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Solutions Architect2019-11-20T17:31:49-05:00<p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The ThoughtWorks <a href="https://www.thoughtworks.com/digital-platform-strategy">Digital Platform Strategy (DPS)</a> offers a holistic approach unleashing the power an enterprise already possesses. By combining tailored platform solutions with powerful strategic guidance, we collaborate with our partners to build and execute on a strategy to facilitate innovation, reduce time to market, and deliver unique competitive advantage.</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a Solutions Architect, you play a key role in transforming current state systems and integration architecture into a pure digital platform of Microservices and APIs to enable new business capabilities, rapid experimentation, and continuous delivery for our largest clients.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are a thought leader in the architecture of distributed systems, with experience in organizations that operate like startups as well as traditional enterprises.  Your consulting efforts will cross the spectrum from driving the creation of technology strategy to advising during execution. You will be working beside clients’ executives as well as software engineers to build digital platforms and solve our clients’ most interesting technology challenges.</span></p> <p><strong>Full Description:</strong></p> <p><strong>As a Solutions Architect, here's what we'll be looking for you to bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have Subject Matter Expertise in most of the following areas:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Business capability and domain modeling, including an understanding of domain driven design, including modeling of events.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Deep understanding of different integration patterns and best practices such as events, synchronous vs. asynchronous messaging, peer-to-peer, Publish-subscribe, distributed logs and RESTful APIs.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Microservices topologies, including operational concerns such as resiliency, observability, discovery and routing, etc.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Enterprise security design in a Microservices architecture such as the role of Identity Providers and the Authentication / Authorization flow design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Approaches to managing Architectural debt, Architecture governance and evolution in practice.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">API lifecycle management and the corresponding technologies.</span></li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can design and build user-centric API ecosystems to drive new consumer experiences and unlock business capabilities.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can collaborate with diverse technical delivery teams to build service based architecture to scale and innovate.<br></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can speak to various API business models, including internal ROI.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can help executives balance scorecards and KPIs with the API platform in mind.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have strong facilitation skills ensure alignment to architectural vision.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can articulate trade-offs and drive high-impact technology decisions on topics including (but not limited to) IaaS/PaaS providers, container orchestration, service mesh, API gateways, and commercial vs. open source software.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have experience with, and understand how to lead, legacy integration and remediation (facades, strangler approaches, et. al.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You understand the business risks and challenges that organizations face, and the need to align technical strategies with roadmaps that create business capability and opportunity. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You understand that leadership is not something you do from far away; you get the importance of taking people with you along the journey. Strong stakeholder management and interaction at different levels is essential.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can create and guide the vision for evolutionary architecture and adoption roadmaps for our clients.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>There's no typical day or engagement for Technology Principals in this area of focus. Here’s what you’ll do:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with peers across multiple technology disciplines such as delivery infrastructure, data, and security.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lead workshops and group activities with delivery teams and executives.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communicate team and organizational design approaches to decouple development efforts.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Help executives define measures and quantify the value of a digital platform and API strategy.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Train new technology leaders and developers on platform thinking.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Regardless of what you do at ThoughtWorks, you’ll always have the opportunity to</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think through hard problems, and work with a team to make them reality.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Learn something new everyday.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchal, and ego-free culture where your talent is valued over a role title.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Travel the world.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speak at conferences.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Write blogs and books.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop your career outside of the confinements of a traditional career path by focusing on what you’re passionate about rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be part of a company with Social and Economic Justice at the heart of its mission.</span></li> </ul> <div> <h3> </h3> <div> <h3><em>A few important things to know:</em></h3> <strong>Projects are almost exclusively on customer site, so candidates should be flexible and open to extensive travel.</strong></div> <div><strong>Candidates must possess work authorization that does not require H-1B <span class="m_-1805005199808744289gmail-il">visa</span> sponsorship by ThoughtWorks or dependent EAD.</strong></div> <div> </div> <div> <div> <p style="text-align: left;">Not quite ready to apply? 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