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Lead Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-03113
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/06/2018
Position: Lead Solutions Architect
Location: Evanston, IL 
Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP

  • Designing and planning highly available solutions using cloud hosting (AWS) and private virtualized hosting
  • Reviewing and prioritizing changes to existing platforms to ensure they always follow the latest best practices and best technology choices
  • Taking an active role in the technology strategy
  • Working with development teams around the US and Europe to provide technical leadership
  • Evaluating new technologies to determine how they could benefit our products
  • The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record of Solutions Architecture and Data Architecture.
Required Experience
  • Proven experience working in an Architecture role preferably within a large organization.
  • Extensive experience in software development / engineering.
  • Solutions Architecture & Design experience across a broad portfolio of projects.
  • Experience of working with Commercial stakeholders to translate business and non-functional requirements into technological solutions.
  • Experience of devising architecture strategy to support future business goals.
  • Experience of defining roadmaps, current / future state models and maintaining architecture documentation.
  • Experience of providing technical direction to development teams on Solutions implementation and governance.
  1. BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent qualification.
  2. Experience of Data Architecture, Modelling, Warehousing, BI.
  3. Experience working in the financial sector.
  4. Track record of Innovation. We're seeking an individual who actively monitors industry trends and opportunities with experience of researching, evaluating & prototyping new and alternative technologies.
Required Skills
  • Able to design, integrate, and manage complex solutions (multi-platform, multi-technology).
  • Strong Proficiency across Back office, Middleware and Web applications architecture.
  • Experience of On-Premise, Virtualization and Cloud based Infrastructure (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
  • Data modelling from conceptualization to logical / physical design.
  • Knowledge of multiple Operating Systems (Linux, Windows).
  • Strong experience of programming languages; C#, Java.
  • Agile Software Development, Scrum.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS Platform
  • Knowledge of security best practices and tools.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability including leading teams to identify, research and coordinate resource to diagnose & troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Experience of NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Mongo)
  • Experience of Big Data platforms advantageous (Hadoop, Spark, HPCC)
  • Experience of Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure desirable.
  • DevOps, Build and Deployment automation (Puppet, Jenkins, Docker)
  • Experience of performance and load testing approaches.
  • Enterprise of applying Enterprise Integration Patterns.