Technical Architect Web and Mobile

Employer
College Board
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 23, 2017
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
Description: Technical Architect - Web and MobileIntroductionJoin a talented Web and Mobile Development team as a Technical Architect at the College Board's Reston, VA office.The College Board was born of a big idea: preserve American democracy through an admission process emphasizing merit over privilege. Over the years our organization has grown and the technologies we use continue to grow. The Web and Mobile team was the first to help lead College Board into these new technologies and ideas including Agile and AWS.Position SummaryThe Web and Mobile Technical Architect focuses on engineering innovative, strategic and long term solutions that align with Information Technology's enterprise architecture. The Technical Architect will have a hands on role in the AP Full Year Model project among others key to College Board's mission and ongoing success. Incumbents will have the necessary technical and leadership experience, knowledge, and skills to establish themselves as domain experts within the organization. Additionally, they will provide direction, guidance and mentorship to staff engaged in the development and application of technology, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, patterns, and best practices.The Technical Architect is responsible for designing and implementing 'right sized' and 'right 'sourced' high quality solutions that enable product and service delivery in support of the College Board's mission, strategy, goals, and objectives. To accomplish this, this position will both lead and work collaboratively with business and technology stakeholders to establish and maintain technical assets within the enterprise technology portfolio. Succeeding as a Technical Architect will require deep technical knowledge, experience and skills - necessary when building solutions to support a single technology or line of business - and a breadth of knowledge in multiple technology areas - necessary when building and integrating solutions across multiple technologies and lines of business in an enterprise environment. A passion for technology, with an ability to understand and assess new technologies, and their potential applicability to business needs in an efficient, effective manner is key as well as strong leadership and skilled communications. Responsibilities of this role include establishing and maintaining alignment of technical assets across areas (eg, Presentation Tier, Cloud, Web, Mobile, security, performance, etc.) within the enterprise portfolio; working with SMEs in various technologies to define standards, commonly at the release and version level to ensure consistency in test and production environments; coordinating the creation and maintenance of technology roadmaps incorporating the life cycle of all relevant technology components; playing a key governance role by keeping an eye on technology selection in projects and will raise a flag for further investigation if developers and solution architects attempt to implement variations from standards.; developing and maintain transition roadmaps which meet the enterprise needs as identified during current state architecture analysis and the assessment of gaps and opportunitiesQualificationsBS degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field / equivalent experience 7+ years of experience developing, tuning and implementing large scale, complex system architecturesDemonstrated professional competence in the principles and practices of Presentation Tier, Cloud, Web and MobileFamiliarity Cloud, UI, Web and Mobile technologiesStrong hands on experience with development platforms and languages (Java, JavaScript Frameworks, Mobile Development Framework, AWS, CI/CD tool sets etc.)Strong knowledge of and experience with other enterprise domains (cloud, UI, Web & Mobile, application, security, performance, etc.)Working experience with MicroService will be a great plusWorking experience in Agile and DevOps environments.Demonstrated experience with systems engineering and administrationDemonstrated experience in leading and mentoring technical staff in the development and usage of technology architectures and solutionsDemonstrated ability to develop and maintain good customer working relationships.ApplyIf you are interested in joining the College Board and you meet our qualifications, we encourage you to apply by following the link below to send us your resume and a brief introductory cover letter that includes salary expectations. Benefits We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement plan, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training. MissionThe College Board's mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT(R), PSAT/NMSQT(R), and Advanced Placement Program(R). The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted. Location: Reston, VA Activation Date: Monday, December 12, 2016 Expiration Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017 Apply Here