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Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-05423
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 140,000.00 - 155,000.00 /Year
Solutions Architect

The Solutions Architect will be responsible for the digital architecture of existing systems, creating high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms and third party systems. The Solutions Architect will review and design for large enterprise level systems, identify and determine technologies that will enhance development of products and services. The Solutions Architect will participate in strategic and tactical planning and design sessions with product management, application management, other discipline architects, operations and software engineering teams.

Activities will include:
  • Integration strategy of core systems that interface with Digital (ESB implementations, API frameworks, etc.)
  • Collaboration on UI/UX Digital strategy
  • Collaboration on overall Digital Data architecture
  • Design and creation of new applications design patterns using Microsoft stack as well as other open source solutions where applicable
  • Define Mobile software solutions in the Android/iOS application environments
  • Perform gap analysis of current architecture and implementations against strategic roadmaps
  • Lead high level designs and prototyping initiatives for web and mobile platforms
  • Assist management in the development and execution of online and mobile strategic plans
  • Assist management in establishing and enforcing team best practices, policies and procedures
  • Perform periodic code reviews and mentoring to Software Engineers.
  • Ensuring all development practices are in compliance
  • Keep abreast of new technologies that affect web and mobile development to enhance the learning and development of team members 
  • Assessing and improving on current architectures, especially in scaling and performance
  • Producing key technical architecture deliverable such as technical requirements documentation & conceptual technical architecture
  • Provide guidance and training to other credit union employees to assist in applicable requirements and administration of policy and procedures for web and mobile applications.
You'll be a great fit if in addition to the Completion of a Master's degree in Computer Science or related field, with 7 years in application development using .NET Framework, you have:
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in mobile application development; preferably using Xamarin Framework
  • Technical knowledge in software development methodologies, design and implementation required.
  • Application Layer Technologies: .NET framework, MVC Framework, NUnit, Mocking techniques using MOQ, MSMQ, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET Custom Resource provider, Entity Framework, WCF, ASMX, SOAP, XSLT, XML, WSDL, REST based web service
  • Database Layer Technologies: SSIS, Crystal Reports, SSRS, MS SQL, Stored Procedures, DTS, Triggers, Views
  • Application Security: Security using SSL, Client Certificate Authentication, Windows Authentication using Active Directory programming
  • User Interface Technologies: WinForms, WebForms, MVC, Custom .net UI Controls for WebForms, Custom helpers in MVC framework, AJAX, JSON, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Angular JS
  • Software Development Methodology: Agile development methodology, SOA Technical Designs, Business requirement gathering, Multi-tier applications with thorough knowledge and experience in each layer, Web Farm environment, Production Support
 Preferred Technical Skills:
  • Mobile Development Technologies: HTML5/CSS3 and related technologies, Apple X Toolkit, Android SDK, mCommerce Application Development, Objective C, Swift, Cross platform development tools (Xamarin), Mobile Device testing, Adaptive/Responsive Front End Design Patterns
  • Content Distribution Network Technologies: Akamai or other competitors 
Other skills:
  • Must have good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Solid diagnostic, testing, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Must be enthusiastic, team-oriented with a positive attitude.