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Chief Solution Architect: GCOM Software 24 Madison Ave Ext Albany, NY

Due Date:
Saturday, December 31, 2022 12:00 PM

Job Title:
Chief Solution Architect

Location:
GCOM Software 24 Madison Ave Ext Albany, NY

Scheduled Work Hours:
Full Time - 9 to 5 - 40hrs/wk

Service Scope:
A Full Stack Chief Solution Architect who provides technology direction, ensures project implementation compliance, and utilizes technology research to innovate, integrate, and manage technology solutions. As a Technology Driver and hands-on architect, you will significantly contribute to identifying best-fit architectural solutions for one or more projects.

You will assist in defining scope and sizing of work, and anchor Proof of Concept developments. You will provide solution architecture for the business problem, platform integration with third party services, designing and developing complex features for clients' business needs.

You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high-quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients' business needs. You will also contribute in a variety of roles in thought leadership, mentorship, systems analysis, architecture, design, configuration, testing, debugging, and documentation. You will challenge your leading-edge solutions, consultative and business skills through the diversity of work in multiple industry domains.

This role is considered part of the Business Unit Senior Leadership team and may mentor delivery team members.

Responsibilities:

• Own and aggressively drive forward specific areas of technology architecture. Provide architectural solutions/designs to project execution teams for implementation.
• Provide architectural assessments, strategies, and roadmaps for one or more technology domains.
• Lead projects within architecture. Work with Product Owner/Business Analysts to understand functional requirements and interact with other cross-functional teams to architect, design, develop, test, and release features.
• Work with application developers, users, operational leadership, and subject matter experts to understand current and future operational data analysis goals. Recommend modern technology stacks to meet those goals and help engineering teams migrate towards their use.
• Project and solution estimation and team structure definition.
• Develop Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions.
• Support multiple Agile Scrum teams with planning, scoping, and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities, through to continuous delivery to production.
• Liaise with client’s teams for resolving technical dependencies, issues, and risks.
• Mentor and provide architectural guidance to multiple teams building innovative applications.
• Drive common vision, practices, and capabilities across teams.
• Engage with business stakeholders to understand required capabilities, integrating business knowledge with technical solutions.
• Engage with Technical Architects and technical staff to determine the most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs.
• Demonstrate broad solutions technical leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change.


Mandatory Skills:
• Minimum 15 years of professional experience with Full Stack JAVA or .NET development and experience in developing UI and Services solutions.
• At least 10 years of experience in technology consulting, enterprise and solutions architecture and architectural frameworks.
• At least 5 years of experience with the Services development (REST and SOAP), JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, REACT).
• Experience working with product teams/owners and UX to translate business requirements to technical requirements
• Experience leading teams and mentoring other developers
• Solid understanding of UI development including HTML/CSS, jQuery, and responsive design
• At least 2 years of experience with the Node.js, npm etc.
• Knowledge of Caching systems and patterns - Redis, Memcached, etc.
• Deep understanding of messaging systems like Kafka, RabbitMQ, IBMMQ, etc.
• Experience in event driven architecture and service orchestration
• Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural standpoint.
• Experience in complete project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects.
• Knowledge and experience in developing software using agile methodologies.
• Skilled in building relationships with clients and in practice development activities.
• Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large consulting projects.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science

Desired Skills:
• Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
• Certification in Agile development practices
• Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight
• Experience leading customer workshop sessions to educate customers on the latest technology trends and best practices
• Track record of leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes
• Experience with authoring, editing, and presenting technical documents
• Experience in proposal development

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