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Principal Architect


Required Experience

  • 8+ years of experience with Java
  • 8+ years of experience with unit testing, integration testing, and UI testing frameworks and methodologies (e.g., Spock, Jasmine, Selenium, Test containers, etc.) as part of software testing automation
  • 8+ years of experience working with, and contributing to, the design of complex technical architectures in large-scale resilient and high-scalability environments
  • 6+ years of experience with application persistence layers, caching, and related design choices (e.g., SQL, NoSQL, Redis, etc.)
  • 3+ years architecting event streaming platforms (e.g., Kafka)

Top-Valued Skills

  1. Knowledge of implementing maintainable and well-tested software and relevant supporting technologies (e.g., Java, Angular, Spock, Git, SQL/NoSQL databases, Redis, Kafka, etc.)
  2. Knowledge of modern agile processes and optimization
  3. Ability to architect resilient and high-scalability applications 
  4. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to change in a fast-moving environment
  5. Ability to translate complex business requirements into simple, elegant technical solutions

Top-Valued Attributes

  1. Detail-oriented and highly motivated
  2. Quality-first approach for architecture implementation and team processes
  3. Desire for continuous learning and improvement
  4. Highly collaborative approach to technical delivery from the standpoint of business domain and requirements
  5. Desire to work outside comfort zone

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitate solutions and technical architecture and hand-offs in a cross-functional team of software engineers, quality engineers, and systems analysts in delivery of a software platform
  • Coordinate troubleshooting and resolution of issues related to cross-platform application architecture
  • Collaborate with delivery team and business stakeholders to design robust and reusable solutions, as well as translate requirements to solutions and technical designs
  • Collaborate and influence proactive system monitoring practices and strategies to help identify issues prior to customer impact
  • Promote a mindset and culture within the team that embraces identifying, owning, and solving issues, driving quality, improving performance, and improving the customer experience
  • Collaborate with technical delivery managers to estimate delivery effort, as well as effectively identify and prioritize high-value deliverables
  • Communicate effectively with peers to drive efficient team delivery
  • Collaborate in continuous planning with business stakeholders and other technology team leaders to ensure a successful delivery plan is available for business priorities
  • Mentor software engineers and lead software engineering best practices (e.g., automated testing, architecture design patterns, code smells, etc.)

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