Lead Systems Architect

10900 Corporate Centre Dr Suite 250, Houston, TX 77041, USA ● Houston, TX, USA ● Virtual Req #1036
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Job Title: Lead Systems Architect (Remote)
Department:  IT
Reports to:  Director, Software Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Remote work Opportunity 

Company Information: DISA Global Solutions is an industry-leading safety and compliance solutions provider with customers across the U.S. and Canada since 1986 and more than 800 team members across 30 locations. When you join the DISA family, you join an industry leader that more than 27% of fortune 500 companies use. With a rich history of IT innovation, we have more than 40,000 customers and complete more than 6 million orders each year. 

DISA is proud to be a 2022 “Top Workplaces” award winner. We offer competitive pay, a robust benefits package, and an exciting place to work. We have a collaborative and team-oriented culture with numerous opportunities for career advancement. We host monthly appreciation events, and our internal learning and development team provides the resources for employees to engage in continuing education and training.

Position Summary: Contributes to the overall strategic vision of the IT organization and integrates a broad range of ideas regarding IT architecture. Recognized across the organization for IT architecture expertise and sought as a resource for resolution of unique or complex IT architecture problems. Undertakes multiple and highly complex IT architecture projects involving multiple disciplines and may impact multiple business units.

Responsibilities/Job Duties:
• Candidate will be responsible for our overall architecture for the DISAWorks platform, along with the associated development of supporting applications.
• Candidate will provide design, development, certification, deployment, support functions, performance analysis and problem-solving efforts for the DISAWorks platform and other engineering initiatives.
• Strong communications skills are a must to provide Tier 3/4 support effectively and efficiently for staff on platform issues.
• This role requires significant interaction and collaboration with other engineering groups, product, planning, operations, IT organizations, vendor development and support groups, as needed.
• Candidate must have the ability to scope all types of engineering initiatives, develop schedules and cost estimates is required.
• Candidate must be capable of balancing hands-on development responsibilities while playing a key role in design sessions, mentoring and guidance efforts with a larger team.
• Candidate must have a passion for reducing complexity whenever possible.
• Candidate must possess a high attention to detail.
• Candidate must have the ability to independently advise, communicate and implement elegant and efficient software design solutions.
• Candidate must have the ability to effectively collaborate with a team in designing and implementing creative technical solutions.
• Candidate must be comfortable in communicating technology and tooling recommendations to upper management with appropriate justification.
• Experience with Agile and Scrum preferred.

Qualifications required:
• Excellent communications skills required.
• Excellent documentation/technical writing skills required.
• Extensive Database design and administration experience with SQL Server
• Solid OOD, TDD, CI skills
• Ability to create distributed frameworks that leverage .NET
• Cloud (private and public) architecture and underlying technologies background
• Solid scripting/development capabilities across various platforms 
• Familiarity and experience in DevOps
• Strong leadership and mentoring skills
• Experience with Microservice design patterns

Qualifications desired:
• Working knowledge performance testing tools.
• Knowledge and experience with data and software architecture patterns
• In-depth knowledge and working experience with: DISAWorks
• Experience administrating and developing Business Intelligence software solutions
• Certifications in the areas of database, SOA, development tools from premier vendors

Education Required:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field and minimum 8 years relevant experience preferred.

Physical Working Conditions (ADA):
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, walk, sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms.  Employee must occasionally lift up to twenty - five (25) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is moderate

Other details

  • Job Family Lead
  • Job Function IT
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
Location on Google Maps
  • 10900 Corporate Centre Dr Suite 250, Houston, TX 77041, USA
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Virtual