Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hiring Solution Architects!

Like many platform companies, PayPal has many strategic partners. Important partners come with their own requirements, often expressed as desired tweaks to core logic in multiple domains.

Needless to say, directly, programmatically implementing such tweaks across multiple domains would result in brittle, poorly maintainable code. The challenge is to ensure that there's enough flexibility in the key domains to support plurality of partner requirements without creating cruft/adding technical debt to the overall system.

This is best accomplished by technical solution architects on one hand working with partners to help shape their requirements against the fundamental rules and assumptions of the platform, and on the other hand, working with core domains comprising this platform to ensure enough flexibility is built in to support these requirements.

I'm currently looking for highly qualified individuals to fill the role of solution architects. Since all comments on this blog are moderated, you can apply by commenting on this post (I will not make submissions public).