Senior Software Architect

Solera Holdings, Inc Westlake , OH 44145

Posted 2 months ago

Who We Are

Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.

The Solera Way

Solera's uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H's: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera's success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.

Are You Uncommon?

We're on the hunt for an experienced Sr. Software Architect who ranks in the top quartile among their peers. Someone who has a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed. You will serve as the Sr. Architect.

What You'll Be Doing

At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for their mission. The 80's, as we call them at Solera, are the employee's priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80's for this role, are:

  • Define and document standard technologies, architecture, and design patterns to be used across RMS NA Tech stack

  • Ensure proper architectural and design patterns are followed in defining new solutions

  • Research new technologies, patterns, solutions, run POCs, validate/promote usage

Are You Qualified?

  • Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations.

  • Ability to innovate and lead explorations into new technologies and strategies.

  • Experience with DevOps tools and workflows such as Jira, Bamboo, Concourse and equivalents

  • Experience and successful modernization at large corporations (re-platforming, re-hosting and service enablement)

  • Experience with performance engineering and educating teams on non-functional requirements to achieve web scale

  • Ability to design patterns for moving from legacy environments to cloud and influence strategic direction

  • Experience in developing middle ware applications using a variety of modern technologies: Mongo, Redis, ElasticSearch, SQL Server, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Rabbit MQ, Spring, ReactJS.

  • Ability to evaluate new technologies, stay current with a broad range of industry trends.

  • Knowledge of the distributed technology space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends.

  • Knowledge of and experience in Domain Driven Design and Micro-service architectures.

  • Knowledge of HTTP, AMQP, MQTT and other modern protocols.

  • Knowledge of API (REST, SOAP).

  • Knowledge of .Net Core and Java.

  • Understanding of NoSQL Databases, Middleware, Security, Performance tuning of applications.

  • Ability (and preference) to work in an Agile environment.

  • Ability to influence and effect changes that have broad and long term impact on the firm.

  • Ability to develop community of practices to facilitate discussions with technical team on platform-wide considerations, driving improvement and efficiencies, and providing leadership.

  • A software engineering background.

  • Ability to work with engineers and executives.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

Our Space

We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera's work environments are intersections of the old and the new of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.


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Senior Software Architect

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