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Lead Solution Architect (5771-292)

As IFF is transforming its Digital business, the Lead Solution Architect is part of the architecture team that is critical to developing and recommending scalable architecture solutions for the company that support the corporate vision. Responsible for architecture and design for different IFF applications and platforms. Areas of responsibility include cost modeling, vendor management, product selection, scaling and design for cloud native and mobile first applications. In addition, the solutions should be able to integrate with internal systems like SAP and external ecosystems. Responsible for understanding industry standards and best practices, industry trends and emerging technologies.
Responsibilities
Develop and recommend architecture solutions to meet the product functional and non-functional requirements.
Develop target architectures, with supporting business cases and road maps.
Provide architectural blueprints and technical leadership within project teams.
Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes to ensure the highest quality products and systems.
Interpret business requirements to articulate the business needs to be addressed.
Collaborate with peer organizations, quality assurance and others to produce cutting-edge software solutions.
Participate in and/or lead project teams as a technical resource to deliver solutions that follow best-practice standards.
Conduct research into current and emerging technologies and issues in support of development efforts.
Participate in strategic planning process and assist with managing strategic vendor relations.
Participate in and/or lead team initiatives with other engineers for new technology introductions / deployments and establishing best-practice recommendations.
Coach and mentor other delivery, quality assurance, and support personnel.
Experience with implementing, supporting and performance tuning of scalable, fault-tolerant, highly available, multi-data center systems.
Support technical projects to reduce cost, improve service or provide innovated business solutions consistent with the business strategies.
Provide Tier 4 engineering and Tier 3 support during critical incidents as necessary.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to resolve operations issues.
Required Skills
14+ years of development/ architecture experience in a professional and/or collegiate environment
Experience with the majority of the technologies below
NoSQL technologies such as Elastic, MongoDB, Couchbase.
Microservices Frameworks such as Spring Boot.
Streaming/messaging technologies such as Kafka, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ.
JavaScript, CSS3/HTML 5
JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as AngularJS and Node.js.
Experience implementing scalable, fault-tolerant, highly available, multi-data center systems.
Gathering and analyzing business requirements in order to meet strategic goals and development efforts.
Excellent knowledge of different application/communication protocols, and performance analysis tools.
Experience with e-commerce, intranet, or extranet development.
Experience in Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, etc. a plus
Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related discipline

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