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Software Architect

Company: Vanguard Logistics Services
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT VANGUARDVANGUARD LOGISTICS has been "making it fit to ship" and leading the less-than-container load (LCL) ocean shipping industry for over 40 years. Our 3,300+ shipping experts in local offices are passionate about delivering superior service to our customers around the globe. We know how to maximize space for the most efficient and fastest-possible shipping. But our services aren't limited to LCL or even to ocean freight. Our range of products and services delivers end-to-end and door-to-door solutions for all of our customers' shipping needs - be they Ocean, Inland, Air or in the Warehouse. Today, we are the world's premier LCL ocean freight consolidator, and we're still pushing boundaries.
**On-Site role based out of Long Beach, CA**
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOINGThe Software Architect is responsible for providing technical thought leadership, tactical advice, and strategic direction for the software development and implementation of our systems. The role involves making design choices; coordinating technical standards (including software coding standards, tools, platforms and application and database security) to support the organization during the expansion of Vanguard's ERP applications system in multiple countries.
As a member of a small team in a fast-paced environment, the role requires liaising with team members to ensure quality and on-time deliverables. Self-motivation, strong collaboration skills, and a strong motivation to drive quality and process improvement through architecture and code are necessary. Exercising influence to drive cross-team agreement, as well as the commitment to promote and model Vanguard's values and culture to meet our organizational objectives - Happy Customers, Happy People, and Happy Shareholders - are essential.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Drive the architecture and development of feature-rich software, platforms and applications responsive to the needs of the organization. - Drive and facilitate discussions with business leaders to identify technical capabilities in relation to current and future business objectives; use communication and negotiation skills to influence outcomes related to product specifications, technical or functional direction and resource allocation to support our short, medium and long-term strategy and goals. - Develop and implement product specifications; suggest solutions for process improvement; improve system performance through testing, troubleshooting. Migrate data from legacy systems to new solutions. - Research and evaluate sources of information to determine potential limitations in reliability or usability; oversee standards, controls and operating methods; evaluate cost/benefit recommendations. - Solve unique and ambiguous problems through identification of patterns and relationships using statistical analysis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree - Minimum 5 years of recent software development (experience as a PowerBuilder Developer/Programmer or a Master's degree may fulfill some part of the requirement) - Very strong software architecture, design and documentation skills; deep understanding of database structure principles; extensive integration experience with systems like EDI, Datamart and ERPs - Expertise in SQL, PL/SQL; experience with SAP PowerBuilder 11 and higher or Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 or higher; hands-on experience working with Oracle database - Microsoft Windows, MS Office (Excel), MS Visio - Strong customer focus with ability to work effectively across multiple business and technical teams to ensure stakeholder satisfaction - Experience with Java Spring framework and or MS .NET framework is preferred
WE ARE VANGUARDWe are an industry stalwart and a true innovator. We work with our customers to make doing business easier and more profitable. We are a values-driven organization with an objective to sustain sector leadership, always with the aim to create Happy Customers, Happy People, and Happy Shareholders. Day-to-day, we work together to take care of our customers and each other, challenging ourselves to exceed our goals, and thinking ahead to anticipate our customers' future needs.
We set the standard. Come join us--we're looking for people just like you.
Vanguard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis. We're working to challenge the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion and collaboration.

Keywords: Vanguard Logistics Services, Long Beach , Software Architect, Professions , Long Beach, California

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