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Principal Architect for API Platform
Job ID:26236
Raleigh, North Carolina


Bringing Solutions That Make Business Better

We are seeking a Principal Architect for API Platform to be part of a creative, forward-thinking team. Our success at deploying skilled, highly knowledgeable experts has landed us on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies four times – and we’re just getting started.

As the Principal Architect for API Platform, you will act as an API-based solution advisor to IT project teams as they work with business domain owners to understand the needs of a given business domain. You will act as the gatekeeper of API best practices and API governance. You will also champion the adoption of modern API-based integration solutions for critical business use case. Additionally, you will:

  • Advocate for the MuleSoft recommended approach to API design
  • Evangelize the organization on the benefits and purpose of an API-led approach
  • Guide decision making around the SDLC process to ensure it is tailored to the reality of modern integration technologies
  • Perform the role of Principal Architect as part of the AAP enterprise architecture engagement process
  • Participate in functional requirements gathering for business solutions
  • Lead technical requirements gathering for business solutions
  • Perform impact analysis on proposed business capabilities
  • Lead the creation of solution designs as part of a project team
  • Recommend appropriate technologies and patterns for the implementation of an enterprise integration solution design
  • Integrate solution design artifacts into the documentation library that makes up the enterprise architecture
  • Participate on the AAP enterprise architecture core team with all associated duties
  • Participate in design reviews for IT projects under design
  • Participate in code reviews for IT projects under implementation
  • Research and recommend new technologies for adoption into the enterprise architecture set of standards
  • Create reference models for and facilitate the application of newly adopted technologies
  • Research new solution patterns for the implementation of IT enabled capabilities and recommend patterns for adoption into the enterprise architecture set of standards
  • Create reference models for and facilitate the adoption of new solution patterns
  • Develop new skills to stay current with the changing IT and business landscape
  • Maintain the EA roadmap which defines the IT strategy for technology implementation and retirement
  • Participate in IT process improvement

What You’ll Need to be Successful:

  • 10 to 15 years of application development and architecture definition experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • Deep knowledge of integration concepts, service (in the broader sense of the term) based integration, API Gateway, and data orchestration, aggregation, and transformation concepts
  • Expertise in multiple IT domains
  • Expert level competency in the principles of Enterprise Application Integration
  • Understanding of the solution development life cycle
  • Competency in the following disciplines:
    • Middleware capabilities, with a special focus on API-based integration technologies
    • Relational database design and integration
    • Object relational mapping
    • Business rules management systems
    • Application design principles
    • Enterprise application integration, with a special focus on canonicity and reuse
    • Design patterns for enterprise application development (GoF)
    • Service oriented architecture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical business domain members
  • Ability to clearly articulate solution design ideas in written and verbal form to technical audiences
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to evaluate requirements against technologies and design patterns to produce appropriate solution designs
  • Ability to evaluate new technologies and design patterns for adoption into the enterprise architecture set of standards

Great Additional Skills:

  • Specific MuleSoft Anypoint and CloudHub

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About Resolvit:

Resolvit is an international technology consulting firm with industry-leading customers in the financial services, high tech, manufacturing, retail, life sciences, and government sectors. Through its partnerships, Resolvit delivers highly impactful, innovative solutions across five core areas: Infrastructure Modernization, Application Development Services, Enterprise Data Management & Analytics, Knowledge & Content Management, and Strategic Staffing.