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Platform Achitect
Ref No.: 18-00252
Location: irving, Texas
Start Date: 03/19/2018
CTH pos.
Rate is open
Location- Carrollton, TX

Here is the job description for the Platform Architect position.

Job Responsibilities:

•Define and extend a robust architecture for building new platform services in the Tax and Accounting domain, leveraging and enhancing existing building blocks or creating new reusable components
•Provide technical leadership to the development team(s)
•Build early prototypes of product components/services and validate them for technical design and performance
•Understand the long-term business objectives and suggest technical strategies to meet those objectives by introducing innovation through technology
•Be an evangelist and strong communicator of the architectural blueprints of our product to mobilize the rest of the organization to build solutions that fit our customer's needs
•Be responsive and decisive on adjusting our platform architecture as customer requirements, market conditions and technology evolve
•Partner with others inside and outside the engineering organization to gather all requirements to formulate appropriate architecture required to provide system functionality, deciding when to advocate and when to compromise to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution
•Work with the development team to translate the software architecture into design and be hands-on as needed
•Work closely with product management, engineering, quality assurance, sales and professional services teams throughout the organization


Minimum Requirements:

•Four-year college degree or equivalent experience relevant to the job. Advanced degree (e.g. Masters in Computer Science) is preferred but not required
•10+ years' experience in hands-on development, application design in the delivery of software products
•3+ years in an architect role in previous large scale software development projects, preferably SaaS delivery model
•Comfortable in communicating architecture to all levels of management and customers
•Excellent knowledge of software development methodologies and processes
•Track record that includes the design and release of high quality, high performance enterprise software product / application
•Strong analytical problem solving and decision making skills
•Strong time management, organization, and prioritization skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and prospects
•Possessing skills in the following technology areas: .Net, Java, REST, Web Services, XML, XSL, HTML / DHTML, HTTP
•Thorough understanding of relational database design, OLAP and good understanding of NoSQL models (SQL, MDX, etc.)
•Hands-on experience with Microservices, Containers (Docker) is preferred
•Highly motivated with the ability to work on a multiple projects simultaneously