Collabora is looking for an experienced Web/Systems Solutions Architect Manager to lead our Web/Systems Solutions Development team (4 full-time developers in-house and 2 more to hire).
The team implements, integrates and supports software tools and specialized applications. This enables Collabora’s business processes to deliver client projects and the efficient running of day-to-day business operations.
Working with internal stakeholders (Engineering, Delivery, Sysadmin, People Operations, Finance and Sales/Marketing), your team will own and be accountable for Collabora's business systems and web applications roadmap, driving alignment and priorities across departments, performing make vs buy analysis, and the overall stack architecture.
What you can expect to work on?
Collabora primarily uses Open Source Software applications to run its business processes (timelogging, invoicing, feedback, project management, asset management, communications, business intelligence...) along side with other off-the-shelf 3rd party SaaS applications (HRIS, ATS, accounting, compensation). Some of our tools are developed in-house and others are customised from open source projects. Examples of our software tools include: GitLab (with GitLab CI), Docker/Podman, Grafana, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SuiteCRM, Phabricator, OTRS, SnipeIT, Hugo, Ansible, and an in-house developed Django web application, among others.
Development spans Web Front End (some React), Web Back End (Django, Celery), APIs (FastAPI, DRF), Databases, analytics, CI and deployment automation. Python is the primary programming language, although PHP, Go, JS,SQL procedures and shell scripting can be required depending on the application.
You will be leading the Web/Systems Solutions Development team in designing and enhancing tools architecture, security, applications integration across heterogeneous systems and managing technical debt, as well as working and liaising with the System Infrastructure team (SysAdmin) to ensure adequate deployment processes and optimal configuration. You will be working across all parts of Collabora to explore automation needs and opportunities.
Additionally, you may also require to engage with the Open Source communities for the projects we use.
Collabora is a software consultancy specialising in bringing companies and the open source software community together. We combine years of open source software leadership with an understanding of the challenges that businesses, non-profits, and governments face. Collabora brings deep technical expertise in system integration & architecture, graphics, multimedia, web engines and communications to a number of market verticals, including mobile, IVI / automotive, set top box/smart TV, and a range of other specialised embedded applications. We, at Collabora, aim to accelerate the adoption of open source technologies, methodologies, and philosophy. Because of this, it is essential that you feel equipped to embrace open source technologies.
Collabora has the unique business model of enabling enterprises to leverage Open Source software in their solutions. Having worked with notable industry leading companies in the automotive, aerospace and handset mobile verticals amongst many others, Collabora has established a broad customer portfolio.