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Principal Technical Architect
Draper, Utah  

We have a Contract position for "Principal Technical Architect" with one of our direct clients in Draper, Utah for initial contract duration of  3+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Our client offers the chance to take a leading role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry.  We are on a journey to transform our product portfolio into a broad offering of reusable services delivered in the cloud, enabling the rapid delivery of industry-leading experiences that customers love. Architects are the technology change agents delivering this modernization and innovation.  They are energetic influencers that build world-class solutions for key Client business domains including vehicle valuation, acquisition, pricing, inventory management, and merchandising.

As an Architect for Inventory Management Solutions (IMS), you will drive the design of next-generation Client-wide common services and customer-facing software-as-a-service applications including owning the success of:

  • Cloud-native applications in AWS
  • Application modernization to microservices
  • Portfolio rationalization that consolidates back-end systems and duplicative integrations
  • Business, product, and engineering collaborations
  • Technical standards definition
  • New technology adoption
  • Meeting performance, availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability and security SLAs

Your Role:

  • Serve as a technology thought leader
  • Champion technology and architecture-related investments, advocating for the priority of this work
  • Define solution architectures aligned to business needs in collaboration with product and engineering Facilitate collaborative design discussions and drive design reviews
  • Partner with Product to envision future features and help plan development sequences
  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to engineering
  • Assist with the development of architecture standards
  • Assist with improving architecture practices
  • Assist with governing software development to ensure the satisfaction of non-functional requirements
  • Build software prototypes to validate architecture approaches and assess emerging technologies

Required Skills

  • Leadership Qualifications
  • At ease advocating for technical solutions and enjoy the challenge of influencing others
  • Ability to write high-quality blog posts and technical documentation
  • Ability to represent Client in the industry through conference presentations
  • Ability to serve as a technology mentor, facilitating the growth of Client colleagues
  • Ability to manage conflict and maintain productive working relationships

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or relevant industry experience
  • Ability to code in any language using any technology stack through self-teaching
  • SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • AWS (preferred), GCP, or Azure services and solution architectures
  • REST API design and microservice implementation
  • Object-oriented design including common patterns
  • Distributed systems
  • Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies
  • .NET Core, Java and/or a willingness to become an expert
  • Automotive industry experience or a willingness to become an expert

Past Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in software development for midsize to large corporations
  • 5+ years of working experience as a solution or technical architect
  • Video content to learn more

Target Years of Exp:

10 years or more

Top 5 Must Haves:

  • Experience working on scalable, reliable, high performing multitenant SAAS applications
  • Experience building flexible, modular, enterprise applications
  • Ability to influence technical architecture for both functional and non-functional requirements to meet business needs
  • Ability to drive sustainable development with appropriate technology, standards, policies and procedures
  • Experience with Cloud based development


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