Solution Architect

  • location: Bethesda, MD
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $65 - $75 per hour
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Solution Architect

job summary:
Randstad is looking for a Solution Architect to work in Bethesda, MD. As the Solution architect, you will look at the overall company goals and use their technical skills and strategic thinking to build the strategies that allow these goals to become a reality. You will setting standards and developing roadmaps for the future state of our enterprise architecture.

The Solutions Architect must have deep domain expertise of cloud application development solutions (e.g. PaaS, Serverless, API Management), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, continuous integration technologies (e.g. Jenkins, DevOps), Web, Mobile and distributed application architecture and practices.

The API Architect is responsible for application integration design across the enterprise (internal customers like Direct channels-web, mobile, Customer contact centers etc.) and with our customers and external partners/Online travel agencies like Expedia, Kayak etc. Additionally, this role will contribute to and help drive enterprise API strategy, including the definition of standards and best practices for design, development and deployment.

The Enterprise Solutions Architect: API and Application Integration is responsible for the Enterprise and Solution Architecture for the domain, interpreting the organization's objectives and the enterprise context into standards and usage guidelines. He or she will jointly be responsible for architecture governance across domains.

The individual in this position is knowledgeable in all aspects of distributed application architecture, including Domain driven design APIs, web services, microservices, and asynchronous event protocols and will operate as a technical leader for project solutions and best practices. Focuses on API implementation quality, orchestration design, and analytics definition within the API management platform - Akana.

Responsibilities include technical leadership and guidance for the API delivery and governance teams to ensure compliance with existing architecture standards, business requirements, and governance policies as well as communication across the organization. Communicates with management, senior technology leadership and other architects regarding best practices and the status of assigned projects and initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product Owners to understand requirements for architecture
  • Work with full-stack team to define and align with stakeholders on logical and physical solution architecture
  • Record the architecture (both up-front design and post-release as-built)
  • Collaborate with multi-functional roles to communicate and align development efforts with Architecture Roadmap
  • Define domain boundaries, API functionality, and data structure to promote clean separation of responsibility in SOA / microservices environment
  • Analyzes and defines API architecture requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, platform environment, software, and system interfaces
  • Contributes to the conceptual and physical design of application integration using APIs and events
  • Reviews and approves detailed API designs produced by delivery vendors
  • Ensures the architectural integrity of API centric projects and solutions
  • Effectively communicates and shares API management platform and standards knowledge to support products and project teams
  • Operates equally comfortably within agile or waterfall environments
  • Works with product owners to analyze and understand enterprise business drivers to determine integration architecture requirements
  • Evaluates, recommends, and justifies technical scope and direction changes during Planning and Design phases
  • Establishes and documents full lifecycle API management standards and best practices
  • Guides API development teams in the application of best practices with API management tools
Qualifications

  • Advanced experience with Architectural Patterns, Architecture and Product Roadmaps, Domain Driven design and Microservices
  • Deep knowledge of and demonstrable history of success implementing API Management based solutions, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge of and experience with service-oriented architecture concepts
  • Knowledge of all components of application design in a high-volume, high-availability environment
  • Working knowledge of service orchestration and messaging technologies. Ability to apply the long-term (big picture) perspective to tactical situations
  • Ability to evaluate information quickly, identify key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment, experience, and common sense
  • 4-6 years of deep experience in API strategy formulation and alignment with business and product needs
  • Familiarity with API management gateways in both public and private cloud infrastructure
  • Expert in the development of scalable enterprise applications using Java, Spring/Play-Akka Framework, JSON, REST , XML, WSDL and micro-services.
  • Experience with Swagger Editor and YAML
  • Strong understanding of OWASP, SAML, Oauth SSL and other security tools, technologies and guidelines.
 
location: Bethesda, Maryland
job type: Contract
salary: $65 - 75 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Product Owners to understand requirements for architecture
  • Work with full-stack team to define and align with stakeholders on logical and physical solution architecture
  • Record the architecture (both up-front design and post-release as-built)
  • Collaborate with multi-functional roles to communicate and align development efforts with Architecture Roadmap
  • Define domain boundaries, API functionality, and data structure to promote clean separation of responsibility in SOA / microservices environment
  • Analyzes and defines API architecture requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, platform environment, software, and system interfaces
  • Contributes to the conceptual and physical design of application integration using APIs and events
  • Reviews and approves detailed API designs produced by delivery vendors
  • Ensures the architectural integrity of API centric projects and solutions
  • Effectively communicates and shares API management platform and standards knowledge to support products and project teams
  • Operates equally comfortably within agile or waterfall environments
  • Works with product owners to analyze and understand enterprise business drivers to determine integration architecture requirements
  • Evaluates, recommends, and justifies technical scope and direction changes during Planning and Design phases
  • Establishes and documents full lifecycle API management standards and best practices
  • Guides API development teams in the application of best practices with API management tools
 
qualifications:
Qualifications

  • Advanced experience with Architectural Patterns, Architecture and Product Roadmaps, Domain Driven design and Microservices
  • Deep knowledge of and demonstrable history of success implementing API Management based solutions, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge of and experience with service-oriented architecture concepts
  • Knowledge of all components of application design in a high-volume, high-availability environment
  • Working knowledge of service orchestration and messaging technologies. Ability to apply the long-term (big picture) perspective to tactical situations
  • Ability to evaluate information quickly, identify key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment, experience, and common sense
  • 4-6 years of deep experience in API strategy formulation and alignment with business and product needs
  • Familiarity with API management gateways in both public and private cloud infrastructure
  • Expert in the development of scalable enterprise applications using Java, Spring/Play-Akka Framework, JSON, REST , XML, WSDL and micro-services.
  • Experience with Swagger Editor and YAML
  • Strong understanding of OWASP, SAML, Oauth SSL and other security tools, technologies and guidelines.
 
skills:

Qualifications

  • Advanced experience with Architectural Patterns, Architecture and Product Roadmaps, Domain Driven design and Microservices
  • Deep knowledge of and demonstrable history of success implementing API Management based solutions, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge of and experience with service-oriented architecture concepts
  • Knowledge of all components of application design in a high-volume, high-availability environment
  • Working knowledge of service orchestration and messaging technologies. Ability to apply the long-term (big picture) perspective to tactical situations
  • Ability to evaluate information quickly, identify key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment, experience, and common sense
  • 4-6 years of deep experience in API strategy formulation and alignment with business and product needs
  • Familiarity with API management gateways in both public and private cloud infrastructure
  • Expert in the development of scalable enterprise applications using Java, Spring/Play-Akka Framework, JSON, REST , XML, WSDL and micro-services.
  • Experience with Swagger Editor and YAML
  • Strong understanding of OWASP, SAML, Oauth SSL and other security tools, technologies and guidelines.

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