Middleware 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?

The Middleware Architect leads the development of a state-of-the-art integration strategy and architecture, and guides the development of high performance integration applications and frameworks in support of web and mobile applications. Core responsibilities of this hands-on role include assessing needed changes to the integration architecture, defining proper use of integration technologies & patterns, enterprise level API and Web Service identification, and the development of management processes to govern the integration layer.

 

The Middleware Architect will contribute to the development of roadmaps and migration plans for integration of business systems, and infrastructure to streamline interfaces, reduce redundancy and business costs. The Middleware Architect must have a strong hands-on development track record building integrations utilizing a variety of integration products, tools, protocols, technologies and patterns.

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What You’ll Be Doing

Responsibilities:

  • Perform an active, leading role in shaping, building and enhancing overall integration solution architecture that align with target state architecture and business strategy.
  • Develop solutions to contribute to enterprise-class integration and middleware software development best practices, standards and procedures.
  • Design integration solutions and produce all design phase deliverables including technical design documents, flowcharts, data transformations, mappings, routing etc. evaluating impacts to performance and scale to support policies and SLAs as required. 
  • Manage and be actively involved during build phase and quality assurance of code to ensure fulfilling requirements and adhering to integration architecture. 
  • Ensure necessary development and testing practices are engaged for all projects to ensure the quality and supportability of all delivered solutions 
  • Define and document specifications for APIs/SOAP services.
  • Expose APIs/SOAP services through new and existing platforms.
  • Write production-quality code using standard integration and API patterns in continuous integration/delivery environments,
  • Introduce various security models on implemented services, including but not limited to OAuth, OIDC, certificate authentication, etc.
  • Contribute to quality assurance for the APIs and integrations built in terms of unit testing, functional testing and non-functional testing
  • Test various features/functionalities of new tools/frameworks to be introduced in the mix.
  • Create and maintain integration architecture diagrams.  Build integration flow views depicting sources, targets, type and of information exchanged, frequency, and volumes.
  • Evaluate, define, and prototype alternatives to determine the most appropriate approach for each solution.
  • Assist in preparing functional specifications. Provide high-level, prioritized approaches to achieve business objectives.
  • Provide technical problem resolution to complex issues. Contribute to on-going process and methodology improvements.

 

Technologies We Use:

  • HAPI, Knex, Mocha, Yeoman, Gulp
  • Node JS, Python, Java
  • React, React Native
  • MariaDB, Mongo
  • Kinesis, RabbitMQ
  • Concourse CI, Jenkins
  • Docker, Puppet, Ansible
  • Redis
  • AWS, PCF
  • Linux

Qualifications

Are You Qualified?

  • Must have a BS Degree in Computer Science or a related field and/or equivalent technical experience 
  • 5+ years of experience building enterprise integrations, middleware and APIs
  • 3+ years hands-on experience with developing server-side APIs both REST and SOAP based APIs
  • 7+ years of experience in a similar role designing and implementing complex solution architectures for enterprise applications. 
  • Hands-on experience with implementing API security models like certificate authentication, OAuth v2, etc.
  • DB skills on MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MSSQL, and Oracle. Working knowledge of Hive/Hadoop a plus
  • Experience with cloud and application integration.
  • Working knowledge of relational database design and data management techniques.
  • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements.
  • Ability to define multiple solution options to business problems.
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of information principles and policies.
  • Understanding of application development methodologies.
  • Understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, or client/server systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Excellent planning, facilitation and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work with others at all levels; effective at working with geographically distributed and culturally diverse teams
  • Willingness to learn new technologies/tool and train your peers

 

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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