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Director System Architect - Distinguished Engineer Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Team

The Atrius suite of products and solutions control thousands of buildings, interact with millions of people, and manage billions of square feet of real estate around the world every single day. Backed by a multi-billion-dollar lighting and controls hardware business, we are building a suite of applications that can sense, think and act, redefining how people live, work, learn and play in buildings and spaces around the world. 

About this Role

We’re looking for a hands-on, cloud-focused, technology leader with knowledge of IoT devices who has deep and broad digital transformation experience with a passion for developing solutions which enable people and business to be more sustainable by lowering their impact on the environment. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Atrius Engineering, the Distinguished Architect will work in close partnership with our architects, our product teams, will partner across the company with other product organizations to create and architect solutions which will transform facilities to be smarter, safer and greener. The Distinguished Architect will guide technology choices and process design across all aspects of our Atrius Intelligent Spaces organization.  

How you will contribute:

A consummate collaborator who is an expert in working cross functionally. You are comfortable in ambiguity and able to quickly distill problems down to their core to come up with creative yet scalable and effective solutions. You have a strong analytical mindset to be able to take a data driven approach to decision making.  

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (CS), Electrical Engineering (EE) or equivalent experience 
  • 10+ years of experience in product management or software engineering with a strong record of successful product delivery 
  • Experience architecting, designing and building IoT solutions built on a leading public cloud service (AWS / Azure / GCP)  
  • Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge of distributed, cloud architectures and is future oriented.
  • Has a broad knowledge of the IoT hardware ecosystem
  • Experience working with product and business counterparts to deliver products for customers
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; understands how to build solutions to support business SLAs for today and the future
  • Relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement. Ability to iterate and adjust quickly
  • Action-oriented with a desire to be a hands-on leader and mentor when needed
  • Experience with a variety of storage and database technologies

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  3741

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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