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Solutions Architect

The Opportunity 

Legacy.com, a top 40 website is reinventing its platform and building new customer focused applications to tell life stories. As a successful, established web company led by a number of Internet veterans we’re leveraging a traditional business and adding new datasets to build a new technology-driven set of platforms upon which numerous products will be based. The existing business gives us enviable financial stability and an ability to finance our dreams. We hire passionate creative thinkers who share our belief that life is too short not to enjoy the people you work with and the work you do. We aren’t looking for a cookie cutter type--we embrace all the talents and quirks that make people unique.  We have a meaningful mission and we believe in what we do.   

We are building our Legacy. 

Description 

We are looking for a solutions architect who is a team player and enjoys working with other people in a fast-paced, Agile environment. There will be distractions, priority changes and meetings, but we keep a positive attitude about it all and expect you to do the same. You’ll work on experiences that create new businesses for one of the most respected brands in the country. You should be familiar with the React/Node.js ecosystem and many of the emerging tools to build highly responsive and fast websites.  Our ideal candidate has experience architecting web solutions for consumption by both internal and external customers. Experience building distributed systems in a service oriented architecture with AWS services is also preferred.  You will play an essential role in building an exciting new set of sites from the ground up. 

Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the long-term architectural design, development, and deployment of Legacy’s overall systems across all development teams 
  • Stays on top of the industry trends and new technologies for the system architecture and makes recommendations where appropriate 
  • Partners with key stakeholders on the evaluation, innovation, and adoption of new and emerging technology 
  • Promotes continuous improvement of engineering and architecture practices 
  • Helps mentor developers in relation to technical design standards and implementation best practices 
  • Defines system solutions based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms 
  • Establishes, implements, and documents technology integration or migration strategies 
  • Helps communicate technical solutions and recommendations to non-technical audiences where applicable (i.e. product team, management, etc.) 

Qualifications 

  • 5 plus years direct experience designing & managing applications and/or systems management 
  • Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions 
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies 
  • Extensive experience with core technology stack, including React and Node 
  • Experience defining and contributing to architecture strategy 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks, procedures, and practices 
  • Solid engineering/development background 
  • Experience working in an Agile environment 
  • Experience with .Net technology stack preferred 
  • Experience with AWS technologies including EC2, Lambda, API Gateway preferred 

Benefits 

Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, including: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
  • Life & Accident Insurance 
  • Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 401k plan 
  • Medical, Dependent Care, and Parking/Transit Flex Spending Plans 
  • Wellness Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Casual dress 
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks 
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment 
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