Job Description :
Title Principal Technical Architect Position Type 1 contract, client open to contract for hire Length 3+ months Interview Skype Location: Austin, TX (or can be remote) Description The client offers the chance to take a leading role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. We are on a journey to transform our product portfolio into a broad offering of reusable services delivered in the cloud, enabling the rapid delivery of industry-leading experiences that customers love. Architects are the technology change agents delivering this modernization and innovation. They are energetic influencers that build world-class solutions for business domains including vehicle valuation, acquisition, pricing, inventory management, and merchandising. As an Architect for Inventory Management Solutions (IMS), you will drive the design of next-generation common services and customer-facing software-as-a-service applications including owning the success of Cloud-native applications in AWS Application modernization to microservices Portfolio rationalization that consolidates back end systems and duplicative integrations Business, product, and engineering collaborations Technical standards definition New technology adoption Meeting performance, availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability and security SLAs Responsibilities Serve as a technology thought leader Champion technology and architecture-related investments, advocating for the priority of this work Define solution architectures aligned to business needs in collaboration with product and engineering Facilitate collaborative design discussions and drive design reviews Partner with a product to envision future features and help plan development sequences Serve as a technical subject matter expert to engineering Assist with the development of architecture standards Assist with improving architecture practices Assist with governing software development to ensure the satisfaction of non-functional requirements Build software prototypes to validate architecture approaches and assess emerging technologies Leadership Qualifications At ease advocating for technical solutions and enjoy the challenge of influencing others Ability to write high quality blog posts and technical documentation Ability to represent the client in industry through conference presentations Ability to serve as a technology mentor, facilitating the growth of colleagues Ability to manage conflict and maintain productive working relationships Technical Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or relevant industry experience Ability to code in any language using any technology stack through self-teaching SQL and NoSQL database technologies AWS (preferred), GCP, or Azure services and solution architectures REST API design and microservice implementation Object-oriented design including common patterns Distributed systems Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies .NET Core, Java and/or a willingness to become an expert Automotive industry experience or a willingness to become an expert Past Experience 10+ years of experience in software development for mid-size to large corporations 5+ years of working experience as a solution or technical architect