IT Architect

Advantage Tech is actively seeking an experienced IT Architect to join our team. ?IT Architects collaborate with customers, business analysts, designers, and software developers to analyze, plan,?design, and deliver innovative solutions to complex, high-value business problems.

Responsibilities:

• Define enterprise guidelines and enforce enterprise development standards and practices

• Map project business requirements to systems/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with enterprise architectural plans and industry best practices

• Define and develop the emerging solution architectures and ensure that the team is successful within the technical framework

• Lead, direct, and produce technical designs/architectures at a project, product, and program level?with proficiency in the areas of disaster recovery, data integrity, service continuity, component redundancy, security, etc.

• Participate in and lead high and low-level technology discussions with management, vendors, and customers

• Provide technical leadership to build consensus among stakeholders around proposed designs

• Within the agreed-upon application architecture, produce technology solutions to assist the business in meeting their objectives

• Ensure solutions and new features are designed and implemented according to established design and architectural standards and practices (and, where necessary, facilitate acceptable tradeoffs)

• Review and analyze detailed business requirements; assist in prioritization and scoping of user stories to align customer expectations with current or future capabilities

• Develop, test, and implement technology solutions and report on delivery commitments to ensure solutions are implemented as expected and to agreed-upon timeframes

• Lead software developers in application design and patterns, providing examples if necessary.

• Research new technologies and best practices for approaching and implementing emerging technologies and techniques

• As needed, work as part of the development team, providing technical guidance and direction with examples, POCs, and prototypes

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field required; Master’s degree preferred

• Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in architecture/design with background in software development required

• Minimum of 8+ years of experience in information technologies required

• Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Java, Linux, and Oracle required

• Experience with React.js preferred

• Experience with C/C++ and Qt preferred

• Experience with or an understanding of retail in-store POS systems

• Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and analytical skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and designs to a broad range of people

Additional Skills/Qualifications Required:

• Must be a systems?thinker; ability to move fluidly between high-level abstract thinking and detail oriented implementation;?must be open-minded to new ideas, approaches, and technologies

• Must be a data and fact-driven decision maker, with an ability to make quick decisions under uncertainty when necessary; ability to quickly learn new technologies and tools

• Must be a self-starter who is naturally inquisitive, requiring only small pieces to the puzzle, across many technologies – new and legacy

• Strong background in application development, largely utilizing service-based and standalone Linux/Unix development stack in a geographically distributed enterprise environment; the level of experience expected would be consistent with someone with at least 6 years of large system development experience

• Experience designing large-scale solutions which were deployed to cloud providers (e.g., Microsoft Azure, GCP) and integrated capabilities specific to those platforms

• Experience designing, implementing, and deploying large-scale, highly available service-based?software systems (e.g., REST, micro-services), especially extensible platforms which support ecosystems of third party application/plugin developers

• Experience working within a variety of project management methodologies such as?Agile project approaches (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Waterfall)

• Extensive experience with all aspects of Java and the Spring framework

• Extensive experience with Linux and shell scripting

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