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18 Feb 2021

Full-Time Solutions Architect (Remote)

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

Job Description


As a Solution Architect, you assume overall responsibility for creating and driving the technical strategy of a premier Black Knight public cloud based application. You will partner with business, product and a self -managed agile team to craft highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud (private and public) architectures that provide durable solutions to business problems. You will guide the design and delivery of complex integrations involving UI, backend API, and AWS 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.


  • Provides Java, .NET, and Angular design recommendations based on long-term IT organization strategy.
  • Has solid knowledge of Java object-oriented approaches in designing, coding, testing and debugging .NET programs
  • Develops microservice applications and custom integration solutions, generally for one business segment; solutions include enhancements and interfaces, functions and features.
  • Architects systems designed to run natively in and across public cloud providers.
  • Works directly with AWS and OpenShift services and technologies.
  • Uses a variety of platforms to provide automated systems applications to customers.
  • Provides solid knowledge and skill regarding the integration of applications across the business segment.
  • Plans, designs and develops moderately complex software solutions, utilizing the Agile SAFE framework.
  • Determines specifications, then plans, designs and develops moderately complex software solutions, utilizing appropriate software engineering processes – either individually or in concert with project team.
  • Will assists in resolving support problems as necessary.
  • 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.
  • 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 or SAFe Scrum Master certifications a plus


  • Experience with Java (required) and .NET CORE or .Net Framework(s) (a plus)
  • Experience with Spring Boot a plus
  • Familiarity with REST API concepts and technologies and tools such as OpenAPI/Swagger desired
  • Experience with Apache TomEE and RHEL preferred
  • Familiarity with strangler approaches to decompose monolith based applications desired
  • Experience in delivering solutions utilizing microservices based architectures desired
  • Experience building applications designed to run natively within and across public cloud providers desired
  • Experience integrating public cloud applications and services with on premise systems desired
  • Familiarity with contemporary cloud native architectures, taking advantage of autonomous services and other unique cloud capabilities, such as serverless compute a plus
  • Experience working with AWS Technologies, such as EC2, s3, RDS, Lamda, etc) desired
  • Experience working with RedHat OpenShift a plus
  • Experience with modernized frontend frameworks such as Angular
  • Proficiency with source code management including CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with source code management tools such as TFS or Git
  • Familiarity with tools such as TFS, Gradle and Maven a plus
  • Understanding and experience with a container-based technologies such as docker a plus
  • Familiarity with relational database technologies such as MS SQL, Oracle, Aurora, MySQL, or others
  • Familiarity with nonrelational database technologies such as Dynamo, Mongo, or Redis a plus
  • Familiarity with tools and concepts such as jUnit and Gherkin/Cucumber desired
  • Understanding of TDD (Test Driven Development) and BDD (Behavioral Driven Development) a plus
  • Knowledge of financial services or mortgage industry a plus
  • 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 an Agile principles
  • Willingness to act as a servant architectural leader to an agile team

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.

Black Knight is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without r egard 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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