Solutions Architect - Java Ecommerce Solutions Company (Reading) London

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Solutions Architect - Java Ecommerce Solutions Company (Reading) London

What’s exciting about Elastic Path?

Ecommerce is a dynamic industry that continues to grow and evolve. Elastic Path Software provides an enterprise ecommerce platform for the easiest and most cost-effective way to deliver custom ecommerce solutions to our enterprise customers. The Java-based platform is extended with full access to source code for easy integration with existing systems. IT teams have unlimited flexibility and control to develop innovations for business users with a faster time to market. Major global brands such as Sony Ericsson, Time, Inc., and TELUS rely on Elastic Path.

At Elastic Path we work with some of the latest and greatest technologies: Java/J2EE, Spring, MVC, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, AJAX, Velocity, Eclipse RCP, ANT/Maven, JPA, Tomcat, Weblogic, Websphere, Oracle, MySQL, etc. As part of the team you will play a key role in our agile development process and will have the opportunity to work with smart people who love debating, challenging the status quo, and solving complex customer requirements. What can you expect in the Solutions Architect position?

The Solutions Architect will bring extensive experience designing multi-tier software solutions for enterprise customers as part of our professional services team. In this role you will work directly with customers, system integrators and/or our own Professional Services teams to identify business requirements, turn those requirements into a detailed, implementable technical architecture and work with developers to deliver the solution.
Participate in high-level requirements-gathering process with customers to help identify and prioritize business requirements

Provide guidance on technical design alternatives and their implications (function, cost, complexity etc.) to select the most appropriate design

Convert the high-level requirements into a complete technical architecture that the development team can implement. These designs will specify necessary extensions to existing Elastic Path components and/or APIs, integration points and mechanisms with external systems, database extensions and so forth.

Transition the project to the (internal or external) development team, explain the design and remain available to address questions or problems that arise during implementation

Assist with pre- and post-sales guidance, time and budget estimates for which you will design and code prototype solutions

Be an architectural and design resource for professional service projects, clients and partners (provide technical guidance, evaluate alternatives)

Provide occasional internal and external training courses on items such as design patterns, code refactoring, new technologies, efficient coding, etc.

Be a strong advocate for the client’s technical needs
Working at Elastic Path can provide you with an opportunity to see some great parts of the world! Our Solutions Architect can travel approximately 50% of the time and we want to be sure you more than comfortable with that, heck, we bet it even excites you…

What kind of background is required to thrive in this position?
Degree in computer science or equivalent

Minimum of 10 years relevant experience which includes 5 years experience as a technical architect/lead designing complex, multi-tier applications for mid-size and enterprise companies

Strategic view across a broad cross-section of technologies with a strong focus on implementation constraints and trade-offs, performance, scalability and maintainability

Significant experience with Java, databases, web servers, networking, security etc. and designs that combine these

Experience working directly with customers in service/consulting engagements

Experience in integrating with ERP (Oracle, SAP) and Content Management systems

Understand and can apply knowledge of Internet/Intranet technology, ecommerce, enterprise networking and database to infrastructure solutions

General software experience in a Client-Server environment with practical knowledge of distributed and desktop technologies

Experience in capacity planning, systems performance analysis and optimization in a distributed client/server environment

Broad knowledge of advanced software environment monitoring & management tools, performance modeling tools, capacity analysis tools, and other advanced modeling and trending tools

Experience with software development tools such as Maven, Ant etc.
Bragging rights

Founded in 2000, Elastic Path is privately held and has grown organically with recent exponential growth; we’ve doubled revenue every year for the past three consecutive years. Today Elastic Path employs more than 100 team members between our Vancouver, Canada headquarters and UK office.

We’re also pleased to announce some recent accolades and awards, including a spot on Red Herring’s 100 List, a prestigious list that honors the year's most promising private technology ventures in North America. We also ranked #25 in PROFIT magazine's Ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies and to top it off, British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) recently awarded us with the “Emerging Company of the Year” award.

Join our team

Interested? Awesome, let’s talk. Send us your resume and we’ll contact you if it looks like we might just have an amazing career opportunity that’s right up your alley. Be sure to highlight your bragging rights and apply today:

To all recruitment agencies: At this time Elastic Path will not be accepting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes as they will not be considered. Elastic Path is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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