Job Type: Contract
Job Category: IT

Job Description

Job Title: API Solutions Architect

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced API Solutions Architect to join our dynamic team. As an API Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining scalable and robust API solutions that meet the needs of our clients. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze requirements, translate business needs into technical solutions, and ensure the successful integration of APIs across various systems and platforms.

Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Design and architect API solutions that align with business objectives and technical requirements.

2. Collaborate with stakeholders to define API specifications, including endpoints, security protocols, data formats, and authentication methods.

3. Develop and maintain API documentation, including code samples, tutorials, and best practices.

4. Lead the integration of APIs with existing systems, databases, and third-party applications.

5. Resolve complex technical issues related to API integration, performance, scalability, and reliability.

6. Conduct system assessments and propose enhancements to optimize API performance, security, and usability.

7. Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in API design and architecture.

8. Foster strong relationships with clients and provide technical guidance and support throughout the API development lifecycle.

9. Collaborate with development teams to ensure adherence to API design principles, coding standards, and quality assurance processes.

10. Conduct regular performance tests and implement optimizations to ensure high availability and efficient API responses.

11. Develop and deliver training sessions and workshops to educate developers about API best practices and usage guidelines.

12. Conduct feasibility studies and propose innovative solutions to improve existing APIs and address business challenges.

13. Support the sales team in reviewing RFPs and preparing technical proposals for API solutions.

14. Stay current with evolving API standards and technologies, such as REST, GraphQL, OAuth, and microservices architecture.

15. Mentor junior architects and developers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.

Qualifications and Skills:

1. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

2. Extensive experience as an API Solutions Architect, designing and implementing scalable, secure, and high-performance API solutions.

3. Strong knowledge of API protocols and technologies, including REST, SOAP, JSON, XML, and GraphQL.

4. Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, Python, or Node.js, with an understanding of software development practices and frameworks.

5. Hands-on experience with API management platforms like Apigee, MuleSoft, or Azure API Management.

6. Familiarity with authentication and authorization mechanisms using OAuth, JWT, or SAML.

7. Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.

8. Proven experience with cloud technologies, especially AWS or Azure, and their APIs.

9. Solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines, DevOps practices, and containerization technologies.

10. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

11. Demonstrated leadership abilities with a track record of successfully leading API integration projects.

12. Excellent documentation and presentation skills.

13. Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment and drive consensus across diverse groups.

14. Self-motivated and proactive with a passion for learning and adopting new technologies.

15. Relevant certifications related to API management or architecture are a plus.


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