Modern Applications Sr. Solution Architect

Full-time Canada

About the postion

As a Modern Applications Sr. Solution Architect for Hitachi’s Azure Cloud Enablement Team you will be responsible to lead and deliver high quality modern application solutions while being part of a dynamic and fast-growing team consisting of endless opportunities.

Hitachi Solutions provides high quality solutions with predictable delivery.  We do this with clear process, standards, and an unrivaled commitment to quality.  As a Modern Applications Solution Architect, you will be the lynchpin of our application development engagements.

Modern Applications Solution Architects lead client engagements from definition through delivery. You will collaborate with customers to scope the engagement, define requirements, turn those requirements into application design and architecture, create a delivery plan, and manage a team of developers and quality assurance engineers in delivering high quality applications.

What we expect from you

Experience in as many of the following as possible:
· Single Page Application Development (e.g. Angular, React, Aurelia)
· Mobile Application Development
· Microsoft Azure or experience with any of the major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, etc.)
· Microservice and Containerization Architecture
· IoT (Internet of Things) development
· JavaScript, Java, Python experience with a preference for .Net and C#
· ASP.NET (MVC and Web forms)
· WebAPI
· Unit Testing and mocking frameworks (examples: RhinoMocks, Moq, NSubstitute)
· One or more Dependency Injection frameworks (Unity, Castle Windsor, SimpleInjector, NInject)
· In depth knowledge of SQL Server/TSQL or other database technology but does not need to be an administrator. 
· Application security 
· Git or source control best practices
· At least one Microsoft Certification in a relevant discipline or able to obtain one within your first year (Hitachi will cover the costs associated with obtaining and maintaining certification.)

o   Experience with Entity Framework or other ORM (Object Relational Mapping)
o   PowerShell, Bash, Azure CLI, Docker, Kubernetes
o   Experience in SSO (single sign-on)/federated security
o   php, WordPress, C/C++, Linux, R, Python

Practices, Principles and Techniques
·  Application Security
·  Agile/Scrum SDLC Methodology
·  Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
·  Test Driven Development
·  SOLID Principles
·  Unit Testing
·  Enterprise software and integration patterns
·  Requirements Gathering
·  Nice-to-have: DevOps

Required skills / qualifications 

  • 10+ years of overall software experience including enterprise software implementations
  • Proven ability to engage customers at all levels to understand customer challenges and needs to develop technical solutions
  • Proven experience communicating and coaching technical best practices for clients and internal team members
  • Experience with leading a project team on one to many projects
  • Strong delivery experience and application of best practices to deliver complex applications for clients
  • Proven experience assessing the current state of an organization, recommending changes and implementing them 
  • Proven experience of architecting cloud services into a solution platform on Azure OR a strong level of technical experience on a competing cloud platform (i.e. AWS, GCP) with a desire to grow into an expert role on the Azure platform
  • Experience or desire to coach, mentor and provide leadership to team members
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Business, Computer Science or a related discipline;
  • Prepared for domestic and US travel as required whilst recognizing the goal is to service local customers or work remotely whenever possible
  • Nice-to-have: Previous Consulting experience


What you can expect from us

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

About Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions is a global Microsoft solutions integrator passionate about developing and delivering industry-focused solutions that support our clients to deliver on their business transformation goals. Our industry focus, expertise, and intellectual property is what truly sets us apart. We have earned, and continue to maintain, a strategic relationship with Microsoft. Recognized for our achievements - teaming with our clients to deliver innovative digital solutions and services - is how we have achieved year after year recognition.

As their trusted advisor, we support our clients to deliver on their strategic business initiatives as they unify, automate, and modernize their data and operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their customer's experience. Our over 3,000 team members across 14 countries, and our 18 years of 100% focus on Microsoft technologies and business applications, is how we deliver excellence through expert services and industry-focused cloud solutions.

A part of Hitachi, Ltd., our company has a long and rich history of innovation, financial strength, and international presence of one of the world's largest companies. Since 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. has been a leader in manufacturing innovative products and solutions that support industry and social infrastructure around the globe supported by 303,000 employees in over 100 countries and across 864 companies.