Levvel, an Endava company is hiring a

Principal Architect (Application Architecture)

We are a global public technology company with over 23 years of experience working with some of the biggest global names in payments, banking, financial services, insurance, media, technology, and more. Through Digital Evolution, Agile Transformation, and Automation solutions, Endava helps its clients be more engaging, responsive, and efficient by supporting them from ideation to production. We exist to create an environment and a culture that breeds success by caring for our customers as individuals and enabling our people to be the best that they can be. 
Endava has 11,742 employees, as of March 31, 2023, located in close to client locations in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and nearshore delivery centers in the European Union: Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia; Central European Countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova, North Macedonia, and Serbia; Latin America: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay; Asia Pacific: Malaysia and Vietnam.  

Not only are we committed to nurturing long-term customer relationships, Endava recognizes the importance of providing rewarding and challenging careers for our people and, by doing so, we have established ourselves as a great place to work. At Endava we value career growth and expansion. You will have various opportunities to grow into the career you desire. We offer mentorship programs and multiple career tracks to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. 

Role Overview: 
As a Principal Architect in Application Architecture at our leading software consulting firm, you'll spearhead the specification and design of information systems across diverse business needs, ensuring seamless compatibility with both enterprise and solution architectures. This role demands a refined blend of autonomy and collaborative prowess, steering project success and influencing key stakeholders internally and externally. Your contributions will extend beyond mere technical expertise, encompassing a deep understanding of business operations and client needs, thereby shaping the very foundation of our project outcomes. 

Industry Experience: 
We are actively seeking professionals who have an extensive background and a dedication of at least 4 years across one or more of the following sectors: 
Supply Chain Management Logistics and Distribution Warehousing Manufacturing Retail Hospitality Travel and Tourism Transportation Automotive Sports Technology Human Resources Banking, Finance, or Insurance 
Your profound insights and experiences in these sectors are deemed critical for deciphering the unique challenges and seizing the opportunities that our clients encounter in their respective industries. 

Core Responsibilities: 
Comprehensive Design Leadership: Lead the design process for information systems, including tool selection, technical visualization, and detailed design documentation, ensuring alignment with customer needs and business objectives. Incorporate frontend and backend programming technologies, SQL / NoSQL databases, on-premises / cloud infrastructure, intranet/extranet networking technologies, ensuring security and regulatory compliance standards.

 Physical Design Translation: Effectively translate logical designs into physical implementations, considering environmental constraints, performance requirements, and existing system integration.

 Strategic Leadership: Act as a primary influencer among team members, clients, and suppliers, guiding resource allocation and strategic decision-making to align with broader project and organizational goals.  

Proactive Communication: Champion robust collaboration among stakeholders across technological and non-technical domains, facilitating effective communication and alignment on project objectives and methodologies.
 Advocacy for Best Practices: Advocate for best practices within software development and architectural design, upholding high standards in client interactions, and ensuring continuous alignment with all parties on design methodologies that meet common objectives and project goals.  
Complex Landscape Navigation: Navigate complex social and technical landscapes, making judicious decisions that balance competing interests and priorities. 

Required Skills and Qualifications: 
Advanced Application Architecture: Demonstrated software design and development experience using leading frontend and backend technologies, programming languages, frameworks, databases, servers, networking, cloud infrastructure, containerization, and application security. 

1) Integration: Experience in software integration utilizing technologies such as ESBs, MQs, API Gateways, and streaming/event processing software. 

2) Process: Proficiency in Agile, DevOps, TDD methodologies, and familiarity with development tools and IDEs such as Eclipse, Visual Studio, and database software. 

3) Testing: Awareness of various testing and release management practices and tools including functional testing, non-functional testing, user acceptance testing, A/B testing, and blue-green deployment. 

4 )System: Demonstrated proficiency in systems design, with a strong portfolio of designing complex information systems using GoF patterns and other modern and standard methodologies 

5) Implementation: Strong familiarity with various patterns such as OOP, FP, SmartUI, CQRS, REST, SOLID, etc. 
Exceptional Communication:

Demonstrated exceptional abilities in written, verbal, and presentation formats, capable of articulating complex technical concepts with precision demonstrating proficiency with diagraming systems relevant to software architecture, such as RAIDs, C4s, sequence diagrams, data flow, etc. 

