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8 Apr 2021

Full-Time AWS Big Data Developer / Architect (Remote)

Black Knight Financial Services – Posted by BKInc2018 Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Job Description

Black Knight is the premier provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics that lenders and servicers look to first to help successfully manage the entire loan life cycle. Our deep understanding of regulatory and compliance issues complements the knowledge, technology and solutions we offer to help our clients achieve their business goals. Black Knight offers leading software systems; data and analytics offerings; and information solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage life cycle

LOCATION: This job is remote eligible within the United States. If located in Jacksonville, FL some onsite may be required.

As a Cloud Solution Developer/Architect, you will join a dedicated team who is responsible for creating and driving the technical strategy of a premier Black Knight public cloud based set of applicatio ns. You will partner with business, product, and self-managed agile teams to craft highly scalable, flexible, and resilient cloud (private and public) architectures that provide durable solutions to business problems. You will help guide the design and delivery (hands on) of complex integrations involving UI, backend API, AWS, and onPrem components. You will accelerate and influence the adoption of modern technologies to reduce cost of ownership and the speed and accuracy of delivery to solidify and extend Black Knight’s competitive advantage. You will collaborate with product, business, and agile team members to deliver value across all products.


  • Determines specifications, plans, designs, and develops moderately complex software solutions, utilizing appropriate software engineering processes and the Agile SAFe framework – either individually or in concert with project team.
  • Architect and develop systems designed to run natively in and across public cloud providers and onPrem solutions.
  • Uses a variety of platforms to provide automated systems applications addressing business needs.
  • Develops microservice applications and custom integration solutions, generally for one business segment; solutions include enhancements and interfaces, functions, and features.
  • Provides solid knowledge and skill regarding the integration of applications across the business segment.
  • Works directly with AWS and Container services, technologies, and teams.
  • Provides design recommendations based on long-term IT organization strategy.
  • Recommends programming, development standards, procedures, and programming architectures for code reuse.
  • Understands and consistently applies the attributes and processes of current application development methodologies.
  • Ensures Black Knight technology vision and direction is observed in existing and proposed architectures.
  • Researches and acquires knowledge in emerging technologies and apply knowledge to proposed business solutions.
  • Uses Java object-oriented approaches in designing, coding, testing, and debugging.
  • Will assist in resolving support problems as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.

AWS Professional Certifications a plus (Cloud Practitioner, Associate Solution Architect, etc)

SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe Practitioner (SP) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certifications a plus


  • Experience working with AWS Technologies, such as EC2, s3, RDS, Lambda, EMR, etc.
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies such as Spark or Hadoop
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with Python a plus
  • Experience with source code management tools such as TFS, Git, Gradle or Maven
  • Familiarity with relational database technologies such as MS SQL, Oracle, Aurora, MySQL, or others
  • Proficiency with source code management including CI/CD pipelines
  • Proficiency in solutions design and requirements definition disciplines leveraging model driven design-based tools and techniques including conceptual solution component models, business process models, use cases, etc.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization (e.g., executive, management, individual contributors).
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, team, and time management skills.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others on the best approach to take.
  • Ability to estimate work effort for project sub-plans or small projects and ensure the project is successfully completed.
  • Positive outlook, strong work ethic, and responsive to internal and external customers and contacts.
  • Ability and willingness to act in the role of teacher, mentor, and coach.
  • A thorough understanding of design patterns and their application.
  • Ability to define, communicate a shared architectural vision to ensure developed system is fit for its intended purpose.
  • Familiarity working in a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) leveraging Agile principles.
  • Willingness to act as a servant architectural leader to an agile team.

DESIRED SKILLS (Not required)

  • Familiarity around data services such as Glue, Athena, and Redshift
  • Familiarity with REST API concepts and technologies and tools such as OpenAPI/Swagger
  • Experience with RHEL
  • Familiarity with strangler approaches to decompose monolith-based applications
  • Experience in delivering solutions utilizing microservices based architectures
  • Experience building applications designed to run natively within and across public cloud providers
  • Experience integrating public cloud applications and services with on premise systems
    Familiarity with tools and concepts such as jUnit and Gherkin/Cucumber
  • Understanding of TDD (Test Driven Development) and BDD (Behavioral Driven Development)
  • Familiarity with contemporary cloud native architectures, taking advantage of autonomous services and other unique cloud capabilities, such as serverless compute
  • Understanding and experience with a container-based technology such as docker
  • Experience with Sagemaker
  • Familiarity with nonrelational database technologies such as DynamoDB, Mongo, or Redis
  • Knowledge of financial services or mortgage industry

Applications Architect IV
Expert professional role. Works independently on many information technology projects frequently as a project leader and subject matter expert. Works on large, complex architecture issues or projects that require increased skill in multiple IT functional areas. Requires extensive knowledge of architecture issues, techniques and implications across all existing computer platforms. May manage or serve as a project leader for information technology projects or the applications architecture components of projects. Must have extensive knowledge of applications architecture. May coach more junior staff. Typically requires twelve (12) or more years of experience in information technology with at least eight (8) years of experience working in applications architecture.

Although target pay range may vary by work location, a representative pay range is: $120,000 – $165,000. Eligible to participate in medical, dental a nd vision insurance, life insurance and disability insurance, 401(k) plan and employee stock purchase plan.

Black Knight is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and protected veteran or military family status. Our employees’ diversity is our strength, and when we embrace our differences, it makes us better and brighter. Black Knight’s commitment to inclusion is at the core of who we are, and motivates us in how we do business each and every day.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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