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NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading software- and services-led enterprise provider in the financial, retail and hospitality industries. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with 36,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Role: Solutions Architect
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Package Available: Competitive plus benefits package
Opening / Closing Date: October 7, 2020 - November 4. 2020
You will be joining NCR’s Software Engineering team, working directly in NCR’s Systems Management “Vision” Product line which serves several major industries – Financial Services, Retail and Digital Banking. In this role, you will be key in overseeing and defining key architectural decisions and frameworks for the Vision solution. You will be working with the teams to decide and improve the architecture, what will be in a service, how orchestration is to be achieved, and how security, auditing, logging and other compliance and Support concerns are incorporated.
In addition, the solution will need to support various deployment choices (public Cloud or locally / in-house, ensure high availability, scalability and resilience, support the migration of existing customers to the new architecture and facilitate DevOps.
Your key day-today responsibilities will include:
Working with other senior SWE leads, SMEs, & architects to determine the appropriate service-based architecture, technologies and tooling to use.
Articulating the Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs) and architecting the solution to meet those NFRs, developing architectural and design principles to improve performance, capacity, and scalability of the product.
Produce and maintain architectural artifacts including diagrams & presentations.
Manage and prioritize the architectural and technical backlog for the product.
Be ‘hands-on’, assisting the development team in creating the services/code and adopting best practices:
What constitutes each service.
Reviewing the scrum teams’ designs and development to ensure that it aligns with the approved architecture.
Provide ongoing technical guidance to scrum team members as required.
Working with other architects and specialists to determine and prove appropriate deployment options and choices whether in the cloud of local.
Working with QA specialists to ensure adequate automated testing and fault diagnostics.
Working with internal/external DevOps specialists to create and enhance Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines into both private and public clouds.
Assisting the QA specialists and development team with performance and resilience testing and issue resolution.
Working with NCR Professional Services, other stakeholders and end Customers to understand end user pain points and requirements, migration strategies and deployment options.
Meeting with stakeholders to clearly communicate status, progress and issues, providing options and agreeing mitigations / action plans.
Feeding into the Product backlog requirements and suggestions.
Feeding into Project planning, Product timeframes, priorities and development boundaries.
Aligning with the overall business goals, feeding adjustments into team activities as necessary and applying your skills in leadership, communication, influence, negotiation, cross-cultural awareness, and conflict resolution.
Providing feedback and suggestions for the continuous improvement of the common and local team processes.
Fostering communication and productive relationships with Product Management, Engineering Management, NCRs Professional Services Project team members, Customer team members, and other Business Stakeholders.
Basic Qualifications & Experience
8+ years of experience as a senior engineer working with the Java programming language
5+ years of experience leading architecture & design on Spring Framework based applications
3+ years of working with cloud-based solutions, or applications transitioning to cloud.
Significant experience of shepherding the evolutionary architecture of an established product towards modern industry standard approached (e.g. micro-services, data platform adoption).
Experience designing and implementing micro-service architectures and micro-services.
Previous production experience of cloud deployments including practical experience with one or more cloud providers; Azure, AWS or Google Cloud.
Experience articulating NFRs and architecting solutions to meet them in conjunction with business/product and engineering teams.
Previous production experience with one or more Enterprise Applications.
Experience working in a scrum, agile project.
Preferred Qualifications & Experience
Experience of working with Oracle and/or MS SQL.
Experience of working with Enterprise Messaging Systems (e.g. Kafka).
Experience with an Industry Recognized Business Intelligence Tool.
Experience working on high-volume read and write systems.
Experience of working with ElasticSearch and/or Solr.
Previous experience working in the Systems Management domain or on IOT systems.
Experience working in a SAFe project.
Experience with Hadoop, HBase, and Spark
Offers of employment are conditional upon passage of screening criteria applicable to the job.
Integrated into our shared values is NCR's commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic or conduct protected by law. NCR is committed to being a globally inclusive company where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encouraged to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at NCR has an ongoing responsibility to respect and support a globally diverse environment.
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