Lead Architect - southern WI
PSSI - United States

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The Lead Architect provides direction to the software development teams and projects. The Lead Architect will be responsible for determining the appropriate technologies for development of both cloud-based and on premise enterprise applications. The Lead Architect will incorporate best practices for development and be responsible for overall application development. Supervision of and production of technical specification documentation will be a core responsibility. This professional will lead planning and creation of work breakdown structures to organize and divide complex initiatives into smaller, more manageable tasks suitable for development teams. The Lead Architect may also lead and manage projects consisting of a team of developers and participate in direct development efforts where necessary.

This position requires a seasoned expert in software and leadership whose experience has been formed and shaped by practices and principles that directly impact results. The successful candidate will be a driving force in developing numerous, diverse and technically ambitious projects across multiple platforms.

  • Identify and document the appropriate technology platforms to meet business requirements for solution development
  • Lead the planning process and document the resulting plans to realize the requirements by identifying, prioritizing, time-tabling, and possibly proto-typing/developing solutions
  • Contribute to the establishment, review, and enforcement of development standards, adoption of technologies, and application of best practices
  • Conduct code reviews and conformance testing appropriate to each project;
  • Produce technical specifications and oversee development standards.
Experience required: · Minimum 10 years of hands-on engineering experience with web software products
· Minimum 3+ years of proven engineering experience building solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
· 5+ years management/senior management experience managing technical organizations in the software industry
· Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field (MS degree preferred)
· Experience in data architecture and modeling
· Experience in backend architectures and technologies
· Experience working with web services technologies
· Experience in high availability Open Source (LAMP) server application development a must-have: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python. Java
· Technical expertise in Frontend Technologies such as: JS, AJAX, DHTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS, XML, XSLT, SOAP, REST, JSON, DOM, PHP, Ruby, JSP, ASP.
· Technical expertise in Backend Technologies such as: C/C++, Java, App Servers (Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty), J2EE, .Net, Struts, Servlet, MySQL, Perl, Python
· Technical expertise in source control systems: CVS, Subversion, GitHub
· Experience in white-box testing, unit testing, performance/load testing, and test automation
Experience in automated build tools and configuration management, and continuous integration, test, and release

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