Team Lead/Software Architect

Software Development

Job posting & application here! The position can be remote but we do have offices in Birmingham, Baton Rouge, Dallas, or Houston. 

Job Details


We are looking to identify a Software Architect to support our client to partner with internal leadership to lead a digital transformation of their systems and processes.

Position Purpose:

  • Improve the current IT infrastructure, optimize business operations, and set the direction and approach for integrating information applications and programs.
  • Evaluate and implement emerging technologies, and alignment of IT strategy with business objectives, cloud computing, and systems visualization.
  • Provide expertise in the design, development, and implementation of SOA integrations and software solutions that meet the business requirements of the organization.
  • Develop, coordinate, communicate, maintain, and enforce overall enterprise architecture models, representations, initiatives, capabilities, and components to perform the organization's business and technology activities.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Process Control to prioritize tasks and activities of the architecture team.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in service-oriented architecture, micro-services, cloud architecture, and cybersecurity. 
  • Provide technical leadership on projects ensuring that technical direction and architecture adhere to Lamar standards and function within the Lamar technical ecosystem.
  • Evaluate and implement emerging technologies, and alignment of IT strategy with business objectives, cloud computing, and systems visualization.

What we’re looking for in YOU:

  • Strong work ethic: someone who takes pride in professionalism, responsibility, and is proactive
  • Ability to think analytically, analyze and solve complex software problems
  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work across multiple teams
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Has knowledge and experience implementing standard concepts, practices, and procedures for software development
  • Strong background in .NET development, particularly back-end development
  • Strong background in cloud architecture
  • Strong understanding and background in service-oriented architecture implementations.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Managing configurations including IIS, Windows Server, Windows Desktop
  • Familiar with software design patterns
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft SQL database and ORM concepts
  • Strong knowledge and implementation expertise in integration patterns
  • Ability to do front end development with standard frameworks (MVC, jQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Proficient in different web service open standards including WS-Policy, WS-Security, WS- Addressing, and other WS-* stack
  • Ability to communicate with other groups within the IT department, including management, developers, DBA’s, and network team

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Education or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or related field.
  • Knowledge of the following required: C#, MS SQL Server, Object-oriented development, Service-based architecture, test-driven development, Web development - CSS, HTML, JavaScript frameworks (JQuery, ExtJS or similar), Asp.Net MVC, Mobile development a plus.
  • 5+ years of .NET development experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Mulesoft or other API management software
  • 3+ years of cloud architecture experience.
  • 7+ years of service-oriented architecture experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • The primary work environment is an office.
  • The physical demands for this position include light lifting, seeing (with a focus on reading), sitting more than 50% of the time, talking, and walking.
  • Nights spent traveling, away from home, are less than 10%
Sparkhound Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected characteristics.

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