• Manager of Software Engineering Architecture

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Job ID
    SW Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Quest, we are expanding our Information Management architecture team dedicated to supporting the design, development, and operations of our core products and mission critical back-end services. We are seeking a highly experienced Manager, Software Engineering Architecture reporting to the Vice President, Software Engineering to lead this team. Quest Information Management is Agile and using cutting edge technologies to deliver key products including Toad, Foglight, Spotlight, and SharePlex, together representing over $XM USD bookings/year and hundreds of thousands of end users.


    Manage and provide direct technical leadership to a global team of product family chief architects, senior architects, senior and junior software engineers.

    Work closely with Product Owners and Product Management teams to support design and development for new products, enhancements to existing products, and product lifecycle management.

    Work closely with our Legal team to build and guide implementation of legal and regulatory requirements in all of our products and development lifecycles, ensuring compliance and security.

    Work hand-in-hand with our Engineering teams, advising on best practices to help ensure products are implemented with appropriate technology choices, gathering feedback and adjusting said practices as necessary.

    Guide technology strategy for SaaS application development, cloud architectures and usage, and operations for all product families across the business unit. Help drive awareness and action around concerns like high availability and performance objectives for all of the product families.

    Represent the business unit in company-wide technical discussions.

    Engage in strategic customer and partner conversations and presentations.

    Mentor architects and software engineers across the business unit.


    Bachelor degree, Masters+ well regarded or equivalent experience.

    15+ years of work experience as software engineer and architect, 5+ years of work experience as a software engineering team manager.

    Exceptional understanding of modern software development, modern testing practices, deployment and operations procedures.

    Exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Azure Cloud and Amazon Web Services platforms.

    Exceptional knowledge of design patterns.

    Excellent written and spoken command of English language and presentation skills.

    Demonstrable involvement in or contribution to the broader IT/architecture community (e.g. organizing/presenting at conferences and meetups, writing articles/blogs on architecture) would be well regarded.


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