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Solutions Architect

Posted 5 months ago

This North American financial services industry leader has an immediate 6 month contract-to-hire opportunity in DFW for a Solutions Architect.  This position requires working onsite in Arlington (or Irving in the future) 2 days per week.  This position requires strong solution architect experience and the ability to integrate a solution end-to-end.  In addition to the strong Integration experience, should possess strong experience with Middleware, User Interface, Rest APIs, and API Management.  Will be responsible for providing technical leadership for agile teams and defining and communicating a shared technical vision for the solution under development. The SA is able to architect end to end solutions by understanding and translating customer needs into technical solutions. The SA will play a key role in the design of the Azure architecture for mobile and web applications.


  • Establishing direction and providing strong technical leadership guidance to team members.

  • Demonstrating mastery of the following activities:

  • Defining the technical and architectural vision for the solution under development by technical trade-offs and analysis of alternatives.

  • Continuously evolving solution architecture with input and feedback from application architects and software engineers.

  • Outlining the primary components and interfaces of the solution, and their interactions.

  • Planning and developing the architecture runway enablers through research, prototyping, and other activities needed to explore prospective solutions and evaluate alternatives.

  • Working with Product Manager, Product Owner, Application Architect and Software engineering teams to elaborate product requirements into technical requirements which are used to develop stories that can be estimated accurately.

  • Participating in Scrum of Scrums to understand and remove architectural impediments/blockers.

  • Participating in Solution Demo and program planning and identifies opportunities for improvement.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

  • Conforming with all company policies and procedures.


  • Strong understanding & expertise on API based economy for Enterprise APIs exposed to partner/3rd party/Internal including API authorization

  • Solid understanding of ITIL processes including Incident management, change management & other development controls

  • Previous experience to lead conversations with Cybersec/Compliance regarding enterprise security requirements documentation (SRD)

  • Able to design end-to-end solution architecture for multiple products/platforms including Cloud architecture using AZURE

  • Experience of working on SDLC life cycle end to end with high level understanding of Development requirements

  • Capable to draw a Technology strategy based on Product roadmap

  • Experience of working on vendor RFP/RFQ from IT side and drive the conversations with Vendors

  • Solid understanding and experience of Kubernetes, Istio, Helm, Prometheus, grafana architecture

  • Experience in containerization – Docker, Docker Swarm or Kubernetes preferred


  • Ability to overcome steep learning curve within a short period of time on any subject and speak intelligently about the subject.

  • Ability to multitask and work independently with minimal direction and maximum accountability.

  • Ability to self-manage time and priorities in a complex multi-team agile environment while maintaining high-quality deliverables.

  • Works through others to achieve more than individual contribution.

  • Strong communication skills – proficient in communicating technical solutions to technical and non-technical audiences of varying skillset and levels of the organization.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work or military experience preferred.

Working Conditions

  • Possibility of working long hours may be required.

  • Limited travel may be required to support business needs.