Software Architect

US-IL-Chicago
ID
2017-2927
# of Openings
1

Job Description

Software Architect 

WHO IS SPR?

 

SPR guides organizations through digital transformations and rejuvenations, solving real problems for real people. As a strategic digital consultancy, we focus on business outcomes for our clients, helping them make data driven decisions and increase engagement with their customers, partners and employees. We evolve existing platforms and develop new products, and utilize technology to maintain operational effectiveness.

We are technologists at our core and think beyond the math of the 1s and 0s to understand how to reach our human potential using the digital platform. We think about the end users and rigorously and creatively apply the latest technologies and frameworks to address our clients’ needs. To do this, we hire smart technologists and sharp business leaders who are excellent communicators and have an interest in working on multiple projects across industries.

SPR offers a great environment for employees to learn, to build systems that make an impact, and to tackle exciting challenges. With our office’s “Maker Space”, you can explore your IoT side and develop fun projects with 3D printing and CNC machining. We operate in a fun, casual work environment and have great benefits including: competitive salary, bonuses, generous vacation time, big fitness incentives, and medical/dental/vision insurance.

 

By joining the SPR team, you’ll be using your brain, working hard and making an impact through your projects – and you’ll be rewarded for it.

WHAT IS THE POSITION?

 

As a Software Architect at SPR, create complex solutions and play a strategic leadership role within the company and with clients. You will be responsible for full lifecycle development, and must be able to articulate design decisions and translate business requirements/user stories into application logic. Our Architects are a driving force behind the success of our projects. We’re looking for a motivated self-starter who keeps an eye on trends and new technology in the industry and who is eager to tackle challenging troubleshooting and development tasks.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities in the face of ambiguity
  • Attention to software quality, using tools such as source control, unit testing and continuous integration
  • Attention to object-oriented analysis and design principles
  • Performs technical reviews and design sign-offs on projects to ensure that they are properly estimated, architected and will be implemented and displayed appropriately
  • Defines and implements project level technical standards, guidelines, metrics, architectures and processes
  • Collaborate with clients to develop functional work flows and business plans
  • Ensures solution is aligned with standards defined by the client
  • Experience in architecting and engineering innovative software solutions
  • Familiarity with consulting and traditional application design
  • Providing input to functional design, testing, and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated ability and strong desire to grasp new technologies
  • Able to manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Possess strong interpersonal, leadership, and organization skills
  • Provides day-to-day leadership to team members as appropriate
  • Strong communication with both technical and business teams
  • Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities
  • Great attitude and commitment to get the job done

 

TECHNOLOGIES WE USE

 

C# / ASP.Net (MVC, Web API) / WPF / WCF / ORM (Entity Framework, NHibernate) / Automated testing (Unit testing, BDD) / SPA frameworks (AngularJS, Knockout, React) / TFS / PowerShell / Visual Studio / SQL Server and SQL / NoSQL (Mongo, Raven, DocumentDB, Cassandra, Maria, Riak) / Java (Spring, Spring Boot, Guice, JPA, jUnit) / Javascript (node.js, npm, Karma, Jasmine, Phantom) / Build tools (Gradle, Maven, Ant) / Cloud (Azure, AWS, Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Mesos, DC/OS) / Python / Scala / Big Data/Fast Data (Spark, Hadoop, Akka, Sqoop, Hive, Pig, Storm, Azure Stream Analytics, Kafka, Flink, Spark, Nifi, HDFS) /ElasticSearch / DevOps tools (Docker, Ansible, Chef, Puppet) / Machine Learning (TensorFlow) / Data Visualization (Grafana, Kibana) / IoT Frameworks

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

 

  • 8+ years of Software Development
  • Minimum of one year of experience providing technical leadership, guidance and mentorship
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field 

If this sounds like the kind of challenge you would be up for every day, we would love to hear from you.

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