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Job ID: 51821

Software Architect
We are looking for a software architect excited to disrupt inequality in higher education by bringing quality, affordable courseware to all students. You will be part of a growing team responsible for creating the next generation of our courseware and faculty development platforms.

Software Architect Responsibilities 
Collaborating and consulting with multiple teams to make technical decisions for our products.
Creating and refining architectural blueprints and providing them to stakeholders in Engineering and product, with clear costs and benefits of the technical decisions.
Collecting and synthesizing stakeholder feedback while determining a technical path forward.
Generating strategies to help the engineering team wisely handle technical debt, and advocating for the resources to carry those strategies out on a regular basis.
Encouraging the engineering team to rethink technical assumptions and approaches, especially towards the sequencing of work.
Managing a team of engineers devoted to building integration components between systems and participating in developing those components.

Software Architect Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following basic qualifications:
Experience bringing multiple projects of varying scope and scale to completion.
Experience guiding the development of a greenfield project or a major project forked from a legacy system.
Experience with multiple technical stacks and an understanding of the trade-offs between using these different stacks.
Experience managing other developers.
The ability to reason clearly and build agreement from among disparate points of view.

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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