Principal Application Architect (2019 Top Workplace)

Bloomington, Minnesota
Jun 11, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

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Since 1989, IDeaS has been helping the world’s hospitality businesses maximize their revenue performance. IDeaS Revenue Solutions – a SAS Company, offers industry-leading pricing and revenue management Software, Services, and Consulting to the hospitality and travel industries. We’ve been called on by industries as far-ranging as parking, airlines, transportation and event ticketing.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN with our Global Technology center located in Pune, India, IDeaS maintains sales, support and distribution offices in North & South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and Asia. No matter what we’re working on, our goal is to make revenue management so user-friendly, insightful, and profitable that revenue management professionals wouldn’t think of going back to the old way of doing things.

The Principal Applications Architect will lead and participate in the design and development of both a multi-user, multi-tenant, analytics centric web application using Java EE technologies and a real-time, highly available integration platform build on SpringIO. The development on the web application will require a toolset of Wildfly, Microsoft SQL Server, JPA (Hibernate), EJB 3.1, Spring Batch, and Vaadin. The integration platform is comprised of many of the technologies of the Spring IO platform (Core, Data, AMQP, Integration, MVC, etc) along with RabbitMQ and MongoDB. As new products emerge, the individual in this role will be a key stakeholder in new technology selection and design.

Major Responsibilities:
• Primary role will be to design and implement new features for existing and emerging platforms
• Establish and enforce best practices for both development and testing
• Provide technical guidance and communicate decisions to team members
• Experience leading software feature development teams
• Mentor team members
• Perform code reviews and provide meaningful feedback
• Produce necessary technical documentation.
• Performs other duties, as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, engineering or computer science
• 15+ years of experience in developing large scale Java EE or Spring applications
• Extensive experience with shaping and guiding product development throughout the SDLC
• Hands-on experience with MongoDB using aggregation, replication, sharding
• Experience with multi-tenant RDBMS design and implementation
• Experience in establishing and ensuring best practices with containers
• Experience with microservices including REST best practices and API-first design
• Experience using either EJB or Spring within an Application Server
• Previous experience working with the Agile/Scrum Methodology
• Experience working with Big Data
• Experience developing for performance and scalability
• Familiarity with data mining concepts, ETL processes
• Fluent in SQL and familiar with data modeling and data architecture concepts
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience in using build environments using Gradle, Maven, Ant, Jenkins or similar.
• Proactive, self-directed, detail-oriented, independent worker with strong interpersonal skills
• Application security implementation using identity management systems
• Application integration technologies such as REST, Web Services, JMS
• Other technologies such as HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/SFTP, MS SQL

• Experience in cloud technologies
• Experience with Vaadin/GWT or Javascript frameworks

• Flexibility in work hours to manage interaction with geographically distributed employees, vendors and/or • partners
• Work is typically performed in an office environment, using simple, easy muscular movements, involving only the handling of light materials, tools, or equipment in easy work positions, and with no special speed requirements or long stretches of exertion.
• Vision requirements for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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Additional Information:
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 

Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education requirement stated above.

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant’s education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

IDeaS/SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, IDeaS/SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. IDeaS/SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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