Role: Principal Architect - Performance & Capacity Engineering - FS - Marlborough, MA Area

Salary: Up to $130K+


Large, successful, and growing Boston based Investment Management Firm – Great Company – Lots of Upside – Excellent Compensation Package – Bonus – Profit Sharing etc. Join a team oriented, collaborative, results focused
environment and become part of an elite organization with great growth possibilities.

Position Responsibilities - Summary
This individual will provide hands-on technical performance and capacityengineering, analysis, benchmarking and optimization of applicationscritical to the Investment management lifecycle. He/She will provide
solutions and delivery leadership in working closely with the business andapplication architecture/development teams to continually ensure the performance, resiliency, and scalability of key applications. This role will
report to the Manager, Infrastructure Technologies within Enterprise Architecture.

Detailed Responsibilities;

As an architect within the Enterprise Application performance and capacity management Center of Excellence at the firm, this individual will have the following responsibilities:
· Develop, Implement and evangelize a firm-wide application performance and capacity engineering strategy and management plan.
· Implement a central model (including staff, competencies, tools, processes, deliverables etc.) for engaging and delivering application performance/capacity management services to decentralized teams
· Provide technology, thought and process leadership to establish guidelines, blueprints and standard operating procedures for application and system capacity management
· Functioning in a highly collaborative environment, the candidate will be working with multiple application development, architecture and infrastructure teams to diagnose application hot spots, bottlenecks,
performance /capacity debugging and engineer corresponding optimization techniques and technical solutions for meeting application performance and
capacity needs.
· Responsible for translating architecture recommendations for performance improvements to specific actionable solutions for the applications and systems
· Work with the application and business owners to establish, benchmark, and report on performance SLAs and Liaison with Operations teams to gather Performance and Capacity metrics and develop management dashboards
· Define, maintain, and manage the performance and capacity engineering tool sets to assist with timely and quality applications delivery

Keys to This Position:

1. This individual will be responsible for establishing the Center of Excellence (COE) around Performance and Capacity Engineering. The ideal candidate will have developed a COE in this arena at another firm similar in
size and scope to the client – 3000+ employees – Several Hundred Windows & Unix Servers – Several Hundred Applications – 400+ IT Employees – Global in Nature – 24×7 Mission Critical Databases up to the multi-terra byte level - High Transaction Volume etc.
2. Strong Client Relationship skills are needed: This individual will interface with application development teams and the business, will determine what tools are needed and how the group will be staffed.
3. This position is a combination of hands on Architecture and Management. The technology environment includes Java/J2EE/Swing, etc. (see below). Therefore a strong Architecture/development and Management background is
4. Financial Services are desired, but not required.

Required Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have excellent application technology architecture skills, leadership and communication skills. Specific requirements include:
· A minimum of ten years experience with performance and capacity management, analysis and optimization of applications, systems software, databases, middleware, storage and operating systems.
· Experience with Java/J2EE/Swing and .NET Application Performance tuning, Solaris/Linux/Wintel based systems capacity management, deep understanding of Oracle/Sybase based database technologies and SQL review, tuning and optimization.
· Working knowledge of JMS based messaging platforms, EAI platforms and performance analysis experience with Web services/SOA (e.g., SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, etc.).
· Excellent organization, verbal, presentation and written communications skills.
· Strong delivery focus, self-motivated, multi-tasking capabilities and ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented environment, with well-balanced technical and client expectation management skills.
· Advanced engineering or computer science degree preferred.


Very Competitive Base Salary + Profit Sharing + Bonus - Comprehensive
Benefits Package

No Sponsorship Available – US Based Applicants Only – Relocation Possible

Contact Information

Gary Wright - President – Wright Associates
Phone - (508) 761-6354
Email -
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