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Sr. Architect

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Date: Jan 13, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77009

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 18185
Functional Area:  Software Development; Information Technology
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US
Work Hours:  Standard Business Hours

About J.J. Keller

Join our software development team to work with a large, agile team and continually advance your tech skill set with emerging technologies. Here at J. J. Keller, we build technology that helps employers protect people and the businesses they run. With more than 7 million employers in this country, the need for our safety and compliance solutions is always growing.

 

At J. J. Keller, we’re building native cloud robust solutions (web/mobile/IoT) from the ground up and providing technology-enabled outsourcing services to help our customers follow complex regulations. Our projects use the latest Microsoft tech stack, Microservices, CI/CD, Automated Testing, Cloud Architecture and Predictive Analytics/AI/ML.

 

We strive to keep current with emerging technologies and to prevent our existing platforms from slipping into the dreaded “legacy applications” category. This means we’re continually evolving our technology footprint to provide a better, more intuitive user experience for our customers.

 

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to drive the technical direction of assigned development teams. This includes working with the Leadership team in setting the development direction for methodologies, development tools and process and training the team. This position will also set the technical architecture and development solutions for large, complex projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Sets technical direction, complex architecture and development of larger projects. 
  • Creates plans for technical direction and implementation of plans for the team. 
  • Produces technical design documentation and development plans and provides accurate estimates based on business needs. 
  • Makes recommendations regarding site architecture and development techniques/standards and leads implementation of both. 
  • Provides technical leadership, mentorship and training to other developers on projects. 
  • Performs complex programming tasks related to new development. 
  • Provides consultation to Product Managers and design resources in determining technical solutions and/or direction during the design phase of projects. 
  • Interacts with Website and Database Administrators on performance monitoring, infrastructure changes and overall health of test, staging and production environments. 
  • Communicates with third party vendors, end users, customers and internal product stakeholders on systems requirements, enhancements and recommendations to support business direction. 
  • Develops and maintains a solid understanding of the technology tools and trends and remains current in new technology developments and their potential impact on the department. 
  • Maintains a strong understanding of the issues related to the design and development of commercial software/web applications and/or industry and market knowledge affecting solution offerings. 

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in analysis, technical design, coding and testing of PC/Internet based applications.
  • 8+ years' experience working with Microsoft development tools; .Net Core, C#, SQL Database. 
  • Strong experience in Backend Development with APIs.
  • Cloud experience with Azure (Functions, DevOps, Internet of Things, ARM templates, repositories, and pipelines)
  • Advanced knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Prior experience in a Technical Architect role.
  • Previous experience training and mentoring technical resources.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or technology-related field strongly preferred.
  • Associate's Degree in a Computer Science or technology-related field required. 

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in the use of a PC and MS Office Suite.
  • Strong object oriented programming experience utilizing Microsoft development tools.
  • Advanced understanding of SQL Server development, database structures and web server architecture. 

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to architect complex systems utilizing new or existing methodologies to ensure productivity and success.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess technology tools to provide recommendations for supporting business direction.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate technical and non-technical issues with customers, vendors and product stakeholders at various levels.
  • Strong understanding of the issues related to design and development of commercial software/web applications and/or industry and market knowledge affecting solution offerings. 

Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Annual Reviews, Merit Increases
  • Quarterly Bonus Program
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Annual Profit Sharing
  • 17 PTO Days + 8 Paid Company Holidays + 1 Paid Floating Holiday
  • Flex Time
  • Computer Equipment Provided for Home Office

Other Information

At J. J. Keller, we are Difference Makers because the work we do truly matters. We protect people’s lives every day. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune® 1000 companies rely on J. J. Keller to help create safe work environments. View our CAREERS video to learn more about being a Difference Maker at J. J. Keller and click here to learn what our associates have to say about life as an associate at J.J. Keller. 
 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.!  If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.

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J. J. Keller provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):  Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan, etc. The compensation range for this role is $145,000.00 to $165,000.00 which varies depending on factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s overall experience and geographic location. Note that J. J. Keller is not currently recruiting employees to work in California. J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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