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Remote Software Architect (with Java proficiency)

About the Role:

ALICE solves the complex logistics of running every departments in a hotel through a unified platform. We are looking for a Software Architect to drive the next generation of ALICE products and their technical architecture.

The ideal candidate is a structured thinker who can synthesize diverse feedback and turn a vision into a clear plan of action as well as an expert hands-on technologist who knows how to build scalable, reliable, and fault-tolerant distributed systems. You stay up-to-date with the latest architectural trends.

The Software Architect is responsible for designing ALICE's Core architecture as well as of all of its subsystems with our engineering team and serves as a coach during implementation. You will be responsible for breaking down large projects into smaller development tasks, estimating effort, writing technical specs that are deep & concise (agile) and discussing them with the engineers. You will also be building POCs (proof of concept) and kicking off new innovative and exciting projects leveraging different services APIs, libraries and tools.

This is an opportunity to create ideas and shepherd them through to a live product, as well as improving our core architecture for growth, reliability and performance. We are a small team with a big vision, and this is a chance to see how a product comes to life from the ground up.

Our front end stack is AngularJS. Our backend is Java, Groovy/Grails, Spring MVC, and Hibernate.

About ALICE:

By joining all of the departments of your hotel with a single operations platform for internal communication and task management, ALICE helps your staff act as a team to provide consistently excellent service. ALICE’s main product - ALICE Suite - brings together your front office, concierge, housekeeping, and maintenance teams, and connects your guests to your hotel with our app and text messaging tools. The ALICE platform is also available as specialized software and mobile applications for your staff (ALICE Staff), your concierge (ALICE Concierge) and your guests (ALICE Guest). Each module can be integrated with your PMS and third party management systems. ALICE’s partners include 3-5 star independent and managed hotels, hotel groups, residential condominiums, serviced apartments, vacation rental companies, and concierge companies looking to provide exceptional service through mobile staff technology and guest communication channels. Third-party service providers also leverage the ALICE API. ALICE was founded in 2013 by Justin Effron, Alex Shashou, and Dmitry Koltunov, and has raised $39M to date. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience architecting large, high-scale web applications and distributed systems
  • Exposure to architecture patterns in cloud (AWS, Azure, etc)
  • Understanding of performance and memory management
  • Object Oriented Design and Development for 5+ Years (Java, C++, C#)
  • Proficiency with Java frameworks like Spring MVC and ORM solutions like Hibernate
  • Experience with real time systems and messaging
  • SQL Database design and development
  • Agile software development lifecycle
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science

 

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary / Stock options
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