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Solution Architect
Ref No.: 18-00253
Location: Denver, Colorado
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 05/15/2018
Role: Solution Architect
Duration : 6 Months to hire
Location : Denver CO

Job Description
Position title - Sr Architect, but not really an enterprise architect. More Solutions Architects while maintaining the big picture view. Some bleed over into enterprise architecture.
  • Architect w/ good Architect exp already
    • Hands-on preferred
    • Maybe POC type work
    • Sit down by dev teams
  • Strong Dev background (Java | If .Net need to be strong in these other areas | Both preferred)
  • Microservices
  • REST
  • Cloud native background and knowledge - big part of what they are doing here. Would be
  • API design - what is their approach to design/validating APIs with the dev team
  • How they tend to work with stakeholders. Trying not to have ivory tower architects. Often face to face with the dev teams & whoever the source of the requirements is. Sometimes business, PO's, Client, etc.
  • Worked in an environment where they migrated a legacy system into a microservices architecture. See what challenges were and what they faced. Can be all new dev for microservices as well.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
At Client we invest in innovative IT architecture that fulfills company's both long term and short term goals. Our software architects are responsible for providing practical solutions to business projects for sales, marketing and customer service and delivering architecture strategies for IT system evolutions.

Primary responsibilities of this position fall into the following categories:
  • Technical Leadership – provide technical vision, direction and leadership across a wide spectrum of technologies with specific in depth expertise in multiple tier applications, data and integration or infrastructure technologies.
  • Education – provide architectural expertise and direction to Project Managers, Business Liaisons, System Analysts, other Architects and lead Developers.
  • Architecture Governance – engage across project teams, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure business projects and enabling technology are delivered in line with the agreed Enterprise Architecture.
  • Solution – provide architecture and high level designs for web and mobile applications, scalable middleware and third party system integrations.
  • Technology – research new technologies in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobile Application and Social Media and validate applicability to current infrastructure by extensive prototyping.
  • System Standards – develop in-depth knowledge and document existing IT system portfolio and future architecture/infrastructure and technology standards.
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Skills - Experience and Requirements
A successful Senior Architect will have the following:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university preferably in Computer Science/Engineering or related field. At least 5 years of experience with software application architecture or combination of education and experience.
  • Broad understanding of application architecture and software technology (JEE and/or .NET and Web).
  • Hands on experience in software and systems development.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively write design, documentation and present information to groups of managers, clients and customers and respond to questions.