Aclara

Senior Software Architect

US-MA-Wellesley
Job ID
2017-1608
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering

Overview

The Senior Software Architect is a technology strategist for the Consumer Engagement (CE) Business Unit and works for a high-profile complex, distributed, 24x7, SAAS based, commercial system software product hosted Microsoft Azure cloud environment. The Senior Software Architect is capable of translating business vision into a technology reality and works as a team member along with the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Business Analysts, Project Managers, Application Architects and Senior Developers to design and implement architectural enhancements. Provide oversight and expertise across various technologies and business domains to deliver complete solution.

Responsibilities

  • Act as technology strategist for CE products and services
  • Develop and execute a solution strategy and business plan that supports product growth
  • Architect and design highly scalable and secured solutions using Azure Platform Services
  • Decide which technologies to use, closely with application architects, and developers to ensure proper implementation
  • Help business development by serving as SME for CE products and services
  • Actively participate in all aspects of project life cycle, from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design and implementation phases for CE projects
  • Responsible for furthering the CE architectural vision
  • Develop software frameworks, design patterns, and best practices for CE
  • Present application solution architecture to clients when necessary
  • Lead performance optimization efforts and help address them, if necessary
  • Help to assess the security CE applications and ensure that they meet internal and external compliance mandates
  • Review artifacts like use cases, estimates, high level designs, low level designs, code, and provide appropriate feedback
  • Ensure development standards are followed including automated checks (via tools such as ReSharper, Visual Studio Static Code Analysis, etc.)
  • Identify complex issues in a timely manner and provide mitigation recommendations to the Project Managers
  • Assist in Capacity Planning
  • Assist Source Control, Build, and Deployment Management as needed
  • Identify Non-Functional Requirements (Performance, Security, Testability, Extensibility, Scalability, Maintainability, Deployability, Accessibility, etc.)

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 10 + years’ experience in design and development using Systems Development Life Cycle and Project Management Methodologies
  • 6 + years’ experience with a variety of architecture/design patterns and idioms, especially .NET platforms
  • 2 + years’ experience with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • 2 + years’ experience with Database - SQL Server development
  • 2 + years’ experience developing MVC / JQuery
  • Exposure to a broad range of development tools and methodologies
  • Understanding of Source Control, Build, and Deployment Management preferably Team Foundation Server
  • Experience in uncovering requirements, conceptualizing solutions, and developing a framework for implementation of systems
  • Experience with developing performant/scalable/high-availability systems; specifically performance/reliability issues. Must have automation experience including metrics generation and building verification tests.
  • Solid understanding of UML
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills, including multi-tasking and prioritization
  • Excellent analytical skills

Preferred:

  • 2 + years’ experience in cloud design and development
  • Hands-on experience in multiple industries and across several disciplines mastering a variety of operating systems, hardware platforms, distributed platforms, desktops, and mobile devices
  • Data Warehouse, Data Mining, and Reporting Services development experience
  • Distributed systems experience
  • Mobile Application or Mobile Device development experience

Affirmative Action and EOE

Aclara is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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