Solutions Architect

Full-time | Vancouver, Washington, USA
Reports To: Chief Technical Officer

Company Summary

Founded in 2002, Formos delivers SaaS product development, mobile applications, and process management solutions. We serve customers across North America and Europe from offices in Vancouver, Washington and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

What to Expect

We’re not a programming body shop. All work is performed by full-time employees through a cohesive, collaborative process. You’ll be an integral part of that team along with project managers, UI/UX specialists, developers and QA testers.

We work hard and work smart. Projects are delivered on time and on budget. And our proprietary process ensures that this happens programmatically so our team doesn’t need to regularly scramble through late nights and weekends in order to hit our targets.

We develop applications in Java, .NET, Swift, and a variety of other languages using an agile, adaptive process. We leverage open source tools and libraries extensively.

Position Details

Formos Solutions Architects (SAs) are primarily responsible for ensuring that the software we develop meets the requirements of the customer and is properly architected, designed and implemented. They must also ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. They must be sharp technically, great communicators, and pay strict attention to detail. Our SAs interact directly with our clients, helping to define and clarify requirements, design architecture, manage client expectations, and ultimately deliver the software solution. They will be responsible for leading diverse teams of project managers, designers, developers, and quality assurance engineers in Vietnam. They will work with the CTO, project managers, and other technical leadership to create specifications and proposals, generate estimates, and ensure software quality. They will also develop wireframes and deliver demos and training.

Compensation and Benefits

• Competitive salary based on skill set and experience
• Three weeks of paid time off per year and eight paid company holidays
• Health, dental, and vision insurance
• Company paid travel to Vietnam for team building and cultural immersion
• Great work/life balance with 40 hour workweeks the norm

Responsibilities

• Assist clients in understanding and documenting their requirements
• Work with sales engineers to generate proposals
• Manage client expectations for timelines and budget, and ensure deadlines are met
• Write specifications for the development team
• Perform enterprise application architecture
• Pull, build, and review code
• Ensure that the architectural design is extensible, scalable and flexible
• Occasionally assist the development team in troubleshooting and performance tuning
• Write specifications for the development team
• Create wireframe mock-ups of screens and process workflow
• Coordinate with third party developers, and other outside project resources
• Work with graphic designers to deliver high fidelity mockups
• Collaborate with the project PM and development team via daily video conference
• Oversee test planning and software testing
• Generate estimates for time and cost and prioritize deliverables
• Schedule and facilitate project meetings, video conferences and phone calls
• Document and distribute meeting notes
• Be responsive to questions and requests both internally and from the client
• Report project status to client and Formos management
• Evaluate and make recommendations on 3rd party tools
• Effectively incorporate 3rd party tools and systems into our project design
• Ensure that all client requirements are met and the work is high quality
• Perform occasional code review
• Oversee deployment and integration testing
• Perform demos for clients and Formos management
• Occasionally train clients on their software
• Provide office hours technical support to clients via phone, email, and video conference
• Follow all defined project processes
• Make suggestions for process improvements
• Occasionally work overtime if required by the project

Requirements

• 5+ years of software development experience
• Experience performing enterprise software development
• Experience working as a development team
• Experience with agile methodologies such as Scrum and FDD
• Great communicator and good at thinking on your feet
• Highly organized, detail oriented, thorough and patient
• Ability to think through problems and make suggestions for solutions
• A flexible and quick learner
• Independently motivated and driven to succeed

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