Willis Towers Watson Software Architect in Buffalo, New York

Software Architect

Date Posted: May 29, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Software Architect to join our team. You should value expertise and a passion for the craft of software engineering. You should be able to recognize and stay up to date on current techniques and tools, but also be pragmatic at knowing what is and isn’t a good fit.

The Role

We are a group of dedicated professionals that have built the award-winning “Bright Choices” web portal in addition to other customer-facing products for a global audience. We have a focus on continuous improvement that extends to both the software we write and the culture we promote. We build a platform to provide the best possible support to our customers shopping for benefits, where our carrier partners can be confident their products are represented accurately and unbiased.

We are looking for a Software Architect to join our team. You should value expertise and a passion for the craft of software engineering. You should be able to recognize and stay up to date on current techniques and tools, but also be pragmatic at knowing what is and isn’t a good fit. Responsibilities include:

• Build software primarily using C#, Angular, SQL Server, and Azure technologies

• Provide pragmatic technical and architectural guidance to others

• Interface with multiple software teams in order to provide technical guidance and support as needed

• Actively lead and participate in hands-on design, development, and code review sessions

• Provide guidance on how to create easily testable and maintainable software

• Proactively identify areas for improvement and assist with setting architectural strategy and vision for the department

• Create and maintain accurate and documentation of infrastructure, best practices, and technical solutions

• Socialize existing and new architecture patterns, best practices, and platform foundations

• Conduct internal information and training sessions in order to help foster continuous learning and development

• Work and communicate effectively in an agile team environment

• Mentor others on the team, but be open to others’ ideas

The Requirements

We’re looking for individuals who love building software. You should have experience, but always be willing to learn new things. You will also meet the following requirements:

• BA/BS in Computer Science or related field and/or equivalent software development experience

• 5+ years of experience architecting, developing, and maintaining production software systems

• 5+ years of experience with principles of ALM and software development methodologies

• 5+ years of experience with software, interface, or testing approaches and design patterns

• Demonstrated proficiency of various technical approaches in order to accomplish timely delivery of scalable and maintainable software solutions

• Demonstrated experience aligning technical approaches with business objectives and timeframes

• Hands-on experience with software testing methods such as unit testing and integration testing

• Accept ownership of your work and team projects

• Be great at communicating ideas, as well as considering other’s ideas

• Experience and/or familiarity with developing cloud-first (Azure, AWS, GCP) software solutions preferred

• Familiarity with software development methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, and Kanban preferred

• Familiarity with evolutionary architecture, API design, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and messaging patterns preferred

The Environment:

We believe in a collaborative approach to our work and a culture that thrives on learning new things. We are a stable, growing company with a dynamic, nimble environment. Here are a few of our favorite perks:

• Casual dress code

• Flexible work schedule

• Company provided coffee, tea, and subsidized on-site marketplace

• Team-centric rooms that maximize team collaboration while minimizing cross-team distractions

• Competitive compensation and benefit package

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com. at https://www.willistowerswatson.com/

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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  • Location:Buffalo, NY, US

  • Date Posted:May 29, 2018