Guardian is a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries.
The company is one of the top 100 global automotive suppliers. The company and its subsidiaries operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The systems architect is responsible for ensuring that cross-functional considerations are incorporated into the functional and technical design specifications, focusing on strategic business capabilities and requirements.
The individual will work with business systems analysts and coordinate with stakeholder and technical teams to ensure the delivery of a holistic solution design.
The architect is responsible for creating, documenting, and communicating solution overviews and alternatives to technical and business leaders to foster understanding of solution direction and to gain consensus support of the recommended solution approach.
What You Will Do In Your Role
Develop solutions / approaches including new process and policy changes, new system capabilities and / or configurations, partnering with the business community, and recommending potential alternatives
Create and review functional and technical specifications and validate design / development specifications with technical development teams
Ensure solutions are aligned with application strategies and identify opportunities, challenges, and migration road map to support strategies
Take the initiative to learn and develop new skills and stay current on new and emerging technologies
Educate stakeholders on application architecture risks to influence change that supports business and IT strategies
The Experience You Will Bring
3+ years experience architecting, engineering, supporting, or developing business IT solutions in hosted and cloud environment
Bachelor's degree in Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
Strong knowledge of architectural and integration design patterns
Experience in application integrations and Enterprise Service Bus architecture using MuleSoft and / or other middleware
Experience in EAI and SOA best practices and development methodologies
Experience in JMS, SOAP and REST Web Services standards
Experience in application and API security, logging, auditing, policy management, performance monitoring and KPIs for end-to-end process execution
Ability to travel up to 10%
What Will Put You Ahead
Knowledge of AWS and Apache Kafka
Experience in working in a CI / CD environment and familiar with DevOps principles
Experience in working in an Agile environment