Azure Architect

Depends on Experience

Contract: W2, Corp-To-Corp, Independent, 12 Month(s)

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required


  • Apache Kafka
  • Spark
  • Service Bus

Job Description

Title                    : Azure Architect 

Locations          : Hybrid with cities Listed Below

Chicago, IL (preferred)

Minneapolis, MN (second preference)

Job Description:

Client is looking for a motivated and experienced technical leader to be a key player in changing how we deliver technology for our Wealth Management & Investment Services business. This person will have a direct and far-reaching impact on Cloud adoption and migration, technology modernization, and Agile/DevOps maturity in addition to working with modern distributed technologies. The role requires working across a broad spectrum of technology and business partners to deliver a portfolio of products for our customers. There could not be a better time to join our team as we transform how we deliver technology.



  • Self-starter who can pick up new technologies/skills, be comfortable with ambiguity, and drive initiatives forward
  • Who can collaborate with development and enterprise teams and work independently with minimal support from the lead architect• Identify end-to-end solutions, leverage best practices, and patterns
  • Create Proof of Concepts, apply existing technologies in new ways, prove out new approaches and technologies
  • Design application architecture and assist development teams in implementing architecture and design patterns
  • Provides technical governance and guidance in partnership with application development teams
  • Research, models, and integrates business and technology architectures to align with business strategy, goals, and objectives
  • Consults on a wide spectrum of existing and emerging technologies• Review high-risk technology projects for compatibility with IT standards and strategic direction
  • Drive portfolio initiatives around technology simplification, resilience, stability
  • Onsite few times a month if near one the locations listed below

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 7 years of experience with the concepts, philosophies, and tools behind the design of applications, information, and underlying information technologies
  • At least 10 years of experience in developing and implementing applications and end-to-end solutions

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Solution and Application Architecture role (7+ years) coming from an Application/Solution/Technology Architect background
  • Very strong Interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication
  • Collaborative style with an ability to achieve consensus
  • Design of an application’s code base, layering, componentization, and framework selection a plus
  • End-to-end system solutioning/exposure…Security, Performance, Availability, Scalability.
  • Information Security and Financial Services domain knowledge a plus
  • Hands-on experience with application architecture, design and development.


  • Apache Kafka
  • Microsoft Azure Certifications
  • Columnar and document databases Apache Cassandra
  • Azure Messaging platforms like Azure Service Bus and Event Grid
  • Azure Data services
  • Apache Spark, and other Big Data platforms