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Living Goods

Living Goods

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Kitestring is a 20+-million-dollar company with 150+ associates and growing. We are a 25 year old start up in Northwest Arkansas. We provide technical expertise to various clients delivering innovations that improve how customers shop and the enterprise operates. At Kitestring Technical Services, our mission is to share our collective knowledge to positively impact our employees, clients, and communities.

Our vision is to be the most trusted partner in technology consulting. We believe people enable technology and vice-versa which is why we are in the business of both. We persistently challenge the barriers to diversity, inclusion, and empathetic cooperation.

Our Core Values are Transparency, People Driven, Empowered, Quality focused and socially responsible. Our values direct our company in how we do business and enhance the lives of our employees. Do our values speak to you?


  • Kitestring offers excellent benefits to its employees including:
  • Flexible PTO
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave Policy
  • Healthcare Benefits for Spouse, Domestic Partner, and Dependents
  • Matching 401k 2-1 up to 4%
Job Description Summary
The System Architect is a key role in managing and delivering large-scale software systems. This role is pivotal in ensuring solutions align with business goals, maintains a high level of quality, and adapts to changing needs effectively. The System Architect will be expected to support all agile teams making up the Agile Release Train. The Core ART currently is made up of 13 agile teams supporting a variety of applications, technology, processes of which the System Architect needs to have a good understanding of for assisting the team with solutioning. The System Architect will also be the primary point of contact supporting the enterprise SAFe Systems Team(s) by designing the Architectural framework, patterns, roadmaps and standards. The Systems Architect will coach, mentor and provide general consulting expertise to the Systems Team(s) to ensure correct adoption of these architectural patterns in all that they do.

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in applications systems analysis, design, development and deployment, and maintenance development in Windows, or UNIX/LINUX platforms using technologies such as COBOL, JAVA, SQL, or .NET along with modern application frameworks and development tools such as Spring, Maven, Gradle, and Log4j2.
  • Emphasis on solution architecture, business requirements gathering/analysis, and solution design.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ progressive experience leading continuous improvement efforts, evaluating existing systems and implementing process improvements.
  • Understanding and knowledge of event driven architecture and enabling technologies such as Kafka or other JMS based message/event brokers. Understanding and knowledge of service-oriented architecture and enabling technologies including REST APIs, SOAP services, and service orchestration tooling. Understanding and knowledge of a microservice based architectural pattern.
  • Understanding and knowledge of various application deployment models including containerization.
  • Experience gathering functional and non-functional requirements, selecting appropriate tech stacks for proposed solutions, and delivering high-level architectural diagrams.
  • Experience solutioning for and leading the implementation of at least one major enterprise initiative that includes the integration of multiple applications, systems, datasources, and/or external vendor systems.
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies to include Scaled Agile software development/SAFe, DevSecOps and rapid prototyping.
  • Experience designing, documenting, and implementing technical standards and best practices. Experience designing and implementing solution delivery pipelines using tools such as AzureDevOps, Git, and Jenkins.
  • Understanding and knowledge of various database technologies like SQL Server, MongoDB, DB2, Oracle and data persistence technologies such as JPA and Hibernate.
  • Understanding and knowledge of various front-end web development languages like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Understanding and knowledge of various aspects of a technology architecture including integration, networking, security, and application deployment infrastructure.