Application Architect

Information Technology Overland Park, Kansas


Company Overview

Shamrock Trading Corporation is the parent company for a family of brands in transportation services, finance and technology. Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Shamrock has consistently been named “Best Places to Work” by the Kansas City Business Journal. We also have offices in Chicago, Dallas, Laredo, Midland, Nashville, and Atlanta.

With an average annual revenue growth of 25% since 1986, Shamrock’s success is attributed to three key factors: hiring the best people, cultivating long-term relationships with our customers and continually evolving in the marketplace.


Shamrock Trading Corporation is looking for an Application Architect to join the team. This position is responsible for an architecture role on the Application Development team.   This position requires an extensive technical background in Full Stack development, data methodologies, agile processes, strong communication skills, and deep experience in creating a unified vision for modular and scalable software frameworks that meet business needs.

  • Lead or hands-on implementation of architecture changes
  • Identify technical debt and strategize on how to address them
  • Drive continuous improvement of current development methodologies
  • Diagram and document for applications architecture design
  • Monitor and improve code quality and standards
  • Act as the liaison to other IT departments in regard to application architecture designs
  • Wear many hats and gain experience with tools, technologies and platforms across many technologies stacks
  • Estimate and recommend project resource allocations to resource manager
  • Prototype, proof of concept and justify new technologies.  Encouraging innovation for new technology solutions to solve business problems
  • Analyze data to check and maintain system capabilities and find any issues


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience of software development and deployment of distributed multi-tier applications
  • 1+ years’ experience software architecture in an agile environment
  • Be able to thrive in an ambiguous environment – where change is the only constant
  • Detailed oriented to ensure that project success is paramount
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and an out of the box thinker
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a very fast paced environment
  • Be able to disagree, yet align, when dealing with different stakeholders
  • Results oriented with a strong customer focus
  • Strong technical knowledge, with hands-on experience managing systems development in new computing architectures and environments; knowledge or relevant technology, tools, and middleware is critical
  • Strong in both breadth and depth of experience with multiple programming languages and development techniques

Benefits Package

At Shamrock we hire bright, ambitious people and give them the tools they need to be successful. By investing in training and development, we hope to become a long-term career for employees, where there are always opportunities for advancement. Shamrock also offers a premier set of benefits for employees and their families:  
  • Medical: Fully-paid healthcare, dental and vision premiums for employees and eligible dependents 
  • Financial: Generous company 401(k) contributions and employee stock ownership after one year 
  • Wellness: Onsite gym, jogging trail and discounted membership to nearby fitness center 
  • Work-Life Balance: Competitive PTO and paid leave options