Software Architect - Keefe Corp - St. Louis, MO

TKC Holdings - St. Louis, MO1.9

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
About Us

Keefe Group, through its affiliates, Keefe Supply, Keefe Commissary Network (KCN), Crawford Supply, Access Catalog, Access Securepak®, Access Corrections™ and ICSolutions, is the nation's leading supplier of food products, personal care products, electronics, clothing, technology and telecommunications to the correctional market. KCN software targets a wide range of platforms, including Web, Mobile, Kiosks, and Desktops, as well as a wide range of application types, including Websites, Web Services, Android Apps and Windows Services. Cutting-edge products such as our Edge inmate self-service kiosk, Keep Trak inmate banking software and Access Corrections suite of technologies are designed to streamline day-to-day processes, be a source of revenue generation and ultimately create a safer, more secure environment for our clients.

Role Overview:
The Software Architect will be an important and influential member of the Keefe IT Development Team. The person will need superior expertise gained from extensive experience and industry research of best practices within application design, coding, database and architecture. Position will contribute to a team project predominately focusing on architecture, and development. You will work with a team typically in an Agile methodology completing various development and coding initiatives.

Reports to: Principal IT Architect

Job Responsibilities:
Designing software solutions to meet client's various business and technical needs.
Mentoring and guiding a team of developers, testers and analysts throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Analyzing application specifications and technology approaches to ensure business requirements are met and are scalable for future product releases.
Investigating future oriented products and taking ownership of driving resolution and making proposals that may include reusable components.
Working with business analysts and management to recommend future application solutions.
Producing Architectural Specifications and detailed design specifications for large-scale and complex projects to reinforce our technical product and architectural standards.
Collaborating with business analysts to diagnose and resolve complex defects identified.

Job Requirements:
10+ years IT experience, with at least 8 years of application development experience
At least 5 years of development experience in .NET (especially C# andASP.NET).
Good understanding of Object-Oriented design principles
Extensive experience with WCF, developing web services in the .NET environment, service oriented architecture, and multi-tier software design and development.
Past experience with responsive design and designing applications for mobile devices required.
Experience with HTML5, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript libraries and client side frameworks.
Experience with SPA frameworks such as Angular or Aurelia.

Extensive experience doing data modeling, writing SQL queries, and working with databases (SQL Server, DB2 etc) required.
Experience working as an architect and delivering successful projects in an agile environment is required.
Thorough understanding of SDLC processes and methodologies, and involvement in the complete product development life cycle.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, math, science or engineering required.
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to coach more junior staff members.

Experience with developing SOA and/or Microservices.
Experience with CI/CD and test automation.
Knowledge of secure coding standards.
B2B and B2C ecommerce experience.
Experience interfacing with corporate ERP systems for order entry or inventory management.
PHP or dynamic programming language experience
Experience working in retail or consumer products industry
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Must be able to pass a criminal, employment, credit, and MVR background check.