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Application Architect (East Coast Remote Opportunity)

Company: Bright Horizons
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Application Architect is responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of technology solutions that are aligned with business needs, reflects best practices and increase option value for the organization. Makes high-level design choices focused on manageability, scalability, usability, resiliency, availability, security, and/or safety for the software structure, protocols, and algorithms. Determines coding, development tools, validation, and standards compliance requirements. Collaborates with management, product owners, and project managers to evaluate the feasibility of requirements and determine priorities for development. Performs pathfinding, surveys technologies, participates in standards committees and presents at external and internal events. Interacts with multiple technologists in the company to influence architectures and optimize/customize software offerings.MAJOR FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Thorough understanding of the complete software development lifecycle with ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly.
  • Deep knowledge of designing enterprise-scale applications using distributed, micro services, DDD, event-driven, and cloud native architectures.
  • Experience in building a system with high-security standards and has a very good understanding of common vulnerabilities and attack vectors and how to prevent them.
  • Solid knowledge of .Net/.Net Core development.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of web technologies, REST, Design Patterns (CQRS, Outbox, SAGA, Circuit Breaker, Mediator etc.)
  • Knowledge of cloud Azure, Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Provide technical leadership on design, development, and execution of software solutions.
  • Develop and use relevant industry standards and domain information models to satisfy functional and non-functional requirements and achieve compliance with mandated standards/guidelines.
  • Participate in proposing new technical architectures and solutions to improve and enhance existing architectures.
  • Determine scope and provide level of effort estimates for project tasks and related activities, and match required skill sets to task requirements and allocate team resources appropriately.
  • Provide technical architecture subject matter expertise and services for new and existing projects.
  • Evaluate and test emerging technologies/tools.
  • Support the business development efforts where data architecture and analysis requirements are defined.
  • Communication
  • Facilitate team and client meetings effectively.
  • Hold regular status meetings with project team.
  • Keep project team well informed of changes within the organization and general corporate news.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to superiors.
  • Deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Teamwork
  • Consistently acknowledge and appreciate each team member's contributions.
  • Effectively utilize each team member to his/her fullest potential.
  • Motivate team to work together in the most efficient manner.
  • Keep track of lessons learned and share those lessons with team members.
  • Mitigate team conflict and communication problems.
  • In conjunction with the CIO and IT leadership team, enhance IT best-practices, policies and methodologies as part of the Bright Horizons IT Transformation to a world-class IT organization and partner with the business.
  • Travel as required.DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
    • Recommend software architecture plan
    • Provide recommendations for software development standards and best practicesRECOMMENDED EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS
      • Experience with data modeling and schema design, data harmonization and normalization, and data integration approaches and technologies such as those used in multi-source enterprise application integration, data security and access control and service-oriented architecture solutions.
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field with 6+ years of experience
      • Architect experience with practical background in systems, application development, and languages
      • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft SQL Server and other database systems, .Net development processes and best practices, and overall architecture of all layers of the application set
      • Experience in distributed computing architecture leveraging latest technology paradigms such as Service Oriented Architecture
      • Experience with highly-available system architecture and deployment for mission-critical solutions
      • Familiarity with information integration activities such as mapping and transformation, data validation, and data analysis including data mining and business intelligence
      • Experience architecting and designing complex IT systems preferred, especially external customer facing applications
      • Experience building and supporting mission critical applications, running in a highly distributed manner
      • Familiarity with various requirements gathering techniques
      • Familiarity with configuration management concepts and tools, source code control, and development standards
      • Familiarity with software usability concepts
      • Experience working with multiple customers and technical staff, including building consensus and mediating compromises when necessary
      • Strong logical and technical problem-solving skills
      • Ability to learn and quickly comprehend new concepts
      • Strong judgment and decision-making ability
      • Passion and ability in providing excellent customer service
      • Experience overseeing (from a technical perspective) multiple projects
      • Understanding of application security technologies and approaches (Active Directory/ADAM, LDAP, SiteMinder)

Keywords: Bright Horizons, Dallas , Application Architect (East Coast Remote Opportunity), Other , Dallas, Texas

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