Web & Mobile Application Architect

US-TX-Corp - Westlake
Type
Regular Full-Time

Mission

Who We Are

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 45 acquisitions across its Risk Management Solutions, Service Maintenance & Repair, and Customer Retention Management platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,000+ associates comes from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. Solera went public on the NYSE in 2007 under the stock symbol "SLH", joined the S&P 400 in 2009, and went private in 2016 in a $6.5 billion transaction backed by leading investors that include Vista Equity Partners, Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit solera.comfb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter.

 

 

The Solera Way

Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: 80/20 (Focus), 30/30 (Efficiency), and 90/10 (accountability). Our mindset is also defined by the 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. Underscored by our fundamental belief in continuous change and innovation, the Solera Way has allowed us to become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits.

 

 

Our Space

We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

 

We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

 

Check out what Inc.com had to say about Solera’s offices: http://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/ss/solera-office-is-very-texas.html

 

Are You Uncommon?

We are currently seeking an Application Architect with web/mobile development background who delivers technical solutions, team leadership, guidance, and future vision and transition roadmaps across web and mobile. You provide patterns, design, and coordination without constraining the speed of innovation and business change. You demonstrate strong leadership in architecture, design, and development of web/mobile applications and platforms.  This person guides technology decisions, and develops future state architectures and roadmaps that effectively support business strategies.

 

You will participate in design, development and implementation of architectural deliverables, including the assessment and optimization of system design and review of user requirements. You will contribute to the determination of technical and operational feasibility of solutions and develop prototypes of applications and individual systems.

 

The Application Architect will lead multiple projects with competing deadlines. You will serve as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource and provide tech knowledge and capabilities as team member and individual contributor.You will focus on setting technical direction on groups of applications and similar technologies as well as taking responsibility for designing, coding, and delivering technically robust solutions encompassing all business, architecture, and technology constraints. 

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What You’ll Be Doing

  • Shape architecture, technical direction, culture, and processes for the company and web/mobile product to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Create and maintain technical product roadmaps, ensuring they drive best of breed architecture (including security), and align with company’s current and future business needs.
  • Provide oversight over architecture and design across all end-user facing technology initiatives.  Lead or collaborate directly with delivery teams to determine technical direction and approach to system design and implementation.
  • Stay on top of current and emerging technology trends and best practices.  Evaluate and prototype potential technologies and overall solutions.
  • Provide strong leadership and promote and foster professional development and growth among team members.
  • Provide input to project estimates and ensure they are reasonable and attainable.
  • Demonstrate exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.  Come up to speed quickly in complex domains and effectively manage multiple concurrent activities.
  • Assists with the development of consistent technology frameworks, platforms, standards and processes and identify current and future mobile application development trends to be incorporated into a strategic roadmap.
  • Participates in the analysis of system and business requirements to provide hands-on solutions to meet/exceed our customers’ expectations.
  • Delivers high-quality code by defining and deploying best practices in unit testing and regression and testing frameworks.
  • Performs integration and testing of software components across an entire team.
  • Communicates with product management and development teams to raise issues and identify potential barriers.
  • Participates in user-centered research through client focus groups, interviews, usage analysis, and rapid prototyping.
  • Responsible for protecting our customers and brand by writing secure-by-design code.
  • Leads, supervises, mentors, and trains other team members in order to develop a strong, best-in-class development bench.

Qualifications

Are You Qualified?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Math
  • Minimum 5+ years of web/mobile application development, design, and/or architecture experience.
  • Ability to drive innovation in a practical, actionable way.
  • A solid understanding of software development lifecycle, QA techniques using source code control repositories, and n-tier debugging & testing.
  • Must have contributed significantly to at least one mobile and one web application, and be able to describe those technical contributions.
  • Experience with native mobile application development, particularly with iOS and Swift.
  • Experience with mobile hybrid app development, particularly with React Native.
  • Experience with the following front-end JavaScript frameworks: AngularJS, React.
  • Experience in the following areas: Git version control, UI Frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap, and CSS Preprocessors (Sass/Less).
  • Experience leveraging various unit and system-level test utilities and harnesses to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Fierce belief in the principals of continuous integration and failing fast.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment. Able to break broad Epics into predictable User Stories in a team setting
  • Comfortable developing in a MacOS, Linux, and Windows environments.
  • Knowledgeable on various JavaScript testing utilities and frameworks like QUnit, Mocha, Chai, Jasmine, or Karma
  • Understanding of OAuth, SAML, and web application security in general.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.

 

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position.  Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company’s needs may change over time.  Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive.   The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description.  The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

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