Description

Position at Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

We are seeking a Java Application Architect to join our our team of committed IT professionals. Are you passionate about problem-solving and innovation? Apply today and join the Lifetouch team!  

Lifetouch National School Studios Inc., a Shutterfly Inc. company is an industry-leader with operations in all 50 states and Canada. Employees enjoy our fast-paced , collaborative culture and the ability to directly impact our business.

  • Provide application architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Technical Analysts, Application Engineers, Senior Database analysts and other Systems Architects.
  • Collaborate with end users and senior management to define business requirements for complex systems development and gain buy-in for all infrastructure plans.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the technical team.
  • Provide hands on coding between 30% - 50% depending on the size of the project.
  • Document and develop in-depth knowledge of assigned domain architecture, hardware and network infrastructure, and technology portfolio.
  • Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in application infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Overall technical implementation and quality of assigned projects and technical domain.

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business Administration.

Experience

  • Minimum of eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience building high quality applications by creating a well designed architecture, writing clean code and implementing common industry practices (e.g. continuous integration, unit tests).
  • Ability to mentor and lead other technical team members without having direct supervision responsibility.
  • A background successfully delivering applications using agile methods and collaborating with non-technical team members including quality assurance, business analysts, and project managers.
  • Candidate should have professionally developed applications with Java or Groovy and JavaScript.
  • Application development experience with common libraries such as Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Spock, Gradle, and Apache Maven.
  • Knowledge of creating single page applications using a framework such as Angular or ExtJS is preferred.
  • Experience creating RESTful web services is highly desired.
  • Load and performance testing experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following technologies and libraries is a plus: Spring Boot, Grails, NodeJS, and Amazon Web Services.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Computer Science: 8 years
  • Java, Spring, JUnit, Log4j, Gradle: 8 years
  • Application Development: 8 years