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Architect - Application
Ref No.: 18-10539
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Diversant has multiple openings for Sr. Technical Architect (Java) for top one of the top rated FINTECH companies in the US. My client has dozens of tech and workplace awards and is also a premier partner of AWS. Interviews beginning immediately. We have competitive rate / contract are continuously extendable to no tenure!. We can work W2 with Visa/GC sponsorship available and c2c. We provide referral bonuses as well.
*if you are a c2c employer please only contact via email*
What you need to know:
  • Who: FINTECH company
  • Where: Rockville, MD
  • How: Contract (W2, C2C, H1 transfers OK)
  • Length: Unlimited – avg tenure 3-5 years
Notes: Technical architect / solutions oriented architect. Needs to be able to do some development and roll up the sleeves. Needs to be able to make decisions. Not only understanding software, but their surroundings such as hardware, networking, and operating systems.
The Application Architect is a member of an Agile program's management team and has hands-on technical responsibility for the overall architectural and engineering design of the products being delivered by the program. They are responsible for cross-discipline view on solution development including analyzing technical trade-offs, determining major components and subsystems, and defining interfaces and collaboration between them. The Application Architect understands the solution context and works with the development teams and business users to help ensure fitness for use in the business user's environment.
In cooperation with Product and Delivery Management, the Application Architect plays a critical role in helping align teams with a common technical direction while they work toward the accomplishment of the Vision and Roadmap. As a program-level leader of the technical staff on the program, the Application Architect will mentor the program staff, challenge their assumptions, and encourage them to consider the tradeoffs among the quality attributes. To establish and maintain their credibility with development teams and other technologists, the Application Architect must be a competent developer as well as be a proactive and persuasive collaborator.
Although the Application Architect has the authority and responsibility over the architecture and design of the applications, the Application Architect will favor guiding teams toward a suitable solution and building consensus with the team such that these decisions are jointly owned and all parties are devoted to the approach. There will be times where the Application Architect must step in and make a decision for a number of reasons (e.g. stopping paralysis, violation of portfolio/enterprise requirements) but these cases should be rare. The Application Architect must keep an eye on the big-picture and make sure that development teams are kept informed with any information that is relevant to their product and helps them align with needs of the organization.
Additionally, the Application Architect is a Lean-Agile leader who understands the complexities of large-scale solution development and applies Lean and Agile practices to address them.
  • Align development teams to a common technological and architectural vison of the solution under development
  • Facilitate and lead the design, technical architecture for the program
  • Work with development teams and provide technical leadership and the direction for the interfaces between the subsystems and between the solution and the solution context
  • Contribute to the planning and definition of the product.
  • Own the high-level design of the solution and evaluate solution alternatives
  • Define subsystems and their interfaces; allocate responsibilities to subsystems; understand solution deployment, and communicate requirements for interaction with the solution context
  • Work with portfolio and enterprise stakeholders, particularly the Enterprise Software Architects and Enterprise Operations, to ensure alignment with enterprise standards and objectives (e.g. designing for lights-off operations).
  • Participate in Program Increment (PI) Planning and Pre-Planning, System and Solution Demos, and Inspect and Adapt events.
  • Define, explore, and support the implementation of the design to evolve the solution intent; work directly with development teams assisting their implementation, and support them as needed.
  • Plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of upcoming business Features/Capabilities.
  • Work with Product Manager, Program Manager, and Product Owners to ensure that architectural components that enable feature delivery are appropriately prioritized and that team capacity is allocated toward their completion.
  • Support technology/engineering aspects of a program-level Kanban
  • Supervise and foster building quality into the systems
  • Define and plan training and growth curriculum for development team members
  • Contribute to the technical aspects of all program staff's annual reviews and goals.
  • Facilitate and manage technical debt backlogs for development teams. The Application Architect should ensure that teams identify and capture their tech debt. The Application Architect, along with feedback from the teams, is responsible for prioritizing the tech debt backlogs (one backlog per team).
  • Identify technical risks and work to establish a suitable mitigation strategy
  • Fulfill other roles on smaller programs as necessary (e.g. development team Dev Lead)
  • Consistently demonstrate good judgement in technical decision making and be able to explicitly convey the rationale and trade-offs that contributed to the solution.
  • Publish and keep current, any suitable artifacts that represent evidence of design for the current and target states. The artifacts should allow portfolio and enterprise level architects to identify risk, identify opportunities for leverage, provide insight into which qualities the teams are optimizing for, and the insight into the judgement of the technical leadership. Artifact examples include: Quality Attribute Scenarios, Context Diagrams, Module Views, Component & Connector views, Deployment Views, Variability Guides, Assumptions, Decisions, and Constraints Documents.
Preferred Qualifications
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Expert Java developer
  • 2+ years of experience in either Big Data or real-time market systems
  • Experience developing and delivering solutions in AWS
  • Delivered multiple systems to a production environment
  • 2+ years as a member of an agile development team
Interview Process
  • Phone screens
  • General interview covering professional experience, communication skills, agile approaches
  • Java Development interview
  • In-person interviews
  • White-board technical interview covering application design and java development
  • Architectural interview
  • Management interview
If interested, please send your resume in an MS Word format along with the best time to talk. We can potentially get you submitted to multiple positions.

Daniel Bentivenga
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Due to the nature of the position, Diversant can only consider direct applicants.  Third party resumes will not be considered. 
Diversant is one of the largest African-American owned IT staffing and solutions firms in the U.S. We are a fully-certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) provider, dedicated to the promotion of diversity in the supply chain and throughout the workplace. Equally important to us is our commitment to providing the highest level of service to all our clients, consultants, and partners. We believe that diversity in all its forms leads to greater opportunities for consultants and partners, and to more innovative solutions for clients.