Position Overview

The primary role of the Software Architect is to provide hands-on architecture leadership, guidance and mentoring to Intelex’s engineering teams, be a close collaborator and trusted advisor to the Chief Architect, and ensure the delivery of high-quality, resilient, robust and scalable solutions. 

Responsibilities and Deliverables

Architect

  • Overall responsibility for technical architecture and design of the feature, product sub-system
  • Responsible for ensuring overall design goals are met
  • Deliver clear, well-communicated and complete design documents
  • Collaborate effectively with other technology teams and architects to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas
  • Continuously keep an eye on and experiment with the latest cutting-edge technologies; seeking opportunities to leverage them in our product  
  • Collaborate with the product, engineering, operations and support teams to assist with defining technical solutions, recommend approaches and measurable results
  • Lead engineering efforts from raw idea to deployed solution by utilizing variety of technologies, tools and languages
  • Responsible for defending technical decisions for the product or product sub-system for which has oversight
  • Code review at macro level to ensure application consistency
  • Through example and training, help team leads and developers on the teams raise their level of technical competence

Technical

  • Produce standardized and detailed technical specifications
  • Review requirements and provide estimates for development work, if needed
  • Contribute to overall application design
  • Responsible for committed code
  • Follow existing development practices including technical design, coding, unit testing and documenting
  • Maintain, improve and development tools and practices
  • Develop integration and automated unit tests
  • Perform testing on their own code to ensure quality of their work prior to handing it to QA
  • Peer review work
  • Cooperate with architects and developers within the team and in other teams
  • Collaborate with QA both on reported issues and new features development
  • Recommend process improvements
  • Work within time constraints to meet deadlines. Identify and communicate issues within project deliveries
  • Help team complete tasks they are committed to
  • Take active role in their SCRUM team activities (estimation, planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, show and tells)
  • Provide ownership for a set of features within the larger product
  • Code and design review team’s work
  • Follow and ensure that development practices and process are being followed including designing, coding, unit testing, non-functional verification and documenting
  • Provide technical leadership by improving the development and engineering processes
  • Analyze risks and compromises
  • Review and propose changes to existing processes in order to make them more efficient
  • Perform release management tasks when needed
  • Advocate and support Intelex processes

Leadership

  • Guide and mentor engineers to foster highly technical and technology excellence culture
  • Work with team(s) of engineers, providing technical vision and road map for feature, product or product sub-system

Organizational Alignment

  • Reports to the Chief Architect
  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross functional teams within the organization.

Qualifications

Skills & Work Traits

Required

  • Highly motivated, creative and self-directed with a commitment to excellence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to assessing, evaluating and prototyping technologies
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning & professional development
  • Exceptional analysis and troubleshooting skills, and ability to locate, utilize, and disseminate information
  • Good mentoring, abstract thinking, conflict resolution & communication skills

Technical Competencies

Required:

  • Solid understanding of domain driven design principles, object-oriented programming concepts, design patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Knowledge of including  one or more of the following: multi-threaded, multi-tiered, service oriented, event-based, micro-service and distributed architectures
  • Expertise applying both architectural and implementation patterns in  either web, mobile and data application design
  • Strong understanding of non-functional behaviors, including (but not limited to) performance, scalability / resource utilization, resiliency & security, high availability
  • Good understanding of infrastructure architecture, container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.), Azure, AWS, Google cloud
  • Advanced expertise in the languages & tools & frameworks used by developers, including but not limited to .NET/Java, React, JavaScript, Python

Preferred

  • Strong domain knowledge in platform & application architecture
  • Deep understanding and proven experience of architecting multi-tenant, SaaS, cloud-based applications
  • Strong understanding of data architecture patterns, data pipelines, relational and document database technologies covering design, queries, transactions, stored procedures, triggers, constraints, synchronization and optimizations.

Experience

  • Required

    • Seven or more years of web applications development experience 
    • Three or more years of experience in a senior developer, tech lead role
    • Professional experience within an agile development practice strongly preferred

    Preferred:

    • Professional experience within a software product or SaaS organization preferred

Education

  • Technical trainings – architecture, cloud, mobile, security related are valued
  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • Master’s Degree and/or vendor certifications (such as Microsoft Certified Professional) valued

Other Requirements

  • Please note that this role requires a satisfactory Criminal Background Check and Public Safety Verification

Company Overview

With more than 1,300 clients and 1.6 million users, Intelex Technologies Inc. is a global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) management software. Since 1992 its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Intelex is one of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies who has recently been recognized as a Great Place to Work for over 7 years, Best Workplace in Technology, Best Workplace for Millennials and Canadian HR Team for fewer than 500 employees and has been recipient of Waterstone’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures award, and Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies award. For more information, visit https://www.intelex.com/careers or see what our employees are saying by following our #ProudIntelexian hashtag.

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