Software Architect (VMS) Raleigh, US (3123)

We are currently looking for a Software Architect (VMS) to be based in our Raleigh offices in North Carolina.

Software Architects have a pivotal role within the Software Engineering team. The role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful learning solutions that will make a genuine difference to people’s lives. Our portfolio includes major programs for the private sector, third sector and government, including high-profile initiatives with mainstream media visibility.

The Software Architect will be responsible for defining and delivering new (productized) software (sub-)systems and extending existing ones. The Software Architect will mentor and coach other developers as they carry out (sprints of) build work, ensuring they are provided with clear instructions of how to approach execution of build tasks and quality assuring work. The Software Architect will also personally carry out more complex development tasks.

The Software Architect will help to ensure proposals are technically robust and correctly estimated. The Software Architect will be expected to bring industry-wide best practice to all of their work while maintaining a broad range of technical knowledge.


Defining software architectures

  • Manage the non-functional requirements
  • Manage the architecture definition process introducing structure, guidelines, principles and leadership to the development aspects of all projects
  • Manage technology selection by considering costs, licensing, vendor relationships, technology strategy, compatibility, interoperability, support, deployment, upgrade policies, and end-user environments. This is done successfully by reducing risk where there is high complexity or uncertainty, and introducing risk where there are benefits to be had
  • Manage architecture evaluation by testing throughout the software development lifecycle to provide customer confidence that the system we are delivering will work when rolled out
  • Manage architecture collaboration. This ranges from the immediate development team who need to understand and buy in to the architecture, right through to other stakeholders who have an interest from a security, database, operations, maintenance, and support point of view. For a development project to be successful, you need to collaborate closely with all of the system stakeholders to ensure that the architecture will successfully integrate with its environment.

Delivering software architectures

  • Managing the bigger picture by selling the vision throughout the entirety of the software development lifecycle, evolving it throughout the projects if necessary and taking responsibility for ensuring that it’s delivered successfully
  • Undertake leadership by taking responsibility, providing technical guidance, making technical decisions and having the authority to make those decisions
  • Provide coaching and mentoring at times when individuals need assistance by providing team members with a way to enhance people’s skills and to help them improve their own careers.
  • Manage quality assurance by maintaining code standards, design principles and source code analysis tools through to the use of continuous integration, automated unit testing, deployment automation and code coverage tools
  • Design, development and testing code by being a hands-on architect to continuously engage and participate in development projects, actively helping to shape and deliver them


  • B.Sc. in any of the STEM fields
  • Eight+ years of experience with identifying issues and implement solutions to complex problems in medium to large scale backend infrastructure and preferably mobile platforms
  • Demonstrable experience with analyzing and solving difficult problems across the stack
  • Five+ years of experience with web development frameworks to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites, that emphazises reusability and ‘pluggability’ of components, rapid development, and the principle of ‘don’t repeat yourself
  • Demonstrable experience creating complex solutions using industry standards and best practice, excellent understanding across a wide range of technologies, processes, tools and systems
  • Able to understand enterprise-scale solutions and how PeopleFluent solutions can be integrated
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, capable of learning quickly and reacting to a world of ever evolving technologies
  • Have real enthusiasm and passion for development, and be proud of your work
  • Comprehensive knowledge of version control and release management with Git, Github or Bitbucket
  • Demonstrable experience with the SCRUM methodology
  • Experience deploying and optimizing responsive applications for mobile experience

VectorVMS, a former division of PeopleFluent, delivers software and services to help businesses optimize their contingent workforce programs.

We work closely with clients and partners—drawing on 20 years of experience to combine the right people, process, and technology to design and implement best-fit vendor management solutions.

With our VMS, HR and procurement teams can control costs, maintain compliance, and drive quality and efficiency throughout the contingent labor lifecycle.

VectorVMS delivery models are the most flexible in the industry. We empower clients to manage strategic sourcing in-house or through one of our many trusted managed service providers (MSPs). And we augment client resources with a team of experienced program managers who provide operational support, white-glove service, and advice on industry best practices.

A part of Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), VectorVMS also powers a total talent ecosystem that gives clients a holistic view of their contingent and full-time workforce.

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In addition to vacation benefits, you will be eligible upon your date of hire to participate in our health benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, HSA and FSA plans as well as short-term and long-term disability and company paid life insurance. Additionally, you will be eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan.