Application Architect
Comdata - Brentwood, TN

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Comdata, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ceridian Corporation, is known for creating value for customers through innovative electronic payment solutions. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Comdata has more than 1,200 employees in the United States and Canada. As an issuer and a processor, the company provides fleet, corporate payment, virtual card, and prepaid solutions to over 25,000 customers, enabling more than $31 billion in transactions annually. Comdata captures and reports detailed transaction data, giving customers unprecedented control over their expenses. In 2012, Comdata joined forces with Stored Value Solutions (SVS) to offer an expanded suite of prepaid gift card and loyalty solutions. Annually, the combined company enables $42 billion in payments volume and produces 580 million cards.

Job Summary

The Application Architect will analyze, plan, and design highly available application software systems to support business strategies by capturing customer, organizational, and business requirements and translating them into a technical vision and system strategy. The application architect is responsible for establishing the strategy and vision, ensuring the vision fits within the overall technical strategies for the organization, and that solid software engineering practices are employed to meet business objectives.

Job Responsibilities:
Influence and improve business strategies by contributing to and consulting on the design of products and services offered by the company

Ensure that appropriate architecture is in place to support the desired outcome of initiatives. Consult with and mentor teams throughout projects to ensure requirements can be supported with the architecture

Formulate business systems architecture plans, estimate costs, and ensure projects meet strategic needs. Identify and address architectural challenges that are presented by new products and requirements as they evolve

Create models and assess alternate approaches for strategic business problems

Build prototypes to experiment, test, and simulate proposed architectural solutions

Stay current on industry and technological trends and assess opportunities and applicability to company business strategy and direction

Build relationships throughout the organization as a trusted advisor on technical and product specific matters

Articulate and sell the vision for the architecture

Help developers see the value in the strategy

Understand what developers need and want from the architecture

5+ years hands-on development experience with a broad knowledge of development platforms, languages, and technologies

Experience with electronic payment systems is a plus

Must have demonstrated experience as an excellent software developer

Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university in Computer

Science, Engineering, or similar technical discipline; alternately a minimum of 8 years job experience in software development

Excellent planning and system design skills

Problem-solving and critical thinking about business problems and I.T. solutions

Architectural/system diagrams and presentation

We thank all interested candidates however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Comdata is a proven leader in corporate payments for a wide range of industries and some of the nation's most-recognized brand names. Our...