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The Role: Architect Software Engineer - Java

The Team and Impact:  This position is accountable for shaping and driving the Architectures used within the development organization as well as defining new and innovative strategic architecture initiatives. The Architect Software Engineer is responsible for strategic technology roadmap maintenance, developing innovative designs for teams to execute, adopting new platform strategies to benefit the organization, and organizing and motivating technical architects and technical leads to build and deliver scalable and sound solutions to meet the current and future product roadmaps. The person in this role will engage in collaboration with Product and Sales organizations, works closely with director of development, technical managers responsible for delivery, product managers and business stakeholders, have responsibility for overall technical delivery of architects and team leads in multiple product lines, assists technical managers in anchoring their products with core architecture and design, and motivates architects and team-leads to execute high-impact technical projects cutting across multiple organizations. This position is also responsible for career development of direct reports, driving innovation in our processes and delivery methods, ensuring consistency across projects, and reducing our total cost of delivery.  


  • Translates strategy into action via PKRs and departmental strategy
  • Emphasizes and operates through the development of systems
  • Acts as escalation point and ensures quality of current value creation
  • Operates autonomously without the need for guidance or direction
  • Acts as an area of specialist in the product lines accountable and a go-to contact point within the organization within these areas.
  • Establishes, maintains, and enhances significant personal credibility in the role
  • Leads product development teams to accelerate adoption of native cloud capabilities
  • Acts as a leader both internal and external to the teams responsible for.  Displays enterprise-wide perspective and an acumen for wider vision.
  • Leads by example.  Explores multiple possibilities and exhibits analytical approach to inform actions.
  • Owns full responsibility for one or more product lines in the end-to-end architecture creations.
  • Sets the technology roadmap direction by maintaining an active technology radar.
  • Member of the Development Leadership team, accountable for strategic organizational planning, projects prioritization, capacity planning, and the development and communication of goals and objectives for the portfolio team. 
  • Engages with key stakeholders in developing future technology roadmaps and innovation patterns.
  • Owns and structures the technical architecture domain and technology life cycle process across the Hold-Assess-Trial-Adopt-Retire stages
  • Is keenly aware of technology trends and takes responsibility for ensuring the technical teams have the same approach.
  • Inculcates a culture of innovation, challenging problem-solving and going above and beyond to assist and help teams to get pas their technical roadblocks.
  • Provides direction to architects and development leads to own and groom standards and best practices to be used within the teams.
  • Mentors and grooms next level of technical leadership within the teams.
  • Accountable for effectiveness of architectures in solutions including the robustness and flexibility of platforms and choices made as well as techniques adopted for problem solving. 
  • Provides oversight and guidance during technology integration efforts. 
  • Accountable for assigned budget and responsible for minimizing expenditures and optimizing the utilization resources. Assists in the annual budgeting process by providing accurate forecast data. 
  • Provides hands-on leadership for large strategic initiatives 
  • Responsible for hiring, grooming, and cultivating successful teams and team members.
  • Responsible for facilitating/brokering communication between the sales and product strategy organizations and the Development team.  
  • Responsible for cost effective technology strategies in native cloud platforms.
  • Coordinates and facilitates activities and commitments with other departments and/or functions. 
  • Exercises the expected authority of a director concerning hiring, performance improvement plans and reviews, promotions, salary recommendations and terminations. 
  • Responsible for the development and growth of direct reports and fostering an environment of learning and collaboration. 
  • Ensures staff is cross trained to ensure future support and transfer of knowledge. 
  • Responsible for the creation, monitoring, and improvement of all ISO processes that fall within the domain.
  • Interacts with all levels of the sales organization and business owners. 
  • Promoting Continuous Delivery and DevOps capabilities
  • Collects generating, and analyzing innovative ideas and technologies to use across the business
  • Owns and actively promotes the reuse of code, components, and proven patterns
  • Synchronizes the following disciplines across Solutions whenever applicable:
    • System and data security and quality
    • Production infrastructure
    • Scalability, performance, and other Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs)
  • Explains how the roadmap maintains and delivers cost effectiveness, business value, and competitiveness
  • Leads development of innovative technology approaches to solve business problems and is usually sought out as an expert, particularly for cloud architecture
  • Collaborates with Information Security teams on all cloud initiatives to continually improve the security posture
  • Experience presenting to an executive audience
  • Expertise in all facets of application development including but not limited to web applications using primarily Java, JavaScript, Restful APIs, high volume data transactions and working with complex problems and providing creative but sound solutions.
  • Expertise in AWS could native application development
  • Subject matter expertise with federated authentication/authorization systems - SAML, JWT, OAuth2, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of Agile development methodologies and end-to-end software development lifecycle
  • Expertise in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), API-centric architecture, Object-Oriented Analysis, and Design (OOAD) principles
  • Expertise in creating architectural diagrams and user flows in modeling software like Visio or LucidChart
  • Proven experience collaborating with subject matter experts among various functional groups
  • Extremely strong problem-solving skills – ability to evaluate and solve complex problems in conventional and non-conventional ways
  • Provides transparency through well-defined metrics, automation, and reporting
  • Defines the architectures required to implement large complex cross-functional projects transitioning into cloud


  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer science with at least 6 years of experience as an architect and technical lead
  • At least 6 years of experience in large scale system implementation efforts following a standard software development lifecycle approach
  • At least 2 years of experience as a leader of teams responsible for architecting and designing solutions for teams.
  • At least 4-6 full lifecycle system development implementations 
  • Strong knowledge of multiple industry software development methodologies, including Agile, RUP and Waterfall at a minimum 
  • Very strong oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong facilitation skills 
  • Excellent organization and management skills 

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $100,000 - $150,000. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses, and certifications. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.  This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits that we provide to our employees, please click here.

Right to Work Requirements: This role is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.

About S&P Global Mobility

At S&P Global Mobility, we provide invaluable insights derived from unmatched automotive data, enabling our customers to anticipate change and make decisions with conviction. Our expertise helps them to optimize their businesses, reach the right consumers, and shape the future of mobility. We open the door to automotive innovation, revealing the buying patterns of today and helping customers plan for the emerging technologies of tomorrow.

For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/mobility.

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include: 

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law. 


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), IFTECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 297867
Posted On: 2024-06-06
Location: Southfield, Michigan, United States
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