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Senior Technical Architect - Digital Services in Boston, MA at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/15/2019

Job Description

Job ID: 51812

Our client in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking a Senior Technical Architect - Digital Services

Job Description:

One of the primary goals of Digital Services is to use the best technology and information to make every interaction with the client's simpler, faster, and more meaningful. As a Technical Architect you will collaborate with developers, project managers, and product leadership to define new work, confirming intended outcomes for work to be completed, translating these from conversations into written guidance for implementers (which may be other members of the team). You will provide technical oversight and direction for development of Digital Services’ SaaS products including: Mass.gov (Drupal), Search.mass.gov (React), a unified web analytics platform, data visualization sites (Gatsby), VPC environments for data analytics projects (AWS), and REST and GraphQL APIs (AWS).

Responsibilities:

  • Performs exemplary work, setting and refining expectations, standards, and guidelines for the team’s approach and work product
  • Demonstrates deep subject matter expertise (SME) in at least two of the following areas: front end development, back end development, good software design and development practice, application architecture
  • Contributes to and advances “best practices” within Digital Services and outside of organization
  • Provides SME input into planning and estimates and for upcoming work
  • Participates in daily standups and other agile (scrum or kanban) routines
  • “Pulls” tickets on scrum or kanban board, frequently fulfilling technical recommendations and business requirements in first draft of work submitted for peer or stakeholder review
  • Collaborates with developers, project managers, and product leadership to define new work, confirming intended outcomes for work to be completed, translating these from conversations into written guidance for implementers (which may be other members of the team)
  • Provide technical oversight and direction for development of Digital Services’ SaaS products including: Mass.gov (Drupal), Search.mass.gov (React), a unified web analytics platform, data visualization sites (Gatsby), VPC environments for data analytics projects (AWS), and REST and GraphQL APIs (AWS).
  • Takes responsibility for the technical quality of an application, product, or project developed in-house or by outside vendors
  • Writes proof-of-concept code to prove (or disprove) an approach, or to inform technical recommendations
  • Builds consensus among developers, product/project management, and stakeholders on expectations, approach, and priorities
  • Provides exemplary guidance to team members in the form of requirements for vendors, technical recommendations and business requirements in tickets, and peer reviews to confirm or correct work in progress
  • Contributes technical vision to 3, 6, 12, and 24 month product and project roadmaps and staffing forecasts

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 4+ years of experience working in an agile environment
  • Comfort with all of the following and deep hands-on expertise in a few (JavaScript, Python, PHP, Drupal, React, Gatsby, REST and GraphQL APIs, MySQL, Postgres, Akamai, CloudFlare (WAF and CDN), Amazon Web Services, Site reliability engineering, Data engineering)
  • Understanding of accessible design principles and Section 508 compliance
  • Able to work independently with cross functional teams, while providing consistency and reliability in process and outputs that other Digital Services teams expect from our Web Development practice
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines and manage competing demands
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership capabilities

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

To view all of our open positions, please go to: www.fastswitch.com and/or navigate to our Careers page.

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