Senior Software Architect (Cloud Focus) Remote - Chicago, Illinois United States - 40492


Job #: 40492
Title: Senior Software Architect (Cloud Focus) Remote
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $125,000.00 - $160,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: bonus insurance
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: NO


Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation & Stock Option Offering
  • 401k Plan with Employer Matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages
  • HSA offering + employer contribution
  • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it





Software Architect Responsibilities:

  • You will drive architectural direction by evaluating potential solutions and technologies, with an emphasis on rearchitecting the Validus product by leveraging cloud technologies and architectures to enable improved scalability, robustness, extensibility, and cost-efficiency
  • You will design, prototype, and develop new cloud-based services and subsystems to support Validus and future product lines, some as ports of existing functionality, some as newly envisioned capabilities
  • You will identify potential enhancements to the products enabled by cloud technologies
  • You will work closely with the product team to understand and refine product requirements
  • You will work with the security team to develop and refine our security model as we evolve the product and migrate to a cloud-based architecture
  • You will help develop and refine company standards, best practices, and processes for software development
  • You will help interview candidates for other roles on the team
  • You will mentor and provide guidance for other software engineers on the team


Software Architect Requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, other technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • You have 10+ years of software engineering experience, building sophisticated horizontally-scalable software solutions for solving complex data-intensive problems (experience with trading or finance is a plus)
  • You have 5+ years of proven experience building software that runs effectively and efficiently on a cloud technology stack (AWS preferred), either as a migration from a non-cloud system, or natively on the cloud
  • You have proven experience working with AWS or other cloud technology stacks and understand how to most effectively leverage cloud technologies and architectures
  • You are adept at writing excellent code in several languages (at least Python plus something else, preferably also some experience with C++) and comfortable switching between them as needed
  • You have experience working with very large data sets in relational databases (and perhaps also in other forms such a data lake model), and have experience working with SQL
  • You have experience using Linux and are comfortable and effective working in a shell environment
  • You have experience working with git or similar source code management systems
  • You are able to work effectively remotely
  • You are able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • You have excellent communication and task management skills

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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