Chief AppDev Architect (Nashville, TN)

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AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation.

AHEAD is committed to a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and all other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives here at AHEAD.

We are on this journey to ensure that all AHEADians feel that they can authentically show up and belong at work.

The Chief Architect (Modern Applications) is a passionate, distinguished leader whose mission is to drive opportunities within our strategic accounts. This individual will define go-to-market strategy, lead critical pre-sales processes, and manage a team of exceptional architects across cloud-native application development, Agile coaching, DevSecOps, and automation disciplines.


  • Background in sales or pre-sales with experience managing relationships across the director, VP, and C-suite levels.
  • Experience leading enterprise full-stack development teams using Java or .NET (C#).
  • Demonstrated command and understanding of Agile project management, modern software delivery, and quality assurance.
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Software application development including modern cloud-native development, automation, DevSecOps, and Site Reliability Engineering.
  • 10+ years of relevant, enterprise software engineering or digital product development experience.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with cloud-native technologies (Kubernetes, API management, infrastructure as code, Serverless architectures, GitOps, etc.) is preferred.
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Tanzu, and/or OpenShift.


  • Ability to create presentations and define reference architectures with relative ease.
  • Client and vendor management experience.
  • Understanding of IT infrastructure, operations, security, and service management.
  • Appreciation for user experience design and Test-Driven development.
  • Excellent communication and business development skills.
  • Passion for technical evangelism, writing, and public speaking.
  • Background in management of pre-sales engineers.
  • Ability to learn rapidly and think quickly on your feet.
  • Unparalleled organization skills.


Through our daily work and internal groups like Moving Women AHEAD and RISE AHEAD, we value and benefit from diversity of people, ideas, experience, and everything in between.

We fuel growth by stacking our office with top-notch technologies in a multi-million-dollar lab, by encouraging cross department training and development, sponsoring certifications and credentials for continued learning.

We understand that you have a life outside of work. That’s why we offer flexible paid time off, paid company holidays, and the ability for you to manage your work schedule as needed.

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AHEAD operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Brentwood, TN and Atlanta, GA. AHEAD was founded in 2007. It has 1154 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 150 open jobs at AHEAD, click here.
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