Hands-on Architect – Platform and Big Data
Ecotality, Inc - San Francisco, CA

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Position Summary:
This position will be responsible for architecting and developing high-performance, distributed, scalable cloud based web application stack for cutting edge electric vehicle charging ecosystem.
It will be a hands-on role where responsibilities will include architecting, designing and implementation in UX, server-side and big data technologies. Will also work with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet functionality, cost and reliability requirements. Must be able to carry out complex tasks with a minimum of guidance and be comfortable providing detailed guidance to others.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Driving the architecture and design, and leading development of high-performance, distributed, scalable cloud based Java based platform.
  • Review changes in code and the environment to determine impacts on system performance.
  • Research and recommend software applications/tools to provide technical leadership in developing service applications and analyzing business requirements.
  • Driving generation of comprehensive architecture and feature specification documents.
  • Develops, integrates and implements related applications components, server-side development and database integration.
  • Must be able to drive problem-solving strategies for complex issues that involve cross-functional disciplines.
  • Estimate and plan implementation effort of features.
  • Write high-quality code with emphasis on security, performance, and scalability.
  • Encourage innovation of process and creative development methodologies
  • Develop and execute unit tests for product components
  • Participate actively and contribute to design, development discussions.
  • Perform technical analysis to present pros and cons of various solutions to problems.
  • Mentor team members as and when necessary.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3+ years of applicable Architect experience.
  • 10+ years of software development experience.
  • 1+ years of hands-on Hadoop experience (sizing, install, MapReduce).
  • Hands on experience in the design and development of software products/applications built on the Java platform.
  • Development and leadership experience in an enterprise-class system with multi-tier architecture
  • Broad experience with various development frameworks such as MVC, Spring, Apache CXF, Hibernate to name few.
  • Java server-side and GUI development experience.
  • Broad experience with various J2EE containers such as Weblogic, Tomcat, JBOSS, etc.
  • Web service design, testing and implementation
  • Solid understanding of web data formats (XML, JSON)
  • Experience with in-memory caching data grid (Hazelcast, Coherance, etc).
  • Experience with data sharding, failover and clustering using RDMS and/or NoSQL persistent storage.
  • Expert in J2EE APIs including Servlets, JTA, JSPs, JSTL, JSF,web services and JDBC
  • Expert in implementing successful high-performance multi-threaded server applications
  • Experience with Design patterns
  • Experience delivering complex software installed and used by multiple customers
  • Knowledge of the implications of developing for high-availability clustered environments
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows.
  • Comfortable working in a flexible Agile development environment
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and code quality improvement tools (Sonar, PMD, eclemma, Maven etc).
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Excellent debugging skills, code reviewing capabilities and refactoring skills.
  • Proven experience with cloud applications and platforms (SalesForce, GAE, Amazon S3 and EC2).
  • Exposure to and interest in Open Source frameworks, tools, and technologies.