Application Architect II
State of Wisconsin / DCF – Department of Children and Families
Madison, WI 53703
We are looking for an optimistic, results-oriented, and adaptable application tech lead with the desire to help our clients and project team members succeed. This position primarily serves as an application lead developer and mentor members of our modernization team(s). This project is focused on modernization of complex multi-agency mainframe systems into a user friendly and state of the art web based system. This is a multi-phase project with the current focus on phase 2 of the project.
Experience working on agile projects is essential. Strong hands on technical skills and experience with the following is mandatory: ASP.NET Core written in C#, Web API, Angular, bootstrap, TFS, DB2, SQL Server, and other state of the art tools and libraries.
The Application Architect (AA) works closely with the project manager to provide strategic technical direction and mentoring of the development team to make this new system a reality. An ideal candidate for this position prioritizes his/her work to provide technical leadership and at the same time, write code, and collaborate with the project manager. Experience deploying systems in large organizations and developing implementation and roll back plans is required. Applicants should be comfortable and concise with presenting to business area and upper level management when required.
The AA is responsible for technical quality and the stability of the application, including supporting the application after production release. The AA will perform some production support and is expected to mentor members of the development team in diagnosing issues quickly and responsibly. We are looking for a team player that promotes sound coding practices, code reviews, documentation, and processes leading to cost effectiveness throughout the product development life cycle.
Applicants for this position must have 8 or more years of design, development, implementation, and postproduction support of complex web applications. The applicant should expect to provide leadership and mentoring of others in testing from unit, system, QA automation, load-testing, and to establishing performance benchmarks.
Key Success Factors:
- In this role the technical lead /architect should expect to balance time between working with the team and delivering his/her coding, research, communications, and documentation.
- Ability to identify risks and provide relevant solutions to complex problems while ensuring on-time delivery.
- Performs impact analyses for planning hardware and/or software upgrades. Includes upgrades to the development stack, as well as the applications still in development or postproduction support states.
- Understands upstream and downstream dependencies.
- Demonstrates the ability to share knowledge via formal mentoring, reviewing code, preparing and reviewing design documents, and providing technical talks.
- Adept at producing architectural diagrams and presentations for use in communication with various levels of management and staff in both the business and IT.
- Ability to lead and deliver change in a productive way.