SaaS Architect – Boston

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SaaS Architect – Boston

eFront is the leading provider of software solutions to manage alternative investments (Private Equity, Real Estate, Private Debt and Funds of Hedge Funds). We have grown extensively year-on-year since our inception and the forefront of our strategy is to continue this trajectory. To support our future growth, we are looking for professionals with great skills, drive and enthusiasm, who are keen to make a difference and be successful. We are a global organization with offices across Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

In order to support our constantly growing business, we are looking for a:

SaaS Architect – Boston
Department: Technology


Reporting into the SVP of Global Technical Operations, this role will manage the deployment architecture of eFront SaaS and hosted products. Optimize deployment architecture across several dimensions (supportability, availability, reliability, security, costs). Work across several groups within Technology Organization (including product management, engineering and operations) to evolve current product deployment architecture.
•Partner with Engineering teams in the development of a system and operational architecture for a highly available/scalable cloud based platform
•Evolve current deployment standards to optimize efficiencies and costs
•Evaluate new and emerging technologies for eFront product deployments
•Assembling cost models associated with proposed architectures, including CapEx, subscription, licensing, maintenance and operations costs
•Leading and facilitating system design discussions and decisions involving cross-functional stakeholders
•Driving efficiencies and agility in tooling for cloud technology and process automation, link to security program to incorporate key capabilities


•BS in technical field, MS or MBA preferred
•Ten (10) years of overall Information Technology related experience with minimum of five (5) years of combined Architect level responsibilities, e.g. SaaS Architect, DevOps/ Deployment Architect or Engineer, Professional Services (Implementation) Architect, Software Solution Architect
•Strong (and recent) experience architecting the deployment of cloud based applications or platforms.
•Direct experience utilizing and optimizing usage of services within public cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, etc
•Experience deploying globally distributed systems
•Software coding/engineering experience as related to systems integrations, automation & deployment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Cross-functional/global leadership and influence expertise including negotiations and conflict resolution.
•Strong technical understanding of IT and cloud technologies (compute, storage, network, database, security, virtualization, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS, OpenStack & open source , etc)
•Broad knowledge and ability to apply system scalability and availability principles
•Foundational knowledge of development methodologies like Agile, system operational processes (ITIL) and ISO standards (e.g. ISO27001)
•Ability to compile and analyze various cost models related to cloud platforms, leveraging strong knowledge of subscription and licensing costs/terms
•Proven ability to build long term trusted relationships with peers and leaders

eFront stands out as a real career booster :

•We are at the crossroads between software and the thriving businesses of Private Equity and Real Estate
•We foster international and cross-functional mobility across our broad office network
•Our culture encourages risk-taking and innovation
•While we are a financially robust and established company, we are still as agile and boiling as a start-up and offer plenty of opportunities to gain responsibilities rapidly

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious and rising professional to join a rapidly growing and successful company. Visit our career page and join us!