Applications Architect in Eden Prairie, MN at Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

Date Posted: 1/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/27/2018
  • Job ID:
    3027

Job Description


Lifetouch is celebrating more than 80 years of providing quality portraits for millions of individuals, families and organizations. Lifetouch is the market leader in school and family photography. We consider it an honor and a privilege to capture precious memories for our customers.


Employees enjoy our fast-paced , collaborative culture and the ability to directly impact our business. Respect, integrity, teamwork, and passion are at the core of what we do.
We are seeking an experienced Application Architect to join our our team of committed IT professionals. Are you passionate about problem-solving and innovation ? Apply today and join the Lifetouch family!



  • Provide application architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Technical Analysts, Application Engineers, Senior Database analysts and other Systems Architects.

  • Collaborate with end users and senior management to define business requirements for complex systems development and gain buy-in for all infrastructure plans.

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the technical team.

  • Provide hands on coding between 40 % - 60% depending on the size of the project.

  • Document and develop in-depth knowledge of assigned domain architecture, hardware and network infrastructure, and technology portfolio.

  • Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in application infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.

  • Overall technical implementation and quality of assigned projects and technical domain.


Education



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business Administration.


Experience



  • Minimum of eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience building high quality applications by creating a well designed architecture, writing clean code and implementing common industry practices (e.g. continuous integration, unit tests).

  • Ability to mentor and lead other technical team members without having direct supervision responsibility.

  • A background successfully delivering applications using agile methods and collaborating with non-technical team members including quality assurance, business analysts, and project managers.

  • Candidate should have professionally developed applications with Java or Groovy and JavaScript.

  • Application development experience with common libraries such as Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Spock, Gradle, and Apache Maven.

  • Knowledge of creating single page applications using a framework such as Angular or ExtJS is preferred.

  • Experience creating RESTful web services is highly desired.

  • Load and performance testing experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the following technologies and libraries is a plus: Spring Boot, Grails, NodeJS, and Amazon Web Services.





Lifetouch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Type: Full-time


Required education:



  • Bachelor's


Required experience:



  • Computer Science: 8 years

  • Java, Spring, JUnit, Log4j, Gradle: 8 years

  • Application Development: 8 years