Guidesoft Inc. dba Knowledge Services

  • Application Architect

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 1:28 PM)
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    Great opportunity to assist with migrating systems to a cloud based architecture!  Long term 6+ month contract with potential for extension and benefit eligible!


    Knowledge Services,  established in 1994 and headquartered in Indianapolis IN, is a certified woman-owned (WBE) professional services organization with over 1500 employees located in offices throughout North America.  Founded by Julie Bielawski, CEO, Guidesoft, Inc. DBA Knowledge Services is an industry leader in Managed Service Programs (MSP), Employer of Record / Payrolling Services, National Recruitment, and Staffing Services.  We provide outstanding services to major organizations in various industries, including; IT, Healthcare, Entertainment, Media, Federal and State Governments, Public Utilities, Telecom, Manufacturing and more.


    As such, Knowledge Services is committed to providing opportunities for growth – in our company, in each team member and in our relationships.  We believe titles do not define a person, but provide a framework to each person’s endless potential.  Our focus on improving our team, product and processes drive us every day.  We are guided by our four Pillars that set the foundation of who we are and how we conduct business:  Knowledge, Integrity, Innovation, and Service. 


    Knowledge Services has benefit offerings to include the following!


    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage
    • Pet Insurance
    • Ticket and Event discounts!
    • The above are available provided contractors meet eligibility requirements


    • This resource should be familiar with a variety of application technologies, environments, concepts, methodologies, practices, and procedures.
    • This resource should also able to perform a variety of complicated tasks with minimal or no direct supervision.
    • This resource should have proven experience defining systems, application architecture, providing vision, problem anticipation, and problem-solving ability and organization.
    • While this team is not developing any applications, it is migrating functionality from the existing legacy system to the new cloud-based application.
    • The position has responsibility to ensure all existing interfaces are redeveloped in the new system, tested and data migrated as necessary.
    • This resource will be asked to communicate complicated technical issues to senior government, business and IT leadership on a regular basis.
    • The ability to communicate comfortably, effectively and accurately at this level while possessing the expansive technical skills will be the keys to the success of the right individual.
    • This position is not hands on technical development as much as oversight, coordination, management and above all, communication.


    • Experience participating in development of standards and product recommendations
    • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
    • Experience working through every phase of software development life cycle
    • Experience in deployment certification - ensuring applications are tested for UAT, performance, security, accessibility prior to production deployment.
    • Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with in the weeds technical leads, business users, project managers, high level senior business, government and IT management positions.
    • Unix experience
    • Progress database experience (is a plus)
    • Proven experience with hands-on technical development work.
    • Experience designing and architecting systems as a member of a design team.


    Physical Requirements:

    • Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.
    • Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
    • Vision requirements:  Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.




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