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Sr/Lead IT Architect (Permanent/Hybrid/REMOTE)

Kansas City, KS
100% REMOTE - Hybrid

Role: Sr. Java Lead / Architect
Location: Kansas City, KS.

Must pass a background/drug screen

Our direct client is looking to hire a Sr or Lead Architect OR Lead Developer  for a direct hire/permanent position in Kansas City, KS.
This is a Hybrid permanent hire role, however, may consider someone who is 100% Remote, if unable to find local talent.

Only needing to come into the office 1-day per week.

Hybrid candidates are preferred, however, will consider USA (minus, CA, CT, NY)
Client is located in Kansas City, KS
Must be able to work Central Time Zone

You will be working in the Retail Wholesale industry (90 years in business), working for a GREAT boss and working with an experienced team. 

  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ years of Java and Java frameworks experience
  • 3+ years of experience with implementation and consumption of RESTful web services
  • 2+ years serving as an Architect/Tech Lead

Job Description
Sr or Lead Architect OR Lead Developer in Information Technology (IT) to provide architectural and leadership oversight for strategic, business-transforming technical solutions in IT service and support. 
Architect/Tech Lead is the premier customer-facing role serving as an advisor, subject-matter expert, and delivery partner for our customers.  As an experienced Lead Engineer with a focus on solution implementation, you’ll be responsible for guiding our customers from concept to go-live and rollout.  Architects/Tech Leads are passionate technologists who are up-to-date on the latest technologies, can dive into code and love nothing more than applying their skills to solve a customer challenge. More specifically you will be responsible for technical solutions related to merchandising.  
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and go-to resource for designing and delivering integrated solutions and implementation best practices.  
  • Responsible for overall system-wide resiliency, scalability, data strategy, and operational efficiency.
  • Collaborate with customers to understand their business problem or needs and desired outcomes.  
  • Architect solutions that align with industry best practices and Clients’s approved technology stack that address the customers needs.  
  • Conduct architectural and code reviews.
  • Responsible for the lifecycle solutions, from selection to implementation, including software currency, upgrades and/or technology retirement
  • Deliver technical solutions with the highest quality and on time, on budget
  • Evaluate technology acquisitions designed to optimize feature/function for long term supportability, vendor viability and total cost of ownership 
  • Responsible for the stability, availability, and operational effectiveness of solutions
  • Mentor/Lead lesser-experienced developers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related degree
  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ years of Java and Java frameworks experience
  • 3+ years of experience with implementation and consumption of RESTful web services
  • 2+ years serving as an Architect/Tech Lead
  • Scripting experience (Bash scripting, Korn shell, Powershell)
  • Experience in solution evaluation/selection and implementation for large scale, and complex environments
  • Experience in designing, developing, and implementing high performing, large scale, and complex systems including integration with third-party applications
  • Experience serving as a technical coach, mentor, subject matter expert, and escalation point for our customers, IT teams, and colleagues.
  • Experience executing on the organizational operation vision and goals, in alignment with department leadership
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Accomplished interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a clear and articulate standard of written and verbal communications to various levels of audiences
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, highly motivated, resourceful
  • Demonstrated mastery of multiple technologies over career and ability to learn new technologies
  • Ability to work as a committed member of a cross-functional team, sharing ideas and inputs from different perspectives in working towards delivering an exceptional product experience
  • Solid experience with full SDLC – requirements, design, development, testing, and deployment using waterfall and/or agile methodologies
  • Strong experience working with relational databases
  • Strong passion to mentor and grow the skillsets of lesser-experienced developers
  • Desire to still develop code in addition to architecting solutions and leading others
  • Excels in working remotely with remote team members
  • Retail, wholesale, or Consumer Product Goods industry experience
  • Mobile development (Android, iOS) experience
  • Development experience with IBM Integration Bus (IIB) and DataPower
  • Development experience with Java batch
  • Knowledge of Azure/AWS/ cloud or managed services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of latest security best practices (OWASP, CBE, NIST, etc)
  • Containerization technology knowledge (Docker; orchestration tools, i.e. Kubernetes)
  • Experience with common programming languages (Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS)
  • ETL development experience
  • Knowledge of event-based/message architectures
  • Knowledge of virtual networking (public, private, and hybrid networks and subnetworks), network interfaces, and identity/access management (security groups and roles, network access control lists)
  • Knowledge of latest DevOps technologies (Jenkins, CI/CD pipelines, IaC frameworks such as Ansible)
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