Job ID: 38003
Chief Architect
Our client is seeking a Chief Architect to join their team in Beaverton, OR. The Chief Software Architect is responsible for driving the architectural direction of our platform, and pioneering initiatives to improve product development. This role requires someone who is passionate about building great software and has deep knowledge and experience all the way up and down the stack. You’ll work across all teams to move us farther down the path of microservices, cloud-native development, and continuous delivery. The Chief Software Architect will report directly to our VP of Technology and have management responsibility for a small group of principal engineers.

Chief Architect Responsibilities
Establish and maintain architectural governance processes.
Partner with our product team to understand business needs and align those to an architecture roadmap.
Dive deep to understand areas of technical debt and develop plans to relieve it.
Coordinate the implementation of architectural initiatives across teams.
Lead weekly architecture meetings.
Frequently get your hands into the code to help design, implement, and troubleshoot in critical areas.
Prototype new software designs, tools, and product features.
Participate in design/code reviews.
Manage and develop engineering talent.
Document software architecture and designs.
Software Architect.

Software Architect Required Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent discipline.
8+ years’ experience in software development.
Experience driving the architectural direction for an entire organization.
Expert knowledge of software design principles and patterns, and experience applying them. Must include experience in microservice architectures.
Expert knowledge of the following frameworks, or the ability to quickly develop expertise in them: Node.js / JavaScript, Angular, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS.
Experience applying DevOps principles to drive effective product development.
Experience developing REST APIs according to established best practices.
Experience managing and mentoring software developers.
Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills.
Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning.
High productivity and effective time management.
Experience with Scrum/Agile SDLC.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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