API Architect

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  • Location:

    Richfield

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Job ref:

    350330

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiration date:

    11/27/2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a API Architect for an opportunity with a client located in Richfield, MN. Our client is looking for a motivated and experienced technical leader to be a key player in changing how we deliver technology for our Wealth Management & Investment Services business.

Responsibilities:

  • Self-starter who can pick up new technologies/skills, be comfortable with ambiguity and drive initiatives forward
  • Identify end to end solutions, leverage best practices and patterns
  • Create Proof of Concepts, apply existing technologies in new ways, prove out new approaches and technologies
  • Provides technical governance and guidance in partnership with application development teams
  • Researches, models, and integrates business and technology architectures to align with business strategy, goals and objectives
  • Consults on a wide spectrum of existing and emerging technologies
  • Reviews high-risk technology projects for compatibility with IT standards and strategic direction
  • Drive portfolio initiatives around technology simplification, resilience, stability


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years' experience with the concepts, philosophies and tools behind the design of applications, information and underlying information technologies
  • At least 10 years' experience with developing and implementing applications and end to end solutions


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Solution Architecture role (3+ years) coming from an Application Architect/Senior Application Developer background
  • Very strong Interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication
  • Collaborative style with an ability to achieve consensus
  • Proven technical leader
  • App Stack (must have) - .NET Core, REST, Microservice, React
  • Database experience (must have) - Microsoft SQL Server (must have), Cassandra (nice to have), large/complex datasets, data modelling, performance, platform evolution, data delivery
  • Cloud (Required) - Docker/K8s. On-prem, AWS and/or GCP
  • Delivery (Required) - proven track record with CI/CD, Agile/DevOps, Test Automation
  • Design of an application's code base, layering, componentization, framework selection a plus
  • End to end system solutioning/exposure…Security, Performance, Availability, Scalability
  • Information Security and Financial Services domain knowledge a plus
  • Messaging Middleware - Kafka(preferable), TIBCO a plus

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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