Senior Manager - Sales Platform Engineering & Architecture

Adobe Systems Incorporated San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 months ago

Our company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe's all about. We give everyonefrom emerging artists to global brandseverything they need to design and deliver extraordinary digital experiences. We're passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We're on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours.

The challenge

The Cloud Technology organization builds platform and client services that are foundational building blocks for many other Adobe products and services. Areas of focus include: identity, security, cloud storage, e-commerce, workflow management, synchronization, customer facing web apps, scalability, infrastructure management and search, just to name a few. Our mission is to build highly scalable, highly available and highly resilient services that fulfill the business objectives of Adobe. Cloud Operations is responsible for ensuring Adobe's cloud platform, products and ecosystems are reliable, scalable and secure. From core infrastructure to enabling "As-a-Service" capabilities, our dedicated team of architects, software engineers, program managers and cloud administrators ensure that Adobe's customers are delighted by their experience with our products.

Adobe IT is a part of the Cloud Tech (CT) organization. IT exists to "Unleash the true potential of everyone to deliver extraordinary experiences." This includes:

  • Delivering Enterprise, Employee and Data services and solutions

  • Running end-to-end operations for resiliency, reliability, redundancy

  • Running IT as a Business by being architecture driven and driving continuous improvement

Within the IT organization, the Enterprise Solution Services (ESS) team's primary mission is to Imagine, Architect, Craft and Lead the Applications that empower Adobe's business. The ESS organization is responsible for Marketing, Sales, Legal, Commerce, Finance, and Customer Support applications. As the Senior Manager - Sales Platform Engineering & Architecture, you will lead a team of Engineers and Solution Architects providing strategic and operational solutions for Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics and other leading cloud and on-premise applications. You'll act as the forward-thinking, technical inspiring leader to develop and implement a roadmap for technical engineering and architecture frameworks that the rest of the organization will adopt.

With your team, you will design, deploy and enforce common build tools, automation, deployment and release processes used by a group of 100+ engineers and analysts. Through your team's thought leadership you will engage with key project initiatives and lead the development and enforcement of reusable solution design patterns. Your team's responsibilities include driving current state and target state architecture with enterprise architects while working with engineering delivery teams to deliver against interim state architecture.

Our Sales Platform is complex and diverse, supporting business functions from lead, contact, account and opportunity management through quoting and contracting as well as professional services and customer success management across enterprise, SMB/Mid-Market and Partner selling motions. You and your team will have an opportunity to make a meaningful business impact through engineering and architecture rigor and discipline. We expect you to lead by example, improve and streamline existing processes, tackle technical debt head-on, encourage and enable autonomy, and allow each person on your team to better themselves.

If you're excited about leading a team of smart, passionate engineers and architects focused on solving hard problems through dedication and a keen appreciation of craftsmanship in software development, we would love to hear from you.

What you'll do

  • Lead a team of 5-6 engineers and solution architects in North America.

  • Partner with Sales Platform technical product managers across geographies and define sales platform and operations roadmaps.

  • Partner with 5-6 engineering managers across geographies each overseeing 2-3 scrum teams to deploy and enforce your team's technical frameworks and architecture.

  • Oversee a suite of tools supporting Adobe's Sales Platform such as build automation (continuous integration / continuous deployment), environment provisioning, and platform monitoring.

  • Oversee a suite of applications that make up the Sales Platform including Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics.

  • Develop and drive a roadmap of platform development initiatives.

  • Engage with engineering managers and implementation teams that leverage the Sales Platform to inform roadmap, troubleshoot critical issues, and educate.

  • Collaborate with engineers to implement and extend common frameworks used within the Sales platform.

  • Provide technical expertise and mentorship to engineers and architects including design consultations and ongoing code reviews.

  • Identify talent development opportunities and drive an agenda of constant learning and improvement.

  • Hire and on-board new talent and develop existing team members.


  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equally challenging technical degree

  • 5+ years of software engineering management experience, preferably with employees in multiple and remote locations

  • Experience running a high-volume, large-scale system

  • Experience in all the common technologies in a modern cloud-based SaaS offering

  • Ability to craft persuasive arguments, effective documents, and compelling presentations

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you're looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Senior Manager - Sales Platform Engineering & Architecture

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