Solution Architect - .Net

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Founded in 2001, Adage® is a web design and development firm that combines strategic thinking with a passion for technology to advance our client's purpose. We bring together a diverse team of creative and technical professionals who partner with our clients to build complex technical solutions that connect them to their audiences. Our people first approach drives us to win awards, work with prestigious clients, and break ground with exciting technology.

Adage has consistently been recognized as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, and on Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago.

As a Solution Architect, you’ll create large-scale technology and web development solutions. You’ll engage with clients to understand their technical challenges, and then collaborate with our scrum teams to bring those ideas to life. You will be responsible for leading technical discovery activities, translating customer requirements into development plans and designing architecture to meet client’s expectations. You’ll guide projects through the entire SDLC - gathering requirements, estimating tasks and delivering work each sprint.

The Solution Architect will act as a technical advocate, helping to lead exploration of emerging technologies, and refining best practices and processes. As a senior member of the team, you’ll mentor other developers, conduct code reviews, and share your knowledge to promote continued learning.


What you’ll do:

  • Design and building complex web applications and dynamic components of web and ecommerce sites utilizing ASP.NET, C#, Visual Studio, TypeScript, SASS, and MVC
  • Enhance application features using client-side technologies like React.js Angular.js, and Ajax
  • Be a technical evangelist, defining best practices for current technologies establishing standards where appropriate for any technology Adage uses
  • Create development timelines and recommended build sequences for large scale projects
  • Participate in pre-sales activities, including but not limited to presentations, workshops, estimation activities, and POC development.
  • Proactively identify risk and document potential issues
  • Validate pre-existing systems, applications, and architecture to offer recommended modifications for integration within a project
  • Ensure compliance with non-functional requirements including security, performance, and extensibility
  • Act as an adviser to existing clients, proactively recommending new initiatives and improvements where appropriate based on industry knowledge and trends
  • Optimizing existing implementations for performance, maintainability, and best practices
  • Constantly improving your own skills and showing enthusiasm in your hard work


We’re looking for someone with:

  • Significant experience developing ASP.NET applications (~8+ years) 
  • Significant experience coding in C# 
  • A strong command of JavaScript with knowledge of React and/or Angular
  • Experience estimating and planning large scale projects
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience working directly with clients
  • The ability to work on multiple projects at a time
  • Agile/Scrum experience is a plus
  • Is passionate about their work, motivated to learn, and constantly looking to improve


What Adage Offers
Adage has consistently been recognized as one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois, and on the Crain's list of Best Places to Work in Chicago. We have a people-first approach and support our employees with the things that matter most. You'll enjoy a work-life balance with flex schedules, remote work options, and 20+ days of paid time off annually. Adage offers excellent benefits with 85% employer-paid insurance, profit-sharing bonuses, 401k, and FSA. We have monthly happy hours, quarterly social events, an annual retreat, and a great office environment with a stocked kitchen.

Adage Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team representing and respecting diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skillsets. All qualified candidates that share Adage's core values are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • UmbracoCMS
    • OptimizelyCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our office is along the river between Madison and Monroe. We're conveniently located to the train stations and public transit, steps from West Loop.

An Insider's view of Adage Technologies

What are some social events your company does?

Adage is really good about keeping us connected while working remotely. There are quarterly happy hours and recently the PO team did a boat cruise that ended in drinks along the river. We also get a team budget, and use this on social lunches.

Emma Welch

Project Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

I come into work every day knowing that I am going to solve multiple problems. Brainstorming different approaches is a challenge but, rewarding at the same time. We are problem-solvers and build solutions in difference spaces ranging from branding, user experience, optimization, technology integration, and more.

Will Moran

Associate Design Director

How does the company support your career growth?

At Adage, we are given the opportunities to explore and implement new trending technologies. This makes a huge difference in our work and helps us continue to grow in our careers. This is part of what makes Adage such a great place to work.

Johnny Chin

System Admin

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone shares a love for karaoke. After every company event, we always find ourselves headed to the nearest karaoke bar.

Rene Reiter

Marketing Director

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adage offers Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA so that you can take care of those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
We cover 100% of cost for Short Term Disability for all full-time employees, which pays out 60% of your salary up to $1,500 per week
Dental Benefits
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer HMO and PPO plan options. Adage pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Life Insurance
Adage provides life insurance at no cost to employees, with benefit up to $50,000
Pet Insurance
We understand family extends to the furry members too
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Adage offers a 401k plan that you can start contributing to immediately
401(K) Matching
After 1 year of service, Adage makes a 3% match of your compensation package into your 401k
Performance Bonus
Adage provides quarterly profit-sharing bonuses based on company and team performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Adage offers Dependent Care FSA so that you can pay for those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide paid leave for all new parents. Bonding leave is for new parents and covers up to 2 weeks fully paid. Maternity leave is for birth moms and covers up to 6 weeks fully paid
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 20 days of PTO per year that covers vacation, sick and personal time. At 3 years that goes up to 23 days and at 5 years you accrue 25 days annually to use however you want.
Paid Holidays
We observe 8 paid holidays each year and include 1 additional floating holiday to use on any other holiday, including your birthday
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some people like to wear dress shirts, some people like to wear jeans and sneakers
Commuter Benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company Outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Stocked Kitchen
We've got the snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. We're stocked with soda, LaCroix, a coffee machine that makes lattes and espressos, and a smorgasbord of brain food and treats.
Some Meals Provided
Between Lunch & Learns, Quarterly Update Presentations, Project Celebrations, holidays and employee appreciation events
Happy Hours
Adage hosts monthly Happy Hours so our employees have the chance to kick back and get to know one another outside of teams
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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