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Principal Architect, Cloud

Company: SquareTrade
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

If you're looking for an exciting, high profile opportunity, then you've come to the right place! We are looking for a talented and energetic Principal Software Architect to be a key member of a team that uses technology to solve challenging business problems. As a principal software architect, you will report into the V.P. of Engineering and will continuously evaluate new technologies, and support our best-in-class warranty and claims applications. You will be an active contributor to the ongoing evolution of our platform to a microservices-based, distributed and event-driven architecture that supports transactions at internet scale. You will be working closely with solution architects, product managers, business analysts, and collaborating with a team of onsite & -remote engineers. This role will help drive technical decision-making and solutions for the team as they build high-throughput, low-latency, fault-tolerant solutions to drive SquareTrade Digital transformation and growth strategies. Our Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, passionate, and always looking for new ways to improve themselves and their peers. Contribute to an engineering culture that promotes learning and development and rewards curiosity, risk-taking and innovation.


Drive technical decisions and solutions in a highly collaborative, multi-discipline development team environment

Developer advocate for best practice involving system design

Coordinate with product and project management to provide an understanding of the technical feasibility of new roadmap items

Lead the effort to migrate our workloads from an on-prem DataCenter to the Cloud (AWS)

Evaluate and guide scalable, testable, secure and reliable architecture and subsequent development of a project

Be a key stakeholder of the architecture consortium and help influence software designs that are secure, reliable, fault-tolerant, and performant

Assist in recruiting efforts, mentor team members, and promote a quality-first mindset

Design resilient and highly-responsive cloud native and containerized applications that can scale horizontally and vertically

Promote a culture of releasing code when ready and manage deployment risk by leveraging patterns like canary deployments, feature toggles and circuit breakers to maximize application availability and responsiveness

Take a domain-driven approach in helping teams in the design of SaaS APIs and reduce tight-coupling and dependencies by implementing an event-driven architecture

Mentor teams to use defensive programming techniques to limit blast-radius of issues (service degradation vs service unavailability)

Participate in an Agile environment using Scrum software development methodology

Continuously evaluate and do POCs on new technologies to improve team productivity and engagement

Actively work on promoting the SquareTrade technology brand in the development community by attending conferences, participating in speaking engagements and authoring technology blogs

Participate in annual Technology Hackathon events to flex your creativity and engineering muscle

Keywords: SquareTrade, Jersey City , Principal Architect, Cloud, Professions , Jersey City, New Jersey

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