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Pega Senior Systems Architect
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 19, 2022
Job Id #52941 Posted December 23, 2021


  • The Senior System Architect (Certified Senior System Architect – CSSA) is responsible for the majority of the application configuration.
  • They take direction from the LSA for tasks, prioritize, design and best practices.
  • This role is analogous to the application or integration developer role in other technologies.
This Role:
  • Participates in the agile practice to contribute to the documentation as required by project methodology
  • Contributes to the design of the application typically focused on specific automation or integration activities.
  • Identifies reusable components and implement accordingly.
  • Participates in the compilation of the Features and User Stories as required by project methodology.
  • Interfaces with the LBA/BA to address the configuration associated with the Features and User Stories
  • Works with all groups to help insure best possible design for a solution
  • Configures Pega in construction phase including integrations between systems and development of automated activities
  • Serve as a testing resource for the implementation team in the unit testing and integration testing of application functionality and re-testing of reported issues from unit and user-acceptance testing.
  • Management and support of the various environments
  • Experience with System performance tuning including processing and database
    • Have a working knowledge of the following Pega design and implementation topics: Work Object Relationships, Specialization techniques, Reporting, Routing (Skills based), Rule Resolution/Inheritance/Circumstancing, Class Design, Locking , Persistence, Authentication, Agents, Functions/Java API, Services, Connectors
  • Have a working knowledge of Pega architecture including the following:
    • (J2EE architecture, Pega Multi-node architecture, JVM, Pega Caching, Session Management, Ajax in Pega, Tracer, DB trace)
  • Can build sub-components of application solutions independently.
  • Assists in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to BA’s, SSA’s, LSAs’, Pega Client Support
  • Identifies and proposes Pega enhancements from trends in requirements.
  • Has an understanding of the supporting tools available to Architects such as the Pega PDN. Must have working knowledge of how to search for documentation on different topics and how to open a support ticket at Pega.
  • Has a good understanding / hands on experience with Admin Studio to troubleshoot the system.
  • Has a clear understanding of Pega’s Frameworks and their offerings.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of both the business process(es) and the technical application of the Framework(s) worked on.
  • Identifies Framework enhancements or modifications made at client’s sites in order to meet project functional requirements or to meet ongoing compliance needs
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies:
    • OpenShift, Kubernetes and Azure Public Cloud desirable
  • Familiar with DevOps tools:
    • Pega Deployment Manager, Jenkins, Gherkin, Cucumber, GitHub
  • Configures the Pega solution during sprints
Pega Senior Systems Architect Qualifications:
  • Pega knowledge (including certification): minimum CSSA with 4+ years of experience or CSA 6+ years of experience
  • 3+ years working with Pega as a Pega Systems Architect
  • 3+ years’ experience working on software development projects
  • Ability to organize and facilitate discussions with 5+ people (all levels)
  • Strong oral and written communications
  • Familiarity with iterative and agile methodologies (i.e. SCRUM)
  • Familiarity with Pega Health Care Frameworks
  • Familiarity with Pega Infinity (8.4 preferred)

Ideal Background:

  • We are specifically looking for Pega Platform skillset.


  • Experience with data flows, queue processors, streaming technology.

Top Requirements:

  • 5 years hands-on Pega platform experience,
  • 1 year hands-on experience with Streaming technology, Independently develop user stories.

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.

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