Security Software Architect - Remote at Koch Industries (Kansas City, MO)

| Kansas City, MO
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KBX Technology Solutions, LLC, a provider of transportation technology to industry leaders, is seeking a Senior Software Architect with Security experience. Here, you will provide technical and strategic leadership for building and advancing our Cloud Native Suite of Products. This role will be responsible for defining best-in-class software architecture principles and ensuring consistent implementation across product teams. The Software Architect will research, evaluate, and integrate innovative technologies leveraging vendor partnerships and the use of relevant open-source technologies. As an organizational leader, the Software Architect will drive new product development, anticipate technology challenges, ensure process integrity, and deliver high quality software solutions.

KBX Technology Solutions is a subsidiary of KBX - a Koch Industries Inc. company - and complements all KBX subsidiaries (Rail, Logistics, and International) to drive enhanced data and analytics across the global supply chain for customers. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries is one of the largest privately held companies in America. Being privately held, we are able to embrace long-term visions and invest in the future through our holistic application of Market-Based Management®.
What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Evangelize an event-driven, microservice-based application architecture using containerized applications.
  • Support a "security first" advocacy and encourage platform solutions that enable the microservice product teams to "shift left" with vulnerability identification and resolution.
  • Stay current on industry trends; innovate through research, proof of concepts, and demos to solve complex business problems.
  • Integrate across multiple product engineering teams to ensure knowledge and expertise is shared & developed.
  • Define user security/authentication/authorization design patterns and standards that ensure consistent, secure, and scalable multi-tenant SaaS implementations.
  • Research, review and maintain overall industry knowledge on latest cloud technology trends.
  • Participate in the recruitment of team members both employees and contractors
  • Provide thought leadership, mentorship, and training across the engineering team.
  • Build strong relationships with product owners and managers that promotes value exchange.
  • Demonstrate integrity and empathy while collaborating with customers, vendors, and partners.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • 5+ years of experience architecting, developing, deploying, and supporting enterprise-scale applications
  • Experience leveraging managed services on AWS or Azure and/or GCP cloud platforms
  • Experience designing and building high performance applications with scalability, availability, fault-tolerance, monitoring, and serviceability
  • Experience with cloud architecture and implementation with features such as: OS or multi-tenancy or virtualization or orchestration or elastic scalability
  • Experience implementing SaaS design patterns including multi-tenancy, security, scalability, and availability.
  • Experience building sophisticated user or role or persona-based access control capabilities for software solutions

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience with cloud native solutions for user and persona policies, such as Open Policy Agent, or Oso preferred
  • Experience leading research of architecture decisions, providing pros and cons of the options and making a strategic recommendation
  • Experience defining and building a fully automated DevSecOps discipline
  • Experience deploying, managing, and maintaining Kubernetes across multiple cloud platforms
  • Experience using Kafka or other event streaming technologies to build a distributed event-driven architecture
  • Demonstrate a vision for cloud architecture from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems
  • Experience working within large organizations, and the ability to develop strong relationships
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, strategic thinking and decision making, and planning skills
  • Proficient verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate and provide customer service required
  • Strong comprehension ability to understand vision, strategy, prioritization, requirements, and issues presented by Stakeholders, Product Owner, and Team
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and communicate technical recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

For this role, we anticipate paying $150,000 - $225,000 per year. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.

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More Information on Koch Industries
Koch Industries operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Wichita, KS. Koch Industries was founded in 1953. It has 31000 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 376 open jobs at Koch Industries, click here.
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