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Job Description

Solution Architect

Location: Okemos, MI
Experience: 10+ years
Track: Consulting
Practice: Solution Architecture

About Us:
Job Description:

Ideal Candidate Description:

  • Expert on API Gateway (general API Gateway concept - Not the AWS API Gateway service)
  • Expert on IT Security.
  • Expert on Performance issues.
  • Expert on UI and service integration.
  • Expert on service to service integration.
  • Expert on automated testing.
  • Good understanding on Maven.


  • Is a creative thinker and great teammate who can come up with innovative approaches to help resolve complex issues.
  • Has good analytical and problem-solving skills and can break down a solution into smaller units of work and produce a solution roadmap.
  • Has written high quality, well-tested shared components that can be leveraged by multiple systems.
  • Takes pride in software craftsmanship, diving deep into code and constantly innovating.
  • Has extensive experience in back-end development, service design, data modeling and web development.
  • Takes requirements (business features, technical debts and internal enhancements) and designs resilient solutions.
  • Can support and collaborate with multiple development teams and provide technical guidance.
  • Can step into specific projects to supply additional management, coding and engineering capacity as needed to make projects successful.
  • Has expert knowledge in distributed systems with a heavy focus in conversational semantics for large scale distributed systems.
  • Is passionate about webscale technologies as applied to large scale growing businesses.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and can explain a complex technical solution to business stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate customer needs into well documented requirements, architectural plans and produce near production ready prototypes.
  • Expert at producing sequence flow diagrams, solution diagrams, architectural component diagrams
  • Two years of experience of mentoring team leads and engineers.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn from peers and co-workers junior to them.
  • Ability to enforce responsible engineering practices (including automated unit and stress testing, engineering for data security, resiliency, scalability, etc.)
  • Proficient in multiple programming languages like: Java, Python, Ruby, Scala, Groovy, GO, BASH
  • Expert knowledge of Java or Scala or Erlang with 7+ years of experience.
  • In depth experience developing high volume transactions and distributed applications– both real-time and batch.
  • A deep understanding of performance tuning and scalability.
  • Development experience with REST WebServices and various data interchange and representation formats such as JSON, XML, HTML etc.
  • Development experience with RDBMS, distributed cache (Memcached, Redis) and NoSQL database.
  • Deep end to end architectural understanding of distributed applications.
  • Experience with containerization technologies (such as Docker) and familiarity with micro-service architecture and development patterns.
  • A deep and demonstrable understanding of design patterns.
  • Knowledge and understanding of application servers such as JBoss, Tomcat and Weblogic.
  • Development experience with security such as securing the users and their data.
  • Development experience of writing batch jobs with performing high volume transactions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of work in modern CI environments: version control, build tool, CI server
  • Knowledge of Open Source libraries, tools and frameworks. Experience with any modern open source libraries would be an added advantage.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology.
  • Experience in HIPAA and PCI security Domain.
  • Development experience with modern technologies such Elastic Search, Kafka, Kibana,
  • Logstash, Hibernate/JPA, Spring, Angular. Experience with any modern technologies would be an added advantage.
  • Experience building and deploying software onto AWS or Openstack using Chef, or similar technologies.
  • Experience with big data and data analytics applications, or similar systems programming experience.
  • Strong expertise in text parsing, analytics and machine learning.
  • Experience with SAFE framework.
  • Experience with Java Message Service (JMS) and Message Driven Bean (MDB) development is preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of JDBC and managing transactions.
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture.
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