Requisition ID R11483

Software Architect
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We are seeking full time and volunteer professional Software Architects to help us manage the design, development, and implementation of software solutions.

A Software Architect is an experienced software developer responsible for making high-level design choices and decisions for software projects. As a technical lead, they take a bird’s-eye view of a project and decide which platforms, languages, frameworks, libraries, tools, and other technologies should be utilized. Software architects also ensure development teams follow best practices, coding standards, and technical requirements. Their duties will include system integration, communicating with stakeholders, and defining the solutions needed to implement strategies and processes.

Job Description


Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the software development architecture and design
  • Define the architecture and design principles
  • Analyze the technical needs of the project to determine which tools, technologies, and standards are most suitable
  • Interact with software architects on other integrated products to ensure compatibility/interoperability using best practices
  • Ensure the process complies with the chosen architecture
  • Ensure that the product is scalable for the future
  • Create the project's technical guides
  • Design, develop, and deploy software applications, new features, and defect fixes.
  • Design and develop unit tests and perform code reviews
  • Work with the Product Manager to collaborate, review, and deliver high quality software applications
  • Participate as an integral and enthusiastic part of the team, exhibiting ownership, follow-through, initiative, awareness, and effective communication with peers and management.
  • Work with the team around a cohesive product roadmap

Minor Responsibilities:

  • Analyze software requirements by consulting with the user community
  • Consult with other technologists creating related language technologies
  • Support user community with developer-level support
  • Write technical reference documentation for the new software
  • Participate in regular project status, planning, partnership, and strategic meetings
  • Be available to travel to meet with the larger development team at least once per year
  • Be available to travel biannually to the Language Technology Conference
  • Participate in professional conferences and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A servant heart attitude
  • Demonstrated skills in software architecture and development
  • Demonstrated passion for programming and solving complex problems
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated user interface design skills
  • Good interpersonal skills of communication
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to quickly analyze and learn a large existing codebase
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • The ability to generate multiple solutions to the problem
  • The ability to quickly pick up technical concepts
  • The ability to work both with a team and independently, and to multitask effectively

Education and Experience:

Software Architects should have experience in software architecture and a good understanding of the software development lifecycle. Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience required, but we care more for a heart and mind that are always learning.

Training and Orientation:

Will complete the initial IT Software Department training program and relevant portions of IT Orientation.

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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.