Architect III - Mulesoft in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

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Job Description


Responsible for providing leadership, analysis and technical design related to the development of application architecture to enable the future-state business capabilities.  The work is at an application level but includes the interfaces and impacts on systems (processes and information), shared infrastructure services and application services.

Looking for a highly energetic and collaborative MuleSoft integration architect with experience around proposing and designing highly reliable and scalable solutions across various Business applications. The ideal candidate should have strong technical background in integration technology stack and good experience in MuleSoft technology.


  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state), and determine corresponding application designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Design and lead the implementation of an application architecture for a specific application or related applications in alignment with enterprise architecture strategy, business capabilities and business requirements.
  • Manage and develop the architecture for a project or initiative, working closely with application developers and business analyst for the initiative.
  • Responsible for creating, presenting, and maintaining all MuleSoft solution artifacts.
  • Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Understand, advocate and augment the principles of information technology strategies.
  • Work within the technical architecture team to define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure application decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
  • Contribute to SDLC process and governance procedures associated with ensuring application architecture compliance with corporate architecture guidelines.
  • Understand the long-term progression of a collation of assigned applications and steward the evolution of those applications toward enterprise objectives, providing development targets for retiring technical debt associated with the applications.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations.
  • Consult with systems and infrastructure development projects to fit applications to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the application architecture.
  • Document all application architecture design and analysis work as artifacts.
  • Work closely with the program management office (PMO) or project management office to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised.

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in IT development disciplines including technical architecture, application development and middleware.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in application architecture either titled or practical.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a MuleSoft Integration Architect.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Understanding of agile methods and processes, and capability of supporting agile project teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact, and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt.
  • Experience in designing integration solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements using AnyPoint Platform.
  • Advise technical teams on performance, scalability, reliability, monitoring, and other operational concerns of integration solutions on AnyPoint Platform.
  • Good knowledge in different MuleSoft deployment topologies like CloudHub, On-Premises and Hybrid.

Strong knowledge and experience in MuleSoft Integration development life cycle

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)

