job summary:One of our Austin clients is seeking an Data Architect to lead a suite of applications with a heavy focus around Data and Monetary Applications. An ideal candidate understands how to spot trends in both business and technology, and can translate them into architectural roadmaps that keep the business moving.The Data Architect belongs to the application development team, which builds comprehensive arrays of solutions around data (data warehousing, data lake, BI/analytics) and monetary applications in a fast-paced environment. This position works closely with the Enterprise Architect teams, as well as both Product and Business Operations. The Applications Architect supports all of these teams by establishing standards and helping the teams build the best product in a fast-paced industry that is constantly evolving.Required Qualifications: 10+ years of software development, with a specialization in data-centric application development5+ years of Data Architecture and Data Modeling experience5+ years of strong Java/JEE skills and object-oriented design experience, including working knowledge of core libraries and design patterns2+ years of hands-on development experience with Spring Boot microservices and distributed streaming platforms (Kafka)Development experience with high-transaction (high volume and velocity) processing environment strong understanding of optimizing data applications for performance and securityExperience with designing and optimizing applications in cloud environments, preferably AWS, Snowflake, etc Prior experience with implementing DevOps (CI/CD) pipelinesKnowledge of reporting/analytics/BI (Qlik Sense, Tableau, etc.) tools would be an advantage location: Austin, Texasjob type: Permanentsalary: $140,000 - 145,000 per yearwork hours: 8am to 4pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:Evangelize approaches for building secure, scalable and accessible data applicationsProvide input to drive the technology decisions for data applications, supporting a wide range of internal and external data sharing and insights-enablement applicationsProvide technical recommendations for backend monetary funds movement applications - Clearing & Settlement, Commissions and Billing, etcWork closely with the Portfolio Delivery Manager to formulate the technical roadmaps for a strategic impact -- defining and implementing data architecture and strategies for longer term focus while also balancing more immediate needsPrototype technology and framework solutions for our data products (data architecture, data warehousing, operational data store, master data management, data governance, data sharing and analytics)Collaborate and validate designs with enterprise architects; ensure adherence to the enterprise architecture best-practices, standards, and roadmap across Global PaymentsDetermine and develop architectural approaches and solutions, conduct business reviews, document systems, and develop recommendations on how to proceed with application implementation Collaborate with IT Infrastructure and DevOps leads to recommend hardware and software infrastructure solutions that render reliable, scalable, and operable products and platformsOversee and provide expert advice in the evaluation of software programming and modification, ensuring adherence to required procedures, methodologies, and/or application standards, including Payment Card Industry (PCI) and security-related complianceTeach/mentor delivery team members on the evolution of the platforms and industry best practices related to microservices development, cloud, and DevOpsMeet with prospective solution providers to determine if and how to leverage themDocument how our systems work and why we have made key design decisions qualifications:Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 10 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: J2EE DEVELOPER (5 years of experience is required)SPRING (2 years of experience is required)KafkaData Architecture (5 years of experience is required)Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.