• "Eager and Driven" Enterprise Solutions Architect

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
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  • Overview

    Senior Solution Architect for Next Generation SaaS L3 Platform (Atlanta, Georgia)




    UL Identity Management & Security (IMS) is looking for a Solution Architect to join us in Atlanta, Georgia and play an important role in our growth. In this role, you will report to the Software Development Manager  and marry a variety of modern application development practices and emerging technologies with existing products portfolio to drive our next generation and state-of-the-art platforms. We envision a single, unified platform where each product can be offered in the form of a service subscription (e.g. an "App" in the online platform). We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that inspires each of us to be the best we can be. Join our team and make a difference!


    As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. We connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives.


    UL's IMS division guides companies within the mobile, finance, retail, transit, eHealth, and data security domains, through the complex world of electronic transactions. We help our customers by offering consultancy, compliance and interoperability services, security evaluations and test tools and products. Through our services, we support customers through the full life cycle of their product development process or the implementation of new technologies, via (pre)certification, validation, strategic technology advice, functional testing, acceptance testing and security audits. UL’s people pro-actively collaborate with global industry players to define robust standards and policies to serve your local needs. UL has accreditations from industry bodies including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, American Express, EMVCo, UnionPay International, PCI, GCF, GlobalPlatform, NFC Forum and many others.





    You can act as an agent of change for multiple scrum teams whilst also comfortable communicating with senior management and customers to initiate the technical planning and high level product development estimation. You will also work in close collaboration with the architecture team and Director of Technology to develop the technology strategy and roadmap to meet future business requirements. Additionally, the role includes participation in industry forums, and involvement in the development of future state architecture.


    You are an all-round generalist with strong Agile Software Development background and can create the architecture and software designs. The position is organization-wide, enabling cross-product line interaction, knowledge sharing and common shared platforms and technologies to define the UL IMS solution with consistent interfaces to enable our Tier 1 global customers to optimize their business.


    You will be responsible for:

    • Developing solutions architecture and assisting in the development of technology roadmaps
    • Developing standards, processes and practices that would be provided to the solution and data architecture and software engineering teams
    • Presenting technology strategies, governance and maintaining an active participation of your team in technology discussion forums and peer reviews


    • Assisting in the projects prioritization within the Technology portfolio and the identification of future alignment between projects and new technology
    • Handling all architectures and designs implemented by multiple scrum teams around the globe

    Experience and Abilities:


    • 5+ years of experience in similar role

    • Experience working with senior management in multiple sites

    • Experience leading architecture strategies and visions using pragmatic architecture approaches

    • Ability to lead in a highly collaborative environment with many different teams, roles and responsibilities

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills

    • Excellent collaboration skills and team player skills

    • Good knowledge in Agile practices with CI/CD

    • Experience with architecture frameworks (TOGAF) & architecture certifications, an asset

    • Application architecture, project management and development experience is a plus

    • Extensive Solution and Enterprise Architecture experience

    • Solid Experience with Cloud Solutions (AWS/Azure)

    • Experience with SSL, SQL, No SQL and Database design

    • Understanding of API Security and Access Control (Basic authentication, OAuth, SAML, etc.)

    • Excellent design principles and best practices in implementing APIs, web services, REST APIs, REST architecture based on XML/JSON

    • Solid knowledge in Backend Design (Microservices, API Design, Spring Boot) and experience in transformation from monolith to microservices.

    • Ability to develop scalable applications 'for the cloud', including aspects such as SaaS principles, multi-tenancy-, low-latency-, high-performance design

    • Experience working with distributed cross-functional development teams






    Strong knowledge and experience with many of the following architectures:

    • Service oriented architecture (SOA)
    • Business process architecture
    • Data architecture
    • Distributed architecture
    • Event driven architecture
    • Integration architecture
    • Application architecture
    • Web architecture
    • Mobile architecture
    • Experience in C++ Software Development
    • Knowledge in Containerisation (Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift)
    • Experience with Automation Tools (Ansible/Puppet/Chef.io)

     Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field



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