  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Provides service excellence to internal and/or external customers. Provides added value. Looks for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests. Addresses the unidentified, underlying and long-term client needs. Enhances client service delivery systems and processes. Anticipates clients' upcoming needs and concerns.
  • RESULTS ORIENTATION: Focuses efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards. Exceeds standards. Defines ambitious, but realistic, personal goals and standards. Evaluates personal progress against standards. Undertakes significant challenges. Adjusts actions to meet and exceed expectations. Tries new ways to get things done, while taking steps to reduce the risks.
  • TEAMWORK / COLLABORATION: Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals. Proactively assists and involves others. Initiates collaboration with others. Assumes additional responsibilities to facilitate the achievement of team goals. Seeks input from other team members on matters that affect them.
  • HIGH STANDARDS: Follows up on procedures, ensures high quality output, takes action to solve quality problems or notify quality issues as appropriate. Exceeds quality standards set by organization. Follows all the policies and procedures for quality set by the organization. Works at a level that consistently meets and often exceeds quality standards set by the organization. Seeks opportunities to improve how work is done, raising the quality of the output.
  • BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE: Uses an understanding of business issues, processes and outcomes to enhance business performance. Makes recommendations to improve business operations. Offers concrete suggestions to reduce costs, improve quality or revenue for aspects of key products or services in own area. Identifies potential new clients for own area. Recognizes the value of all major business areas, avoiding a "single area" bias.
  • CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: Generates viable, new approaches and solutions. Modifies current approaches. Modifies current approach to better meet needs. Thinks about problems from a new perspective. Expands on the thinking or solutions proposed by others. Demonstrates curiosity, digging for information below the surface.
  • FOSTERING COMMUNICATION: Listens and communicates openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus. Fosters two-way communication. Recalls others' main points, taking them into account in own communication. Checks own understanding of others' communication (e.g., paraphrases, asks questions). Elicits comments or feedback on what has been said. Maintains continuous, open and consistent communication with others.
  • INITIATIVE: Deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise. Addresses current issues. Acts on issues in own area of responsibility instead of waiting or hoping the problem will solve itself. Tries varied approaches and solutions to resolve a problem. Persists when significant difficulties arise.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Identifies problems and the solutions to them. Solves standard problems. Identifies standard problems based on a range of factors, most of which are clear. Identifies alternate solutions, considering applicable precedents. Identifies optimal solutions based on weighing the advantages and disadvantages of alternative approaches. Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of solutions after implementation.
  • TECHNICAL CAPABILITY: Understands and applies functional and technical knowledge and skills to accomplish work objectives. Keeping up to date with new development in the subject area and continuing to enhance the skills. Applies technical knowledge and skills in a range of typical situations, with minimal or no guidance. Follows standard procedures, where applicable, for common tasks. Seeks support from senior staff when encountering atypical issues.
  • SYSTEM DESIGN: Identifying and selecting system options which are balanced and optimized and applying techniques to a variety of system design contexts to ensure system interoperability, scale, performance, usability, and security. Demonstrates solid knowledge and ability, and can apply the competency, with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations. Would require guidance to handle novel or more complex situations. Maintains control over the system design life cycle. Analyzes architecture business requirements and prepares system design proposals. Provides support for problem resolution activities. Conducts impact analysis for proposed changes to the system. Provide system design guidance to the team.
  • SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND PORTING: The integration and testing of software products, components and/or subsystems and their interfaces into existing, new or modified software and hardware platform environments to deliver automated solutions according to business and technical specifications. Demonstrates solid knowledge and ability, and can apply the competency, with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations. Would require guidance to handle novel or more complex situations. Produces integrated software builds using complex programming and software modules. Configures the hardware environment, produces integration test specifications, and conducts tests as required. Verifies that the logical design components are consistent with integration target architecture requirements. Carries out support and production assurance for common systems integration problem resolution activities.
  • INFRASTRUCTURE/PLATFORMS: Supporting the enterprise computing infrastructure (e.g., enterprise servers, client server, storage devices and systems, hardware and software) in the provision, management, storage, operation, scheduling, support and maintenance of the infrastructure. Demonstrates solid knowledge and ability, and can apply the competency, with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations. Would require guidance to handle novel or more complex situations. Describes how the platform integrates with other enterprise elements. Uses performance data collection tools and techniques to mitigate down-time and improve performance. Installs software and hardware on the platform. Solves routine hardware and software problems, documenting new problems and their solution for future reference. Uses appropriate diagnostic tools to solve complex problems. Executes standards without supervision, suggesting modifications to these standards.
  • PROCESSES, METHODOLOGIES, AND TOOLS: The development of expertise and the provision of advice, assistance and leadership in processes, methodologies and tools used in any specific area of technology by focusing on definition, management, repeatability and measurement to ensure appropriate and effective use throughout the organization. Demonstrates basic knowledge and ability and, with guidance, can apply the competency in common situations that present limited difficulties. Selects appropriate tools and methodologies to deliver applications and systems that meet defined organizational business needs. Works with the QA Team to contribute to the continual improvement of QA standards and best practices. Reviews all integration components to ensure that source code control practices are followed. Captures functional and nonfunctional requirements. Develops business analysis practices and standards, as well as associated tools, templates and techniques. Reviews and identifies modifications to existing software development/integration process approaches. Develops new ways to achieve process improvements. Identifies where software process, methodologies and/or tools would increase the IT organization capacity to contribute to meeting business needs. Evaluates the effectiveness of development and integration processes, methodologies and tools used in application systems development activities.


  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for up to 8 hours a day; Ability to use hands and fingers to type on a keyboard and use a mouse to navigate; Vision sufficient to view small details on a computer monitor
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, bend and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate using a telephone handset and/or connected headset device


  • Regular business hours. Some additional hours may be required.
  • Travel requirements: Negligible
  • Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required
  • May be subject to pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this job.   

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

PODS Enterprises, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.

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