Solution Architect

Technology New York, New York


Position at Havas


The Solution Architect will provide architectural and technical direction to the development team, enforce and evolve design and development standards


  • Promote latest back-end technologies to keep development capabilities at cutting edge.
  • Participate in hands-on application solution architecture, design and development.
  • Collaborate with creative/UX and project managers to implement software solutions to address client’s marketing objectives.
  • Candidate should be able to work under high pressure and with a strict deadline.
  • Be able lead a small development team with experience; verify accuracy, safety and completeness of projects by implementing comprehensive testing and sample data; providing source code and formal documentation.
  • Assure software releases have been unit tested thoroughly and ready for Production.
  • Work closely with QA team to assure all development production bugs are given the proper attention and are handled in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to assist co-workers and freelancers with technical solutions and review their development efforts.


  • Expert experience in.Net framework 3.5/4.0/4.5 programming with C#, ASP.Net MVC/Web form, DI/IoC, Entity framework and LINQ.
  • Proficiency in one or more of Java (Spring/Maven), NodeJS (Express) or PHP (CodeIgniter/CakePHP) is required
  • Strong knowledge in consuming/designing SOAP/RESTful web services(Web APIs, WCF)
  • Must have experience integrating social network APIs such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google
  • Experience with CMS development such as Drupal – highly desirable, Adobe CQ/AEM, Umbraco, WordPress, or Sitecore
  • Experience in OOP JavaScript library/frameworks such as React.JS, Ember or Angular
  • Strong knowledge of modern JS module bundlers with either Browserify or Webpack
  • Experience with package managers like npm, bower and nuget
  • Relational and NoSQL database design/implementation/optimization with MS SQL server, MySQL, mongoDB etc
  • Experience in configuring & maintaining web hosting infrastructures (DNS, Windows/IIS, Linux/Apache, NGINX), managing deployments, and code documentation/hand off.
  • Experience in automations such as MSBuild, Web Deploy, setup/using continuous integration tools(Jenkins or TeamCity)
  • Solid understanding of enterprise content management systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge in Agile Development with Scrum Methodologies

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with unit testing frameworks
  • Experience with Gulp.JS, SASS and Compass
  • Experience with IBM Bluemix/Watson API services
  • Experience with machine learning and big data
  • Experience building chatbot applications
  • Experience with .Net core
  • Experience with mobile web site/app development

Characteristics and Qualifications

  • Requires at least 8-10 years’ experience in marketing or communications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrate skill to formulate and drive work
  • Demonstrates the skills to foster effective teamwork and strong relationships
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills, initiative, and consistently adds value.
  • Commands and fosters an environment of respect and trust
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility
  • Embodies Havas values

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.