Integration Architect

Job Description

SilkRoad Technology is the world's leader in strategic onboarding for global workforce readiness and transformation. We help organizations prepare their people for change by designing intentional, personalized journeys to increase retention and maximize agility throughout their careers. SilkRoad combines our leading strategic onboarding capabilities with world-class consulting services to deliver highly scalable, personalized experiences that engage employees and drive long-term business performance such as productivity, profitability, growth and agility.

Our Global Client Services team is seeking an Integration Architect to support software implementation projects that focus on integrations, data extractions and maintenance activities for SilkRoad clients.

Your contributions to SilkRoad will include:

  • Create/Design/Deploy highly customizable and robust integrations using Microsoft Azure's LogicApps orchestration framework.
  • Create/Design/Deploy C# based code for successful data transfer between multiple systems by utilizing RESTful and SOAP API methodologies.
  • Assist with the sales process for scoping prospective client integration and other data management requirements.
  • Design a tailored integration solution specific to each client's business and compliance requirements.
  • Provide creative feedback and new feature suggestions to Product Management to further enhance SilkRoad's integration capabilities.
  • Provide expert consulting and other technical assistance to client IT teams and external vendors seeking to manage their own data bridges with SilkRoad's APIs.
  • Supports the Services team in the design of integration test scenarios and provides support in user acceptance tests and issue remediation.
Required Skills
  • Knowledge of web-based integration technologies, data handling security and transmission best practices.
  • Ability to translate functional requirements into planning documentation and configuration with minimal guidance.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet strict deadlines.
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical and problem resolution abilities.
  • Proficient with computer software and MS Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Occasional local and domestic travel may be required.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or comparable educational background.
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in software professional or support services.
  • Strong experience in web-based data integration methods handled via API, SFTP.
  • Experience working in a Microsoft Azure environment with knowledge of Logic Apps.
  • Well-rounded knowledge of relational database design; experience in creating and executing stored procedures/queries against databases, primarily SQL Server.
  • Familiarity with SQL Server Integration and Reporting Services.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with three or more of the following technologies: Web Services, SOAP, JSON, Java/JSP, ASP/VBScript, C#/.Net, XML/XSLT, LDAP, XHTML, ECMA scripting, Regular Expressions, MS SQL DTS, MS SQL SSIS, Network Directory Services (e.g., Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP), Adobe ColdFusion.
  • Familiarity with HTML, DHTML and CSS web technologies.
  • Experience with globalization and localization of web applications.
  • Familiarity with full lifecycle software development activities (requirements definition, design, development, testing: verification/validation), implementation, and quality assurance.
  • Experience with one or more Human Capital Management software applications.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're located at Wacker & Monroe on the Chicago River, steps away from Union Station. The plaza is a great place to enjoy summer sun and food trucks!

An Insider's view of SilkRoad Technology

What are some social events your company does?

We hold social events in the office often at SilkRoad. We have an awesome culture here, so we often have social events to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers, etc. of employees in our Chicago office. We also always have social events when remote employees are in the Chicago office. For example, the other week we had a “game day” at the end

Courtney

Manager, Client Renewals

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role is to actively work with client company executive sponsors and their subject matter experts and to also play a unique role internally within SilkRoad. I collaborate internally with marketing, sales, services, product management & development to bring forth the client’s voice, industry knowledge/trends, best-practices, & thought leadership.

Mimi

Sr. Director, Strategy & Transformation

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I transitioned from an SDR to a Client Executive, where the opportunities for growth are endless. During weekly meetings with Bob Dvorak (CEO) we strategize on my Fortune 500 accounts, discuss company direction and laugh about off topic discussions. I am grateful to have the CEO’s ear and be in an enterprise closing situation early in my career.

Sheffield

Client Executive

What are SilkRoad Technology Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad Technology Benefits Overview

We complement an environment that fosters success and fun, with a full range of benefits and perks to meet the needs of you and your family. SilkRoad aims to provide peace of mind when it comes to employee's health and financial well-being. We offer a wide range of benefits including health and life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, volunteer program, and expanded maternity and paternity leave. The perk that transcends the rest is our flexible, work happy environment! SilkRoadies enjoy generous paid time off, flexible work options, and dress for your day freedom.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Paid day off to volunteer and office-based volunteer activities.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave and an additional 4 weeks of unpaid leave, for a total of 16 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Flexible Time Off - SilkRoadies love the Flexible PTO policy. Our flexible paid time off benefit can be used for vacation, personal / family illness, or personal reasons.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our Volunteer Time Off program provides employees 8 hours per year of paid time off to volunteer.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
SilkRoad offers commuter spending accounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Occasional office lunches are provided.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
SilkRoad hosts lunch and learn meetings throughout the year.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

SilkRoad realizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Our generous PTO and flexible work environment support this balance. For most positions, you control where and how the work gets done. Of course some jobs require more structure, particularly those that directly interface with our customers, but our overall philosophy is that you control your work dynamics and the results are what matter most.

We embrace a people-first culture and have built an environment where employees are valued, and their voices heard. We continually evaluate our benefits programs to ensure they meet the needs of our employees.

Happy, engaged employees mean happy clients!

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