Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 65,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

At Progress we’re focused on maintaining a safe environment for our employees and our community. We incentivize and encourage our employees to be fully vaccinated.

Position Summary

The IA (Intelligent Automation) Architect will be responsible for the overall architecture and delivery of an intelligent automation program for one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. Process automation is viewed as a critical component in supporting the organizational growth strategy.

This position will work closely with the automation product manager to identify, evaluate, design and deliver the automation solutions. The IA Architect will serve as a vital leader on the IA Center of Excellence (CoE) and guide the business to best leverage robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the technical delivery team and overall solution delivery for automation project

  • Responsible for the technical resourcing strategy (development, testing, and production support), as well as contractor/vendor management

  • Define the technical framework considering all relevant artifacts including:

  • Security, compliance, access management

  • Application landscape integration requirements

  • Hosting & cloud environment infrastructure including dev, test, production, etc.

  • Responsible for the automation architecture for the CoE Experience setting up an Intelligent Automation CoE, and guiding business sponsors with best practices

  • Create and own solution design documents, as well as provide architect-level approvals on all functional design documents

  • Responsible for design and code reviews, build, and testing strategy of all automated processes

  • Evaluate RPA and AI tools across business use cases, and provide recommendations

  • Anticipate, identify, track and resolve technical issues and risks affecting delivery

  • Assist development team in resolving technical problems daily, requires hands-on experience

  • Establish and oversee production support teams to resolve issues. Setup and publish monitoring of all automation solutions for health-checks and business alerts

  • Collect data and performance metrics on all automations, in order to support ROI reporting and business visibility

  • Coordinate and participate in structured peer reviews and walkthroughs

  • Assess automation opportunity from technical perspective and perform due diligence to arrive at an optimal solution

  • Provides Go Live and hyper care support with a focus on quality and code related issues

  • Develop and document configuration of best practices


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field strongly preferred. 4 or more years of progressive development will be considered in place of a degree.

  • 5+ years of proven successful experience in automation technology platforms

  • In depth knowledge of architecting and deploying UiPath solutions or similar products (Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism)

  • Consultative nature, skills and demonstrable client facing experience required

  • Strong technical background and hands on development experience

  • Prior experience with troubleshooting and correcting RPA related technical issues

  • Data analysis skills, interpretation, and evaluation of reports from various databases

  • Experience in cloud platforms (AWS) and micro-services architecture

  • UiPath certification and experience with OCR tools like UiPath-AI Fabric, ABBY Flexi capture a strong plus.

  • Experience with cloud databases and integration architecture

  • Knowledge of objected oriented principles, distributed service architecture, Java / Python and other scripting languages

  • Exceptional communication skills and a consultative approach in addressing our client and internal customer needs

  • Large enterprise experience working with automation technologies

  • Resourceful, creative and able to find innovative ways to achieve results

  • Experience presenting automation technology concepts to business executives and technical teams

  • Detail oriented and highly skilled in staying focused amid complex situations

  • Experience running programs using an agile methodology, program management experience is a strong plus

  • Proactively stay current on automation tools and capabilities

  • Build and maintain a strategic roadmap for scaling automation across the enterprise

  • Design a roadmap and create requirements for tying RPA /IA with AI and cognitive tools

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

Application Instructions

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