Branded Is Hiring!

IT Solutions Architect


At BRANDED, we're building a next-generation consumer products company that transforms online businesses into massive global brands. Since our founding in late 2020, we've built a portfolio of over 30 amazing brands and have quickly become a Top 20 Seller on Amazon. Fueled by proprietary tech and the international operational expertise of leaders from Lazada, Amazon, Alibaba, P&G, Mars, L'Oréal, SoftBank, and Goldman Sachs - BRANDED is the ideal partner to accelerate a marketplace brand's global growth.

Join us at the forefront of the eCommerce revolution and take your career to the next level! We hire talented individuals who raise the bar.

Job Description

BRANDED is seeking an experienced Solutions Architect to join our newly formed Architecture support team. You will have the opportunity to design, implement, configure, monitor, support and optimize our IT Architecture systems and Enterprise-level solutions. Particular emphasis is on Google Cloud Platform, EndPoint security, Access control, Identity Access Management, Device Access Management, and client workstation security. You will assemble the functional list of requirements, design the system to address them; implement the right combination of IT components to achieve a specific business, department, team, or functional goal.

You will be responsible for assessing all current IT systems; designing and developing new technology solutions and integrating software and hardware on multiple levels to fit the existing enterprise environment in order to address the needs of Branded teams and organization. Ability to clearly identify priorities and manage them from start to finish is an integral prerequisite. You have a demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision, and possess a high level of analytical and organizational skills.

Clients’ overall happiness with their technology and their user experience is the core value. Excellent written and oral communication skills are also crucial, as well as being able to work with technical, non-technical, and executive staff.

Due to the specific organization of the global BRANDED team, this position may require working in European (France) or US (East coast) shift hours.

Key duties

  • Build scope and Architecture/solution requirements, design and implement IT solutions, and manage and prioritize resources from start to finish (from alpha to steady state).
  • Manage, monitor and maintain all Architecture systems and related IT infrastructure such as hardware, software and cloud platforms.
  • Provide Tier 3 and InfoSec IT support to Branded customers when needed.
  • Awareness training of the workforce on information security standards, policies and best practices.
  • Create and maintain knowledge articles, with detailed descriptions of issues and their known resolutions.
  • Implement and maintain information protections and safeguards.
  • Perform root cause analysis, resolve issues and communicate solutions to customers.
  • Take an active role in Incident Response and Disaster Recovery plans.
  • Drive improvements in process, efficiency, and standardization.

Preferred Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience building IT systems and solutions in Enterprise-level environments
  • Proven experience developing strategic system architecture plans
  • Extensive experience in system and network creation, development and implementation
  • Thorough understanding of information processing fundamentals, best practices and industry standards
  • Experience conducting technology, trends, standards and products research
  • Detailed system knowledge & proven experience with Enterprise level Access Control, Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems, Remote Network Access, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam (AV/AS), Email and Messaging Security, and RMM and PSA tools
  • Experience in troubleshooting networks, systems and application environments
  • Capability to identify resourcing and system constraints, and plan and provision for scaling Understanding of support tools used by Managed Service Providers, techniques, and how technology is used to provide scaling of IT services
  • Endpoint security solutions, including file integrity monitoring and data loss prevention
  • Experience providing guidance and leadership to novice systems engineers
  • Experience in Cloud platform support (preferably Google-GCP) will be considered a plus
  • Experience with Atlassian products (JIRA, Trello) will be considered a plus

General skills include:

  • Above-average analytical, conceptual and troubleshooting abilities -
  • Must be able to think outside the box
  • Strong organizational skills, capable of prioritizing and working with minimum supervision
  • Capability to identify resourcing and system constraints, and rally the team to overcome the challenges
  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced, multi-cultural and high-stress situations
  • The ability to effectively communicate system issues to peers and management
  • Excellent English communication skills both verbal and written. Must be able to communicate at all organizational levels

Recruitment Process

We are seeking for people who:

  • Are owners.
  • Are continually raising the bar.
  • Are sincerely open-minded, and are willing to examine their strongest convictions with humility.
  • Nurture and embrace differing perspectives to make better decisions.

*We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin will be considered. No qualified applicants will be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 13 September 2021
  • Location: Makati, Philippines (1219)
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: > 10 years
  • Possible full remote

Sounds like something made for you?