Solution Architect- Commercial at Seven Bridges | Powderkeg

Location: U.S.

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Architecture

At Seven Bridges we are building the most advanced cloud computing platform for genomics data analysis. Our team and product enable scientists to analyze genomic data faster and more efficiently than ever, so they can focus on making progress in genomics and personalized medicine. Through our collaboration with the largest genomics projects, we connect the world’s biomedical information to enable the most efficient analysis at scale. We are a global company with offices in the US, London, Serbia and more. We are roughly 300 employees and rapidly growing!

Do you want to help us engineer a healthier tomorrow, together?

As a member of our Architecture team, you will have the opportunity to extend our platform, build innovative tools and products, and be involved in designing new and custom solutions. You will be responsible for the solution design for customer solutions as well as guiding the product and engineering teams that are driving the implementation, integration and operation of these services as they relate to core public cloud services.

We are looking for creative problem solvers with a passion for scalable cloud- native distributed systems. You will help evolve the architecture and design of our platform to meet our ever-increasing scalability and performance requirements.


What you'll be doing:

  • Strong ability to work with stakeholders, including business, product, and development team members to influence the application design and extensible product platform architecture.
  • Lead technical architecture initiatives that can span multiple product value streams (e.g. Agile Teams), helping to ensure successful product deliveries.
  • Collaborate with pre-sales teams to define statement of work (SOW) for customer engagements.
  • Analyze the customer requirements, develop high level designs and estimate the effort required.
  • Manage the evolution of architectural roadmaps, showing how adoption of new tools, services and managed platforms can accelerate value delivery, with an eye on paying down technical debt with minimal disruption.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to establish and adopt architectural best practices, guidelines, and standards.
  • Evangelize, mentor, and coach all on the same.
  • Lead Proof-Of-Concepts and Spike Solutions, and provide “Reference Architectures” and “Baseline Implementations” when appropriate.
  • Provide architectural leadership in identification of technology partnerships.
  • Ensure all Non-Functional Requirements (e.g. performance, availability and fail-over, scalability, security, etc.) are properly articulated, and work with all parties to guarantee that the software products that are delivered meet these objectives
  • Drive buy vs build evaluations, including consideration of Open Source Software solutions.
  • Experienced with various types of software architectures including Microservice and Event Driven architectures.
  • Loves working with best of breed technologies (Cloud, high throughput event processing, data analytics, etc.).
  • Takes a disciplined approach to software development and problem solving.
  • Document solution designs and capture Architectural Decision Records (ADR).Passionate about technology with a high technical aptitude.
  • Works in an Agile SDLC.

Do you have what it takes?

  • 10+ years as a software developer/architect. Experience leading technical architecture initiatives that impact many value streams (e.g. multiple Agile/SAFe Release Trains).
  • Experience and proficiency with modern languages, frameworks, and technologies such as messaging queuing infrastructures, AWS or GCP cloud infrastructure and services
  • Expert in the design and development of complex systems; employs a disciplined and rigorous approach.
  • Recognized leader with technical teams, broad technical knowledge, and considered an expert in cloud infrastructure and services.
  • Excellent collaboration, influencing, evangelization, negotiation, coaching, mentoring, and coalition-building skills. Ability to work with persons at all levels, from the most junior person to VP levels, in all job functions (e.g. product, UX, developers, QA, DevOps).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Self-directed.
  • A great team player, with demonstrable experience delivering superior software products using agile methodologies.
  • Extensive Experience in Cloud (GCP, Azure or AWS)
  • Experience/knowledge with CI/CD and GitOps.

It would be great if you had;

  • Experience with microservices and event driven architectures.
  • Experience with distributed caching solutions; understands the factors that enable effective caching.
  • Exposure to Big-Data and/or Machine Learning.
  • Experience with SAFe Software Development Principles.
  • A proven track record of working as part of a team on large architectural projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a closely-related discipline, or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience

What is in Seven Bridges’ DNA?

Our Mission: Seven Bridges will significantly decrease the time, cost and risk to bring new precision medicine products to market by maximizing the productivity of bio pharma/tech research and development organizations in; formulation, productization, identification, success and optimization.

Our Values: These represent who we are and what we stand for. We pride ourselves on being true to our values in everything we do. Building successful partnerships, acting with a sense of urgency, making scientists happy, acting with integrity, treating data with respect, committed to excellence and working together

**Our team and culture: **With backgrounds in genomics, computer science and computational biology to sales and finance our talented team is passionate about building solutions to the most challenging problems of precision medicine. We believe that teamwork makes the dream work! By acting with empathy, supporting each other and learning from our challenges we exemplify commitment to quality results faster.

Our perks: We offer challenging career opportunities, employer paid health insurance, 33 days of PTO, retirement options and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance. Uncapped earnings potential, opportunity to join both as a key player in an exciting and high growth potential space, as well as a sales team early on with room for growth and expansion of responsibilities

Enough about us, let’s talk about you!

If you have gotten this far and are looking for the right balance of teamwork, challenge, fun and would like to help push genomics forward please send us your resume and a cover letter. If your qualifications fit the profile we are looking for we will contact you in a timely manner.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Solution Architect- Commercial
  • Company
    Seven Bridges
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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