Principal Architect
Horizontal Talent

Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted in Retail

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Job Info


  • Seeking a Principal Solutions Engineer to join a highly visible Agile Kanban team with responsibilities to assess, plan, and deliver IT services to our internal partners.
  • In this role, you will work with application owners, delivery/project manager, DBAs, OS engineers, network engineers, facilities, and various technical departments as the technical lead on projects.
  • To gather and vet technical requirements for the infrastructure projects/requests, assist with cost estimation, design logical diagrams, create specification documents for implementations, developing Infrastructure-as-Code, and lead and work with their team members to deliver the needed requirements on time.
  • As a Principal Solutions Engineer you will communicate effectively and quickly gain the trust of the audience based on knowledge and expertise.
  • You need have robust business/technical acumen and consistently strive to exceed expectations.
  • You would be described as forward thinking, strategic, collaborative, and determined.
  • Solutions Engineers are self-starters, possess integrity, take ownership when things don't go as planned, and use their technical resourcefulness to deliver resolution.
  • Willingness to take control of a situation, see it through to resolution, escalating as needed the proper team, and going the extra mile when it may require working outside the box.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Influence internal peer teams to adapt services and processes to better meet application requirements
  • Present to application owners the ever-changing ]infrastructure and hosting services, identify best solutions, and articulate benefits of each solution
  • Responsible for daily meetings with team and customers/application teams to gather requirements, lead technical conversations
  • Translate business requirements into architecture diagrams
  • Provide input on RFPs/RFIs/SOWs and translate high-level architecture diagrams into cost estimations, system logical designs, specification documents for implementation, and develop Infrastructure-as-Code to support recommended solutions
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and timelines while keeping customers, team and leadership aware of status
  • Maintain technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies / products / trends related to security and architectural solutions
  • Work effectively in a diverse organization spread across multiple locations
  • Willingness to put in the effort, working outside normal business hours, if necessary, to meet project timelines
  • Familiar with various security/regulatory processes including standards & issues involved in multi-tier cloud or hybrid applications
Required Qualifications:
  • B.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years working with business applications requiring disaster recovery and high availability methodologies
  • 5+ years of IT business architecture experience in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
  • 3+ years working with public or private cloud, migrating/managing applications in a hybrid environment
  • 3+ years working in a DevOps model and using CI/CD methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss cloud architecture and principles of modern platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure, etc.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years in a customer-facing pre-sales, consulting, or systems integrator role engaging with large high-tech organizations
  • Proven ability of developing relationships across technical, management, and executive levels
  • Sound understanding of industry standards around data privacy, risk management, and compliance requirements
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Ideal Background:

  • We want to be as specific as possible with our firms so they can find the type of candidate you’re looking for.
  • Former software developer with extensive experience designing applications (solution architecture).
  • Experienced with cloud computing and migrating existing hybrid (multi-platform/multi-technology) applications to the cloud.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, verbal and written, able to explain complex concepts to technical and non-technical employees alike.


  • Hands-on experience leading the migration of existing applications to Azure

Top Required Skills:

  • 10+ years development of business applications
  • 5+ years of IT business/solution architecture experience
  • 3+ years experience with public or private cloud, migrating/managing applications in a hybrid environment

Team and Team size:

  • We have 2 business architects, 4 solution architects (incl. this position), 6 lead developers and about 40 other developers.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 2-3
  • b. Video vs. phone? Microsoft Teams, video preferred but not required
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Extremely
  • d. When do you anticipate starting the interview process? Immediately

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