Senior API Solution Architect

Digital Realty Trust Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION: Senior API Solution Architect

Opportunity Snapshot

If you are a proven and sophisticated API and Integration Solution Architect with B2B experience, this is a unique opportunity to make a significant strategic impact on a fast-growing market leader on fit for purpose global data center platforms and connectivity solutions. You will help us to run several POC's to select an API Management and Integration toolkit, architect, design and deliver a state of art enterprise API layer that will provide services to our Customers via the Global Portal including direct B2B integration. Your goal will be to deliver a high-quality solution that will meet the needs of multiple business stakeholders. You'll be involved in all aspects of the development processes, including testing, troubleshooting and support activities. The team follows Agile Scrum, so it is essential that you promote an environment of open communication and actively convey progress, challenges to making progress, and enhancement suggestions. We have team members throughout the country and internationally, and your ability to successfully collaborate with remote colleagues will be key. Although you'll work a typical Monday-Friday schedule, there will be meetings that are conducted in the evening or early morning to accommodate other time zones.


  • Provide leadership in defining Digital Realty's API and Integration strategy

  • Architect and maintain API endpoints/Integrations for internal and partner cloud systems

  • Own a diverse catalog of systems and safeguard their data

  • Ability to evaluate and recommend API and Integration technologies that can best fit to rollout enterprise solutions

  • Define API design standards, patterns and best practices, and work closely with development teams to consult on API design

  • Lead API Architecture and integration activities including Requirements Analysis, Solutions and Design

  • Design the architecture of the systems and APIs/Integrations to meet functional requirements as well as the non-functional requirements that include - quality, security, reliability, scalability (up and out), extensibility, testability, supportability, fault tolerance and disaster recovery

  • Leads API modeling and design activities in accordance with SOA and RESTful architecture principles

  • Develops detailed API design specifications and documentation including API message schemas and process logic models describing Process Flows, Aggregation, Routing, Transformation and Error Handling logic

  • Bring solutions to life by identifying challenges, resolving complex issues, reviewing technical implications, and leading what's delivered

  • Manage the API platform including throttling, custom analytics, caching, logging, monetization,

  • Plays the technical lead role ensuring the technical solution is delivered. Partner with cross-functional members of a team to ensure alignment

  • Provides technical leadership including peer-review of solution designs and related code

  • Coaches/mentors developers to ensure proper onboarding, adherence to standards, good coding techniques and technical designs are executed

  • Participates in the full Agile SDLC including meetings, estimations, planning and design sessions

  • Stay up to date on API development methodology, architecture design and technical standards, and translate it into effective business and client solutions

The Requirements

  • 10+ years hands on API and Integrations experience in development, implementation, and maintenance of complex business applications, with at least 7 years' experience as an Enterprise Solution Architect in the Architecture.

  • Design and implementation of complex API ecosystems serving Portals and B2B customers.

  • 5+ years' experience in building APIs on API platforms such as Oracle API platform, MuleSoft, Google Apigee, and SnapLogic

  • 5+ years' experience in iPaas solutions such as Oracle Integration Cloud, Workato, and Dell Boomi

  • Understand API Lifecycle Management solution, support agile API development and report on KPIs

  • Proficiency in API design including API Blueprint, Swagger, RAML, OpenAPI spec, and API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT

  • Knowledge of cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS - AWS/GCP/Oracle Cloud etc.

  • Solid hands-on experience on software development lifecycles (including working in agile projects). Experience with a variety of modern programming languages and web-based development frameworks

  • Experience with building API's and Integrations for ERP/CRM systems such as Oracle cloud CX/ERP applications, Salesforce, ServiceNow is highly preferred

  • Experience in building micro and macro services that is scalable and provide greater security on data

  • Expert in using REST and SOAP API's

  • Deep understanding of various integration patterns using REST, HTTP(S), MQ, JSON, XML and SOAP

  • Knowledgeable of securing data; understands PGP, SSH, OAuth, HTTPS, SFTP

  • Sound and in-depth understanding of SOA/EAI/ESB concepts, SOA Governance, Event Driven Architecture, message-based architectures, data virtualization and caching strategies and frameworks.

  • Familiarity with multi-system integration and common issues that can arise when integrating enterprise technologies

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) and the ability to communicate effectively with End User Clients, IT executives, Project Managers, and development teams.

  • Engaging customers at all levels to understand challenges and needs to develop technical solutions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of test-driven development practices and experience with any of the version control tools such as GitHub, Developer Cloud Service, Bitbucket and Continuous Integrations with Maven, Jenkins

  • Infrastructure deploy tools such as Chef and Terraform or other tools will be plus

  • Mentoring & providing leadership to resources.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent technical education in a directly related area

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.

Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world

Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.

Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day-above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

Job Location Dallas, Texas, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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