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Solutions Architect (remote)

Vancouver, BC · Computer/Software
On behalf of our client, Affinity is seeking a Solutions Architect to join our clients team on a permanent basis. You will play a key role in leading the architecture and design of IT solutions, while advising on the implementation of these solutions to ensure successful deployment and transition to production environments. You will be involved in business development and business change, as well as guiding a team of developers to ensure that the right solution is developed. You have a strong track record of building client relations and have a dedicated, proactive attitude. Our goal is to achieve a true balance between quality, client satisfaction, efficiency, success and profitability.

This role may be based anywhere on the east coast; however, will be remote if not located in Montreal.
  • Scope, design and architect full technical solutions with clients and internal teams
  • Work with our sales team on pre-sales scoping as a technical expert
  • Make internal recommendations to help improve and streamline the technical and architectural processes
  • Develop technical specifications and design documents for client and internal engagements
  • Work closely with our leaders to develop high-value solutions based on market trends and analysis and craft approaches to successfully deliver
  • Deliver expert advice and consulting to drive digital transformation projects to success
  • Guide and be able to directly manage teams tasked with delivering innovative technical solutions which produce actionable measurable results
  • Work with our Life Sciences client’s executive team members to define the strategy for open digital transformation
  • Help establish our organization as a consultative partner at leading Life Sciences institutions in order to gain and maintain industry recognition
  • 10+ years of development experience, with at least 5 years of technical leadership experience at the project level
  • Experience architecting large scale solutions
  • Experience designing and implementing SOA, Microservices and REST API
  • Well versed with RDBMS (MySQL) and NoSQL (Couchbase, DynamoDB)
  • Cloud experience, specifically in AWS
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure is an asset
  • A technical expert with experience across multiple languages and technology stacks (Java, C, C++, C#, Objective C, etc.) as well as experience with Open Source software
  • You have the ability to take business requirements and transform them into technical designs for software developers, infrastructure specialists and other technology enterprises
  • Experience using tools like, Visio, lucidchart, Postman and SoapUI
  • Excellent understanding of application development, coupled with infrastructure, data and security architecture skills
  • Experience working with large, complex global CMS and/or marketing solutions
  • Experience working with Enterprise Service Bus and integration platforms
  • Prior experience and connections in the Life Sciences industry is preferred
  • Professional, reliable, and with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task (i.e., finish short-term projects while managing ongoing long-term ones)
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and rapid growth environment
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum and Waterfall
  • Managing, consulting, and client negotiating experience
  • Eager to learn, adapt and perfect your work
  • Interested in business travel
About Affinity Staffing:
Affinity Staffing is a full service Information Technology agency that takes a unique approach to recruiting. We believe recruiting is about creating long term relationships that foster a mutually beneficial partnership - an affinity. Bringing a new style of recruiting founded on four core principles – Transparency – Flexibility – Efficiency – Agility.
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