Integration Architect

Date Posted: Jan 12
Type: Permanent
Wage: $120,000 - $140,000 + 15% bonus
Job Number: 8071
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Integration Architect

LOCATION: West Houston

TYPE: Direct hire

SALARY: $120,000 - $140,000 + 15% bonus

The Integration Architect is a key driver for developing robust, forward-thinking solutions for the enterprise software systems and infrastructure. The Integration Architect will use their enthusiasm for innovation to be a thought leader and provide technical guidance to propose modern solutions and then leads the team in hands-on execution. The Integration Architect is expected to propose and develop solutions that consider all aspects of the solution’s life span, from strategic business needs and a well architected design to efficient long-term maintenance and support utilizing software development best practices, proper design patterns and reusable solutions.

- Hands-on role in the architecture, design, development and maintenance.
- Identify and present opportunities to transform the current architecture to be “cloud agnostic”, leveraging reusability, integrations and automation to reduce manual efforts and increase efficiencies
- Help develop roadmap and deliverables to achieve “high-availability, always-on” hybrid cloud vision
- Collaborate and lead through execution the vision to modernize the integration footprint, focusing on technologies, frameworks and best practices.
- Focus on “highly cohesive, loosely coupled” solutions that adapt to the business’ needs.
- Prioritize initiatives based on business needs, cost savings and other relevant factors
- Creates a collaborative delivery environment by building and fostering relationships through all aspects of work
- Responsible for staying up-to-date with the latest software, development and automation trends and recommends modernization solutions and plans
- Begins all efforts with a “QA and Security First” mentality
- Present solutions (including requirements and design) to non-technical stakeholders (including executive-level) in a non-technical format
- Hands-on collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and users developing requirements and design documentation, aligning with strategy
- Mentoring and teaching techniques, processes and technologies to others
- Assist in troubleshooting real-time production issues and help provide resolution
- Utilizes accepted methodologies and tools in a disciplined manner.
- Have good written and oral communication skills and be comfortable communicating with non-technical people and explaining technical concepts in a non-technical manner
- Be a team player with good time managements skills and able to work unsupervised to meet deadlines

- 10+ years of experience in related field or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 10+ years of experience in delivering IT solutions to business initiatives
- 5+ years of experience developing enterprise integration solutions, preferably leveraging automations
- Deep working knowledge and experience with programming languages including .NET and C# with a focus on back-end development and architecture
- Strong understanding of object oriented programming, architectural styles and associated design patterns
- Experience with enterprise software development including service oriented architecture, micro-services, APIs, single sign on and associated security
- Experience with multiple integration patterns, including:
- Enterprise Service Buses (EBS)/Application Integration Suites
- Master Data Management (MDM)/Data Marts
- Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
- Managed File Transfer
- Full Lifecycle API Management
- Composite Services
- Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)
- Experience with containerization technologies
- Experience with cloud computing principles and architecture such as AWS/Azure
- Experience leveraging test driven development methodologies, frameworks and tools
- Experience with automation activities and tools including:
- Developing CI/CD pipelines and automated builds using tools like Jenkins
- Experience developing and refining user stories
- Experience designing and delivering solutions utilizing Agile methodologies
- Minimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis). Mainly local Houston based travel to site locations. Out of town travel very minimal

- Bachelors’ degree with 10+ years of experience in related field or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Certifications specific to Software Architect's area of focus are a strong advantage.

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