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Java Solution Architect

  • Kyiv, Ukraine
Job #: 43317
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DESCRIPTION


Our client is a multinational mass media and information company with operational headquarters in New York, USA. It enables professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

For the current project we are searching for an experienced technologist with a proven track record in architectures of big enterprise systems preferably on several different stacks. Candidate must be organized and analytical, have deep experience in architecture design and technical leadership, with deep understanding of project and delivery management to be a part of a project management team.

Responsibilities

  • Design large-scale solutions using at least one technology stack
  • Create solution architecture document on good level with deep technical details
  • Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and key case-studies/scenarios for the future solution
  • Conduct solution architecture review/audit and create review/audit report
  • Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live"
  • Oversee the development efforts and provide technical help as needed
  • Participate in the full cycle of pre-sale activities:
    • direct communications with potential customers
    • RFP processing
    • development of proposals for implementation and design of the solution
    • presentation for proposed solution architecture to customer
    • meetings with customer representatives
  • Participate in customer’s workshops and presentation of the proposed solution
  • Directly communicate with customers during solution architecture design or solution implementation activities
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices
  • Create and follow personal education plan in the technology stack and solution architecture
  • Conduct an advisory role on creation of personal education plan for colleagues

Requirements

  • 7+ years’ experience in hands-on development of solutions of different nature (web applications, web services, desktop applications, native mobile applications) on Java (JavaScript experience is nice-to-have)
  • 5+ years’ experience in developing relational and non-relational data storages
  • 5+ years’ experience in team leadership
  • 3+ years' experience in project management and direct customer communications
  • Strong development background in the development platform (Java2JEE, .NET, Content Management)
  • Strong development background in the JavaScript stack
  • Strong background in using various libraries, framework and patterns in particular technology stack
  • Strong background in design and implementation of external services integrations (using REST, SOAP and/or ESB)
  • Strong experience in multiple full lifecycle software development processes, approaches and methods (SCRUM & RUP)
  • Deep expertise in solution architecture:
    • web application architectures
    • web services architectures
    • relational and non-relational data storage specific
    • web application front-end and/or back-end architecture
    • solution cross-cutting concerns (security, monitoring, caching, etc.)
  • Confident understanding of:
    • mission critical application architecture design
    • scalable application architecture design
    • high-performance application architecture design
  • Strong expertise in:
    • architectural styles
    • enterprise architecture patterns
    • integration patterns
    • development patterns
    • architecture artifacts and deliverables
    • solution architecture design approaches and practices
    • change management processes
  • Understand performance issues and approaches to address them systematically
  • Proactive approach and leadership in architecture engagement
  • Experience in customer site assignments
  • Strong communications skills:
    • excellent general communication skills
    • ability to communicate message to customer representatives, listen and manage their concerns
    • ability to read context and people
  • Fluent English

We offer

  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Individual career path
  • Social package - medical insurance, sports
  • Sick leave and regular vacation
  • Partial coverage of costs for certification and IT conferences
  • English classes with certified English teachers
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