Job Description :
*Contract to Hire Position-Must be eligible to work contract to hire
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Our client is seeking a Sr. Solutions Architect within the Marketing Technology Team to drive business operations strategy, roadmap, and product launches. As a key contributor to the team, your responsibilities will include the following:

Periodically evaluate marketing systems and application landscape for efficiencies and define current state, target state architecture and transition plans, road maps to achieve desired architectural state.
Research industry trends and best practices and develop recommendations of technologies and methods to stakeholders at all levels.
Remains current on emerging technologies and conducts independent research to support business needs and requirements.
Conducts/leads proof of concepts to prove new technologies in support of architecture vision and guiding principles.
Assist in the ideation and execution of architectural principles, guidelines and technology standards that can be leveraged across the team and organization.
Participate in code reviews to ensure code delivered aligns to agreed upon principles, design, etc., and satisfies the stated business need.
Promotes consistency between all applications leveraging enterprise automation capabilities.
Provide architectural consultation, support, mentoring, and guidance to project teams, solution architects and developers.

Required Skills:
5+ years of service oriented/highly available solutions architecture in large scale and dynamic enterprise environments
Strong knowledge & working experience with Java, J2EE, Spring, C/C++ and web services framework
Experience coding and implementing both web services and consuming web services REST, SOAP (building clients)
Proven SQL skills - interacting with databases from applications (ODBC / JDBC and similar), building SQL queries and basic table design within Oracle and SQL Server
Experience with marketing and analytical solutions for targeting, segmenting and delivering customers relevant and personalize communications.
Familiarity with industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks including approaches e.g. Iterative, Agile, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavioral Driven Development (BDD), etc.
Experience with general security technologies, processes, and concepts
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively build relationships, promotes a collaborative and team environment, and influences others.
Ability to lead, providing clear technical direction in the face of conflicting requirements and/or ambiguity.

Education and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or any related field from an accredited institution.
Master’s degree in Information Technology /Computer Science is a plus.
Broad understanding of retail systems a plus.