Solution Architect

Willis Towers Watson - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Toronto, CA

December 4, 2019
RePlace Services ULC is an InsureTech startup backed by well-established joint venture partners in the Reinsurance industry. We provide a secure global electronic exchange for managing B2B transactions, including large file transfers, transaction negotiation and finalization, audit trails, real-time messaging and data visualization. The platform is delivered as a SaaS solution built on modern JavaScript frameworks and .Net C#. Additionally, we will expand the solution by delivering restful APIs and mobile interfaces.

As a seasoned hands-on Solution Architect specializing in solution architecture, process re-engineering and data, you will be responsible for providing hands on technical leadership and coaching across a number of Agile Delivery Pods whilst defining modern day architectural solutions that will enable RePlace to rapidly deliver value to the business.

You should act as a role model for the wider team by collaborating and promoting a can-do delivery culture whilst adhering to high standards.

The Role

Be able to think BIG and deliver iteratively at the same time
Design and build solutions primarily using C#, Angular, SQL Server and Azure technologies
Provide iterative technical and architectural guidance to others
Be great at communicating ideas, as well as considering other’s ideas at both a team and senior leadership level
Interface with multiple Agile Delivery Pods in order to provide technical guidance and support as needed
Actively lead and participate in hands-on design, development, and code review sessions
Provide guidance on how to create easily testable and maintainable software
Proactively identify areas for improvement and assist with setting architectural strategy for the department
Work with the delivery pods to continually improve the CI/CD pipeline
Create and maintain documentation of infrastructure, best practices, and technical solutions
Socialize existing and new architecture patterns, best practices, and platform foundations
Conduct Show and Tells in order to help foster continuous learning culture
Work with key senior & executive stakeholders to identify immediate and long terms opportunities
Work closely with other architects to ensure solutions aligns with the global vision and policies
Work with Information Security teams to ensure appropriate data controls are in place
Rapidly build proof of concepts that quickly validates concepts and ideas
Ability to quickly learn new technologies

The Requirements

Full SDLC responsibilities including architecture, writing specs, designing and implementing code, testing, and deployments
BA/BS in Computer Science or related field and/or equivalent software development experience
Experience (10+ years)

o Architecting, Designing and building scalable solutions and modular platforms
o Architecting, Designing and building solutions using Microsoft technologies
o Architecting, Designing and building responsive web applications using modern client side frameworks
o Architecting, Designing and building scalable data solutions leveraging Relational and NoSQL technologies

o Strong written and verbal communications skills
o Strong experience of design principles – OOD, Design Patterns, N-tier architecture, TDD
o Strong experience in creating forward looking architecture / technology roadmaps
o Proven track record of engaging and presenting to senior stakeholders

Experience (5+ years)

o Designing and building modular RESTful endpoints which can be easily discovered
o Leveraging Agile methodologies like SCRUM, Kanban, XP, Lean etc
o Developing cloud-first (Azure) software solutions
o Writing unit tests preferably MS Test, NUnit, Jasmine/Karma
o Working with large relational databases
o Working with MicroServices
o Working with containers

Nice to have

o Experience with Big Data solutions
o Designing and building Workflow solutions
o Experience using Azure Flow or Logic Apps
o Experience using PowerBI
o Experience building API Gateways
o Experience with Serverless Architecture
o Worked as a Scrum Master, Technical Lead or Agile Delivery Lead
o Experience writing automation tests using Selenium and SpecFlow
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