Senior Software Architect

    • Ann Arbor, MI

ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.

ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.

What will I be doing?

Working as a Senior Architect at ProQuest you will be responsible for the design and integration of large-scale systems and enterprise initiatives. You will review requirements, write and review architect specifications, execute on specific tasks, and provide support for work generated.

In this position, you will also…
•Design and implement applications that conform to a business need.
•Provide technical leadership on large-scale projects.
•Resolve issues, perform research to determine solutions, prioritize and suggest technical strategies to achieve objectives.
•Provide technical leadership and mentor other team members.
•Review requirements; generate architecture documents; provide a rough order of magnitude estimates; and implement and perform unit integrations and capacity testing.
•Write architecture documentation
•Propose, develop, review and revise new procedures for the continuing development of high-quality systems.
•Share architecture with team, ensuring design consistency during development

Reasons you should apply...

1. You enjoy the excitement of both architecting and implementing new software and features.
2. You thrive on assisting your team members in reaching their personal and professional goals.
3. Working on customer- facing software is exciting to you.
4. Looking for an opportunity to work with modern technologies including a public cloud service like AWS

This job may not be a fit if...

1. You prefer to focus either on implementations or software architecture.
2. You do your best work as a solo artist; the rest of the group just slows you down.
3. You prefer to focus on the short-term solution rather than the long term health of the software.

Qualified Candidates must have…
•Bachelors’ degree or higher in Computer Engineering or Computer Science
•10 or more years of software development experience. Previous software architecture experience.
•7 years of Java experience
•5 or more years’ experience writing functional/detailed design / architectural specifications based on user and/or system requirements.
•Understanding of advanced principles of software architecture.
•Masterful understanding and application of several programming languages and tools.
•Masterful understanding of system interfaces such as REST
•Ability to work with architecture and design tools
•Ability to work in an agile environment

Super Star Candidates would have…..
•4+ years of Angular or JavaScript

More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
•Forbes Ranks ProQuest among 2018 America’s Best Mid-Size Employers
•We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
•We hold fun on-site events
•Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
•We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)
•All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals

At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you are an experienced Senior Architect, please consider joining our talented team!!


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