Team Leadership: Proven ability to lead distributed teams across North America and the world, forming effective partnerships with client leadership. 

Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills, with proficiency in both spoken and written English, capable of engaging effectively with clients, team members, and stakeholders across various levels.

 Systems Assessment: Advanced understanding of information systems concepts and the systems development life cycle, particularly as practiced within the IT consulting industry. 

Professional Standards: Familiarity with corporate, industry, and professional standards, operational/service architecture, and quality management systems. Educational Foundation: A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or an equivalent caliber of professional experience. 

Preferred Skills: 
Negotiation Mastery: Demonstrated ability to negotiate trade-offs with both external and internal stakeholders effectively, balancing diverse requirements and expectations to achieve both project and organizational objectives.

 Relationship Building: A proven track record of establishing robust relationships and credibility within technology and business domains, ensuring seamless integration between technical solutions and business strategy. 

Solution Planning: Significant experience in leading or contributing to the creation of product roadmaps, service blueprints, user journeys, technology roadmaps, data flow diagrams, C4 diagrams, Lean Value Trees, and build vs. buy decision matrices, highlighting a deep understanding of comprehensive project planning and execution.

 Adaptability: A flexible and adaptable approach, comfortable in making informed decisions even in scenarios with limited information, reflecting confidence and leadership. 

Problem-Solving: Robust problem-solving skills with an ability to effectively communicate complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders, ensuring clarity and alignment across diverse teams.

 Analytical Expertise: Proficiency in applying analytical skills to a broad range of business challenges, leveraging data-driven insights to optimize outcomes.

 Creative and Innovative Thinking: Creative approach to addressing complex issues, with the capability to design solutions that are not only effective but also inventive and potentially transformative.

 Organizational Awareness: Deep understanding of the company's structure, culture, and dynamics, ensuring that initiatives are well-aligned with corporate goals and values.

 Cross-Functional Collaboration: Cross-functional and interdisciplinary awareness that fosters collaboration and integration across various departments, enhancing overall project cohesion and efficiency. 
Industry Insight: Familiarity with the latest industry trends, technologies, and methodologies, demonstrating a commitment to staying informed and leading in a rapidly evolving field. 

Facilitation and Consensus Building: Ability to facilitate collaboration among stakeholders with diverse objectives, mediating conflicts and driving consensus to achieve unified project goals. 

Ethical Integrity: Demonstrated ethical thinking and integrity in all solutions applied, prioritizing the client's best interest and sustainable practices. 

Mentorship: Capacity for mentorship and development of junior team members, guiding them in their professional growth and contributing to the enhancement of the team's overall skill set. 

Entrepreneurial Spirit: An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong interest in identifying and pursuing new opportunities for business growth and innovation. 

Endava Benefits:  
We have a great Benefits Package! 
-Opportunity to work in an exciting and growing high-tech Global Organization 
-Career Development opportunities 
-Work/Life balance is the heart of culture  
-Like to Travel? Great! We have over 51 offices in 49 cities, within 24 different countries  
-Endava provides competitive full salary packages 
-Personal and Professional growth with continued training opportunities 
-Robust healthcare and benefits including Medical, Dental, vision, Disability coverage, and various other benefit options 
-Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Transit, and Dependent Care) 
-Employer Paid Life Insurance and AD&D Coverages 
-Health Savings account paired with our low-cost High Deductible Medical Plan 
-401(k) Retirement plan with employer match and no vesting schedule  
-Need incentives to stay healthy? We offer Wellness Benefits & Gym reimbursements 
-Employee Assistance Programs 
-Wellness Benefit 

This position is available to candidates who reside in the following US States: AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA. Pay ranges available upon request. Exact compensation for each role varies based on many factors including (but not limited to) geographic location, candidate experience, and skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to a diverse workforce. We are committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant based on their age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, people with physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy or any other category protected under the laws we operate under. 

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