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New Jersey

Principal Architect

People Development & Recruitment
 
 

Responsibilities

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR 

We are seeking a dynamic technology leader with extensive experience in the Banking and Financial Services Domain, and outstanding client-facing skills. As a Principal Architect, you will be taking an active technical leadership role on projects to deliver solutions to our clients, and also be heavily involved in pre-sales efforts and in mentoring Endava technical staff. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of:  

  • Hands-on technical skills  
  • Client-facing & sales skills  
  • Breadth & length of experience  

In this role you must be confident in engaging in a range of conversations with senior client management and staff, have the ability to lead discussions and workshops, have the technical ability to both architect and design complex enterprise solutions, and the technical experience to code Proof of Concept systems and contribute code to MVP projects.  

We are a rapidly growing, global organization, and as such, the candidate will be required to undertake travel to work close to clients as well as to interact with our nearshore delivery teams. In some cases, the Architect may be required to be present on client sites for extended periods of several months in the New York/Metro area. 

MAIN DUTIES  

  • Supporting pre-sales and 'pitch' activity by providing technical and solution expertise to the sales team and participating in sales calls to clients.  
  • Actively crafting scope, requirements, technical details, and staffing of projects.  
  • Developing architectural solutions in collaboration with clients. Reviewing and validating solutions produced by clients.  
  • Coding POCs and contributing to MVP solutions.  
  • Working with Endava teams on design and estimation tasks.  
  • Mentoring delivery teams to improve their technical ability and processes.  
  • Broadening Endava's knowledge base in emerging technology areas such as IoT, Augmented Reality, Blockchain systems, bot-based solutions, machine-learning, etc. 

 

Qualifications and Experience

ESSENTIAL  

Proven experience in delivering quality software solutions  

Outstanding client-facing communications skills, both written and verbal  

Expertise with architecting, designing, delivering large systems implemented in one or more popular technology stacks (including those based on Java, .Net, Python, Ruby, Javascript, etc).  

Very strong object-oriented analysis skills  

Experience in pre-sales efforts and running client engagements from a technical perspective  

Extensive experience in application architectures  

Understanding a broad range of architectural patterns and styles (e.g. SOA, Microservices, etc)  

Experience in modernizing legacy architectures  

In-depth knowledge of one or more cloud platforms (eg. AWS, Azure)  

Knowledge of database architectures, data modeling, SQL, and NoSQL approaches.  

Proficiency in creating a broad range of architecture documentation  

Ability to conduct in-depth design reviews of large systems  

Understanding of DevOps culture, practices, and tools  

 

DESIRABLE  

Enterprise Architecture experience  

Advanced degree in computer science or a related field  

Knowledge of functional programming in one or more languages  

Experience with one or more leading SaaS platforms such as Salesforce.com  

Exposure to offshore development using both agile and other delivery techniques  

In-depth knowledge with one or more complex technical domains, including Distributed Cache Solutions, Master Data Management, Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Visualization, Augmented Reality, Internet of things, etc.  

Experience with Data Warehouse, ETL, dashboard, and associated reporting solutions is a big plus  

Experience with one or more CMS platforms such as Sitecore or others  

Wide exposure to a variety of computer languages (Go, Rust, Ruby, Python, etc).  

Experience with Continuous Delivery  

Experience working in the Banking and Financial Services sector.  

Public speaking experience

 

Additional Information

OFFER AND BENEFITS  

Opportunity to work in a Global Organization 

Career Development opportunities 

Work/Life benefits 

Travel opportunities 

Competitive salary package 

Training opportunities 

Robust benefits package which includes options for: 

Health Care Insurance 

Dental Insurance 

Vision Insurance 

Short / Long Term Disability 

401(k) with company match 

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Transit, and Dependent Care) 

Paid Life Insurance and AD&D Coverage 

Wellness Benefits 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to a diverse workforce. We are committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant based on their age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, colour, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, people with physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy or any other category protected under the laws we operate under. 

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