Solution Architect

| Royal Oak, MI, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 155,000-174,000 Annually
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Ready to embark on an exhilarating career journey? Join our diverse team and ignite your potential in a growing, innovative environment! Inclusion is the beating heart of Alfa so whoever you are, you can show up as your best self every day - be that from home, from our office, or a little bit of both. We've got the tech, we've got the opportunities, all we're missing is you.

Solution architecture is the backbone of our implementation work. With clients and prospects, solution engineers and solution architects focus on the use of the Alfa Systems platform to deliver the client's functional & non-functional requirements, taking into account the integration landscape, enterprise aims, business goals and project constraints.

Alfa is looking to recruit a Solution Architect to our team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Understand and document our client's systems and integration landscape and then propose, design & deliver integration solutions.
  • Architect the appropriate business intelligence/data-warehousing approach for integrating from our platform to the client data landscape.
  • Define non-functional requirements (security requirements, scheduling, disaster recovery etc.) and assist with the implementation.
  • Work with our clients to develop performance targets, testing plans and to assist with execution, including the performance tuning of the Alfa application and diagnosing issues.
  • Collaborate with our functional experts to provide guidance to our clients about product functionality including standard methodology and inquisitive workarounds. Work with clients and engineering to add to and manage enhancements on our product roadmap.
  • Support client teams with overall architecture deployment using existing supported platforms or our cloud hosted services as appropriate.
  • Distil and share your knowledge both internally and externally. Mentor and help to shape the next generation of solution architects.

We would love you to have:

  • Experience in software development, technical advocacy, technical consultancy, technical pre-sales, solution architecture or enterprise architecture.
  • Ability to investigate technical discussions around design and an intellectual curiosity to always keep your technical skills current while maintaining a pulse on industry trends.
  • Excellent communication and consultancy skills.
  • Business analysis and client requirement gathering.
  • Knowledge of common integration patterns and approaches.
  • Ability to look at a problem holistically, balancing competing constraints, to identify pragmatic solutions, often in an evolving environment.
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching.


  • Experience in the US Auto / Equipment Finance Industry.
  • Integration experience with APIs, web services, event streaming and messaging (Kafka, JMS, SQS etc).
  • Experience with market-leading SaaS or iPaaS solutions.
  • Hands-on AWS/Azure/Google Cloud experience.
  • Database experience, including with reporting systems/data warehousing.
  • Performance analysis, with tools like JProfiler/CodeGuru.
  • Knowledge of Containers (Docker).
  • Knowledge of and experience with data engineering concepts, tooling and patterns.

What we'll do for you:

  • 33 days' annual leave (incl. 9 public holidays/cultural days) and the possibility to buy up to 10 more days a year
  • Flexible work - hybrid or remote work with modern workspaces available
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance with reimbursement of copays/coinsurance/deductibles for in-network medical costs
  • Fully paid-for life, disability and travel insurances
  • Gym and Wellness Scheme through Gympass with access to a range of studios, gyms and wellbeing apps
  • 401k plan - matching at 100% of the first 6% contributed (immediately vested)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with 24/7 crisis support
  • 3 paid volunteering days as well as 5 paid learning and development days
  • Fun social events throughout the year and annual Company Conferences

About Alfa:

With over 430 employees worldwide, we're a leading provider of software and services to the global auto and equipment finance industries. Alfa Systems, our technology platform, is at the heart of some of the world's largest auto and equipment finance companies. Key to the business case for each implementation is Alfa Systems' ability to consolidate multiple client systems onto a single platform. Alfa Systems supports both retail and corporate business for auto, equipment, wholesale and dealer finance on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including leases and loans, originations and servicing. Alfa Systems is an end-to-end solution with integrated workflow and automated processing using configurable business rules, with an extensive API allowing real-time integration to other systems. With over 30 current clients and 26 countries served, Alfa has been delivering successful projects for our customers since 1990, and is expanding rapidly throughout Europe, North America and beyond.

Our Culture:

Our culture is vibrant, innovative and diverse, and we are proud of it. Ours is a close-knit community. Alfa employees are an eclectic mix and all are creative, dedicated and hardworking. We believe it is important to build close working relationships within our company, so we hold numerous team events and conferences that bring us together for socializing and team building. We all enjoy the work-life balance and the great culture, with plenty of social activities organized by the company.

Compensation Information:

  • Base salary range: USD [$155,000] to [$174,000] annually, in compliance with state and local regulations
  • In addition to cash compensation, Alfa employees are eligible to participate in our Profit Share bonus scheme (after 6 months of service) and our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Individual compensation is determined on various factors including market data, experience, qualifications and internal job equity.

There is no application deadline at this time.

Alfa Financial Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all

employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and

harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,

national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual

orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected

by federal, state or local laws.

More Information on Alfa Financial Software Limited
Alfa Financial Software Limited operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Royal Oak, MI. Alfa Financial Software Limited was founded in 1990. It has 507 total employees. To see all 7 open jobs at Alfa Financial Software Limited, click here.
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