Lead Software Architect

Job ID
Professional Services - Software Development or Programming
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

Chez Nuance, nous donnons aux gens la possibilité d'interagir naturellement avec leurs divers appareils connectés et le monde numérique autour d'eux. Nous créons un monde où la technologie pense et agit de la façon dont les humains le font en concevant des modes d'interaction avec la technologie plus intuitifs.


Notre technologie agile utilise des analyses et des algorithmes avancés pour transformer l'inanimé en animé et transformer des processus complexes en processus simples.


Joignez-vous à notre équipe d'imagerie ...  parce que la flexibilité documentaire favorise une meilleure productivité personnelle. Nous sommes passionnés par la conception et la construction d'une technologie sécurisée qui permet aux entreprises de prendre le contrôle de leurs processus de gestion de documents tout en assurant la protection et l’exclusivité de l’information.



At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them.  We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.


Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.


Join our Imaging team…greater document flexibility for more personal productivity.  We are passionate about designing and building secure technology that empowers companies to gain control of their document management processes and ensure their proprietary and customer information is protected.

Job Summary

As a Lead Software Architect, and a member of the Technical Architecture team, you will be responsible for designing and reviewing product solutions and supporting implementations with recommended technologies and designs.  Your focus will be help formulate the architecture and design and security of our common components and shared services  across all Nuance Document Imaging solutions. Working as part of the Technical Architecture team we will establish common divisional initiatives and goals within product-specific timelines and roadmaps.  As a team, we will also provide feedback on implementation by product engineering teams as well and recommendations to ensure adherence to established designs and alignment with future vision, cross-product reuse, and general industry best practices.


Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Leading architecture design for security services which can scale to enterprise load while maintaining high reliability.
  • Provide technical oversight on new industry technologies, partner solutions, and possible acquisitions, for impact and value to the business.
  • Working with product teams to identify commonality and opportunities for establishing components/services/technologies across current and future product lines.
  • Presenting internally to the team on the design and architecture of Nuance Document Imaging product solutions and their designs.
  • Leading the team's oversight into the implementation of, and adherence to, established architectures and designs by individual product engineering teams across multiple geographies.
  • Reinforcing alignment of technology vision in all interactions with teams, including Product Management, Product Engineering, Professional Services, and Global Alliances.
  • Supporting the production of a technology roadmap aligning specific deliverables with current product initiatives in near-term and longer-term efforts.
  • Aligning technical direction and delivery with business requirements, goals, and constraints, including timelines, product maturity, team skills, and distribution channel capabilities.
  • Active participation in the creation of standards for architectures and designs across product lines, including critical areas of security, high availability, and cloud initiatives.
  • Staying current on industry and enterprise technology direction and able to pro-actively identify areas of opportunity, risk, and impact to Nuance Document Imaging business and plans.
  • Meeting with partner organizations to collaborate on technical details, describing our solutions and designs, while understanding and summarizing their designs internally.
  • Supporting other team members to grow their technical, presentation, communication skills.

Education: Masters or Bachelors in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent.


Minimum years of work experience: 10 Years


Required skills: 

  • Must have at least 10 years of progressive technology and business work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of enterprise infrastructures and architectures, including virtualization, cloud, network & data security, and mobile computing.
  • Experience working with remote teams in a global organization of different cultures.
  • Strong technical documentation skills to clearly articulate a problem statement, compare pros and cons of options, present design guidelines and create comprehensive technical solution design specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to take in information, objectively evaluate, and support the generation of consensus across product teams.
  • In-depth understanding of software development processes and how to leverage them to achieve a desired technical strategy.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with cloud technology stacks for databases, caching, application hosting, and reverse proxy are a strong plus.
  • Experience in a Document Imaging related field such as print, capture, document workflow, or document analytics/management a plus.
  • Working experience with an Agile methodology and as a catalyst for change into an Agile methodology.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally for both internal technical/business efforts and for external partner and customer meetings

Additional Information

In Montreal:

What we offer !

Unique environment for collaborative teamwork on cutting-edge technology:

  • Location is in the heart of downtown
  • Flexible hours
  • Transit reimbursement and parking

Contributing to and collaborating with international teams that drive innovation

  • Competitive benefit package:
  • 4 weeks’ vacation
  • 10 paid sick days
  • Bonus Plan, Group RRSP, Deferred Profit Sharing Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Award-winning Top Employer:

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – 7 consecutive years
  • Montreal’s Top Employers – 6 consecutive years
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - 3 consecutive years

Ce que nous offrons!

Un environnement unique et collaboratif où vous travaillez avec les technologies de pointe :

  • Situé au cœur du centre-ville de Montréal
  • Horaire flexible
  • Allocation de transport en commun et de stationnement
  • Travail de concert avec des équipes à l’international afin de repousser les limites de l’innovation

Programme d’avantages sociaux concurrentiel :

  • 4 semaines de vacances
  • 10 congés de maladies payés
  • Régime de bonus annuel, REER collectif, Régimes de participation différée aux bénéfices (RPDB), Régime de rachat d’action pour les employés

Gagnant de prix à titre de meilleurs employeurs :

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – pour 7 années consécutives
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People - pour 3 années consécutives

In Waterloo:

What We Offer!

Unique environment for collaborative teamwork on cutting-edge technology:

  • Convenient location
  • Free parking
  • Flexible hours
  • Contributing to and collaborating with international teams that drive innovation

Competitive benefit package:

  • 4 weeks’ vacation
  • 10 paid sick days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Bonus Plan, Group RRSP, Deferred Profit Sharing Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Award-winning Top Employer:

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers – 7 consecutive years
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People – 3 consecutive years

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