Software Architect Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Software Architect, your primary role will be technical delivery leadership for client projects. This position will entail leading and managing enterprise and mid-market projects, as well as technical pre-sales support activities as required. You will be responsible for designing solution architecture, assisting with solution requirement definition, and ensuring processes are followed by all members of the project team. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn the latest Microsoft solutions in a fun work environment.

Your daily duties will involve:

  • Working closely with customers and project managers to understand and manage project delivery expectations
  • Architecting and leading projects for various clients
  • Creating functional design specifications and implementation plans
  • Provide architecture review, and project milestone sessions for project sponsors
  • Delegate responsibilities and priorities to development staff
  • Ensure project delivery processes are in place and being executed

PLACEMENT CRITERIA 

  • 5 years of experience in a corporate environment, or 1-3 years of experience in a consultative environment preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience designing database systems for applications (SQL Preferred)
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience writing code (C#, VB, etc.)
  • Expertise and experience in implementing cloud-based SaaS and/or PaaS solutions
  • Preferred: 2 years of experience with Cloud Services (Azure, AWS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in design, modeling and integration and deployment of software solutions
  • Proven experience providing oversight for development projects

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • "Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities

Time Management and Productivity

  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the time frame

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

Submit resume via email to CAREERS@VALOREM.COM

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