Solution Architect

Hires remotely
Salary, USD
95,000 - 210,000/yr
Category
Programming
Type
Full Time
Opening date
Closing date
18 Jan 2022
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Since 1992, Kingland’s managed solutions have helped data-intensive, highly-regulated clients connect and protect their businesses. Kingland develops and manages enterprise-class software solutions using its Kingland Platform and teams of data and technology experts. Clients in the banking and capital markets, public accounting, insurance, and retail industries look to Kingland to create solutions to manage data, risk, compliance, customer insight and more. The Kingland Platform is a highly secure, cloud-optimized software platform that includes enterprise data management, text analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and workflow and compliance management capabilities.

Kingland is unique. While we are based in Iowa, our clients are not. We are an Iowa company with a significant global reach. We provide our employees with the opportunity to “live locally and work globally”, combining the Iowa quality of life that we all love, with exciting opportunities to travel the world and work on large projects for large clients.

Kingland is growing. We’re looking for individuals who like to tackle big challenges, want to work on mission-critical solutions, as well as desire to make a difference in the world — and be rewarded for their efforts. Explore all the ways that quality of work meets quality of life at Kingland, and launch yourself on an exciting new adventure.

POSITION SUMMARY* | Solution Architect

As a Solution Architect, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a modern technical stack running Java and Python natively on AWS within containers. You’ll work with a team that you help lead to ensure that the architecture and design of your solution remains reliable. You’ll always be learning and solving the next big problem, allowing your solution to grow and be better with each release. You’ll work with customers and clients to understand their problem deeply, allowing you to constantly be evaluating if the solution is solving the problem the correct way.

If you’re curious about how technology should work and enjoy solving problems, this is the right space for you. Use your creativity, share your point of view with clients and colleagues, and have enough grit to see the project to its end. It’s like a puzzle. You know there are multiple ways to architect it, and you’ll be able to test your enterprise solution architecture ideas with other experienced professionals in the organization.

The Solution Architect is a key engineering leadership role within the solution team with broad decision-making responsibility. They work with both client engagement and project management to ensure that the engineering team delivers a great product that works for our customer’s problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES* | Solution Architect

  • Responsible for the delivery of the technical components of a Kingland Platform solution project on time, on budget, and with acceptable quality
  • Establish overall technical architecture vision for the Platform solution and create Technical Architecture Blueprints
  • Through requirement reviews and architecture/design decisions, align scope with existing product capabilities and identify options to meet the business requirements in different ways, to delight the client
  • Review business requirements from a technical implementation perspective, providing feedback to business analysts and requesting further requirement specifications when necessary
  • Decompose the technical architecture into more granular elaboration, design and implementation work items with estimates, collaborating with Project Management on appropriate scheduling within the overall plan
  • Ensure successful alignment with Kingland’s software engineering process, and provide process and standards feedback to the broader architecture team, working directly with senior leadership and officers
  • Provide overall leadership for a team of software engineers, reviewing requirements, designs and code to enable continued growth and to foster an overall culture of engineering excellence

POSITION REQUIREMENTS* | Solution Architect

  • 7+ years of software engineering experience required, with 2 or more years as a software designer or architect
  • Preferred experience includes Java, relational and non-relational databases, Angular UI framework, web application architecture, DevSecOps and cloud computing
  • Capable of decomposing a perceived large problem into requisite parts for problem solving
  • Strong communication skills are necessary, including the ability to effectively communicate technical requirements and collaborate with clients to understand their needs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent professional experience
  • Ability to travel to Clear Lake and Ames, Iowa office locations, as well as additional travel as required by business and client needs

BENEFITS*

Kingland has an awesome suite of benefits that sets us apart from others. We are authentic in our commitment to providing team members an exceptional experience where they feel supported and valued by the Company, in an environment where they are set up for success. We recognize that each individual has unique needs, and our health and welfare, wellness, lifestyle and total rewards benefits are designed for that reason. Visit Kingland.com/Careers for a listing of the great benefits and perks we have to offer for this position!

SALARY RANGE*

  • $95,000 – $210,000 annually
  • Salary range may be adjusted based on geographical location

LOCATION*

Kingland offers modern office locations in our Ames or Clear Lake, Iowa facilities

Remote work locations that may be consider include, but are not limited to, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia

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