have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.

Virgin Pulse values and celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe in creating teams made up of individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Why? Because diversity inspires innovation, collaboration, and challenges us to produce better solutions. But more than this, diversity is our strength, and a catalyst in our ability to #changelivesforgood.

Our Technology

Our next generation SAAS platform is using an exciting mixture of technologies: Large scale, highly available, public-facing applications built in Angular for web and native Android/iOS for mobile. Our backend is composed of many different micro-services built using Spring Boot Rest APIs and Apache Storm, backed by a combination of technologies to fit our scaling needs like PostgreSQL, Cassandra/ScyllaDB, Kafka, Redis, and Elasticsearch allowing us to process billions of events using an event-based architecture. All of this is hosted on AWS utilizing tools like Terraform and Ansible to manage our infrastructure.

At Virgin Pulse we are a big believer in teams owning their features and we have instilled a motto of “build, deploy, run”. This means teams don’t just develop features, but they are also responsible for deploying and supporting their features in Production. To support this, we practice CI/CD, allowing each team to deliver value to our customers in as short amount of time as possible, while also giving our teams a continuous feedback loop by using tools like New Relic, ELK, and CloudWatch to monitor application health and performance. The times of weekly, bi-weekly, or even quarterly releases are a thing of the past.
Responsibilities:
Who you are
As a Cloud Architect at Virgin Pulse, you will be working on a Digital Health SaaS platform that supports millions of engaged, active members in 20 languages across 190 countries, serving over 50 billion+ API calls every year to mobile and web users.

In this particular role, you will be a part of our Architecture team, responsible for supporting an enterprise-wide software portfolio, working across multiple delivery teams aligning on strategic vision, delivery and performance expectations. This position will have frequent interactions with various delivery teams where you will be working with a passionate and strong team of engineers and product managers. With your strong background in cloud technologies and software architecture you will have the opportunity to develop, manage and evolve our tech stack..

In this role you will wear many hats but your skills will be especially essential in the following:

  • Provide expertise and establish best practices on the development, monitoring, and maintenance of technologies
  • Propose and develop architecture designs and blueprints while ensuring alignment to the broader architecture design principles and technology strategies
  • Coordinate engagement with technology partners, vendors and 3rd parties
  • Provide technical leadership and coaching to the more junior team members to enable them to build better software.
  • Identifies and proactively designs technical debt out of the solutions
  • Produce comprehensive technical views of the solution area's components at the software, data, communication and compute layers
  • Design end-to-end solutions that meet performance, scalability, security, regulatory compliance and resiliency requirements
  • Mastering our development process, culture and code base
Qualifications:
What you bring to the team
In order to represent the best of what we have to offer you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes including:
  • 5 or more years of software engineering experience with at least 1 years in a lead capacity in cloud management
  • Demonstrated examples of building highly available, scalable software applications
  • Broad knowledge and experience with multiple software languages, with proficiency in terraform, helm
  • Prior experience creating cloud architecture designs for multiple applications
  • Proficiency in cloud architecture and service management as code
  • A solid understanding of best practices for continuous development pipelines
  • A desire to partner closely with appropriate stakeholders to refine features and frameworks
  • Ability to articulate and champion design strategies related to scalability, maintainability, performance, security and usability
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new technologies and services

What makes you stand out

  • Extensive experience working with AWS cloud services and kubernetes
  • Experience in building and supporting a distributed application architecture
  • Proficient in using or managing Spring, Storm, Kafka, or Cassandra
  • Actively participate in development community
  • Experience with highly scalable systems in a cloud environment
  • Know how to build, deploy, and run an application all the way to production
No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If you may be a good fit, we encourage you to apply. Virgin Pulse is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to principles of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. As we are committed to diversifying our company, we make a particular effort to recruit and encourage candidates that are historically from underrepresented communities to apply for open positions.

#LI-REMOTE

Security Competencies:
Work to maintain system and data security at a high standard, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Virgin Pulse application is not compromised. Adhere to industry best practice coding standards and verify all code developed at Virgin Pulse is free from bugs and security vulnerabilities such as those defined and published by OWASP.

Why work here?
  • We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here.

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.

  • Please note that Virgin Pulse representatives will only communicate with you via our own corporate communication tools with virginpulse.com email addresses and through partnership with our Applicant Tracking System, iCIMS, which will clearly reference Virgin Pulse. We do not use third part apps like WIRE or WhatsApp to communicate.

  • At no time during the interview process will we ask you for secure PII data unless you are offered a job with Virgin Pulse. Should you be offered a job, and accept, you will be proivded with secure links through our partnership with ADP.

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