Randstad Principal Architect in Chicago, Illinois

Principal Architect

job details:

  • location:Chicago, IL

  • salary:$140,000 - $170,000 per year

  • date posted:Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:650512

job description

Principal Architect

job summary:

Our client, an innovative software development company is seeking a Principal Architect for a full-time direct hire role based in Chicago, IL. The Principal Architect will help guide a team of engineers, working with cutting edge technology, to build and enhance the company's award winning software and services. In this role, the principal Architect will lead a small team of architects to help guide technology direction of the company and provide guidance and support to the engineering team. The successful candidate will have full-stack data-driven development experience with front end frameworks such as Angular and React, and backend technologies such as Node and Ruby on Rails. If you have demonstrated leadership experience, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent full stack development experience then this is a role for you.

Please apply through this posting or contact Chris Knowles directly at 312-917-8514 and chris.knowles@randstadusa.com

location: Chicago, Illinois

job type: Permanent

salary: $140,000 - 170,000 per year

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


  • Provide guidance and support to the engineering organization

  • Help set the technology direction for the organization

  • Mentor other architects and senior engineers

  • Provide guidance in an estimation

  • Create and prioritize the technology backlog

  • Work with the engineering and product leadership to evaluate technology needs in accordance with product strategy and define a technology roadmap


  • 7 years of Object Oriented, Data-Driven Software Application Development, full stack development

  • Strong Experience in backend technologies such as Node or Ruby on Rails

  • Strong Experience with frontend frameworks and libraries such as Angular or React

  • Experience with relational and non-relational data stores such as Postgres and MongoDB

  • Experience with data optimization and scaling SaaS platforms

  • Experience with single page applications, MVC frameworks, -NoSQL, RESTful APIs, and event-driven architecture desired.

  • Strong knowledge and experience writing optimized, efficient, unit-testable, and modular Javascript.


  • Strong problem solving and analytic capabilities

  • Ability to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork

  • A passion for quality and continuous improvement of processes and software

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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