Job Description

  • IT Software Architect

    Posted Date1 month ago(1 month ago)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Software Architect will be responsible for designing and building systems. The environment is fast paced and time to market of applications is critical to the success of the organization.

    This position will be part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to delivering applications for high-quality, on-time software releases leveraging best-of-breed agile and DevOps practices with a focus on how to enable the operations of those applications through a combination of infrastructure solutioning, continuous delivery & integration, and efficient system sustainment planning.

    This role is responsible for leading technical design on cloud and digital platforms, including hands-on full stack development. The software architect must have a passion for developing and launching robust scalable products that are business and customer facing. This position should have a full understanding of the tools, platforms and technologies used to develop exceptional applications.

    Essential Functions:

    • Hands-on full-stack development across a variety of technologies and platforms
    • Prior experience in building highly scalable, cloud-native microservices-based applications using technologies like AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, Node.js, Java, Cassandra and MongoDB
    • Assist management in the development and execution of internal, web, and mobile strategic plans
    • Perform gap analysis of current architecture and implementations against strategic roadmaps
    • Evaluate new technology for inclusion in our stack
    • Lead high level designs and prototyping initiatives
    • Develop proof-of-concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions
    • Plan the refactoring and re-architecting of existing software
    • Lead developers in the design of new software products
    • Work with developers to identify and create common reusable components
    • Undertake initiatives to drive down the cost of development
    • Drive technical consolidation and reduction of duplicate effort across projects
    • Identify and train development teams on best practices
    • Work closely with the VP of IT to understand the technology roadmap and assist in enforcing the enterprise architecture standards
    • Participate in strategy discussion with all levels of management and business sponsors
    • Support testing & deployment cycles, including working with project managers to coordinate user acceptance testing (UAT) and gathering feedback from pre-release testers
    • Log, track and manage issues, bugs, and enhancement/ features requests logged in JIRA
    • Participate in software release and post-release activities, including developing designs for proof of concepts
    • Capture, mitigate and /or escalate risks & issues in a timely fashion
    • Ensure development standards and consistency of specifications across sub-systems
    • Write and/or review deliverables, solution blueprints, and architecture documentation


    • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education/experience; advanced degree preferred
    • 3 years’ experience as an architect or lead developer for internet-scale web/mobile applications and public APIs
    • 8 years’ experience developing internet scale applications using Node.js, Java
    • A strong understanding of agile software development and how that impacts the operations of software is a must
    • A deep background in system integration & service-oriented architecture is required
    • Expertise with scalable web technologies such as Node.js
    • Expertise with current software design principles and concepts
    • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure
    • Experience with NoSQL databases and relational databases
    • Exceptional problem solving, analysis, design, and testing skills
    • Mobile platform development experience a plus
    • Experience with Salesforce development is a plus
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • ITIL understanding and familiarity with modern application architecture design patterns
    • Experience working on mobile and responsive web development is preferred
    • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with business owners
    • Experience with entire software development lifecycle (Agile, SDLC, Iterative)
    • Proven experience with integrated systems required
    • Experience with software and database performance tuning
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Flexibility and positive attitude to achieve tight deadlines
    • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
    • Ability to work creatively, propose ideas and contribute to working groups

    Closing Statement:

    This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

    Progress Residential is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.


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