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2383 Chief Software Architect

Location: Beaverton, OR

Description:
Our client is one of the industry leaders in the Electronic Freight Matching Business. Your experience as a Software Architect & Leader will be directly helping goods and products get transported all over the nation and beyond. You would be working with a bunch of very sharp people who are empowered by management. They have a beautiful office specifically designed to be collaboration friendly. If this is the kind of position and company you’d be interested in - please send your resume to careers@itmotives.com. We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thank you.

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
Job Description
The Chief Software Architect is responsible for driving the architectural direction of our platform, and pioneering initiatives to improve product development. This role requires someone who is passionate about building great software, and has deep knowledge and experience all the way up and down the stack. You’ll work across all teams to move us farther down the path of microservices, cloud-native development, and continuous delivery. The Chief Software Architect will report directly to our VP of Technology, and have management responsibility for a small group of principal engineers.

Responsibilities
· Establish and maintain architectural governance processes
· Partner with our product team to understand business needs, and align those to an architecture roadmap
· Dive deep to understand areas of technical debt, and develop plans to relieve it
· Coordinate the implementation of architectural initiatives across teams
· Lead weekly architecture meetings
· Frequently get your hands into the code to help design, implement, and troubleshoot in critical areas
· Prototype new software designs, tools, and product features
· Participate in design/code reviews
· Manage and develop engineering talent
· Document software architecture and designs

Required Skills and Qualifications
· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent discipline
· 8+ years experience in software development
· Experience driving the architectural direction for an entire organization
· Expert knowledge of software design principles and patterns, and experience applying them. Must include experience in microservice architectures
· Expert knowledge of the following frameworks, or the ability to quickly develop expertise in them: Node.js / JavaScript, Angular, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
· Experience applying DevOps principles to drive effective product development
· Experience developing REST APIs according to established best practices
· Experience managing and mentoring software developers
· Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills
· Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning
· High productivity and effective time management
· Experience with Scrum/Agile SDLC