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Senior API Architect

Job Description

  • Location: Whippany, New Jersey
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #70704

Our client, a leading financial company, is hiring a Senior API Architect on a contract basis.

Work Location



Role is part of Channel Services IT. Channel Services is application portfolio which is the firm’s touch-point with our end clients. Platforms include end to end Institutional Client Reporting, Prime account management, Real-time custody business settlements portal and a suite of end-client interfaces to perform various business critical functions such as direct Corporate Action instructions, Perform Sec Lending locates (BarxSL), Query account positions.


Purpose of this role is to participate in the end-to-end delivery of MyPrime API and Prime Service Mesh under the Electronification of Prime program.  The role is expected to work with the Prime and CTO architects to design and implement the 3 year architecture plan. Being the API specialist, this role is expected to bring solutions and strategies that represents best practices in the API community.


The role has lot of exposure to our business (front to back) and also provides experience across the business flows, which is essential for getting a good understanding of Prime business flow. The role has an opportunity to grow in scope of responsibility as it is part of new platform creation and redefining our global development model


Key Accountabilities


  • Development (30%) – advanced coding to build application and components as part of functional and non-functional requirements applying object-oriented concepts (SOLID), design patterns and framework constructs.
  • Design & Process (60%) – drive architectural strategy and design manifesting through visual representation like UML; has responsibility to translate business requirements into software leveraging open-source frameworks, applications or libraries
  • L3 support (10%) – Support monitoring and troubleshooting of both production and non- production environments; address any client/trader/user queries promptly; minimize impact to business in case of production issues; conduct application profiling to detect code smells
  • Handle production issues in matured way; provide/implement tactical solutions to minimize impact to business followed by strategic solutions
  • Hands-on experience of the top-to-bottom technologies of the stack or equivalent development area
  • Work as a part of a global team across Glassgow, Hongkong, US, India have a critical seat in technical decisions in a collaborative team



Stakeholder Management and Leadership

Since the role has direct interaction with business users and program management, it is important that the candidate is good on presentation of architecture plan and strategies. Prototyping will be required to demonstrate feasibility to IT and business stakeholders.


Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

10 years on object oriented analysis and design

Expert on Java 8 or higher with focus on lambda, concurrency and collections

Very familiar with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud

Very strong with micro services architecture

Very strong with domain driven design

Experience in service mesh and related frameworks like Istio

Experience in user access delegation (Oauth)

Excerience in API gateway like Mulesoft or Akana


Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with streaming design and its technologies

Experience with No SQL

Experience with containerized deployment (AWS, OpenShift or similar)


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