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API Architect (Phoenix, AZ)

posted Oct 25, 2017, 12:44 PM by Julian Zhu   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 4:41 PM by Jen Huang ]
Remote option available for right candidates.

We are looking for a strong and versatile API Architect to join our growing team.

Required:
1.) API Development (software) using Axway API product. It involves developing SOAP/REST based web services that interact with other systems like databases, apps, etc. (Operating System and Computer Hardware related knowledge is not required.)
2.) Programming experience with Java Web Services.
3.) Must be experienced/expert with Axway API platform.

Responsibilities:
--Engage with customers to understand their business needs and help them define their API requirements.
--Solution design and estimation.
--Design and build scalable, secure, and extensible APIs that power internal integrations and engaging customer-facing experiences.
--Provide technical leadership to the development team.
--Create design templates, tools and accelerators for API development for the team.
--Evaluate and implement API related tools, products and platforms for the customer.
--Learn new tools/technologies and upskill the team on them.
--Collaborate with various stakeholders and multiple teams to own the delivery of high quality end-product for the customer.

Role Requirements:
--Degree in Computer Science (BS or MS) or a related field.
--Experience in Axway API is mandate.
--Previous customer facing experience.
--Excellent communication skills and team spirit.
--Ability to work independently with globally distributed teams and provide technical leadership/mentoring to junior members in the team.
--Ability to handle are a high volume of requests with frequent interruptions and prioritize their own work while taking organization and business needs into account.
--8+ years of architecture and development experience in integrations/API space.
--3+ years of hands-on development experience with APIs.
--Experience with one or more commercial API management platforms. Certification on those platforms will be an added plus.
--Experience with one or more programming languages for API development.
--Deep understanding of RESTful architecture principles and their applicability.
--Experience with all stages of the API lifecycle.
--Ability and willingness to quickly learn new technologies/tool and train the team on them.
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