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Principle Architect at Evernote
Beijing, CN
The Evernote engineering and operations team handles over 200 million users, 4.5 billion Notes and 2.7PB of data! We are looking for an experienced technical leader to help us craft and deliver the next generation of Evernote and YinXiangBiJii platform in China. You will be responsible for the overall China Service & Infrastructure architecture working across the technology teams to ensure that the underlying infrastructure is both robust and flexible enough to easily support future features.
This role requires a high degree of technical understanding, the ability to brutally prioritize and execute as we evaluate and implement new service architecture.


You will coordinate multi-functional teams to go from idea, design then implementation - you will also lead the infrastructure roadmap detailing future goals
You will maintain up-to-date knowledge of new technologies and services that will help Evernote and YinXiangBiJi maintain its technical edge while making sure that the two services work well together
You will work with virtual engineering teams across infrastructure, product and engineering, developing an atmosphere of collaboration within the organization, emphasizing partnership
You will improve operational processes and documentation; document technical environments, processes and procedures, testing plans and project plans. You will achieve the above by defining metrics that verifiably demonstrate success and help keep the service running for users


You have a strong background in Cloud IaaS services, experience in architecting and deploying services into IaaS platforms
8+ years of direct technical and operations management experience at a technology company OR extensive experience as a technical lead and formal project management or business training
You will need a good knowledge of Cloud security methodologies and techniques along with experience designing, deploying and maintaining critical environments in public cloud providers such as GCP, AWS or Azure.
You need an understanding of technical architectures, failure domains, tooling/automation, disaster recovery/business continuity plans, and other issues
Sound knowledge of UNIX and TCP/IP network fundamentals and a strong knowledge of large-scale Internet service architectures
Familiarity with common applications such as web application servers like Apache, in memory stores such as memcached, persistent relational datastores such as MySQL and non-relational ones such as Cassandra.
Ability to code and build large scale systems in Java, or Golang, while managing and operationally maintaining those system using a scripting language such as Python
Experience of working in a system of scale with lots of servers (hundreds to thousands), lots of moving parts and a complicated infrastructure meaning different languages, services, protocols, etc.
You look for things to make better at every step of the pathway to keep and improve the service for our users as well as familiarity with storing, leading and building upon big-data technologies such as Hadoop.
Strong social skills and ability to work in dynamic environments with highly skilled and motivated technical team members across the organization and within other geographies. You will also be a strong communicator in both Chinese and English.
You have passion and experience building cohesive teams, taking pride in helping individuals achieve their best, and helping the business achieve extraordinary results - have a very healthy understanding of what “We not I” means

Nice to have

In-depth understanding of the current technology landscape (hosting, network, systems, storage, others), as well as industry trends and emerging technology
Familiarity with a 24/7 high-availability, critical server and carrier class network/data center infrastructure supporting SaaS applications
Experience operating compliant production systems (PCI, SOCI Type II, ISO 27001) and a good understanding of how to think about data durability (think backups, max time to recovery, and generally how to avoid losing data)

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Evernote. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global Evernote Community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.