April 13, 2023

Technical Application Architect (Direct Hire - FTE)

Remote USA
Full time

The Role:

The Technical Product/ Application Architect is a technical leadership position with a vision to further the user experience and the technical stance of the program. The ideal candidate is a hands-on technical expert in modern web development solutions, capable of implementing proof of concept for solutions being design for the users. Your insights from these customer engagements will influence future product development and roadmap. You will be required to present challenges, solutions, and guidance to senior technical and business decision makers, executives, Softrams product development staff members and leadership.

The candidate should possess strong software engineering and architectural knowledge building cloud solutions. As a leader of the engineering team, you will help sprint teams understand and prioritize customer requirements and feedback for the implementation and improvement of product features. The ideal candidate would roll up their sleeves and lean in with the developers.

To be successful in this challenging position, you will need exceptional cross-group collaboration, tactical and strategic thinking, and exceptional inter-personal skills. The candidate needs to possess excellent communication and presentation skills as well as have the ability to effectively interface with employees and customers at all levels.  As a thought leader, the candidate will also need to have a deep understanding of the best practices and strategies for web application development in the AWS cloud.

A professional with proven ability to lead development and delivery of required contract software products as scheduled. We are looking for people to take our project teams to the next level in adoption of Agile and Scrum practices. The ideal candidate will bring previous experiences, best practices, and a collaborative attitude to deliver software products for our federal clients.

Roles and responsibilities:

Provide Technical Leadership to a program delivering software for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Ensure software and other deliverables meet client expectations for quality, completeness and timeliness

Provide direction to the engineering staff per their roles in application development, testing, and operations

Support constructive conversations and resolve conflict as needed

Facilitate/participate in key Agile rituals across Scrum teams

Communicate project risks and other status to external and internal senior stakeholders

Conduct periodic reviews and make recommendations for enhancements and improvements

Ensure that documentation is stored in correct location according to version control requirements

Assist program in all process improvement activities

Stay hands-on with code with the team and guide them as needed

As part of company’s growth efforts, employee from time to time participates in coding and design challenges to build working prototypes.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years leading/ architecting all phases of the agile software development life cycle.

Over 8 plus years of progressive experience as developer, senior developer, lead developer etc building and architecting large scale enterprise applications using Angular/ Node and AWS stack.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and must be detailed oriented.

Must be able to create, present, and defend a vision of the functional user centric solution to the rest of the team

Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate to management, peers and customers as well as demonstrate sound judgment/reasoning skills

Experience in an Agile environment, leading agile sprint teams and using agile collaboration tools (Jira, confluence, etc.)

Demonstrated ability to diagnose business problems, and support to come up with product roadmaps and timelines for product implementation.

Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and business for business operations; demonstrated ability to understand user needs for system and interfaces and come up with requirement documentation. Able to perform end-to-end business process analysis to identify gaps and come up with improvements.

Verifiable experience with architecting application, systems or products using agile & iterative practices

Must be able to exercise critical and rational thinking to identify alternate solution, strengths & weakness of each options, documenting and discussing them with stakeholders to inform decisions.

Must have demonstrated experience in documenting complex technical and business problems in a simple & intuitive manner that others can understand.

Must have experience in architecting and hands-on implementation experience with modern technologies stack like Node.js, Angular latest versions, AWS, Go, Python, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Must show appetite for active learning, embracing change and mentoring others in organization.

Preferred qualifications:

Two (2) or more years of experience working with Federal Healthcare IT Projects. Other government contract project management experience will be considered.

Knowledge of Healthcare, Medicare and Medicaid systems and data is a plus.

Demonstrated ability come up with System designs, architecture, process flows and Concept of Operations for large complex systems

Demonstrated experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Experience with Big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Machine Learning and one more cloud environments (AWS, Google and Azure)

Some of the day-to-day activities will include but not limited to:

Working with Chief Architect, Product Managers, Stakeholders to come up with Product Architecture, road maps and implementation plans.

Collaborating with Product teams to review code, designing proof of concepts, frameworks and ensuring best practices

Representing engineering team in Sprint demos to Clients.

Understanding and working with complex data and business processes to modernize legacy systems to improve the user experience.

Adhere to and drive agile & iterative development practices.

Public Trust Clearance

This role requires the hired candidate to go through public clearance. A minimum of 3 years of stay in the U.S. within the last 5 years is a must to be eligible to qualify for public trust clearance sponsorship.

Benefits and Perks

65%-75% company sponsored (including dependents) premiums towards Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance. 100% employer sponsored STD, LTD & Life Insurance (min $100K). Voluntary Life insurance option available.

Retirement 401(k) Plan with employer matching. Immediate vesting.

Vacation & Sick leaves

Discretionary Bonus, Spot awards, Gifts, Tenure based rewards.

Company sponsored role based certifications/trainings.

Monthly Doordash DashPass subscription.

Group discounts via LifeMart ADP

Work Location

Softrams is a 100% remote at the moment and we expect some of our employees to be onsite (Woodlawn, MD) 2-3 times a week post-covid especially if they are customer facing or if there are important team meetings. Softrams works in eastern zone and standard work hours are 9 AM to 5 PM with flexibility around the start and end times based on the individual smaller teams. This role qualifies for 100% remote

About Softrams

Softrams is a Maryland & Virginia-based small business information technology, consulting, and solutions provider specializing in emerging technologies for UX/UI, Mobile Apps, DevOps, Big Data Analytics, Data Science, and Cyber Security. We offer innovative technology implementations and build customer-centric services that are simple, intuitive, scalable, efficient, and most importantly usable.

Softrams is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
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