Direct-hire Solution Architect Opportunity in Plano, TX


What’s the role?

The role of Solutions Architect is to provide technical guidance and direction for more than one business applications and technologies within Global Application Software. This position is responsible for designing software solutions that are modular, reliable and extensible, conforming to sound design principles and capable of adapting to change while achieving targets for performance and scalability. The Solutions Architect works closely with various team members to drive operational excellence and deliver products which set this company apart from the competition and actively engage our customers.

What does the role involve?

Assume responsibility to architect, implement and optimize more than one area of application design and development; drive one or more parts of a larger multi-system initiative
Produce solution designs to be fleshed out and implemented by development teams – this may include proofs of concept, development activities, cost/benefit analysis, training, configuration, service level requirements
Conduct research on new and emerging technologies for practical application to business problems and strategic initiatives; identify new components to be procured or developed; provide short term solutions, as well as clear evolution paths and long-term architecture strategy
Identify, analyze, and communicate architecture and integration options; document best practices and solution blueprints
Interact with business unit management, company IT, vendors and industry experts to collect requirements, understand options and determine solutions
Apply established architectural principles and application of technology solutions to multiple business processes and technologies
Assist development leads to implement architectural strategies and the proper use of enterprise and application design patterns
Additional duties, as assigned

What you need is:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in software development more than one programming languages, including at least one object-oriented language
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the Solutions Architect role with design pattern experience, designing systems that include more than one of the following areas: user interface, services, data, integration, deployment, Cloud
  • Real-world practical experience applying enterprise, domain and software design patterns; strong software development skills in C# and .NET; some knowledge of JavaScript/TypeScript required, Angular, Microservices
  • Experience in architecture and implementation of microservice-based web, desktop and/or mobile applications; ability to understand practical aspects and avoid common pitfalls
  • Applied analytical thinking and proven structured engineering approach to complex solution design/implementation and problem resolution; ability to anticipate technical trends in defined and relevant IT areas
  • Rich architecture knowledge based on experience and training/education
  • Competence in API design and development across more than one digital platform and client form factors, for example, web, desktop, mobile, IoT
  • Developed software for distributed enterprise systems touching multiple areas like user experience, authentication/authorization, integration, and data
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: data architecture, systems integration, application security, Cloud platforms, client UI frameworks, mobile, DevOps, process automation, AI/machine learning
  • Strong desire to continually study and learn the latest and new technologies and related architectures, especially microservice architectures and cloud technologies
  • Proficient in agile development methodologies and testing approaches, distributed version control, git workflow and branching strategies, application monitoring, CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to create documentation materials for appropriate audiences
  • Experience working with geographically distributed development teams a plus
  • Advanced troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Normal office conditions. Up to 20% domestic and international travel, required

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