Manager Software Architect/ Digital Innovation
Fully Remote Remote Worker - N/A

 Do you want to be part of a fast-paced dynamic team?  Do you have experience developing and delivering software architectures? Are you passionate about problem-solving, technology, and innovative digital products and solutions? Do you want to work for a company with a start-up feel but the support of an established company?  Wayside Publishing is looking to add you to our growing Digital Innovation team!

Who We Are

Wayside Publishing is a progressive developer of world language programs, resources, and materials for middle and high schools across the United States. We partner with educators to craft transformative texts and digital tools that engage students and foster successful communication and understanding across cultures. 



What You'll Do

As the Manager of Software Architect/ Digital Innovation, you will be a member of the Wayside Publishing Leadership Team leading a team of Architects and Product Owners for Waysides digital products.  In this role, you will be responsible for developing innovation strategy, and technology strategy and managing the delivery of a portfolio of innovative digital products and solutions. You will decisively accelerate digital transformation by combining a focus on customers with a focus on analytics, digital savviness, execution, and outcomes by doing any number of tasks such as: 

  • Develop and deliver software architectures
  • Ability to work with distributed teams
  • Balance pedagogy/technology and product scalability 
  • Proactively drive disruptive changes, with direct influence over hundreds of institutions and thousands of solutions, establishing a mindset and framework of action to create social value
  • Manage the execution of a portfolio of new digital product development projects and programs with multiple stakeholders
  • Lead a team responsible for day-to-day digital product development activities across design, development, deployment, stakeholder communication, technology vendor management, and delivery
  • Shepherd features and projects through the development and implementation lifecycles to ensure successful adoption
  • Own the digital product development plan, ensure delivery to the plan, and identify risks for a portfolio of innovative products
  • Act as a digital solution engineer, leveraging the knowledge of existing digital solutions (from Wayside’s portfolio of digital assets, underlying technologies, and ecosystem relationships) to understand issues and identify opportunities for digital solutions
  • Develop functional architecture design and contribute to product vision; contribute to user interface and user experience design in collaboration with professional experts
  • Evaluate and advise on new technologies, architecture, vendors (start-ups), and products and provide thought leadership to senior leadership
  • Serve as domain expert across one or several technology domains such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, advanced analytics, and augmented and virtual reality
  • Lead and mentor junior team members
  • Other duties as assigned

About You 

We value diversity and accept people from all backgrounds, united around their ability to build relationships, communicate, problem-solve, and ultimately work as a team to achieve goals. Some of the qualities needed to be successful here include:

  • At least 5 preferably 10 years developing and delivering software architectures
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud architectures and designs, like AWS 
  • 3+ years of product development experience in a supervisory capacity
  • 5+ years of relevant Product Management experience 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to speak to both technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Strong Agile / SCRUM skills 
  • Experience working with consumers, collecting requirements, feedback, and product support 
  • Experience managing needs from multiple stakeholders and creating/handling roadmaps 
  • Understanding data flows and integration points between applications 
  • A passion to learn and grow in a terrific company in a wonderful and necessary industry
  • Curiosity and positivity are always welcome

Helpful Application Experience:  

  • JAMF 
  • AZURE 
  • AWS 
  • SharePoint 
  • JIRA 
  • Office 365 
  • Azure AD 
  • Microsoft InTune 
  • Google Workspace 

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation: base salary plus achievement-based incentive program, uncapped potential.
  • Health insurance with options for dental, vision, life insurance, and more
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Employer-paid STD and LTD policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Work/life balance as a company value

We believe traditional hiring policies can hurt the most marginalized people in society, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. Because we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Wayside Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.