This architect is responsible for designing and implementing scalable, high-performance backend applications that leverage the Node.js framework to support business requirements. To qualify for this role, candidates should have a strong background in Node.js development, architecture design, and software engineering. They should be experienced in leading development teams, working with cross-functional stakeholders, and delivering complex systems on time and on budget. Excellent communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are essential for success in this role. The ability to work with various technologies such as databases, caching systems, and message brokers is also important.
- Designing and developing backend systems that meet business requirements and performance goals, including databases, APIs, and microservices.
- Collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand and define technical requirements, system architectures, and integration points.
- Creating technical specifications, architecture diagrams, and design documents that define the system structure, functionality, and interfaces.
- Doing code reviews and providing technical guidance and mentorship to the development team to ensure code quality, maintainability, and scalability.
- Ensuring the system adheres to established industry coding standards, development best practices, and security guidelines.
- Help troubleshoot and debug issues across the entire application stack, including front-end, middleware and backend systems.
- Developing and implementing strategies and frameworks to ensure the system's quality.
- Analysing and troubleshooting performance issues and (help) implementing performance optimisations to improve system responsiveness and throughput.
- Staying current with emerging trends, tools and technologies related to Node.js development and contributing to developing best practices and standards.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
- 10+ years of experience designing and developing large-scale web applications using Node.js or Java.
- Expert knowledge of Node.js and its ecosystem, including popular libraries and frameworks
- Excellent understanding of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform
- Solid understanding of database design and SQL
- Strong knowledge of RESTful web services and API development
- Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
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