Senior Enterprise Solution Architect - Application (w2)
12 months' contract to hire
100% Remote (PST hours)
Senior Solution Architect is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the architecture for on-premises and cloud native applications.
Creates and contributes to building Reference Architectures and reusable Design Patterns.
Identifies complex business problems and participates in generating solutions through improving and automating Business Processes.
Identifies performance issues, analyzes root causes and participates in performance improvement activities.
Participates in remedying compliance issues.
Documents and communicates problems, designs and solutions.
Strong alignment with Enterprise Architects in developing architecture patterns and adhering to enterprise standards.
Strong understanding of application design patterns and developing solution reference architectures
Good understanding of development SDLC, code reviews, coding libraries and standards for one or more of the following - .NET, Java.
Lead the design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems
Good understanding of frameworks for automated testing and DevOps pipelines.
Perform analysis of performance; plan and execute activities for performance tuning, monitoring, and deployment
Collaborate with business partners, architects and other groups to identify complex technical and functional needs of systems
Collaborate with multiple, enterprise-wide distributed performing teams to deliver new capabilities in business applications
Perform Business Process Analysis to improve and/or automate existing processes.
Look for opportunities to simplify code, existing or new architectures and vendor dependencies to avoid vendor lock-in
Exposure to cloud technology patterns (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) on Azure
Recommend rationalization opportunities throughout the portfolio of applications and systems
Provide technical guidance to team members and solution architects
Provide programming expertise and business analysis skills within broad business areas
Create and recommend changes in development standards including design, coding and testing standards
Comply with architectural standards and established methodologies and practices
Minimum of 7+ years of software development experience including UI as well as middle tier and backend
Minimum of 3-5 years of solution architecture
Minimum of 2+ years of experience Cloud Solution Architecture Experience (Azure a plus)
Minimum of 2+ years of experience Microservices Architecture
Minimum of 3 years of experience designing REST APIs
Minimum 2 years of experience designing in the context of workflows and rules
Experience designing using containers and container orchestration platform (AKS) plus
Minimum of 2 year of experience designing asynchronous/ event driven as well as synchronous systems
Minimum of 5 years of experience with databases and data modeling / design (SQL and NoSQL plus)
Minimum of 3 years of experience incorporating security into the application architecture
Experience working in fully DevOps enabled environment
Experience with developing reference solution architectures, coding standards and patterns
Minimum 3+ years of experience in development in one or more of the following - .NET, Java, Salesforce
Job Skills and Knowledge
Large application design and implementation experience including architecture and design of modern web, mobile, and integration (cloud/on-premises) platforms
Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills is required.
Experience with Agile development methodology including Scrum, XP, FDD, TDD, and SAFe.
Proven track record in generating alternative solution approaches and driving a pragmatic trade-off solution
Significant experience documenting solution designs using a variety of approaches (e.g. using UML)
Solid Experience with DDD, TDD and BDD - ability to direct and guide the team through these approaches
Proven ability to learn new technologies and evaluate for fitness into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations
Ability to operate and guide the team in all areas of the technology stack - front, middle tier and the backend
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and evaluate for fit into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations - ability to orchestrate POCs and evaluations
Ability to review code and suggest refactoring for performance, quality and maintainability and guide the team through related activities
Financial Services is a nice to have
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