Technical Architect - Digital

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Technical Services: IT Database Management/Services
We presently have an opportunity for a Technical Architect within our PGA TOUR Digital Department. The role will work closely with team members across our digital group, the Information Systems team, and our vendors to develop and deliver products and platforms for our fans.  The Technical Architect will be responsible for the implementation of the infrastructure, environments and live data feeds that that support the presentation of the PGA TOUR across multiple types of digital platforms.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology and sports, with an interest in how the two can intersect to create an exciting fan experience.
Qualified candidates will have the following: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in software engineering and hands on technical management
  • 3 to 5 years’ coding and working with some of the following: XML, PHP, JSON, HTML, javascript and other web and mobile coding standards
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in an Agile development environment with dynamic and competing priorities, and the ability to shift with priorities as needed with a positive and accommodating attitude 
  • Experience working within a cloud environment such as AWS or Azure. AWS Certified Solutions Architect or MSCE certifications are preferred.
  • Experience with managing Adobe AEM or other content management systems (for example, Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, etc.) where publishing and system uptime are of critical importance 
  • Familiar with performance, network and data delivery monitoring and analytics tools such as Omniture, New Relic, Chartbeat, AWS Console and Akamai Luna
  • Demonstrated ability to work with both internal development teams and external vendor development teams
  • Proficiency in the development of APIs, data delivery, mobile app and web development strategies
  • Proven communication and collaboration skills
  • Sports background preferred
  • Work directly with internal departments and external vendors to develop and manage live data feed and non-live data feed systems for multiple consumer platform types.
  • Manage and guide the development of the cloud infrastructure that supports the digital business; this includes oversight of our full technology stack from virtual machines to our CDN partners.
  • Coordinate with product analytics team members to provide regular reporting on key performance metrics related to the infrastructure including but not limited to data delivery, website and app performance.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to product managers, project managers and vendors during the exploration of solutions for new products and emerging platforms that lead to innovative and entertaining presentations of our sport.
 Our benefits include:
  • Competitive wages including performance bonuses
  • Medical/Dental/Life/Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with employer match
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Health Savings Account/Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Membership to TPC Sawgrass

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