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Rock Family of Companies Systems Architect in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field or equivalent experience

  • 7 years of experience performing system design, implementation and administration

  • 7 years of programming experience

  • 2 years of experience as an architect or in an equivalent role

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience performing system design, implementation and administration

  • 10 years of programming experience

  • 4 years of experience in an architect or equivalent role

  • Master's degree in computer science, information technology, or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Advanced technical certifications

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

  • Knowledge of coding and computer language

  • Knowledge of software development life cycle processes

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies

Job Summary

The System Architect establishes the technical strategy within a capability domain; oversees the architectural design, development and deployment of the domain's overall software and/or system; develops the technical vision; and creates the road map to enable that vision.


  • Establish architectural vision for a release train

  • Provide architectural guidance

  • Create and maintain architecture road maps

  • Consult with delivery teams

  • Ensure application capabilities do not conflict with capabilities owned by other release trains

  • Identify technical debt on the release train and come up with actionable plans to reduce or eliminate it

  • Collaborate with other system architects, enterprise architects and solutions architects when designing new solutions

  • Review applications and application designs to ensure they conform to enterprise standards

  • Establish technical standards

  • Manage catalog of applications within your domain to ensure they are well rationalized, technically fit and align to the capabilities of your domain

  • Ensure your release train applications and their dependencies are captured in our CMDB/Application Portfolio Management tool

Who We Are

Rocket Auto is a virtual car buying experience that's dedicated to helping our clients confidently buy and sell vehicles through a seamless virtual marketplace.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.