Deloitte Application Architect – Mobile Solutions in Hermitage, Tennessee

Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. We provide powerful business solutions to some of the world s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you ll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. Our commitment to individual choice lets you customize aspects of your career path, your educational opportunities and your benefits. And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients will be heard.Job Title/Job Code:Application Architect Mobile Solutions Location:Hermitage preferred, not required Career Level: 5 Job Overview: We are currently looking for a passionate, innovative, results-oriented technology leader with heart-deep commitment to success to be a part of our Technology Delivery Studio. This role requires architecture design leadership for various lines of business and enterprise applications for custom web solutions and 3rdparty vendor products. Responsible for application architecture, service architecture, and technical design for high performance and scalability in a distributed, multi-tier and cross-platform mobile environment. This role requires extensive experience in architecting and deploying mobile, web, and web-enabled business applications, and must possess hands-on experience in coding, deploying distributed architectures and platforms, creating benchmark tests, designing for scalability and performance, and implementing large-scale vendor systems. Responsibilities:Providing technical and architectural leadership for multi-platform and iOS mobile applications and Microsoft .NET web applications.Creating project and application architecture deliverables that are consistent with architecture principles, standards, methodologies, and best practices.Responsible for defining technical evaluation criteria for product and technology selection and determining technical approaches to ensure all architectural solutions result in a coherent systems design.Leading technical design sessions with the development teams, including the creation of class models, sequence diagrams, component models, etc., and detailed design specifications to ensuring that architecture standards are followed.Applied research and development, prototyping, and vendor evaluationsProviding expert knowledge of mobile application architecture to business and technology teams and facilitating the collaborative development of the technology strategy, technology standards, roadmaps, and practices.Providing support / guidance to the development teams during the analysis, development, and testing processes.Working with business clients and product owners to review business drivers, needs, and strategies to anticipate future business / technology needs.Reviewing and approving 3rd party and integration solution architecture based on established enterprise application strategy. Communicating implications of architectural decisions, technology costs, benefits, and implementation requirements to business and IT Leadership.Defining and validating non-functional (technical) requirements, and establishing traceability between requirements and application architecture/design.Providing input to the development of project initiation documents including objectives, scope, approach, estimates, and deliverables, when needed.Working closely with Performance Engineering and our Web/Infrastructure Technology teams on defining the deployment architecture.Participating, and technically leading when needed, production troubleshooting and War Room activities.Staying abreast of changes in vendor landscape, and providing guidance around Deloitte Application Studios long-term vendor strategy towards mobile application development.Instilling a culture of execution, operational excellence, and accountability.Seeking and capitalizing on the opportunities to improve productivity, time-to-market, solutions quality, and cost effectiveness.Anticipating barriers to change and creating opportunities to remove them.Creating a culture that is based on knowledge sharing and learning from best practices.Exhibiting high level of professional flexibility and volunteering innovation and new ideas.Mentoring technical leads and developers.Qualifications: Minimum:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications. An advanced degree is also preferred.5 years hands-on experience in Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Unified Modeling Language (UML), stateless distributed architectures, and designing for scalability and performance, especially within Xamarin, iOS, Android, .Net and WCF/Web API technologies or similar.Clear understanding of event-driven and delegate-based design paradigms.Demonstrated experience with asynchronous programming, threading, and related design patterns and anti-patterns.Knowledge of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), its principles and patterns at an enterprise level.Experience in data modeling techniques and knowledge and applicability of various normal forms.Experience in and knowledge of multi-tier and cross-platform architectures driven towards mobility.Experience with architecting mobile enterprise solutions based on REST web services.Experience in developing of IT architecture plans and software development methodologies.Excellent communication, presentation, influencing, and reasoning skills to earn support of business leaders, technology leaders, colleagues, and vendor representatives.Capable of building sustainable relationships with colleagues and key individuals.Creativity and ability to think outside-the-box while defining sound and practical solutions.Desire to take the initiative, moving projects/ideas forward with clarity.Adept negotiation skills in high-pressure situations.Leadership skills to indirectly lead cross-functional teams towards common solutions.Experience with the following Technologies/Methodologies required:Strong knowledge and understanding of iOS, Android, and any other platforms mobile development techniques.Working knowledge of web-based technologies: HTTP, AJAX, HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery and CSS3 a plus.Expert and demonstrated knowledge of the following platforms: Xamarin iOS, Xamarin Android, and Xamarin Forms.Messaging architectures SOAP and REST with JSON text encoding.Experience with the following Technologies/Methodologies preferred:Microsoft .Net, WCF, Web API, and complementary business layer and front-end technologies.Microsoft SQL Server and other most common backend Microsoft technologies.Agile development environment, especially SCRUM using JIRA, TFS, or VSTS.Messaging architectures (EAI), Excel Services, BizTalk, SAP XI, XML, SOAP, and Web Services.Data Warehousing and Master Data Management.Electronic commerce, EDI, B2B architectures.GPS, location based services and other device hardware interactions.Usage of automated build and/or unit testing and integration systems using Calabash.Experience with Microsoft and Apple frameworks, with extensive knowledge of technical design patterns and anti-patterns.Experience with unstructured data, such as with MongoDB or Couchbase.Expert knowledge and experience using the following SDKs: iOS, Android, Windows Phone.Cross platform mobile development using the Xamarin platform.Travel:Minimal travel (<10%) is required.

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