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Application Architect

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Aquent's Fortune 500 retail client is looking for an Application Architect to work a 9 month contract on-location in Richfield, MN. Local candidates preferred.

Project Description:
Our client is looking for an Application Architect to support its strategy by applying a deeply developed skill set in a specific area/discipline of technology architecture.

This is a hands on role and thecandidate will be expected to work with technology directly. Ideal candidate will have moved from a development role into an architecture role.

Responsibilities:

• Act as a subject matter expert, to provide expertise, objectivity, vision and solutions to the business and technical teams.
• Own and develop technology roadmaps for Best Buy Mobile and Retail Applications.
• Create and maintain library of current state ("as is") capabilities, desired future state, and timing of what gap will be addressed and by when.
• Design, develop, and implement Best Buy’s Mobile and Retail Consultation tool capabilities using Java and web-based application technologies.
• Create IT solutions that meet the business and IT requirements.
• Partner by working collaboratively with the Solutions Architect, development team and infrastructure engineers to develop, document and maintain current and strategic cross-capability roadmaps, principles, standards models, patterns, and reference architectures.
• Should bring in expertise related to Mobile/Tablet applications. Experience working in Agile based product teams with an ability to work across multiple projects in parallel.

Skills Overview:
Required
• At least a Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Information Systems, or Computer Science
• At least 5 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience designing, developing and implementing a company’s Web-Based Applications, Mobile/Tablet Applications through:
-Modular architectures for web-based applications
-Responsive web design
-Continuous integration
-The use of the following technologies and tools: JAVA, CSS3, HTML5, Angular.js, Spring, J2EE, JBoss, SOAP, REST, XML/XSLT, Hibernate, JSON, Oracle, and Layer7, Jenkins

Soft Skills
• Good written and oral communication
• Needs to be comfortable working with other technical resources and setting direction
• Comfortable working in a Matrixed organization

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