Director of Application Engineering & Architecture

AB InBev | St. Louis, MO

Posted Date 4/16/2021

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • Lead software engineering team in the North America Zone as part of AB InBev’s overall strategic IT plan, including design, development, architecture, & maintenance of software solutions
  • Execute technical track for transformational projects to build & enhance new cloud-based products while modernizing overall technology architecture
  • Ensure that delivered solutions are aligned to enterprise standards (Architecture, Security, Operations, and Infrastructure) and of high quality while maintaining the required non-functional attributes such as performance, supportability, security, stability & cost containment.
  • Develop, mentor, and grow the software engineering team while driving optimal performance removing technical obstacles
  • Provide input into strategic technology plans and help drive alignment with application & infrastructure teams, security, business, systems implementers, including Zone & Global DevOps organizations.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications, Skills & Specialized Knowledge:

  • Experience as a Lead Engineer with minimum of 10 years of total experience including a minimum of 5 years experience leading development teams across multiple technologies
  • Strong understanding & experience with application architecture and design, including utilizing Agile/Scrum methodologies. Demonstrated experience with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, BitBucket, Gitlab, etc.
  • Experience delivering scalable solutions utilizing Microsoft Azure and/or Google Cloud, API Gateway, Message Queues, and CloudFormation Templates
  • Experience with deploying and administering kubernetes on AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Hands on experience in one or more programming languages (ex. C#, Python, Java, Linux, Shell)
  • Experience managing the development of robotic process automation tools such as Blue Prism, Kore.AI, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of automating and streamlining build, test, and deployment phases for continuous integration
  • Integration platforms including API lead frameworks (ex. Mulesoft, Azure Data Factory)
  • Strong understanding of microservices architecture and container-based infrastructure
  • Administration of automated build environments such as Azure DevOps
  • Expertise in application performance monitoring tools (ex. DataDog, AppDynamics, etc.)
  • Experience with building and deploying containers to a production environment
  • Proven expertise with global cloud providers in the last 5 years, including Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platforms, including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS.
  • Excellent communication skills & ability to prepare & present project updates & technical concepts/solutions to all levels of management, including IT & business stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field

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