Solution Architect

Edmond, OK
YouVersion – YouVersion Engineering /
Full-Time/ Salary /
On-site
The YouVersion Solution Architect is responsible for designing the solution architecture of YouVersion’s technology to ensure innovative applications and features. This role will collaborate with engineers, product managers, the functional team, and engineering leadership. The Solution Architect utilizes their skills to deliver technical outcomes that align with the direction of their team to further Life.Church’s mission and to reach people for Christ.

YouVersion was created by the local church in 2007 and remains a ministry of Life.Church today. At Life.Church, our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our team is committed to reaching people worldwide through innovative technology. And YouVersion is one of the ways we get to do that. Life.Church is a multi-site Christian church meeting in the United States and globally at Life.Church Online.

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives. That’s why YouVersion creates biblically-based experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God. We hope everyone in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day. 

What You'll Do

    • Analyze business and technical requirements to determine software solutions and systems architecture.
    • Serve as a solution and technical expert by creating high-level architectural specifications and addressing problems of systems integration and compatibility.
    • Evaluate and select solution features, applications, 3rd party integrations software.
    • Create detailed software design specifications, solution data and domain models, diagrams, flowcharts, and documentation to describe the software architecture and systems.
    • Coach and mentor engineers and developers to help build expertise in software architecture.
    • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, functional teams, and engineering leadership.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Strong technical expertise, including the ability to manage multiple threads of complex product and engineering activity.
    • Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills, including a track record of coaching and mentorship.
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to present a technology vision confidently in a way that motivates others.
    • Strong strategic thinking skills.
    • Strong leadership skills and understanding of developing and guiding others.
    • Provide pastoral direction and spiritual leadership to staff within the functional team.
    • Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Certification.
    • 8+ years of related work experience.
Benefits We Offer
- Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
- Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
- Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability is covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
- Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
- Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
-$160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
- Casual dress and work environment.
- And much more!

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

All data collected in our application process, from resume collection to application questions, is used for recruitment purposes only.