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Application Architect in Eden Prairie, MN at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Application Architect Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking an experienced Application Architect to join our team of committed IT professionals at one of our clients in Eden Prairie, MN. The Application Architect will provide application architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Technical Analysts, Application Engineers, Senior Database analysts and other Systems Architects. Successful candidates would ideally be coming from a Principal or Lead role, if not an Architect already.


  • Collaborate with end users and senior management to define business requirements for complex systems development and gain buy-in for all infrastructure plans
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the technical team
  • Provide hands on coding between 30% - 50% depending on the size of the project
  • Document and develop in-depth knowledge of assigned domain architecture, hardware and network infrastructure, and technology portfolio
  • Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in application infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities
  • Overall technical implementation and quality of assigned projects and technical domain


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business Administration
  • 8+ years in full stack java development
  • Minimum of eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience building high quality applications by creating a well-designed architecture, writing clean code and implementing common industry practices (e.g. continuous integration, unit tests)
  • Ability to mentor and lead other technical team members without having direct supervision responsibility
  • A background successfully delivering applications using agile methods and collaborating with non-technical team members including quality assurance, business analysts, and project managers
  • Should have professionally developed applications with Java or Groovy and JavaScript
  • Application development experience with common libraries such as Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Spock, Gradle, and Apache Maven
  • Knowledge of creating single page applications using a framework such as Angular or ExtJS is preferred
  • Experience creating RESTful web services is highly desired. Load and performance testing experience is preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following technologies and libraries is a plus: Spring Boot, Grails, NodeJS, and Amazon Web Services
  • 8+ years Java, Spring, JUnit, Log4j, Gradle

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit