Application Architect

Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/15/2021 9:44 AM)
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At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


Perficient currently has a career opportunity for an Application Architect on a remote basis.


Our client is undergoing a multi-year trading platform modernization effort. We are actively seeking experienced resources with end-to-end trading platform subject matter expertise to support our teams currently working on the build out of our client’s future state trading platform.


The ideal candidates are expert, cross-functional collaborators responsible for understanding the competitive landscape and customer needs, defining the business product requirements, prioritizing initiatives, managing the product life cycle, and working closely with many teams across the organization within our client’s organization (both client and vendors).


Application Specialist is responsible for delivering high quality strategy and delivery of Perficient’s internal systems. Exhibits mastery level understanding of systems and leading strategy around the systems. Collaborates with leaders, clients, end users and technical professionals within the organization to translate business objectives into technical specifications. Provides governance ensuring the creation of and adherence to integration strategies, methodologies, and best practices.




  • Detailed experienced in the trading SDLC, ability to hone desires to core requirements / needs and to impart knowledge to internal Perficient and client teams
  • Understanding of where markets are going to provide a strategic perspective to meet current and future client needs
  • Provide guidance to projects on trading platform best practices and standards
  • Develop overall architecture for trading software applications including the integration of existing systems as well as new features for the next generation platform
  • Lead technical and design discussions with IT executives to help enterprises speed their adoption of new technologies and practices
  • Assist with overall direction of the trading platform by performing requirements analysis, writing specifications, designing software specifications, performing design reviews, overseeing QA, ensuring software scalability, security, and managing deployments.
  • Provide input to the selection of tools and the implementation of an effective development environment.
  • Advise on implementing AWS best practices


  • Knowledge of Trading regulations and reporting (FINRA, SEC, CATS, OAT)
  • Working understanding of order execution systems, and buying power rules
  • Strong analytical, technical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks to successful completion
  • Experience working with a globally distributed team
  • Experience architecting and building highly scalable, cloud-native applications on the AWS platform using core developer services such as: API Gateway, Lambda, SQS, DynamoDB and ECS
  • Ability to leverage new technology paradigms (e.g., serverless, containers, microservices)
  • Experience migrating monolithic applications to micro services architectures
  • Ability to influence infrastructure architecture by sharing application development expertise
  • Ability to influence our customer’s AWS offerings and AWS product strategy by working with AWS platform engineering, Business Development and other cross-functional teams
  • Experience optimizing and architecting applications by taking advantage of global scale, elasticity, automation and high availability features of the AWS cloud
  • Experience designing and building application using Container and serverless technologies
  • Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
  • Possess knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices in a trading platform environment

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient


Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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