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Application Architect II

Madison, WI
Blueline Consulting is looking for an Application Architect for our client in Madison, WI. This candidate will have experience serving as the lead for complex software development implementations, with an eye toward constant reengineering and refactoring to ensure the simplest and most elegant system possible to accomplish the desired need. Comfortable with liberally sharing knowledge across a multi-disciplinary team and working within agile methodologies. A full partner in the determination of vision, objectives, and success criteria.
Primarily responsible for:
  • Architecture, design and development of applications, by using prototyping and proof-of-concepts, which may include:
    • Rapid prototyping using wireframes, and other rapid programming tools and techniques
    • Modern programming languages like Java and web frameworks
    • Modern front-end web programming techniques (eg. HTML5, CSS3, RESTful APIs) and frameworks (eg. jQuery)
    • Relational databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle
    • Automated configuration management, continuous integration/deployment, automated testing and continuous monitoring solutions
    • Use of version control systems like Subversion
  • Decomposing business and system architecture to support multi-team development
  • Collaborating with business analysts in creation of user stories through participation in business user interviews, observational studies, usability testing, and other forms requirements discovery
  • Developing application delivery roadmap, application backlogs, and measurable success criteria, and analysis of user stories to establish a path to delivery of an application.
  • Creating and maintaining estimation of user stories
  • Working closely with Department's Application Architects to ensure alignment with architecture/design principles, in-house developed components
  • Leading, facilitating and guiding daily scrum meetings, developer interactions to ensure quality and timely completion of sprints
  • Performing code walkthroughs, code reviews regularly to ensure quality levels of delivered applications
  • Clear communications and working closely with stakeholders at every level
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