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Lead Product & Application Architect

Company: Wolters Kluwer
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

**Job Description Summary:**Under limited supervision, works on more complex IT architecture projects with full competency. Applies hardware engineering and software design theories and principles in researching, designing, and developing product hardware and software interfaces. Provides integrated systems planning and recommends innovative technologies that will enhance the current system. Recommends appropriate desktop, computer platform, and communication links required to support IT goals and strategy. May coordinate the activities of the project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs.**Job Description:**The R&D Architect brings extensive experience developing modern software solutions using ideas that can bring cutting edge technologies to solve various business problems. As an Incubation Architect you need to understand how software works, how innovative ideas can be put to use to bring disruption into the marketplace. This means you understand the complexity of the technologies, understand how to apply them to create ideas to solve business problems. The Architect has a deep appreciation of translating ideas into design with strong knowledge of modern product development processes and best practicesThe Incubation Architect will partner with other architects and technology decision-makers to set direction for the incubation pipeline of ideas and will work closely with Technical Leads, Application Architects, Software Developers and Management in a highly collaborative environment.**RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES**+ Design working prototypes, ideas and frameworks / libraries+ Design entire technical architecture of UI framework along with pluggable modules+ Ensure to work with Product/Application architects to translate successful ideas into Products+ Ensure the needs as well as look at disparate technologies existing in use through engagement, plus drive towards convergence+ Engage with larger architecture family to adapt components, designs and practices, allowing for consistency, re-use and efficiency+ Act as a strong advocate for incremental value design+ Document standards and ensure they are effectively implemented by the development teams and understood by technology partners+ Recommend processes, services, software, and other tools to support business objectives pertinent to user interfaces, core as well as infrastructure technologies+ Manage a team of architects in driving through incubation+ Contribute to architectures processes and standardization+ Collaborate with product management team**Expected Competency Level****Tech Competencies - Technical Architect**+ Product Management+ Evaluates the market dynamics and customer preferences and analyses the strengths of WK's products+ Designs research and develops highly advanced new applications resulting in new product/business opportunities for the company.+ Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.+ Serves as trusted advisor to top management in long-range company planning concerning new or projected areas of technological research and advancements.+ Planning & Organizing+ Identifies and plans activities that will result in overall improvement to services+ Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects and breaks down work into the process steps+ Takes cognizance of a varied number of inputs across several fields and makes contingency plans.+ Co-ordinates and works with the team to ensure compliance against the checkpoints and plan.+ Impact+ Exerts influence in the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Any erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in critical delays and modifications to projects or operations; cause substantial expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds; and jeopardize future business activity.+ Customer Focus+ Monitors the value delivered against the value proposition and identifies new ways to deliver customer value+ Understands in depth about the customer and is able to provide information of specialized services and concerns+ Builds long-term relationships with customers, and effectively manages conflict / problems if any+ Identifies patterns in customer preference and provides data to relevant people in the organization+ Leads implementation of strategies that enhance customer value**REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS****Education:**+ Bachelors / Masters degree, preferably in Computer Science**Experience:**+ Minimum of 8 -10 years of experience in Software Development understanding the complete SDLC cycle, focused on building great product ideas and translating them into products that bring disruption into the marketplace.+ Minimum of 5+ years working as a product/R&D architect+ Significant experience with cloud technologies (Azure / AWS / GCP) , front-end languages, libraries, frameworks, and cloud native technologies,+ Strong knowledge of tools / technologies for full-stack, web 3.0 technologies, AI / ML, cloud security+ Advanced knowledge of programming languages, technology frameworks etc.**Critical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:**+ Proven track record of providing thought leadership in the area of leading R & D architecture programs+ Must have prior working experience in defining distributed product architecture requirements for Highly Reliable and Scalable systems on Cloud+ Work closely with customers, product management and technology leaders to develop a compelling use case+ Good communications skills and a team player+ Ability to work in a fast-paced challenging environment+ Effective Time Management skills+ Good Leadership skills with proactive risk assessment and mitigation strategies+ Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world.**Compensation:**Target salary range CA, CT, CO, NY, WA:: $136,800-$191,650**Additional Information** :Wolters Kluwer offers a wide variety of competitive benefits and programs to help meet your needs and balance your work and personal life, including but not limited to: Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans, 401(k), FSA/HSA, Commuter Benefits, Tuition Assistance Plan, Vacation and Sick Time, and Paid Parental Leave. Full details of our benefits are available upon request.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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