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Added Mar 21, 2024 Solutions Architect - REMOTE (26223) REMOTE, REMOTE | Temp to Perm Apply

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Job Description

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

LRS Consulting Services is seeking an experienced Solutions Architect for a contract-to-hire, remote opportunity with our financial client in downtown Chicago, IL!

Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership and design application architecture (including microservices, user interfaces, middleware, and infrastructure) in alignment with business requirements and scalability needs.
  • Bridge current (monolithic) solution architecture to a future state (microservices) architecture that expands business capabilities, supports new products, minimizes system outages, and accelerates speed to market with new products and features.
  • Manage cross-cutting architectural concerns, including microservice web, protocols, synchronous vs. asynchronous, authentications pattern/libraries, and monitoring pattern/libraries.
  • Design integrations with a wide variety of applications (e.g., Datadog, Azure B2C) to establish patterns and recommend libraries.
  • Coordinate with other engineers to build architectural scaffolding/prototypes as part of larger strategic initiatives.
  • Drive innovation in collaboration with business and technical stakeholders in alignment with the organization’s needs, overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities and success measures to design and implement architectures and solutions using PaaS, IaaS, DevOps, and microservices.
  • Facilitate stakeholder discussion and apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap.
  • Ensure all solutions meet high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability, and reliability.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights and collaborate and share with the product, business, design, and technical stakeholders.
  • Lead efforts to assess new technologies, products, and tools that can help improve business capabilities, customer value, and/or developer efficiency, and recommend specific solutions.
  • Establish, document, and ensure compliance with architecture and software development best practices.
  • Communicate with all levels and functional areas of the organization.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to utilize current or innovative technical solutions to improve business processes and/or products that provide additional revenue, cost savings or efficiency gains.
  • Write and maintain documentation as needed to support knowledge sharing of existing and future technologies.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience overall, with at least 3 years recent experience as solutions &/or software architect.
  • Strong knowledge of software architecture patterns, design principles, and best practices.
  • Strong experience architecting scalable SaaS/PaaS/IaaS products.
  • Experience in cloud architecture (pref., Azure).
  • Experience in microservices architecture (pref., including transitioning monolithic applications to microservices architecture) strongly preferred.
  • Experience in containerization & container orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) preferred.
  • Experience in aligning application development with business needs.
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to advise on solutions in areas of software development, use, and maintenance.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and possess solid execution and follow-up skills.
  • Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the USA for any employer
  • Corp to Corp candidates will not be considered
LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.

Colorado Pay Range:
20 - 125/per Hour