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Solutions Architect

  • Location: Oakland, Alameda, California, 94105
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

Title: Solution Architect
Type:  Contract/Exempt
Location:  Oakland, CA


This role is about creatively exploiting technology to drive business outcomes. As a technology expert with experience in creating integrated technology solutions, leveraging off the shelf technology and bringing technology to market, you are a creative technologist, highly collaborative partner, a realistic planner, clear communicator to techies, vendors and business executives alike. Reporting to the Head of Technology, this is a highly visible role which will interact frequently with senior leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (others may be assigned)

  • Working shoulder to shoulder with Vendors and Product, Project and Business Leads to:
  • Evaluate business strategies and provide recommendations on best practice technologies and their capabilities to meet business objectives
  • Build a technology roadmap and architectural blueprint that will achieve business objectives
  • Design feasible and relevant integrated solutions and provide guide approaches to ensure successful implementation
  • Develop appropriate approaches that help us scale technology and consider the right technologies for our growing company to reach our exciting and ambitious goals.
  • Lead evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of project(s) across a group of specific business applications or technologies, based on enterprise business strategies, business capabilities, value streams, business requirements and enterprise standards
  • Shape and inform technology decisions and integrations with new vendors, data providers and legacy systems
  • Research emerging technologies and propose changes to advance business objectives
  • Assess impacts and risks to the business based on different technology choices
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to development team
  • Communicate analysis and decisions to high-level partners and executives in verbal, visual, and written media


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility in technical roles with proficiency in the following:
  • web application development, functional programming, object-oriented design patterns, and test/behavior-driven development
  • large scale technology implementation with complex solutions environments
  • designing and developing APIs and RESTFul services
  • cloud implementation patterns and platforms
  • SaaS platforms and services, their adoption, integration and ongoing use
  • scaled Agile, Hybrid and Waterfall execution frameworks
  • Five years of experience in at least two different IT solution development disciplines (eg. digital transformations, enterprise web application architecture)
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record in small-medium enterprise companies
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels and facilitate successful outcomes
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to set expectations and communicate goals and objectives at various levels, from a developer to a CIO

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in the consumer lending segment and/or Loan Origination Systems
  • Prior experience in management consulting
  • Proven track record with a start-up that has scaled to mid size or beyond