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Technical Architect Lead



New York, NY, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Pixar, Mitsubishi, Figma, Plaid, Match Group, and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

Notion is an in person company, and currently requires its employees to come to the office for two Anchor Days (Mondays & Thursdays) and requests that employees spend the majority of their week in the office (including a third day).

About The Role:

As the founding Technical Architect at Notion, you will play a crucial role in shaping the technical direction of our Professional Services team. You will be responsible for designing and implementing technical solutions that enable successful customer engagements, particularly for large-scale deployments of Notion. This role is pivotal in ensuring Notion's platform is ready to meet the needs of enterprise customers. This is a highly cross-functional role, and will work across client customers and Notion’s Product, Engineering, CX (support), and Sales teams.

What You'll Achieve:

  • Lead the technical aspects of customer engagements, including understanding customer requirements, designing technical solutions, and overseeing the implementation of these solutions.
  • Collaborate with client stakeholders to define business and technical requirements, and translate those requirements into well-architected solutions that best leverage the Notion platform within the client’s technical landscape.
  • Lead technical design sessions; architect and document technical solutions aligned with client business objectives; identify gaps between client's current and desired end-states.
  • Manage and execute the technical delivery of customer development, integrations, and data migration elements of a Notion implementation.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and maturation of the Notion platform within the client organization.
  • Proactively engage with Notion’s Product and CX (support) teams to address product feature/technical hurdles with professional services customers.
  • Navigate the technical complexities of large-scale deployments of Notion, ensuring successful implementation and adoption by our customers.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our Professional Services team by identifying and implementing best practices, tools, and processes.

Skills You'll Need to Bring:

  • 10+ years proven experience as a Technical Architect, Solutions Architect, or a similar role, preferably in a SaaS or enterprise software environment.
  • Sound understanding of at least one object oriented programming language such as: Java, Javascript, Node.js, SQL, Python.
  • Hands-on proficiency with data exchanges and API's.
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to go deep with technical customer resources or to describe the most basic capabilities to a business user.
  • Track record of success delivering customer value by translating complex technical issues into tangible solutions at scale

Nice to Haves:

  • Interest, Educational Background or Delivery Expertise in Generative AI technologies such as Neural Networks, Large Language Models, Prompt Engineering, Vector Databases and other associated technologies.

We hire talented and passionate people from a variety of backgrounds because we want our global employee base to represent the wide diversity of our customers. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every bullet point listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. If you’re a builder at heart, share our company values, and enthusiastic about making software toolmaking ubiquitous, we want to hear from you.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

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Notion is committed to providing highly competitive cash compensation, equity, and benefits. The compensation offered for this role will be based on multiple factors such as location, the role’s scope and complexity, and the candidate’s experience and expertise, and may vary from the range provided below. For roles based in San Francisco or New York City, the estimated on-target earnings range for this role is $210,000 - $250,000 per year.


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