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Technical Lead/Architect

Job Title
Technical Lead/Architect
Job ID
Philadelphia,  PA 19192
Other Location

Our History:
From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 200+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Conexess Group is aiding a Philadelphia based client in their search for an Application Architect.  This is a long term opportunity with a competitive compensation package. 

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  • Accountable for the evolution and implementation of software and quality engineering standards and practices
  • Responsible for architecture synchronization with solution architects to ensure alignment with the solution context from initial intent through emergent design
  • Accountable for the deployment architecture specification required to meet the system’s needs for performance and availability while balancing cost, in house knowledge and maintainability
  • Evaluates engineering artifacts (e.g. design specifications, code, quality and performance plans) that describe the solution, how it drives business capabilities and conforms to industry best practices
  • Partners with the RTE, Product Manager and Systems Team lead to sequence software delivery to support integration and demonstration of cross-scrum features and epics in accordance to the Agile Release Trains overall release strategy
  • Partners with the Scrum Master and Product Owner to refine the backlog and drive delivery of features and user stories into working software
  • Communicates solution risks and issues effectively with the Scrum Master, PO, RTE to ensure that all are working collaboratively to track, manage and mitigate so that impact to schedule and scrum team can be minimized
  • Accountable for the security of software products and compliance with organization policies, including risk based guidance for alternatives to manage security threats while maintaining project budget and schedule constraints
  • Accountable for technical innovation and thought leadership that improves our engineering culture, the quality of our products and speed of delivery
  • Partners with Environments and Ops Readiness teams to specify system software configurations and scaling capacity needed to optimize application runtimes, instrument and monitor workloads, and provide alerting mechanisms when application errors or environment issues are detected
  • Accountable for continuous integration and continuous testing stages of the CI/CD pipeline and partners with Shared Systems Services team on deployment stages
  • Identifies all required architecture runway enablers for the scrum team including technology upgrades, tech debt remediation and introduction of new technologies or design patterns through the definition of spikes and works with the Scrum Master and Product Owner to ensure those spikes are included in delivery priorities
  • Coordinates solution syncs with Solution Architecture to reconcile emerging design and architecture decisions with overall solution context and intent
  • Partners with Systems team to ensure alignment to overall release train quality objectives and to minimize test duplication

 Required Skills

  • Knowledge of design patterns (e.g. Gang of 4) and enterprise integration patterns that offer formalized solutions to common problems
  • Understanding of key system architecture concepts and their relationship between solution, software, application and hardware architecture disciplines
  • Strong knowledge of one or more programming languages including JavaScript/TypeScript, Java, Python, SQL
  • Strong knowledge of Web development and modern frameworks such as Angular, Vue.js, React.js and Node.js, Spring
  • Ability to navigate matrixed and external enterprise organizations effectively
  • Possess knowledge and expertise in the use of Agile delivery methodologies (Safe, Scrum and Kanban)
  • Leverages automation tools and processes like TDD, BDD service virtualization to minimize defect bleed through to systems team


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