Software Architect

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San Francisco, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

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11 - 15 years

Posted 162 days ago

  by    Aaron Spence

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Our Client Company is the world leader in the brand protection business. We are looking for a Software Architect to provide hands-on architecture leadership, guidance and mentoring to Client Company?s distributed engineering teams, be a close collaborator and trusted advisor to the Director of Engineering, and ensure the delivery of high-quality, robust and scalable solutions.

More About the Position

We are looking for a seasoned architect who is passionate and experienced at building new applications from scratch, as well as the ability to effectively refactor and integrate existing applications and strong understanding of Big Data and Analytics. An ideal candidate will be a thought-leader, with real-world business common sense, the ability to communicate clearly and collaborate across functions. The efforts of the Software Architect will help brand owners fight serious online problems including web traffic diversion, counterfeiting, piracy and brand defamation. The candidate should have exceptional communication and negotiation skills, combined with experience guiding software and quality engineers and analysts in implementing production quality solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define a robust architecture for building new applications in the Brand Protection 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 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 a 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 product architecture as customer requirements, market conditions and technology evolve
  • Partner withothers inside and outside the engineering organization to gather all requirements to formulate appropriate architecturerequired 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 the design
  • Actively participate in the development process, as needed
  • Work closely with product management, engineering, quality assurance, sales and professional services teams throughout the organization

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 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, preferablySaaS delivery model
  • BS required. Advanced degree (e.g. Master?s in Computer Science) is preferred
  • 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:

  • J2EE, Web Services, XML, SOAP, XSL, HTML / DHTML, HTTP
  • Search engines: Apache Solr and / or Elasticsearch
  • Thorough understanding of relational database design, OLAP and good understanding of NoSQL models (SQL, MDX, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with Microservices, Containers (Docker), Mesos and Marathon orchestrations
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Winning Requirements

  • Experience in developing software systems, which employ data mining, machine learning or statistical/econometric techniques, methods and algorithms
  • Web Crawling (Apache Storm or similar)
  • Microservice architecture
  • Understanding/experience in the areas of Brand Protection / Anti-Piracy - Coordination of geographically distributed teams
  • Agile development methodology
  • Dealing with large data sets and developing analytic software using SQL, NoSQL and statistical tools

MUST-HAVES

  • 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, preferablySaaS delivery model
  • Comfortable in communicating architecture to all levels of management and customers - Excellent knowledge of software development methodologies and processes
  • Possessing skills in the following technology areas: J2EE, Web Services, XML, SOAP, XSL, HTML / DHTML, HTTP
  • Experiences with OAUTH 2

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Experience in developing software systems, which employ data mining, machine learning or statistical/econometric techniques, methods and algorithms
  • Dealing with large data sets and developing analytic software using SQL, NoSQL and statistical tools
  • Microservice architecture
  • Containers and micro services.
  • Modern AI/ML approach.
  • Experiences with security and threat model.
  • Large scale-out deployment design, monitoring consideration, chaos monkey, anomaly detection