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Republic Finance, LLC Azure Cloud Architect in Plano, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

Republic Finance is seeking an Azure Cloud Architect to join our IT & Data Management team! At Republic Finance, we are building a leading consumer lending company. In business for over 60 years, we are proud to be a trusted lender in 230+ communities in 10 states! We specialize in providing flexible lending solutions and outstanding customer service. Driven by our shared mission to pursue excellence for our team, our customers, and our performance, Republic Finance is transforming into a modern, fast-growing business. We thrive on teamwork, collaboration, and accountability.

This role will be a part of a team responsible for designing of platforms, systems, and data warehouse solutions to ensure robust campaign management, decision execution, performance monitoring, and risk-related data management. This team member must be highly dynamic, strategic, bold, curious, and highly collaborative. It is highly preferred that the candidate possesses a broad and deep understanding of digital capabilities in the lending space, must have a solid grasp of consumer behavior and trends, and curiosity and desire to help with constructing the vision and roadmap to achieve a quantum leap in our analytic capabilities and digitization through the implementation of cutting-edge tools, technologies, enhanced data, and highly integrated systems and processes. This position reports directly to the SVP of IT & Data Management and will interface regularly with senior leaders from the across the organization. In addition, this individual will be a part of discussions and negotiations with external partners and cutting-edge vendors in the field of data management and analytics and machine learning. Job responsibilities are as follows:

  • Cloud migration strategy

  • Data and platform architecture

  • Implementing re-engineering strategies

  • Building ETL pipelines

  • Writing self-explanatory, clean code

  • Making frequent, small releases producing the same, predictable results

  • Peer code reviews

  • Understanding requirements and driving the technical architecture

Requirements

  • Experience in solution conceptualization and technical architecture design for data warehousing and data lake initiatives on the Azure cloud

  • Hands-on implementation expertise

  • Knowledge of hybrid environment architecture

  • Experience with cloud DevOps solutions and cloud data and application migration

  • Experience in working with SSIS/Apache NiFi packages for ETL

  • Experience with SQL, MongoDB, Python,/Java, and SOAP/REST Web Services

  • Expertise in database concepts and optimization of complex queries.

  • Experience with database versioning, backups, restores and migration, and automation of the same

  • Ability to perform database performance tuning queries

  • Expertise in data security and integrity

  • Experience in object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms and software engineering methodologies

  • Experience working in agile and eXtreme Programming methodologies in a continuous deployment environment

  • Expertise in web server ecosystems, TDD, CI tools like Jenkins, Hudson and Bamboo, complexity analysis and performance optimization

  • Deep knowledge of server configuration / deployment infrastructure

  • Experience using source control and bug tracking systems, writing user stories and technical documentation

  • Self-Learner: You must be extremely hands-on and obsessive about delivering clean code

  • Sense of Ownership: Do whatever it takes to meet development timelines

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health/Dental/Vision

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • 401 (K) and employer match

  • Company provided Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

    Additional benefits with Republic include:

  • Regular drawings for sports tickets

  • Employee of the Month Program

  • Philanthropic support for charities such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society

  • Professional offices with a friendly team environment

    Republic Finance, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age disability or veteran status in employment opportunities and benefits. Republic Finance, LLC maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. #zr2

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