Technical Architect at Nexient (Remote)

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About your future team
Nexient is on a mission: To rid the world of crappy software, one sprint at a time. 
Every day, our 1000+ Agile developers, designers, and strategists empower each other to find passion in our work while we innovate the world. This culture of teamwork and curiosity is fueled by a product-minded approach to our work, crafting extraordinary custom software solutions and growing careers along the way.
Our clients range from some of America’s favorite brands in retail, healthcare, financial services to fast-emerging disruptors – You might have read about us in the NY Times. We’re also recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, HFS Hot Vendor, and America’s leading 100% U.S. Agile software services partner. 
If you’re looking to change the trajectory of your career, make an impact on Day One, develop custom software on the best technology around – and maybe even make people’s lives easier -- then you belong here, with us. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Partners with and becomes a knowledge expert across the organization to solve complex business problems, and form and test hypotheses using a wide array of skills
  • Provides a consultative approach with business users, asking questions to understand the business need and determining the platform and products underpinning technology components based on those needs
  • Architect platform and product solutions that align with Nexient engineering or delivery capabilities, which include but are not limited to: DevOps, Full Stack (.NET or Java), Front-End Frameworks (React, Vue, React-Native, Angular, etc.), AI and Data Analytics, Security
  • Quality Engineering
  • Assessing and recommending cloud provider services (AWS, Google, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Clear understanding and communication of modern architecture (i.e. microservices, api, cloud-native, and headless (micro front-ends)
  • Gathering, reviewing of business (use case / user experience ) objectives and interpretation into technical requirements
  • Responsible for evaluating and recommending technical products (SaaS Solutions, Cloud Provider Services) and communication of best practices for those tools and activities to improve effectiveness and quality
  • Identify delivery risk due to integration and definition of technical architecture or spikes, backlog to mitigate such risks
  • Definition and prioritization of product non-functional requirements
  • Capture and communication of investment costs (one-time, ongoing) for technology products and services
  • Organizes tasks and resources to complete work and meet deadlines according to established departmental procedures.
  • Collaborate closely with Nexient practice area leadership during strategy and consulting engagements
  • Assist developers in application architecture and resolving technical issues with integration architecture or operations architecture
  • Align with team DevOps leadership on technology and tools for delivery
  • Provides delivery support in the design, deployment of the product/solution architecture
  • Engage and collaborate with client Enterprise Architecture, Architecture Review Boards and Delivery Organizations to align technology recommendations to enterprise standards

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BS or MS degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, physics, math, engineering, or economics. Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience designing large scale platforms and products that contain a variety of technology products in integration architecture, development architecture, execution architecture (infrastructure, application, data) and operations architecture
  • Ability to constructively resolve conflict, manage expectations for competing priorities, and drive towards business goals; providing leadership in product delivery teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience in collaborative environments
  • Deep understanding in one domain that aligns to Nexient practice areas (Front-End Design, [LJ1] DevOps (DevSecOps), Security, .NET, Java, Operations, Cloud Services, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Broad experience in executing technology recommendations across the landscape of platform and services (infrastructure, development and test, application, data, security, operations)
  • Experience with modern programming languages like Java, Python, Ruby, etc., as well as scripting and configuration management; Ability to apply application architecture patterns (e.g. Strangular)
  • Experience in database technologies and information/data architecture
  • Experience working in public cloud environments like AWS and understanding tools/techniques for data ingestion and analytics such as Glue, Kinesis, S3, SQS, SNS, Lambda, Step Functions, Redshift, Postgres
  • Experience in DevOps, using continuous integration and continuous development (we use Jenkins, Nexus, Git), automation of testing data and transformations, and cloud-native designs and tools, e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience with decoupled architectures, realtime or near-realtime event/data streaming, enterprise integration and common messaging patterns, as well as workflow management technologies such as Airflow, Oozie, Azkaban, Luigi, etc.
  • Experience implementing monitoring, quality assurance, data validation processes in a relational and big data environment (metrics-driven reliability and performance)
  • Expertise in security best practices, especially in a cloud or hybrid setting, including data access controls and tools, auditing, encryption/securing data at rest and in transit, privacy/anonymization constraints, etc.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies
  • Ability to interpret business requirements to formulate technical solutions and to decide among competing technical solutions


Why Nexient
As a vital member of our Engineering Practice, you will be part of one of our 100+ small cross-functional teams working side by side with some of the most talented developers, UX designers, analysts, quality engineers, and product managers out there. 
From Silicon Valley to Ann Arbor, Columbus, and beyond – a career with Nexient will offer you:
Remote, hybrid, or onsite opportunities: Here, you decide the work arrangement that best suits your needs and preferences.
Fulfilling and challenging projects: You will be exposed to different scenarios, multiple types of clients, and the most complex business and technology initiatives.
Access to the most cutting-edge technologies: You’re always going to be advancing your skillset by learning and working with the newest and most relevant technologies available out there.
A positive and passionate culture: Boring and divided aren’t in our vocabulary. In fact, it’s amazing to see how, despite our exponential growth, the Nexient culture and community stay as warm, diverse, and close as ever.
Plenty of opportunities for you to explore and grow: We will empower you to dream as big as you want and support you to make your career what YOU want it to be.
Creative runway: We take pride in encouraging our people to question the status quo.
Our benefits program includes:
· Medical, dental, and vision coverage
· Generous PTO, plus holidays
· 401(k) plan
· Life insurance and short-term & long-term disability
· Maternity leave
· Employee Assistance Program
· Flexible spending accounts
· Health savings account
Nexient is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. At Nexient, your uniqueness makes us better. Your uniqueness is why you are valued, you are heard, you add to our culture, and you belong. Diversity & Inclusion is hardcoded into our DNA and at the core of everything we do. Together, not separately, we strive to become even more diverse to help fuel our innovation and connect us closer with the clients and communities we serve.

More Information on Nexient
Nexient operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Newark, CA, Kokomo, IN, Dublin, OH and Ann Arbor, MI. Nexient was founded in 2009. It has 728 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 96 open jobs at Nexient, click here.
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