Software Architect I

| Chicago

Responsibilities

 

  • Design, develop and execute software solutions to address business issues. Works to establish functional requirements and reviews solutions to ensure organizational needs are met.
  • Selects and oversees implementation of one or more software development methodologies.
  • Develops short- and long-term product roadmaps to ensure continuous improvement of software.
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming
  • Improve operations by conducting system analysis, recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Provide architectural blueprints and technical leadership to our IT team
  • Keep up to date on the newest technological innovations in the field and be ready to apply relevant innovations.
  • Collaborate with peer organizations, quality assurance and end users to produce cutting-edge software solution.
  • Fosters a positive team environment
  • Ensures confidentiality of internal and external data
  • Performs ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned

 

Professional Skills

 

  • Verbal Communication – Advanced 
  • Written Communication – Advanced 
  • Teamwork – Advanced 
  • Relationships – Advanced 
  • Negotiation – Advanced 
  • Learning Agility – Advanced 
  • Problem Solving – Advanced 
  • Process Orientation – Advanced 
  • Prioritization – Advanced

 

Role Specific Skills

 

  • Comprehensive understanding of object-oriented and service-oriented application development techniques and theories
  • Solid understanding of relational database design and querying concepts
  • Exposure to Microsoft .NET development using C#, or JAVA or other major languages
  • Exposure to web development using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Familiar with Design Pattern, algorithm and data structure
  • Knowledge of client/server application development
  • Knowledge of agile development and testing methodologies
  • Broad and deep technical knowledge
  • Experienced with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments
  • Experienced with debugging, performance profiling and optimization
  • Internally motivated, able to work proficiently both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills with both internal team members and external business stakeholders
  • Strong initiative to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes

 

Qualifications

 

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or with equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a senior software developer
  • Experience working on complex software projects
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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611
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What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
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
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
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
SMS Assist's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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