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TraceLink, Inc. Director, Application Architecture in North Reading, Massachusetts


TraceLink is seeking a full-time, experienced Director of Application Architecture to join our team and focus on our backend infrastructure. 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 Director of Application Architecture is responsible for the design and architecture of applications built on TraceLink’s Opus platform. You will:

  • Manage a team architects in building next-generation cloud-based supply chain applications built on TraceLink’s Opus platform;

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

  • Oversee as well as actively participate in architecture and technical designs, ensuring that applications are built to meet scale and performance requirements, follow standard patterns and guidelines, and are built in a manner that ensures their reliability and extensibility;

  • Track design deliverables, ensuring on-time creation, review, approval and dissemination of high level designs as well as detailed technical designs;

  • Along with your architects, provide technical oversight of and guidance to development teams responsible for delivering the applications;

  • Along with your architects, 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;

  • 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


Candidates must possess the following skills and traits:

  • 5+ years of experience in a software leadership role at the Director level or above

  • Domain knowledge of Supply Chain processes and applications

  • Experience in developing Enterprise Software

  • Experience in software development using Java and/or JavaScript

  • Experience in development of large scale, high volume mission critical applications

  • Experience in working in a distributed computing platform.

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

  • 8+ years hands-on experience in an architect role

  • Experience with software development best practices: version control, defect tracking, unit testing, etc.

  • Highly organized and thorough, with an ability to facilitate scheduling among different levels of staff

  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and collaborate with other disciplines

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

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

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and clearly, and collaborate with other disciplines

  • Experience and interest in working in fast-paced environments

Helpful skills and experience:

  • Experience in large-scale, distributed database systems

  • Experience with Big Data

  • Experience with NoSQL architectures

  • Experience developing software in a GMP-compliant environment

  • Experience in developing Supply Chain Applications

  • Worked with message-based integration technologies, middleware for EDI and XML-based B2B, and/or web services

ID: 2021-2256

External Company Name: TraceLink, Inc.

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