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Principal Architect
Date Posted:  9/16/2021
Job ID:  Job #3862
Employment Type: Salary
Location: New YorkNew York
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Global media company is seeking a Principal Architect to join their internal UX team. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the fastest growing advanced broadcast companies in the industry!
STAND 8 provides end to end IT solutions to enterprise partners across the United States and with offices in New Jersey, LA, Atlanta, New York and more.


The Principal Architect will be part of the Hosting, Strategy, Sales and Scheduling (HSS&S) team, and will create help design and architect new applications/services or modernize existing strategic applications/services while helping to formalize development procedures, operations, and platform strategy. 

The Principal Architect will sit with one of the verticals, but not limited to: Contact & Rights or Sales & Finance

  • Serve as a domain expert in a critical portion of our content supply chain 
  • Work closely with business units to define technical specifications based on conceptual design and business requirements. 
  • Work in an agile software development to team create new apps and services from the ground up, and/or expand upon those created by other team members. 
  • Act as a lead, identifying and assigning new work for other engineers. 
  • Act as a technical leader, help to formulate best practices and setting up toolsets and procedures for the team, leveraging internally available ,tools and communicating with other internal development & product teams. 
  • Assist with the design and implementation of security and forensics capabilities to ensure governance across multiple cloud venues, private and public. 
  • Evaluate new and emerging technologies and tools for infrastructure orchestration. 
  • Design, develop, test, debug and document new and existing software and or applications. 
  • Quickly create platform and other application prototypes and pilots. 
  • Contribute to and respond to code and architecture reviews as needed. 
  • Write code and scripts to automate everything possible. 
  • Strong technical expertise and troubleshooting skills for large scale distributed computing systems and software. 
  • Minimal conceptual, logical and physical data modeling with data modeling tools and database design in complex, large-scale data environments.  
  • Evaluate and implement standards for development and platform technologies, make recommendations for the right tool for the job, and take the lead in setting up training other developers  
  • Create robust documentation, architectural frameworks, and design patterns for both customers and development team members 
  • 10+ years of fullstack development using modern technologies such as Java, JavaScript (e.g. Node, Go), Scala, etc.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of other languages and technologies, including but not limited to node.js and mobile native development
  • Proficiency in Java, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5, relational databases, NOSQL databases, git, and Unix administration.
  • Experience with true cloud development, including Kubernetes, Docker, CoreOS, etc.
  • Extensive experience leveraging AWS, Azure, and/or Google Compute Platform to deploy highly reliable and scalable cloud applications
  • Expert at working with service-based application architectures and familiar with various API protocols.
  • Expert at working in story and task-tracking tools for agile workflows.
  • Expert at setting up continuous integration and testing frameworks for development projects (IE Jenkins, Concourse, 
  • Ansible, Mocha.js, SonarQube, etc.)
  • Competent working in secured enterprise internal networks.
  • Motivated and Self-Starting: able to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus hard requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find an appropriate solution with little intervention.
  • Passionate about writing clear, maintainable code that will be used and modified by others, and able to use and modify other developers’ work rather than recreate it

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field strongly preferred
  • Expert at Web application development including JavaScript/CSS/HTML, Angular, BootStrap, and JQuery
  • Proficient with data structuring languages, including XML, JSON, and design of binary data formats
  • Experience creating and managing projects in revision control, including git and Github
  • Experience with automated testing and performance tools, including JMeter
  • Experience with large-scale distributed infrastructures, including technologies for clustering and load balancing
  • Understanding of distributed capacity management
  • Understanding of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA and REST), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Experience implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools and systems
  • Specific experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, and Marathon
  • Demonstrated ability to automate the deployment of infrastructure using tools like Terraform, Ansible, or Chef/Puppet.
  • Deep understanding of HTTP, TCP, DNS, UDP, IPv4/IPv6 networking and protocols
  • Understanding of network database and storage technologies including NoSQL, NAS, and object stores
  • Understanding software development in a DevOps culture
  • A proponent of open-source software licenses
  • Experience with serverless technologies, preferably Lambda
  • Experience with distributed messaging services such as Kafka and Kinesis
  • Experience with caching services, preferably Redis and Elasticache
  • Hands-on experience managing distributed systems and clusters
  • Able to communicate effectively in a diverse team of varying skill sets and proficiencies. Able to instruct or take advice and direction when appropriate.
  • Effective in-person, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to relate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience working in large, multifaceted, and matrixed organizations
  • Experience within media entertainment industry
  • Collaborative team player accustomed to working within and across groups
  • Organized and detail-oriented the with ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to translate business process needs into clear technical requirements
  • Ability to influence internal and external team members without direct reporting authority.