IT - Microservices Architect


September 27, 2022


Information Technology






Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$84,709 - $99,785


This advanced technical position is responsible for identifying, designing, and executing a new in-house data exchange platform firmly grounded in Service Oriented Architecture principles within a Spring environment.

Primary Duties

  • Assess, formulate, and document future architecture and technology direction for external data exchanges.
  • Establish standards in best practice design patterns to ensure that IT solutions perform to expectations.
  • Design scalable architecture systems for Java-spring based applications for future re-use.
  • Create and implement a plan to migrate exiting services onto the new platform.
  • Manage and perform detailed testing of data exchange implementations.
  • Identify code performance and availability issues and optimize for performance.
  • Writes and maintain specifications and documentation for data exchange related objects and scripts. Review and provide feedback on documentation written by other developers on the team.
  • Analyze and perform advanced tasks to ensure the stability of the data interfaces and ensure availability.
  • Determine the infrastructure needs to accommodate the company’s architectural goals.
  • Troubleshoot design flaws and system bottlenecks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with an IT-related major or minor; AND
  • Eight years of IT experience with designing, building, and operating in-production data integration solutions.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and / or training may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • A Full-Stack Developer with 8+ years of experience in designing and developing robust and maintainable applications applying Object Oriented Design principles. Including 2+ years in an architect/lead role.
  • Highly experienced in the following Technologies: J2SE SDK development (8/11 and above), Spring (Boot, Framework, Web, Web Services), Web Services (SOAP, REST), Java standard APIs (Collections, Concurrency, JDBC, JMS, JNDI), REST web service development, execution handling, multi-threading, and Design Patterns.
  • Knowledge of Domain Driven Design concepts and microservices REST API design and implementation.
  • Preferred technical skills: MQ Server, Spring Cloud, Cloud Data Flow, .NET (VB or C#), WCF, and Modeling experience: XML Schema, UML object modeling, relational database.
  • Experience with microservice architecture and the 12- factor application.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux environment, including Scripting skills.
  • Experience in Asynchronous and Event-driven processing.
  • Experience in messaging products, preferably IBM MQ.
  • Knowledgeable in Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud).
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

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