Software Architect (Chicago, IL)

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West Monroe is seeking a hands-on Software Architectto lead the design, development, delivery, and management of technology-based business solutions for diverse clients. The position will focus on coding, testing, and implementing new features and configuration changes; leading the design and full-stack architecture of software applications to meet both functional and technical requirements; and providing project management/software due diligence expertise. The architect will work directly with multiple clients across various industries as a member of our Software Engineering practice. As a technology agnostic firm, they will also have the opportunity to continuously expand their skillset while working with cutting edge tools.
Responsibilities:

  • Interact with key decision makers (CTO, Tech VPs, etc.) at our clients to understand their vision, gather requirements, and offer relevant insight based on experience in the field
  • Work in a collaborative team setting to support our clients and help solve their business problems through analysis of existing systems, applications, and processes
  • Architect and develop software solutions across full lifecycle Agile projects – requirements gathering, design, development, testing, implementation, and rollout
  • Own the flexibility to be creative and have an impact on designs with a “blank slate” development mentality within the general boundaries of clients’ expectations
  • Build highly interactive and customized web, desktop, and/or mobile front-end and back-end applications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred 
  • 7-11+ years of experience in full-stack software architecture and development with preferred skills in:
    • C#, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core – or – Java/Python/Scala etc.
    • Entity Framework and various APIs
    • JavaScript, React.js, Angular.js, HTML/CSS
    • SQL Server, Azure, AWS, open source tools
  • Experience designing and building web application user interfaces with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Deep understanding of software engineering concepts (requirements, development methodologies, testing and documentation) and how technology applies to business concepts
  • Expert level understanding of object-oriented design and development concepts
  • Comfortable working within a fast-paced, collaborative Agile/Scrum project environment
  • Desire and ability to lead teams of ~2-4+ software engineering consultants
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel for out of town client engagements - COVID-19 permitting

West Monroe is a digital services firm that partners with companies in transformative industries to deliver quantifiable financial value. We believe that digital is a mindset and it’s something companies become, not something they do. We bring together diverse, multidisciplinary teams that use their expertise to develop and execute new ideas and ways of working.  

At West Monroe, we invest in our people and care in a big way. We are growing the next generation of leaders who lead with inclusion, enabling us to address our clients’ most complex challenges. If you’re looking for a place where you’ll feel supported, our team will help you grow. We believe that growth breeds opportunity for all. And know that when we come together, we can do what's never been done. 

Our fast-paced culture and collaborative teams bring the energy and expertise needed to make an impact and deliver beyond expectations. If you are ready to set big goals with us, join us on our journey of building what matters for our clients, our people, and our communities. 

West Monroe is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion. 

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here.  

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • SpringFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases

Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Senior Manager, Technology

What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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