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Solutions Architect

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22-Oct-2019

WHO WE ARE:

Established in 2009, Ashnik is a leading open-source solution and consulting company in South East Asia and India, with headquarters in Singapore. We enable digital transformation for large enterprises through our design, architecting and solution skills. Over 100 large enterprises of the region have acknowledged our expertise in delivering solutions using key open source technologies. Our offerings form a critical part of Digital Transformation, Big Data platform, Cloud and Web acceleration and IT modernization. We represent EnterpriseDB, Pentaho, Docker, Couchbase, MongoDB, Elastic, Nginx as their key partners for the region. Our team members bring decades of experience in delivering confidence to enterprises in adopting open-source software and are known for their thought leadership.

As a team culture, Ashnik is a family for its team members. Each member brings in a different perspective, new ideas and diverse backgrounds. Yet we all together strive for one goal – to deliver the best solution to our customers using open-source software. We passionately believe in the power of collaboration. Through an open platform of idea exchange, we create a vibrant environment for growth and excellence.

THE POSITION:

Ashnik is looking for talented and passionate people to be part of the Solution Architect team. The Solution Architect’s responsibilities include gathering requirements and functional specifications, assessing the current software systems in place in order to identify areas in need of improvement, and overseeing development teams.

(S)he will validate business requirements and will play a key role in the definition of system requirements for the realization of the technology architecture for enterprise-level solutions. The role will provide overall technical leadership to the project delivery team to estimate, design, build and roll-out the solutions to production while ensuring that appropriate engineering processes, practices, and tools are leveraged for the timely realization of the quality solution.

LOCATION: Mumbai and Singapore (Citizen/ PR preferred )

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • (S)he will play the pivotal technology role at the pre-sales stage in defining technology roadmaps and solutions as part of RFIs, RFPs, etc.

  • The Solution Architect will be the trusted technology partner for our clients, a technology mentor, and a leader for our teams who will provide thought leadership and direction for key technology initiatives.

  • Building and integrating information systems to meet the customer’s business needs.

  • Assessing the systems architecture currently in place and working with technical staff to recommend solutions to improve it.

  • Resolving technical problems as they arise.

  • Providing supervision and guidance to technical and presales teams.

  • Continually proactively researching current and emerging technologies and proposing changes as and when needed.

  • Assessing the business impact that certain technical choices have.

  • You should also be able to regularly update the company on any developments in systems architecture projects.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 8+ years of experience in a technical role, with leading IT services or a technology consulting organization, which specialized focus on open-source technologies is preferred. This includes 4 years of experience as a technology or solutions architect

  • Highly proficient in systems and non-functional requirements definition.

  • Experienced in technology stack selection and the definition of the solution, technology and integration architectures for small to mid-sized applications and cloud-hosted platforms.

  • 5+ years of experience with solutions design or implementation from large Unix to Linux, HPC, complex application systems, cloud, multi-datacenter, and modernizing application environments, as well as multi-product integration

  • Strong understanding of various Enterprise design and architecture patterns.

  • Strong exposure and understanding of designing and developing technology frameworks and micro-services, APIs, REST web services, leveraging the Java and open source technology stack.

  • Fair exposure/expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Linux, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers, and Infra as code technology)

  • Strong design, development and performance tuning skills on at least two or more databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL and  Mongo DB, etc. are preferred.

  • Strong business domain understanding in financial services is plus.

  • Experience/understanding of setting up and operating the DevOps and automation infrastructure for continuous integration and delivery is plus.

  • Proficient in effort estimation techniques; will actively support project managers and presales team on planning the implementation and consulting solutions.

  • Must be “hands-on” on technology and able to troubleshoot critical issues in design

  • Extensive presales experience as a technology/ engineering subject matter expert i.e. high-level solution definition, sizing and RFI/RFP responses

  • Awareness on latest technology trends, engineering processes, practices and metrics

  • Infrastructure sizing and design experience for on-premise and cloud-hosted platforms

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.

  • Proven experience in at least one of – engineering, software design, solution architecting and pre-sales role.

  • Previous project management experience is advantageous.

  • Sound knowledge of various operating systems and databases.

  • Efficient communication skills

  • Passion for open source technologies is desired

  • WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?:

You would be adding a great experience of working with a leading open source solutions company in the South East Asia region to your career. You would get to learn from the leaders and grow in the industry. This would be a great opportunity for you to grow in your career through continuous learning, adding depth and breadth of technologies. Since we work with key, leading open source technologies and engage with large enterprises it creates enormous possibilities for career growth for our team. Not to mention that our people find the journey with Ashnik to be an exciting and fulfilling experience.

Please send us your resume at hc@ashnik.com

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