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Software Architect

at Progress Residential

Posted: 5/7/2020
Job Reference #: 2020-3952

Job Description

Software Architect

Posted Date3 months ago(2/13/2020 4:27 PM)
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Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team.

Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 38,000 homes in fifteen of the country’s fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for over 100,000 residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology.

Over the past three years our portfolio has doubled in size and we have added new, top-notch executive leadership. We see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth.

Progress Residential has a national footprint with our executive office located in Dallas, Texas, our corporate office in Scottsdale, Arizona and market offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sarasota, and Tampa.

Position Summary:

The Solutions Architect will be responsible for designing and building systems. The environment is fast paced and time to market of applications is critical to the success of the organization.

This position will be part of a dynamic team that is dedicated to delivering applications for high-quality, on-time software releases leveraging best-of-breed agile and DevOps practices with a focus on how to enable the operations of those applications through a combination of infrastructure solutioning, continuous delivery & integration, and efficient system sustainment planning.

This role is responsible for leading technical design on cloud and digital platforms, including hands-on full stack development. The software architect must have a passion for developing and launching robust scalable products that are business and customer facing. This position should have a full understanding of the tools, platforms and technologies used to develop exceptional applications.

Essential Functions:

  • Hands-on full-stack development across a variety of technologies and platforms
  • Prior experience in building highly scalable, cloud-native microservices-based applications using technologies like AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, Node.js, Java, Cassandra and MongoDB
  • Develop roadmap and plans to build out a highly scalable integration platform to allow Progress Residential to work with multiple 3rd party partners across the property management lifecycle
  • Prior experience in evaluating data integration technologies and implementing robust service layers
  • Assist management in the development and execution of internal, web, and mobile strategic plans
  • Perform gap analysis of current architecture and implementations against strategic roadmaps
  • Evaluate new technology for inclusion in our stack
  • Lead high level designs and prototyping initiatives
  • Develop proof-of-concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions
  • Plan the refactoring and re-architecting of existing software
  • Lead developers in the design of new software products
  • Work with developers to identify and create common reusable components
  • Undertake initiatives to drive down the cost of development
  • Drive technical consolidation and reduction of duplicate effort across projects
  • Identify and train development teams on best practices
  • The candidate should have a strong understanding of agile software development and how that impacts the operations of software; and must participate in strategy discussion with all levels of management and business sponsors.
  • A deep background in system integration & service oriented architecture is required. Experience working on mobile and responsive web development is preferred.
  • Work closely with the VP of IT to understand the technology roadmap and assist in enforcing the enterprise architecture standards
  • Support testing & deployment cycles, including working with project managers to coordinate user acceptance testing (UAT) and gathering feedback from pre-release testers.
  • Ability to log, track, and manage issues, bugs, and enhancement/ features requests logged in JIRA.
  • Participate in software release and post-release activities, including developing designs for proof of concepts.
  • Capture, mitigate and /or escalate risks & issues in a timely fashion
  • Ensure development standards and consistency of specifications across sub-systems
  • Write and/or review deliverables, solution blueprints, and architecture documentation


  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education/experience; advanced degree preferred
  • 3 years’ experience as an architect or lead developer for internet-scale web/mobile applications and public APIs
  • 8 years’ experience developing internet scale applications using Node.js, Java
  • Expertise with scalable web technologies such as Node.js
  • Expertise with current software design principles and concepts
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure
  • Experience with NoSQL databases and relational databases
  • Exceptional problem solving, analysis, design, and testing skills
  • Mobile platform development experience a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce development is a plus
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • ITIL understanding and familiarity with modern application architecture design patterns
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with business owners
  • Experience with entire software development lifecycle (Agile, SDLC, Iterative)
  • Proven experience with integrated systems required
  • Experience with software and database performance tuning
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility and positive attitude to achieve tight deadlines
  • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Ability to work creatively, propose ideas and contribute to working groups

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative, not-so-typical real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and fun at work. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection.
  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.
  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays, and a 401(k) program with company matching contributions.

Closing Statement:

This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

Application Instructions

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