Software Architect

Job Locations US-MA-North Reading
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/18/2020 3:31 PM)
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Architect for cloud-based Applications

TraceLink is seeking a full-time, experienced Application Architect to join our team and focus on Tracelink’s cloud-based suite of products that help companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain prevent the introduction of counterfeit drugs. If you’re self-motivated, intellectually curious and motivated by designing and developing innovative products for global organizations, you could be a good fit for our team.


The Application Architect is responsible for the design and overseeing the technical implementation of applications built on Tracelink’s cloud-based platform. The Architect reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

 You will:

  • Be a thought leader on architecture and design of cloud-based applications that provide mission-critical functionality and support high transaction volume;
  • Prototype and in some cases implement the underlying code to advance application functionality in advance of or coordination with the development teams;
  • Provide technical oversight of development team responsible for delivering the applications;
  • Provide high-level analysis and design reviews to apply appropriate technologies and architecture to solve conceptual problems; ensure design, structure, and content meet performance guidelines;
  • Develop software that takes best advantage of our cloud-based fully distributed architecture;
  • Research and remain informed of new technology and tools, and how such technologies could be applied at TraceLink; recommend extension, expansion, and update of technology standards, practices, and methodologies;
  • Participate as a member of the CTO technology leadership team to represent the application development teams within the organization and provide input to other product areas represented by other team members.


Skills and Requirements:

Candidates must possess the following skills and traits:

  • 8+ years software development experience
  • 3+ years hands-on experience in an architect role employing a variety of technologies
  • Strong experience in software development in Java
  • Strong experience in building sophisticated microservice-based applications
  • Experience in developing Enterprise Software (e.g. Supply Chain, ERP, Manufacturing)
  • Experience in working with Docker and orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes
  • Experience working on enterprise business applications
  • Experience in building cloud-based applications on platforms such as Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in developing web-services and Web-based APIs
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and collaborate with other disciplines
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in computer science or related area
  • Experience and interest in working in fast-paced environments

Helpful skills and experience:

  • Experience developing a product in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience building reactive systems using frameworks such as, Akka, Ratpack, or similar frameworks


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