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Senior Solutions Architect - Enterprise Solutions Lab
New York, NY

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Job Description

Ranked as #12 on Forbes' List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 25,900+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers' business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you'll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Senior Solutions Architect - Enterprise Solutions Lab. Scroll down to learn more about the position's responsibilities and requirements.


EPAM occupies a unique position in the technology and digital services industry. Part agency, part consultancy, part innovation lab, EPAM is dedicated to helping global enterprises thrive in the technology age. We innovate breakthrough strategies, experiences and products designed to reinvent the relationship between companies and their customers. We believe in testing and measuring, in continuous improvement, in the relentless pursuit of results.

EPAM Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other protected characteristic under law.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will not begin until EPAM Systems receives and approves the results of the background check.

What You'll Do

* Be a part of new engagements from day one. (pre-sales and discovery efforts)
* Explore legacy system architecture, data & functional flows, system processes (for technology re-platforming opportunities) (produce document)
* Understand business & functional requirements for new system
* Perform technology gap analysis (produce document)
* Participate in RFP as technology leader
* Lead solution architecture design for complex platforms (various industries) compliant to latest industry standards in architecture design, performance and scalability
* Work with: Business Analysts, Product Owners, Experience Leads, System Architects, Business Stakeholders, Program & Project Manager in order to design domain driven solution architecture (specifically for cases when solution is based on micro services)
* Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility
* Lead decision making process and design activities on "buy & customize" vs "custom build" decisions:
* Lead vendor scoring efforts
* Justify recommended approach to CTO office
* Support vendor negotiation process
* Define scope of integrations and customizations needed (if "buy & customize" approach has been taken)

* Lead design of system infrastructure components and deployment architecture
* Develop Technology Enablement Roadmap:
* Key activities
* High-level estimates
* Technology risks
* Key milestones

* Define NFR (nonfunctional system requirements) for Infrastructure, Quality and Development teams
* Ensure that proposed solution architecture is aligned with client's Enterprise Architecture group
* Establish and run architectural excellence on program level:
* Architectural principles & guidelines for development teams
* Best practices
* Architecture review process
* Security by design
* Oversee implementation of end-to-end integrated systems

* Alignment & Collaboration with Program stakeholders:
* Work with enterprise architecture governance (certifications, audits, technology selection alignment)
* PMO: technology roadmap, status and risks
* Work with client solution and systems architects. (architectural committee, low-level design activities, resolve architectural delivery blockers)

* Lead development teams in implementation of high-complexity tasks:
* Design algorithms & complex integration architectures
* Design sequence flows and class-level design (or micro-service level design) for most complex or most critical parts of platform

* Participate in staffing activities for key team members (Architects, Sr. Developers)
* Support Rollout Activities:
* Design IT operations process
* Define KPIs for system operation
* Work with infrastructure and operations teams to setup system monitoring

What You Have

* Microservices Architecture (proven practical experience):
* Domain Driven Design
* Deployment Models
* Scalability
* Monitoring & Troubleshooting
* Instrumentation & Reporting tactics

* Practical Experience in designing and building mid/large scale platforms for more than two industries. (commerce + healthcare; finance + energy, etc.)
* Experience in leveraging Buy vs Build approach in vendor evaluation & selection:
* Vendor Scoring principles (functional vs non-functional)
* Communication with 3rd party software vendors selected
* 3rd party software customization & integration (in case if "buy" decision has been made)
* Justification of selected approach (cost, speed, risks, flexibility, etc.)

* Knowledge and understanding of the following enterprise solutions and technology components: (the more the better):
* Inventory Mgt.; Resource Mgt: (ERP, RMS platforms)
* Content Management (CMS, DAM)
* Commerce Platforms; Catalog Mgt.; Product Mgt. (commerce platform, PIM)
* Web Analytics & Instrumentation (AT Internet, Google Analytics, etc.)
* Recommendation & Personalization Platforms
* Identity Management (Okta, Auth0, etc.)
* Marketing Automation (Marketo, Salesforce)
* Search (Solr, Elasticsearch, GSA, etc.)
* ESB (Mule, Tibco, Apache Camel, etc.)
* Message Bus (Kafka, Rabbit, etc.)
* ETL (Informatica, Pentaho, etc.)
* Storage Solutions (Cassandra, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, etc.)
* Reporting & BI (Tableau, Cognos, Sap Business Objects, MicroStrategy, etc.)

* Past Experience in building mobile solutions is a plus:
* Designing mobile on top of existing infrastructure and services for web client
* Designing mobile clients (mobile platform selection, mobile technology selection, impact on wider system architecture based on mobile needs)

* Extensive experience in developing strategic systems architecture plans
* Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis
* Proven project planning and management experience
* Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
* Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities
* Exceptional understanding of the organization's goals and objectives
* Superior written and oral communication skills
* Excellent architecture and technical support documentation skills
* Strong interpersonal and consultative skills
* Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required
* Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
* Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
* Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

What We Offer

* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
* Health Savings Account
* Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
* Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
* Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
* Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
* Paid Time Off
* Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
* Accident Insurance
* Employee Discounts
* Pet Insurance

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