Software Architect



  • Information Technology
  • Job Code: 9N450837920
  • Posted: September 20, 2018
The Job has been filled
Looking for your next challenge? Archway IT, a division of David Aplin Group, has partnered with one of our clients to recruit for a lead Software Architect in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our client is experiencing rapid growth and have positioned themselves as industry innovators developing solutions for the aquaculture industry.  

This is an opportunity to play a lead role in the design of complete solutions, pulling data from physical sensors underwater to web software hosted in the cloud delivering a seamless experience. Given that breadth, there’s always a diverse amount of interesting activity occurring in this fast-paced environment. The design is defined by strong relationship with customers built upon delivering a world-class product. 

We’re looking for someone who likes to be challenged and wants to grow. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team tackling big problems on a global scale.

The Role:

The focus of this position is to provide architectural leadership for cloud software. As the ideal candidate, you’ll quickly understand our strategic goals and envisioned future.  You’ll design both systems and a plan to move towards these objectives, constantly thinking about the future of the architecture, working with our collaborative development team. 

It’s a growing, but small inter-disciplinary team so while your specialty will be the software architecture, you may assist the team in other areas. You’ll need to be an effective communicator, as the system integrates across a full stack from custom hardware to front-end display, and you’ll need to balance the needs of documentation to inform the team with the need to make actionable progress on tasks. The system is live and customers depend on it everyday. Reliability and consistency are key metrics for customers and these cloud systems play a big role in delivering on that promise.  

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Copious experience designing and implementing cloud software solutions (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Ability to segment the system at the right points to provide scalability and design efficiency; In depth knowledge of the balance between large systems and microservices
  • A keen understanding of how to model data based upon abstractions, data access and data storage
  • Extensive experience with databases (SQL, NoSQL, representing data, indexing, sharding, redundancy) 
  • Continually refreshed knowledge on the latest tools and trends within the industry
  • Ability to learn new languages, but a working knowledge in:
    • JavaScript/TypeScript – modern frameworks such as React, Vue, Ember as nice to have
    • Node.js
    • Python
  • Knowledge of source control, specifically Git
  • A thorough understanding of system security and the ability to practically implement secure systems
  • Knowledgeable in cloud systems and containerization (Docker/Kubernates)
Desirable Skills:

  • Expert at MongoDB
  • Java
  • A proven ability to manage complex migrations of live systems, and coordinate across multidisciplinary teams to achieve the desired outcome
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior developers
  • An advanced degree related to the position, however, experience will be a stronger consideration
What’s In It For You:

  • Generous compensation and benefits package
  • Free parking and onsite gym facilities
  • Flexible work options, employee engagement events and career development opportunities
  • The opportunity to contribute to world-class projects that can help provide sustainable food sources for generations to come
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Nick Misener, Recruiter, Aplin Information Technology, We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-HAL


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