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Lead Application Architect

Company: Wolters Kluwer
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Lead Application Architect is a multidisciplinary technical role that requires a combination of various architectural, design, engineering and business skills. This person will provide analysis, engage in problem solving and lead development for our customer facing applications. The role requires both broad and deep technology knowledge and the ability to architect solutions by mapping common business problems to reusable end-to-end technology solutions. The position is a hands-on role that works on complex assignments. To be effective, the Lead Application Architect must have experience on multiple hardware and software environments and be comfortable with intricate heterogeneous systems. This position is responsible for developing, creating, modifying, and integrating applications, software and services. The Lead Application Architect will be capable of assessing existing product architecture, identifying limitations and develop a targeted architecture with respect to the product roadmap. They will create transition plans to migrate products and services from legacy frameworks to a microservice architecture. The Lead Application Architect is also responsible for the governance and architecture compliance during the development cycle. When building the new products and services the Lead Application Architect works with business stakeholders, product managers, Enterprise Architects and Cloud Architects to build holistic and forward-thinking solutions. The Lead Application Architect needs to be an evangelist for the standards, best practices and mentor development teams on a regular basis. The Application Architect should be able to proactively identify potential issues and design solutions. Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Design and implement highly scalable, fault tolerant and highly available products and services.
  • Architect AWS Cloud Native Solutions.
  • Redesign / rearchitect products using modern design patterns.
  • Provide architectural blueprints and technical leadership to our engineering team.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes to ensure the highest quality product platform.
  • Develop proof of concepts and prototypes to analyze potential solutions.
  • Collaborate with peer organizations, quality assurance, and end-users to produce cutting-edge software solutions.
  • Ensure solutions are properly addressing scalability, security, privacy, high-availability, fault tolerance and maintainability requirements.
  • Collaborates with Solutions Architects and various Technology teams to select appropriate design solutions and ensure the compatibility within the larger organization.
  • Assist with detailed implementation planning, project planning and project coordination in conjunction with the project manager. Job Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree or higher in a technically oriented field preferably Computer Science. Experience:
    • Minimum 7 years of software development experience with focus on web-based applications.
    • Minimum 4 years application architectural design and development experience.
    • Minimum 4 years experience working with disparate technical teams in an agile based software development environment - scrum preferred.
    • Experience designing and supporting Cloud based (AWS) solutions.
    • Experience maintaining and improving distributed systems. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Experience in analyzing and re-architecting legacy and/or monolithic applications.
      • Disparate technical experience in various software stacks such as: o LAMP stack with PHP or Python o Go Lang o RDBS Platforms like MS SQL Server, MySQL and AWS Aurora
        • Professional experience with AWS software services such as EC2, ALB, RDS, Route53, S3, Lambda with node.js and Kafka.
        • Higher Education Market Experience with LTI /LMS Integration with Canvas, Black Board and Moodle preferred.
        • Ability to evaluate and learn new and emerging technologies. Experience with Kubernetes, Docker and containers.
        • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins.
        • Professional understanding of UI frameworks such as JQuery, Angular JS, Bootstrap, ember js.
        • Expert understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and SOA architecture.
        • Experience with data model design with RDBMS & NOSQL databases, middleware caching.
        • Experience with configuration automation (Chef, Ansible, etc.) is desirable.
        • Must possess very strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
        • Good interpersonal and coaching skills.
        • Experience working with high traffic services/web sites. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.

Keywords: Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia , Lead Application Architect, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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