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Deloitte API Architect in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Core Business Operations Project Delivery Specialist API Architect

Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in technology API Architecture? A roll-up-your-sleeves and get it done type of person who wants be part of a collaborative environment? A leader who can incorporate new ideas in a think-tank and share those ideas with your colleagues? If so, consider a Project Delivery opportunity with Deloitte.

Work you ll do

We are currently seeking to hire an API Architect. This role will design and lead our client s B2B and API services, sponsoring a service-oriented architecture. As well as, Sustains the on-going transformation to a Continuous Deployment model through high-level automation. This role develops the architecture which supports product requirements, including performance, scalability, security, and manageability of the API platform. Presents and defends architecture, design, and technique choices to internal and external audiences. Works with API producing teams to evaluate designs and their associated supporting materials and marketability. Ensures consistency in implementation across Product Development teams. Proactively learns new technologies, standards, and applications; keeps current with technology developments within the industry. Is accountable for the delivery of architecture and engineering projects that fall within the scope of the API Platform. Provides product management functions over demonstrative applications which will showcase the capabilities of our APIs to both internal and external audiences.

The team

Systems Engineering

Our Systems Engineering team delivers large-scale software applications and integrated systems, and assists clients with architecture design, assessment and optimization, and definition. We develop service-oriented architecture (SOA) and other integration solutions to enable information sharing and management between business partners and disparate processes and systems, and we deliver technology enablement to support CIO services transformation.

Systems Engineering professionals focus on key client issues that impact the core business by maximizing operational value, driving down the cost of quality, and enhancing technology innovation. Our teams deliver a wide range of services, including application architecture design and optimization, application modernization, business process management and solution integration, custom application design and development, and large-scale technology delivery program efforts.



Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related IT discipline; or equivalent experience

Recommends and implements methods to automate integration testing

Intelligently package related and complementary APIs into API product suites

Designs and develops REST APIs using API gateway products

Configure cache, control quotas, mitigating the effects of spikes, creating concurrent rate limits, and perform other functions related to API traffic.

Responsible for API Security, API Key Validation, Authentication, Authorization and Identity, Traffic Management, Token Management

Responsible for API Mediation including message transformation, parsing, and validation, as well as raise faults and alerts.

Builds Functional and Behavioral tests for APIs Experience in API Administration and user/developer management

Understanding of and ability to use at least one of these programming languages: Java, Javascript, Node.js

Knowledge and experience in developing software using Agile methodologies

Strong knowledge of API Security using OAuth 2.0, JWT, etc.

Strong working knowledge of networking protocols HTTP, TCP/IP, SOAP, REST

Solid understanding of TLS, certificates, keystore and truststore

Strong grasp of Swagger, WSDL and similar tools for defining APIs

Proven success in collaborating and driving decisions with multiple stakeholders, including team members across product, technology and design as well as business development

Must be live in or be willing to relocate to Grand Rapids, Michigan

Limited immigration sponsorship may be available


Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced environment and effectively collaborate across teams

Ability to juggle multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously

Ability to understand impact of new requests or projects to current application interoperability and communicate impact to internal and external teams

Effective Communication and Presentation skills

Experience or has good understanding of Cable and Telco domain

How you ll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.


At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits.

Deloitte s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Learn more about Life at Deloitte. (http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/careers/life-at-deloitte.html?icid=top_life-at-deloitte)

Corporate citizenship

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. Learn more about Deloitte s impact on the world. (http://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/deloitte-corporate-citizenship.html)

Recruiter tips

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Category: Software Engineering, Development & Testing

About Deloitte

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