Redbox Sr Software Architect in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Sr Software Architect


Position Overview

Redbox is seeking a truly experienced software architect to join our engineering team. The ideal candidate has held architecture roles of similar responsibility with focus in online retail, point of sale systems, video streaming, mobile development, and customer loyalty programs. As a lifelong technologist, the architect is knowledgeable in both reliable techniques and emerging technologies, and knows from experience when each is appropriate to use.

The engineering culture at Redbox favors a candidate who can be brilliant and still remain humble, who works well with business groups like Marketing, Customer Care, and Operations. The architect must be comfortable representing the technology team, taking the lead on large initiatives, and skilled at garnering support for architectural decisions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the difference between what is asked for and what is needed

  • Be able to design solutions that can be realized

  • Lead the teams to the right solution that ensures quality, up-time, and support for high volume, low-latency data transactions

  • Understand and implement effective application performance monitoring tools for consumer facing interfaces and back office systems and service layers Interact with product development, developers, project managers, testers, analysts, and stakeholders

  • Participate in our Agile processes, help refine and improve them

  • May be responsible for a small number of direct reports as project needs dictate

  • Identify technologies in need of upgrade, transition, or replacement and prepare solutions for effecting the needed change

  • Evaluate new technologies which increase our capabilities, enhance our consumer offerings, and gain us competitive advantage in the market

  • Develop standards for application development which speed delivery time and bolster quality

  • Create high level diagrams and documentation for both existing systems and new solutions

  • Ensures compliance with all audit, security, and risk management requirements

  • Reviews vendor software solutions to confirm they solve the needs they are intended to solve

Education & Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in a full-time technology role.

  • BS or MIS in computer science

  • Previous experience in an architect role is a must

  • Extensive experience with consumer-facing applications (websites, kiosks, mobile apps)

  • Experience in high-volume, low-latency environments with millions of daily transactions

  • Hands-on technical experience with video streaming technology

  • Project leadership experience

  • Researching and evaluating third party software, successful implementations preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Defining architecture standards or best practices

  • Continuous delivery

  • Agile practices including: Story Estimation, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Iterative Development.

  • Experience creating applications using C#, .NET framework, WCF Web Services, XML, SQL Server, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS, HTML5; additional languages & techniques a strong plus

  • SQL Server, SSIS/SSRS

  • Source control & more: Team Foundation Server (TFS), GIT

  • API Management (both for internal use and external consumption with secure key exchange)

  • SSL, TLS

  • Cloud technology for large scale enterprise (Azure, AWS)

  • Strong understanding of infrastructure & networking layers for software systems

  • Mobile development, app submission process (iOS, Android)

  • Analytics for consumer channels

  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in detailed requirement specifications, system documentation, workflow procedures, and data modeling documentation

Redbox® is always on the lookout for innovative thinkers. If you like solving problems in new ways, if you’re passionate about ideas that become businesses and you want to be part of a team that values you for everything you are, check us out. You’ll find a diverse, dynamic and welcoming work environment full of exciting challenges and endless opportunity.

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Posting Notes: || United States || Illinois || Oakbrook Terrace || ||