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Principal Solution Architect

Clear Measure is an expert software engineering firm that helps improve business performance.  We build and integrate the software systems that are critical to improving a business’ ability to make money, be more productive and enable new capabilities. Our clients depend on us to deliver outcomes and to take ownership of even their most complex development and technology challenges.  We provide the experience, technical leadership and process to surface and overcome risk early in projects, leading to clear, measurable business results and high success rates.

No job description can adequately describe a job, your experience filling it, or the career growth possible through it.  Clear Measure is looking for ambitious, talented, and experienced professionals to become an integral team member in support of our engineers, executives, and clients.  All positions at Clear Measure have tremendous opportunity for professional growth. There will be constant change, but one thing is certain: You will learn faster at Clear Measure than you will anywhere else.

Solution Architects are so indispensable to our clients that they become key to those companies both operationally and strategically. We count on Solution Architects to build relationships at the highest levels of a client's organization and provide ideas and advice that leverage technology to drive business outcomes. Solution Architect responsibilities include serving in a key capacity across several clients and providing key sales support. Solution Architects have strong technical breadth and depth but have the mindset of a business executive and the communication ability of a strong salesperson. Above all, Solution Architects are strategic, seeing around corners, and position the company and the account for long-term success, not only with the technology, but also as a holistic client engagement.

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In this job, you will:

  • Identifies current and future client software requirements by establishing personal rapport with prospective and current clients.
  • Supports account executives, prospects, clients, and engineering by providing guidance on software architecture, technology selection, and development operations, and hosting best practices.
  • Becomes an expert in client businesses while building strong working relationships with client stakeholders in both functional and technology business units.
  • Define software architecture, key technology selections, risk analysis, feature backlog, delivery plan with milestones, delivery estimates, staffing plan, and release road map with production deployment plans.
  • Prepares detailed software delivery proposals and supports the creation of statements of work.
  • Lead the teams translating the requirements, technical approaches, constraints, and client expectations to a technical team lead and a business analyst chosen for the full time delivery engagement.  

The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

  • You have a serving others first approach. You demonstrate leadership through service and example, earning the trust of clients, co-workers, and everyone you meet
  • You are a relentless client advocate with a passion to put clients first and help them achieve and celebrate their success.
  • You have just as much passion for your clients’ business objectives as you do about the technology used to achieve them
  • You hold yourself and others accountable for excellence and results, and you have very high standards of performance
  • You naturally are a get things done today person, and have a sense of urgency and speed because you know that great things are accomplished that way.
  • You are a passionate, voracious continuous learner.  You naturally have kept up with the latest trends, technologies and tools in the industry
  • You naturally find yourself looking for chances to serve and teach others (blogging, speaking, mentoring, giving advice on twitter, etc.)
  • Programming is your career as well as hobby
  • Continuous professional networking


  • Has experience supervising, guiding, or mentoring developers
  • Expert knowledge of software architecture using SQL; C#, .Net. JavaScript, other languages
  • Professional experience required:
  • Experience working on business problems that are complex and diverse in scope
  • Advanced understanding of business systems and industry requirements
  • Collaboration and Negotiation skills
  • Ability to develops strong relationships with business leaders
  • Excellent communication and influential skills
  • Architectural and lead development experience with Microsoft technologies

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