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TraceLink, Inc. Architect, WorldView & TLDB in North Reading, Massachusetts


TraceLink is seeking a full-time, experienced Platform Architect to join our team and focus on Tracelink’s cloud-based suite of products that help companies in the pharmaceutical supply chain prevent the introduction of counterfeit drugs. If you’re self-motivated, intellectually curious and motivated by designing and developing innovative products for global organizations, you could be a good fit for our team.


The Platform Architect is responsible for the design and overseeing the technical implementation of the platform and application framework components that make up Tracelink’s cloud-based platform. The Architect reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

You will:

  • Be a thought leader on architecture and design of cloud-based applications that provide mission-critical functionality and support high transaction volume;

  • Prototype and in some cases implement the underlying code to advance application functionality in advance of or coordination with the development teams;

  • Provide technical oversight of development team responsible for delivering the applications;

  • Provide high-level analysis and design reviews to apply appropriate technologies and architecture to solve conceptual problems; ensure design, structure, and content meet performance guidelines;

  • Develop software that takes best advantage of our cloud-based fully distributed architecture;

  • Research and remain informed of new technology and tools, and how such technologies could be applied at TraceLink; recommend extension, expansion, and update of technology standards, practices, and methodologies;

  • Participate as a member of the CTO technology leadership team to represent the application development teams within the organization and provide input to other product areas represented by other team members.

  • Work with engineering to:

  • Explain and break down designs for team members

  • Work with team members to go from High Level Design to detailed technical designs

  • Be hands on in developing software

  • Coordinate with other architects and program managers to create designs that meet business needs

  • Lead full system debugging efforts

  • Perform Performance investigations and analysis of new and existing designs

  • Provide guidance in the form of technical mentorship and the enumeration of best practices and guidelines

  • Critically that the candidate can communicate effectively both through written and verbal interactions

  • Stay abreast of current trends or new technologies to keep the platform up to date


Candidates must possess the following skills and traits:

  • 6+ years of real world experience implementing modern, efficient, and scalable applications.

  • 3+ years hands-on experience in an architect role employing a variety of technologies

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and collaborate with other disciplines

  • Ability to write high-quality code in Java

  • Strong experience in building data access layers

  • Strong experience in building sophisticated microservice-based applications, responsive, stateless, and distributed architecture/platform which ensure long term technical viability of new application developments and business demands. development experience

  • Experience in developing Enterprise Software (e.g. Supply Chain, ERP, Manufacturing)

  • Experience in working with Docker and orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes

  • Experience in building cloud-based applications on platforms such as Amazon Web Services

  • Experience in developing web-services and Web-based APIs

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in computer science or related area

  • Experience and interest in working in fast-paced environments

Helpful skills and experience:

  • Experience developing a product in an Agile development environment

  • Experience with Rocks DB

  • Experience with different database technologies

  • Experience with the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience building reactive systems using frameworks such as, Akka, Ratpack, or similar frameworks

  • Experience with the Graal Polyglot languages

  • Experience in Java Script

  • Experience in platform development

ID: 2021-2264

External Company Name: TraceLink, Inc.

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