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Team Lead Architect

Houston, Texas
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
14 Jul 2022

Do you enjoy taking a holistic approach to problem-solving IT infrastructure? Have you led previous SOA implementations? Our IT Department is growing, and we're looking for a Team Lead Architect to partner with internal leadership to lead a digital transformation of our systems and processes.

There isn't a better time than now to join our IT team! We are looking to modernize the infrastructure, architecture, and applications as part of our cloud-first journey. Come join the team to become part of this exciting roadmap as we grow and scale our business. You will be a key leader working with the senior leadership group in architecting the roadmap and its outcomes!

Eligibility for this position will be dependent upon your willingness to travel to our corporate office in Baton Rouge, LA up to 4 times a year funded by Lamar Advertising. 

Company Overview:

Founded in 1902, our company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. With over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada, we are dedicated to helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day!

We provide ad space through:

  • Billboards
  • Interstate logos
  • Hand-painted murals
  • Transportation and airports
  • The largest network of digital billboards in the United States

We live by the Golden Rule, and we operate with honesty and integrity in every aspect of our business. We are open with our employees, transparent with our customers, and loyal to the communities in which we serve. While Lamar is a large company, each office has its own culture and family atmosphere, making our employees feel connected both locally and nationally.

We are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices and use a number of innovative strategies to reduce our environmental impact. We are actively working to reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions and are projecting a 70% decrease by 2026 as a result of our efforts.

Want to hear more about Lamar? Check out these videos:

  • About Us
  • Giving Back Program

What's in it for you?

  • A remote work environment
  • First-year earning potential of $110,000 - $160,000 / year
  • Multiple medical plan options
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • 120 hours of paid time off (PTO) that increases with tenure
  • 401(k) plan with company contributions for participation
  • Wellness program incentives such as medical plan premium holidays and HSA contributions
  • Ongoing professional development and internal leadership programs to maximize your career potential

Position Purpose:

  • Improve the current IT infrastructure, optimize business operations, and set the direction and approach for integrating information applications and programs.
  • Evaluate and implement emerging technologies, and alignment of IT strategy with business objectives, cloud computing, and systems visualization.
  • Provide expertise in the design, development, and implementation of SOA integrations and software solutions that meet the business requirements of the organization.
  • Develop, coordinate, communicate, maintain, and enforce overall enterprise architecture models, representations, initiatives, capabilities, and components to perform the organization's business and technology activities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Process Control to prioritize tasks and activities of the architecture team.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in service-oriented architecture, micro-services, cloud architecture, and cybersecurity. 
  • Provide technical leadership on projects ensuring that technical direction and architecture adhere to Lamar standards and function within the Lamar technical ecosystem.
  • Evaluate and implement emerging technologies, and alignment of IT strategy with business objectives, cloud computing, and systems visualization.

What we're looking for in YOU:

  • Strong work ethic: someone who takes pride in professionalism, responsibility, and is proactive
  • Ability to think analytically, analyze and solve complex software problems
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work across multiple teams
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Has knowledge and experience implementing standard concepts, practices, and procedures for software development
  • Strong background in .NET development, particularly back-end development
  • Strong background in cloud architecture
  • Strong understanding and background in service-oriented architecture implementations.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Managing configurations including IIS, Windows Server, Windows Desktop
  • Familiar with software design patterns
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft SQL database and ORM concepts
  • Strong knowledge and implementation expertise in integration patterns
  • Ability to do front end development with standard frameworks (MVC, jQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Proficient in different web service open standards including WS-Policy, WS-Security, WS- Addressing, and other WS-* stack
  • Ability to communicate with other groups within the IT department, including management, developers, DBA's, and network team

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Education or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or related field.
  • Knowledge of the following required: C#, MS SQL Server, Object-oriented development, Service-based architecture, test-driven development, Web development - CSS, HTML, JavaScript frameworks (JQuery, ExtJS or similar), MVC, Mobile development a plus.
  • 5+ years of .NET development experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Mulesoft or other API management software
  • 3+ years of cloud architecture experience.
  • 7+ years of service-oriented architecture experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • The primary work environment is an office.
  • The physical demands for this position include light lifting, seeing (with a focus on reading), sitting more than 50% of the time, talking, and walking.
  • Nights spent traveling, away from home, are less than 10%


Lamar is an EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans or any other State or Federally protected characteristic

Disability Self-Identification: When applying for a job with Lamar, you will be asked to voluntarily self-identify whether you have a disability. Please take a moment to watch this video for clarification on why we're asking for this information!

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Federal Vaccine Mandate: As a federal contractor, Lamar may be required to comply with federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandates depending on the outcome of pending litigation. If these mandates are upheld, at time of hire, all employees would be required a) to submit their vaccination status and b) to submit proof of their vaccination. If an accommodation request is necessary, you will have the opportunity to submit a request after you receive a conditional offer of employment, if selected to fill this role. All accommodation requests are subject to review and could result in a denial.


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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  • Job Reference: 658283537-2
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2022
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent