• Software Architect

    Posted: 04/30/2023

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    Rocket Central is a centralized hub that delivers thoughtful and innovative solutions for Rocket Companies®. We are the center of operations, technology, marketing, HR, legal, strategy and more that propels our companies forward. Here, we’ll give you the opportunity to launch your career and work with various companies, spanning multiple industries from fintech, to auto and real estate. We offer you the tools you’ll need to succeed, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. You’ll be able to master your craft here by working on complex problems in a collaborative culture and challenging yourself to make a real impact.


    Apply today to see all that Rocket Central has to offer!


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in computer science, information technology or a related field
    • Expertise programming in C#, F#, PHP, Python, Java, JavaScript, Progress OpenEdge or similar object-oriented/functional programming language
    • Expertise using software development frameworks and platforms, such as .NET Core, Node.JS, Angular or React
    • Experience solving integration and software design problems across domains
    • Experience recommending improvements in areas such as security, performance and maintainability
    • Experience negotiating functional requirements (FRs) and non-functional requirements (NFRs)
    • Experience facilitating technical deliberations
    • Experience building and deploying applications with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure
    • Experience with Docker/containerization
    • Ability to pioneer and lead adoption of engineering tooling and practices
    • Ability to interpret business needs to guide research of technical disciplines
    • Understanding of distributed architectural design principles

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Graduate degree or equivalent experience in computer science, information technology or a related field
    • Basic solution architecture certification from a major cloud provider, such as AWS, GCP or Microsoft Azure
    • Experience defining and mitigating security threats through FRs and NFRs
    • Experience mentoring and training
    • Experience developing an organization's architectural discipline
    • Ability to articulate principles for significant architectural decisions


    Job Summary

    As a Software Architect, you'll act as a technical thought leader with a deep understanding of the necessary trade-offs in the architectural design and integrations within their product area. In this role, you'll influence FRs and NFRs, contribute technical work items to the product roadmap and oversee deliberations with technical stakeholders to ensure the quality and functionality of the software. You'll also be responsible for elevating engineering team performance and must have demonstrated experience in your ability to engineer at a higher caliber.



    • Act as thought leader in the iterative creation of fault-tolerant and scalable software

    • Lead design of software and integration patterns for the product area

    • Collaborate with technical stakeholders to document specifications and reference architectures

    • Design with consideration of constraints and NFRs, such as availability, security and performance

    • Collaborate with engineers and architects to define technology architecture governance

    • Collaborate with engineers to implement testing frameworks, coverage standards and quality standards

    • Analyze current and future user needs and business requirements to identify opportunities for improvement

    • Facilitate decision-making discussions on adapt/buy/create solutions

    • Build principles for design, development, quality, deployment and operation for the product area

    • Negotiate the priority of technical debt, technical investment work and business requests to balance healthy software and delivery of business value

    • Ensure adoption of standard development tools, technologies, libraries and frameworks

    • Execute proof-of-concept experiments and generate prototypes

    • Mentor and support team members on any of the above responsibilities

    Benefits and Perks

    Our team members fuel our strategy, innovation and growth, so we ensure the health and well-being of not just you, but your family, too! We go above and beyond to give you the support you need on an individual level and offer all sorts of ways to help you live your best life. We are proud to offer eligible team members perks and health benefits that will help you have peace of mind. Simply put: We’ve got your back. Check out our full list of Benefits and Perks.


    Who We Are

    Rocket Companies® is a Detroit-based company made up of businesses that provide simple, fast and trusted digital solutions for complex transactions. The name comes from our flagship business, now known as Rocket Mortgage®, which was founded in 1985. Today, we’re a publicly traded company involved in many different industries, including mortgages, fintech, real estate, automotive and more. We’re insistently different in how we look at the world and are committed to an inclusive workplace where every voice is heard. We’re passionate about the work we do, and it shows. We’ve been ranked #1 for Fortune’s Best Large Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance List in 2022, named #5 on People Magazine’s Companies That Care List in 2022 and recognized as #7 on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022.



    This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.


    We are proud equal opportunity employers and committed to providing an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all candidates and team members. Employment decisions, including hiring decisions, are not based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. 


    Colorado, New York City, California, and Washington Candidates Only. The salary range for this position is ninety-three thousand five hundred dollars to one hundred ninety-five thousand five hundred dollars. The position may also be eligible for an annual bonus and other employment-related benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401K retirement plan, and paid-time off.  More information regarding these benefits and others can be found here.  The information regarding compensation and other benefits included in this paragraph is only an estimate and is subject to revision from time to time as the Company, in its sole and exclusive discretion, deems appropriate. The Company may determine during its review of the proposed compensation and benefits provided for this position, that the compensation and benefits for such position should be reduced. In no event will the Company reduce the compensation for the position to a level below the applicable jurisdictional minimum wage rate for the position. 

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