ranked as #12 on forbes' list of 25 fastest growing public tech companies for 2017, epam is committed to providing our global team of 30,100+ epamers with inspiring careers from day one. epamers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers' business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. no matter where you are located, you'll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential. description you will be the lead solution & application architect for the technology platform within operations department. as the solution & application architect, you will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape the technology platform that fulfil our business and product vision and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by disrupting the traditional insurance proposition. this will require solving complex problems within a distributed infrastructure by designing simple, scalable, reliable and configurable solutions. it also requires liaising with various stakeholders within and beyond the project to align the architecture and to ensure that it is fit for purpose. responsibilities - design new capabilities and/or components within our platform to maximize configurability, speed and efficiency and to scale business processes; - create artefacts including solution designs, logical designs, sequence diagrams, api interface definitions, data schemas, etc. in close collaboration with software engineers; - analyze and extend source code, focusing on simplicity, performance, maintainability and scalability; - align architecture within and beyond the project to take advantage of synergies and to minimize total cost of ownership; - shape a lean governance to align architecture and facilitate related meetings; - develop vision for project's architecture and give guidance to software engineers and other stakeholders; - we are looking forward to working with you as the lead solution & application architect; - you will report directly to the head of digital innovation of the project. requirements - proven experience as a solution and application architect, i.e. 3+ years hands-on experience in solution and application architecture; - proven software development capabilities, i.e. 5+ years hands-on experience as a developer; - experienced in writing architecture-related artefacts like solution designs, sequence diagrams, api interface definitions, data schemas, etc; - experience in best practices around it security and in treatment sensitive customer data according to gdpr (eu general data protection regulation); - experience in workflow management, identity management, document management, etc; - experience with high-traffic micro services architectures and best practices around designing, scaling and monitoring concurrent systems; - you carefully evaluate design trade-offs and strive for simple, elegant, algorithmically efficient solutions; - you understand performance metrics, how to collect and use them to continuously improve performance, scalability and efficiency; - experience in the design of api interfaces and of data-models; - experience in ci/cd, test-driven-development (tdd) and automated testing. we offer - large developer community around the world; - career development across technologies and domains; - competitive compensation; - extensive in-house educational opportunities; - dynamic teams and creative work environments; - corporate and social events; - being part of an international organization servicing both local and global clients; - unlimited access to linkedin learning solutions. please note that any offers will be subject to appropriate background checks. we do not accept cvs from recruiting or staffing agencies.