Lead Software Architect

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Published: April 9, 2018
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Based on Experience


VantageLinks is a dedicated Information Technology (IT) staffing company supporting our clients with all their IT Needs. We currently have an opening for a Lead Software Architect with one of our premier clients.


Lead Software Architect
As the Lead Software Architect with extensive SaaS and Cloud experience, you will take a hands-on, technical leadership role in driving the design and delivery of world-class software solutions across the entire company product portfolio. This position reports directly to the CTO.


  • Design the SaaS/Multitenancy user experience from project initiation through deployment. Partner with engineering, technical operations, client services, and product management teams to translate program requirements into technical solutions and system design
  • Define and drive software architecture and enterprise capabilities (scalability, fault tolerance, extensibility, maintainability etc.)
  • Determine overall architectural principles, frameworks and standards
  • Drive research, case studies and prototypes on leading edge technologies and how they can be leveraged
  • Design and develop proof-of-concept/ proof-of-technology pilots

Required Credentials and Experience

  • A proven track record of building and deploying mission critical, highly distributed, large scale SaaS applications
  • Demonstrable experience designing end-to-end architecture involving mobile systems, embedded software and cloud services
  • Strong understanding of mobile applications and related technologies
  • An expert in the Microsoft technology stack
  • Experience improving, migrating and sun-setting legacy products
  • Experience with at least one major IaaS and/or PaaS technology preferably Azure, including defining and scripting full topologies
  • Strong knowledge of failure modes, resiliency patterns, and techniques to enable robust, self-healing architecture
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure and related technologies (hardware, virtualization, networking)
  • Extensive hands-on experience with at least one and preferably more than one of the programming languages C#, C++, Java, Javascript, functional

Preferred Experience

  • Leading highly-available, fault tolerant enterprise and web-scale software deployments
  • Experience in performance testing web services and solving for scale
  • Experience with social, big data, and analytics
  • Experience with API management tools, Identity Management tools
  • Knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or relevant experience and accomplishments
  • Over 10 years of progressive experience in building enterprise web/mobile applications, as developer, technical lead, DevOps and architect
  • Demonstrated experience developing technology roadmaps
  • Demonstrated experience in converting business requirements to technical requirements
  • Experience architecting and designing Enterprise SaaS solutions for multi-tenancy
  • Hands-on experience in designing, instantiating and managing cloud services and containers
  • Ability to build rapid prototypes and POCs to validate the understanding with Product Management and other stakeholders
  • Solid experience within integrated agile SDLC process, including traceability, business analysis, story boarding, automated unit testing, integration testing, peer reviews, CI/CD
  • Ability to abstract a business use case and build reusability and/or multi-tenancy into the design through convention, configuration, and customization
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft-based enterprise frameworks, micro service architecture, and restful services
  • Experience designing multi-layered architecture applications, including Database architecture
  • Understanding of the systems architecture, application architecture, high availability, reliability, scalability, layered security, cloud architecture, etc.



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