Principal Architect - Software Engineering @ Credera - Los Angeles, CA

Job Overview

3 months ago

Principal Architect - Software Engineering

Credera - Los Angeles, CA

Principal Architect

Software EngineeringLos Angeles


As a Principal Architect at Credera, you will be responsible for the design, estimation, and execution of technology implementation projects for one or more clients. You will be responsible for recommending the appropriate technology approach, team structures, skill sets. You will be responsible for mentoring and developing team members and senior practice leadership. In addition, you will be expected to support practice and company development through leading research and development, training, and reusable software development accelerator development. As a member of the practice Management Team, you will help set the vision and strategic direction of the practice as well as owning or assisting with one or more go-to-market or corporate functions within the practice (e.g., employee engagement, training, accelerator development, etc.).

On a typical day, you might expect to work with clients to capture and synthesize requirements, research and propose the technical approach, and determine skills / capabilities and team requirements. You will be ultimately responsible for the quality technology delivery of technology implementation projects, by ensuring that Credera’s best practices and industry best practice standards are being appropriately applied. You will lead one or more teams of skilled technologists, providing the proper leadership, mentoring, and development. You will work with channel partners to support the relationship and help win new business. You will typically participate in one or more business development cycles.

You are an experienced, hands-on software architect that has been in the industry or technology consulting for at least 8 years
You have a passion for open source technologies and the art of software engineering
You look for opportunities to mentor, lead and develop others
You have strong communication and interpersonal skills
You currently lead teams that develop complex, high-volume, mission critical enterprise solutions that are built from the ground up, using a variety of different open source components and are deployed in a high available environment
You are well versed in different software development methodologies and understand the benefits and challenges of each
The software you develop uses continuous integration/continuous delivery tools
You spend at least 40% of your time actively developing code

Credera is a full-service management consulting, user experience, and technology solutions firm, with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging industry leaders
Credera has received a number of state and national awards! Please check out our employer awards at:
Technology Solutions is Credera’s largest practice and focuses on building custom software solutions and integrations for our clients leveraging open source technologies
Programming languages we frequently use include Java, Scala, Client and Server-side Javascript (React, Angular, NodeJS), Python, Ruby, Erlang/Elixir
Cloud native architecture we use include traditional cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, ECP), Container Solutions (Docker/Kubernetes/Mesos/etc.), Serverless architecture, Lambda architecture
We use the following tool sets for DevOps/Automation: CI/CD Platforms (Jenkins, CircleCI, etc.), Infrastructure scripting (Ansible, Chef, Puppet), Cloud native API, Testing Automation (selenium, etc.), Data automation (Liquibase, etc.)
Other frameworks we use include Apache Spark, Apache Storm, Kafka, RabbitMQ
We typically work in an Agile methodology and own the project from start to finish
All our senior leaders have business development responsibilities and they accomplish this by growing existing accounts as well as establishing net new business through their own network

Our foundational competitive advantage is simply doing what we say we will do. To deliver on that advantage, we employ proven product strategy, beautiful visual design and agile software delivery using cross-functional teams. Most teams are a mix of strategy, design and technology consultants working closely with clients to solve their toughest challenges. Inter-discipline collaboration is encouraged among different technology platforms or programming languages because silos don’t build speed.

We carry a consultant’s mindset, listening more than we talk, giving clear, concise communication and a constant spirit of improvement to each of our interactions. Check out our Glassdoor reviews to learn more!

Like what you hear but worried about high travel? Know that our goal is to keep travel to a minimum and most projects do not require travel. An average would be 0% up to 30%.

Your first week with us

We want you to start your career with Credera simply by spending your first week getting to know the talented individuals that work here. You will learn about our service offerings, focus areas and how we execute projects through informal conversations with leaders from across the firm.

An on-boarding peer will help you walk through all aspects of the Credera work-life and be your guide as you get yourself ready for your first project with us. You will also be treated to lunch by your Practice Leader and Mentor whose jobs are to help you navigate your career at Credera, act as your advocates, make helpful recommendations that align with your strengths, and set you up for success by providing clarity and vision.

Your first six months with us

You can expect to create amazing, custom software solutions that solve our clients' most challenging problems using a combination of industry standard and cutting-edge technologies. You will provide project architecture and technical leadership and contribute to our clients’ fundamental software strategies by matching business needs with the right technology.

You'll work on complex, high-volume software solutions that use open source frameworks and client-side technologies. A typical client engagement includes developing a rich UI in AngularJS or React and ed by a REST API powered by the Spring Framework along with a whole host of other tools and frameworks depending on specific needs.

You will lead a team of highly qualified and smart individuals to write efficient code, make code modifications, practice test-driven-development, and identify, troubleshoot and solve software defects. Our typical project length is about 6 months and typical team size is 6-8 engineers. We follow an agile methodology on all our projects.

Be sure to check out what our teams have done for some of our clients by visiting our Client Stories!

Your first two years with us

At the end of your first two years, you will have lead teams on multiple projects and been exposed to different sets of technologies and business domains. At this point in your career with us, you will be looking to move to the next level and your efforts will be supported by Credera’s professional development program to help you build the depth and breadth required to advance your career. This includes honing your business development skills while managing multiple client relationships.

Learn More

Credera is a management consulting, user experience, and technology solutions firm with offices in Dallas, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, and New York. We work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging industry leaders, and provide expert, objective advice to help solve complex business and technology challenges. Our deep capabilities in strategy, organization, process, analytics, technology and user experience help our clients improve their performance. Clients depend on our ability to anticipate, recognize, and address their specific needs. Credera’s consultants work with some of the world’s best known brands in a variety of industries, including one of the top five fast food chains, leading energy organizations, retailers, airlines. More information is available at We are part of the OPMG Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

Along with a great company culture, Credera provides an outstanding compensation package including a competitive salary, a performance bonus, and a comprehensive benefit plan (e.g., medical, dental, disability, matching 401k, PTO, etc.). This position is an exempt position.

For individuals hired to work in the Southern California area, Credera is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the Southern California area and includes the range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; certifications; etc. We would not anticipate that the individual hired into this role would be near the top end of the compensation range, but that decision will be dependent on the facts associated with each specific individual’s relevant experience for the role. A reasonable estimate of the range is $224,000 - $331,000.

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