Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-02346
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 145,000.00 - 160,000.00 /Year
Our Opportunity:
The Brokerage Accounting and Trading Technology team is looking for a talented architect to be the lead architecture for our private cloud based trading platform. We are looking for a curious person with excellent technical skills, leadership and communication to guide the team through technology challenges while driving towards target architecture. The team is in the process of building ultra-low latency, high volume and reliable next generation trading platform. When it is completed, the application should support processing several billions of inquiry transactions during market hours.
What you'll do:
The Solution Architect will be focused on providing architectural guidance across multiple projects/teams.
  • Work closely with Enterprise Delivery Managers, Functional Solution Architects and with business teams to architect technology solutions to meet client needs.
  • Understanding complex problems easily and come up with simple solutions Lead technical requirements gathering sessions and producing technical requirements and design documents.
  • Manage the technical delivery of integrations, security, single-sign-on and application customizations.
  • Publishing and presenting the architecture to technology leaders and business executives. Provide hands on expert level assistance to developers for technical issues.
  • Suggests alternative technical solutions to meet client requirements efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and / or longer life.
  • Promotes and coordinates technical knowledge harvesting within the organization. Defines, communicates and enforces design/coding standards.
  • Identifies reusable code required for our code library and ensures the high quality creation of the code.
  • Tracks and identifies new technologies to solve the business problems.
What you have:
  • BS Computer Science or related field. MS or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of solid architect development experience in distributed platform
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an architect in building complex, highly scalable and low latency applications
  • Strong experience with C#.NET in a Linux/Windows data center environment preferred
  • Experience owning and operating multiple instances of a mission critical service
  • 5+ years with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development
  • Experience using telemetry and metrics to drive operational excellence
  • Experience growing high performing engineering teams
  • Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Broad knowledge of software engineering: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc.
  • Experience as a technical leader/architect in an organization.
  • This includes coaching and mentoring, working through complex problems, and working with our business partners to deliver an amazing experience for our clients.
  • You have qualities that engineers recognize and respect.
  • Broad knowledge of the software engineering and architecture space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of REST and the Web Services space. Knowledge and experience with server side .NET and knowledge of nosql databases (Aerospike, MongoDB are preferred).