Principal Technical Architect
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract To Hire position for "Principal Technical Architect" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia 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 is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and ecommerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide.

About the Job:

You will lead the architecture for Consumer Platforms and Analytics team, which consists of mission critical applications for both the Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader brands.  You will collaborate with architects, engineering, product, and agile leaders to establish and scale Consumer Platforms and Analytics capabilities with a common technological and architectural vision delivered in the AWS cloud. You will drive the definition of architectural styles and patterns necessary to deliver the functional and non-functional requirements, validate solutions, identify risks and dependencies, and evaluate alternatives through hands-on research, discovery, and prototyping. You will support solution development through providing, communicating, and evolving the greater technological and architectural view of the solution. You will frame solution alternatives in both technology and business terms, ensuring that product and business decisions are not made in isolation of their technical implications, and vice versa.

Responsibilities:

Architecture Vision and Direction:

  • Assists with the development of frameworks, standards, policies, principles, and procedures that guide technology decisions and maximize reuse of technology.
  • Facilitates technical design reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards and consistency across organizational and design boundaries.
  • Assists in the identification, analysis, and resolution of technology infrastructure problems.
  • Mentors engineers on business knowledge, technology, and career guidance.
  • Creates a culture of knowledge sharing and failing forward, providing opportunities for engineers to learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

 Technical Architecture Development:

  • Develops the logical and technical architecture for project and platform initiatives and collaborates with project teams to realize them.
  • Evaluates performance, security, reliability, operations, technology, and interoperability requirements and produces high level design deliverables that enable development teams to produce products that are flexible, scalable, and secure.
  • Communicates technical architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to delivery team and other stakeholders.

 Technology Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Evaluates emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal applications of technology to meet business needs.
  • Recommends improvements to technology and processes that increase the effectiveness of the team.
  • Creates proof of concepts to determine the viability of new or different technologies.
  • Oversees and facilitates the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education.
  • 10+ years of experience in full development life cycle and significant experience in delivering applications and architecture services in a production environment.
  • 7+ years of experience in the implementation of structured design and architecture processes in a corporate environment.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience, with a track record of increasing responsibilities.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of software engineering and familiarity with various technologies such as Node.js, Java, C# and JavaScript. Build Software with API first approach using service-oriented or event-driven architectures. Practical experience in delivering software and services leveraging cloud infrastructure such as AWS.
  • Deep understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices.
  • Experience with cloud-native architectures or compatible architecture patterns.
  • Exemplary consulting skills and a track record of applying these skills as a practicing architect. Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills, including ability to effectively communicate architectural issues and concepts to multiple organization levels.

Target Years of Exp:  7 years (architecture related)

Top 5 must haves:

  • Strong foundational knowledge of software engineering and familiarity with various technologies such as Node.js, Java, C# and JavaScript.
  • Practical experience with cloud-native architectures or compatible architecture patterns.
  • Build Software with API first approach using service-oriented or event-driven architectures.
  • Deep understanding of the architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices.
  • Strong consulting/communication skills

 

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