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Solutions Architect – Customer Experience
Minneapolis, Minnesota
CTH or Direct Hire Position
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Applied on January 25, 2021
Job Id #44680 Posted December 10, 2020

You will operate as a technical expert focused on architecting and designing the next generation of applications. The ideal candidate will have a passion for architecting feature-rich, intuitive, experience-focused digital products to delight our internal and external customers. You will be able to work in an entrepreneurial environment, and partner closely with a team of technologists and product managers to develop innovative solutions and tools with a “customer first” mindset. This role is open to a remote worker, otherwise will reside at our Headquarters location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for creating a comprehensive architecture for software solutions with the Enterprise Architect and providing strategic direction throughout the development process.
  • Ensure that the new solutions fit into the existing enterprise architecture from the functional, technical, user and non-functional perspectives such as Security and performance.
  • Cooperate with all the teams involved in the development projects and know how every product and service works in an architecture.
  • Oversee successful delivery of a quality end products to its end users.
  • Primary stakeholder in choosing the right technology for the business problem(s) and managing architectural concerns to ensure more productive and effective outcomes
  • Responsible for translating the vision for the project to the development team and plays a pivotal part throughout the entire systems development lifecycle.
  • Lead alignment and governance across the engineering teams. Advise leadership about industry best practices, trends, and technology, influencing the overall IT strategy.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Operational excellence of client's application platforms
  • Deliver/enhance applications with high quality and customer delight
  • Mentor/Coach team members to build software using industry leading practices
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Progressive software development experience in dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Experience applying enterprise and data integration patterns using SOA, API’s, microservices, event-driven and data-driven approaches
  • Proven background with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google
  • Experience with performance profiling and tuning of APIs
  • Experience with continuous delivery, including Test- or Behavior-Driven Development, code review, static analysis and continuous integration using automation tools
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Technical leadership experience on medium and large-scale initiatives is desired
  • Experience working with agile/scrum methodology required
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical
Working Conditions:
  • Flexible availability required – business needs may require work during non-core business hours
  • Remote position—or Mpls, MN: Typical office environment, could require at least 8 hours standing or sitting

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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