Lead Platform Architect – API Gateway

About us (AP Moller-Maersk):

A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company and member of the A.P. Moller Group. Connecting and simplifying trade to help our customers grow and thrive. With a dedicated team of around 95000, operating in 130 countries; we go all the way to enable global trade for a growing world.

Role: Lead Platform Architect – API Gateway

Work Experience: 15+ years of experience Software Engineering, Product Development, Engineering excellence at scale, Technical mentoring

Key Skills: As a key member of the technical leadership team, you will serve as a liaison to the larger Maersk Engineering community. The ideal candidate is one who has successfully led the solutioning, design and development of complex products at scale; is passionate about technology and knows how to get results; is driven to create and build; is operationally credible; possess a relentless focus on the customer; and can effectively build, inspire and lead teams.

Key Responsibilities:
Defining and Leading the Discovery Phase of a Product, to collect customer feedback and prioritizing features and epics
Set and deliver technical standards for the teams according to guardrails given by the Platform Technology Leader and or Enterprise Architecture team
Building and integrating information systems to meet the company’s needs.
Ensure product architecture and implementation is optimized for speed, scalability and reusability
Working with teams across the organization to deliver outcomes for the business stakeholders to define and evolve products from concept to reality.
Apply tools, methodologies and standard methodologies for the improvement of the product development process, and to facilitate simple fast and cloud-based releases
Partner and collaborate with the key stakeholders and domain architects to develop architecture roadmaps to drive key strategic initiatives. E.g. the current state architecture, transition state architecture, and the target state architecture.
Oversee and facilitate the evaluation and selection of new technology solutions to be leveraged across multiple solutions/projects to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, ultimately resulting in technical design, and plan for even the most complex of problems to resolve business or technical needs/issues.
Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions

What You’ll Do

Manage and expand the core platform team to support and grow the Integration platform working closely with Platforms, Enterprise Architecture, Security and SOE team
Lead the decision-making processes related to the selection of software architecture solution.
Develops technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools.
Performs systems and applications performance characterization and trade-off studies through analysis and simulation.
Leads development teams on projects to guide timely and accurate delivery of new features or technical improvements.
Develops the technical “vision” and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead.
Ensure product architecture and implementation is maintainable and scalable to accommodate future development
Ensure industry best practice is being implemented in terms of Infrastructure Architecture; Continuous Delivery and Integration; Deployment; Security; 3rd-level Support and automation.
Responsible for enabling the System Development Life Cycle methodology and implementing associated cross-functional tools to ensure adoption and continuous improvement.
Provide comprehensive technical leadership collaborating with a variety of team members including working cross-functionally with the broader technology team at Maersk to drive common platforms and new services
Collaborate with other Architects on interdependencies and best-practices
Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions

Who You Are

Proven background designing and delivering complex, high performance, highly available integration solutions at scale.
Work with Platforms and define the technical API roadmap, strategy and solution, evolution from SOA to APIs
Lead API strategy / roadmap initiatives while aligning the strategy to the business objectives across Platforms
Establish API development methodology and selection of API technology components
Design, implement, test and deploy APIs using the latest technologies and best practices.
Implement API management using API management software (like Apigee or others) to include API proxies, mashups, rate limiting, security, analytics, monetization and developer portals
Able to work across organizational boundaries and matrixed reporting structures
Ability to fully understand business goals and metrics, turn data into insights, and translate requirements into actionable analysis
Able to present and communicate technical concepts in a clear and concise manner
Exhibit a strong work ethic and technical thought-leadership

People Leadership

Inspiring and approachable as a leader; Ability to motivate and inspire team to overcome challenges and focus on problem-solving
Create an environment where people can realize their full potential
Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships
Proven expertise in building, mentoring and achieving high performing teams
Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain talented individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates

Additional Competencies

Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
Lead mostly with questions rather than opinions, thriving on the opportunity to own, innovate, create, and constantly re-evaluate
Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
Simplify, clearly and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and drive to motivate your team and the wider organization

bangalore, KA, IN