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*Enterprise Architect

Company: Ascend Learning
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:Ascend Learning is a national leader in data driven, online educational solutions for learners, educators and employers in high-growth, licensure-driven professions spanning healthcare, fitness and wellness, skilled trades, insurance and financial services. We are passionate about accelerating learning while impacting job readiness, employment success and employee retention with the belief that our work changes lives.Our culture is intentionally results-driven and selfless with a relentless focus on our customers. We believe in trust, transparency, freedom and responsibility with a commitment to meritocracy, inclusion and diversity of thought. Continual investment in our over 1400 employees is also a core principle realized through ongoing professional development and providing opportunities to grow, develop and lead. Ascend Learning is headquartered in Burlington, MA with additional office locations and remote workers in cities across the U.S. and in the U.K. -Ascend consists of many related but independent brands, each of which are providing online learning tools to a specific market or career domain. Each of these brands serves their customers and operates their brand via one of Ascend's platforms. A given platform could be hosting multiple brands or could be dedicated to a single brand. -Ascend Learning is hiring now for Enterprise Architects. As an Enterprise Architect you will have the opportunity to work on a unique team that will collaborate and have visibility across Ascend Learning. -Our hiring leader Christopher shared about his team and this role on our Ascend Learning LinkedIn page:"We help students, educators and employers achieve education and career outcomes through innovative learning solutions that span the lifetime of learning," Christopher said. "My team has the unique opportunity to provide strategy, roadmaps and overall architecture vision for Ascend, helping our customers achieve their career goals and become the best they can be."Come join the Ascend Learning Enterprise Architecture team. It is preferred this position work from one of our Ascend Learning office locations in a hybrid format. Burlington, MA; Leawood, KS; Minneapolis, MN; Gilbert, AZ. Remote will also be considered.Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 10 years in a software engineering or equivalent position
  • Minimum 3 years defining, documenting, and driving implementation of software architectures
  • Experience with microservice architectures
  • Experience with synchronous communication especially via REST APIs
  • Experience with asynchronous communication especially utilizing Avro and Kafka
  • Experience working in the higher-education market preferredSkills & Abilities
    • Big picture / High-level architecture: Must be able to think at a high level about the overall systems and goals of the projects
    • Interacting with the business to understand and further elucidate business needs
    • Translation of business needs and requirements into Architectural solutions
    • Ability to present technical architectures and concepts to non-technical people
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Able to produce clear documentation to convey architecture, development standards, roadmaps, and potential challenges to all both technical and non-technical resources
    • Passion and the ability to learn new things
    • Disciplined, dynamic and flexible to manage multiple projects and tasks, work effectively in a rapidly changing environment and meet ongoing and overlapping deadlines
    • Work weekends/nights on occasion for on-call incident troubleshooting or administration of regular, off-hour deploymentsAscend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer -(M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Keywords: Ascend Learning, Minneapolis , *Enterprise Architect, Professions , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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