Lead technical architecture initiatives for multiple value streams (e.g., Agile/SAFe Release Train), helping to ensure successful product deliveries
Manage the evolution of architectural roadmaps for your domain, showing how new features are released or updated, with an eye on paying down technical debt with minimal disruption. Identifies opportunities to leverage common solutions for cross-cutting concerns
Partner with key stakeholders to establish and adopt architectural best practices, guidelines, and standards. Evangelize, mentor, and coach all on the same.
Lead Proof-Of-Concepts and Spike Solutions, and provide Reference Architectures and Baseline Implementations when appropriate
Provide guidance, direction and mentorship to Sr. Architects
Provide guidance to developers and other stakeholders regarding the design of server applications, encompassing APIs and micro-services, containers, databases, cloud infrastructures, and cloud services, etc.
Ensure all Non-Functional Requirements (e.g. performance, availability and fail-over, scalability, security, etc.) are properly articulated, and work with all parties to guarantee that the software products that are delivered meet these objectives
Drive buy vs build evaluations, including consideration of OSS
Participates in high-level estimation
10-15 years as a software developer/architect. Lead technical architecture initiatives for multiple value streams (e.g. Agile/SAFe Release Train).
Experience and proficiency with modern languages, frameworks, and technologies such as Java, Python, Node.js, messaging queuing infrastructures, as well as AWS or GCP cloud infrastructure and services
Significant experience with the design and development of complex systems; employs a disciplined and rigorous approach
Substantial experience with requirements analysis, estimation, systems and application design, and testing
Experience designing RESTful APIs that facilitate a superior UX or simplify systems integration
Expert with popular Design Patterns catalogues
Experience with RDBMS and/or NoSQL databases. Understands the benefits and trade-offs of both. Familiar with normalization and denormalization, sharding, and other data-centric patterns
Substantial experience with distributed computing architectures, including race conditions, parallelism, and concurrency control
Demonstrated technical team leadership
Excellent collaboration, influencing, evangelization, negotiation, coaching, mentoring, and coalition-building skills. Ability to work with persons in all job functions (e.g. product, UX, developers, QA, DevOps)
Excellent verbal and written communications
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Self-directed
A great team player, with demonstrable experience delivering superior software products via agile methodologies
Experience on an Agile team
Experience with micro-services
Experience architecting solutions for AWS or Google clouds
Experience with distributed caching solutions; understands the factors that enable effective caching
Exposure to Big-Data and/or Machine Learning
Exposure to CI/CD and DevOps
Experience with SAFe Software Development Principles
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a closely-related discipline, or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience
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