Platform Architect / Principal Software Engineer

Element Payment Services   •  

Cincinnati, OH

Industry: Business Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 293 days ago

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  • Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products.
  • Works cross-functionally to address issues and emerging needs in software systems.
  • Rigorously tests software in preparation for deployment.
  • Works on projects from enhancements, new features and bug fixes tonewandards and Patterns
  • Define Platform Architecture for new products by evaluating the business drivers for change and identifying the architectural changes necessary torealize business value.
  • Having wide-ranging experience, he/she uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Conceives interfaces and/or prototypes by working closely with fellow Platform Architects.
  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves platform's design weaknesses.
  • Creates & maintains Platform's Current + Transition state Architectures, in compliance with documented Standards & Patterns.
  • Partners with Enterprise Architecture to document Platform specific Standards and Patterns.
  • Provides multi-tiered & multi-layered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.
  • Fluency in most IT business architecture areas including design and governance.
  • Collaborates closely with multiple parties (Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers, Infrastructure Architects, Security Architects, etc.) from across Vantiv.
  • Works independently and consults with Vantiv's Senior Leaders on highlevel, complex issues
  • Mentors junior team members


Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related expereince with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, etc.).
  • Deep expertise in two or more architecture domains (Applications, Services, Data, Technology).
  • Experience operating in an Agile environment using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Background in the Payment Card Industry preferred.
  • Expertise in designing high volume, low latency, Enterprise Platforms.
  • Expertise in Modernization using concepts such as Full-stack, SOA and Microservices.
  • Expertise in Cloud Solutions and Virtualization using platforms such as Azure, AWS, OpenStack.
  • The ideal candidate should be able to work with a vendor and various internal stakeholders in Operations, Infrastructure, Engineering, and Run support to be able to implement and integrate a fraud platform.
  • Capable of understanding the infrastructure requirements of the solution, how the various components of the platform operate and perform (NGINX / Kafka / Java / Mongo), and the business functions the software supports
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to speak and present to large groups of people.