Java Solution Architect

Lviv, Ukraine

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.


Currently we are looking for a Java Solution Architect for our Lviv office to make the team even stronger.


  • Design large-scale solutions using at least one technology stack;
  • Create solution architecture document on good level with deep technical details;
  • Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and key case-studies/scenarios for the future solution;
  • Conduct solution architecture review/audit and create review/audit report;
  • Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live";
  • Oversee the development efforts and provide technical help as needed;
  • Participate in the full cycle of pre-sale activities:
    • Direct communication with potential customers;
    • RFP processing;
    • The development of proposals for implementation and design of the solution;
    • Presentation for proposed solution architecture to customer;
    • Participation in meetings with the customer's representatives.
  • Participation in the customer’s workshops and presentation of the proposed solution;
  • Directly communicate with customers during solution architecture design or solution implementation activities;
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices;
  • Create and follow personal education plan in the technology stack and solution architecture;
  • Conduct advisory on creation of personal education plan for colleagues.


  • Practical experience:
    • 7+ years’ experience in hands-on development of solutions of different nature (web applications, web services, desktop applications) on J2EE (JavaScript experience is nice-to-have);
    • 5+ years’ experience developing relational and non-relational data storages;
    • 5+ years’ experience in team leadership;
    • 3+ years' experience in project management and direct customer communications.
  • Development background:
    • Strong development background with the development platform (J2EE);
    • Strong development background with the JavaScript stack;
    • Strong background using various libraries, framework and patterns in particular technology stack;
    • Strong background in design and implementation of external services integrations (using REST, SOAP and/or ESB);
    • Strong experience with multiple full lifecycle software development processes, approaches and methods (SCRUM & RUP).
  • Solution architecture:
    • Deep expertise in solution architecture;
    • Web application architectures;
    • Web services architectures;
    • Relational and non-relational data storage specific;
    • Web application front-end and/or back-end architecture;
    • Solution cross-cutting concerns (security, monitoring, caching, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of:
    • Mission critical application architecture design;
    • Scalable application architecture design;
    • High performance application architecture design.
  • Strong expertise in:
    • Architectural styles;
    • Enterprise architecture patterns;
    • Integration patterns;
    • Development patterns;
    • Architecture artifacts and deliverables;
    • Solution architecture design approaches and practices;
    • Change management processes;
    • Understand performance issues and approaches to address them systematically.
  • Leadership and communications:
    • Pro-active approach and leadership in architecture engagement;
    • Experience in customer site assignments.
  • Strong communications skills:
    • Excellent general communication skills;
    • Ability to communicate message to customer representatives, listen and manage their concerns;
    • Ability to read context and people;
    • Fluent English.

We offer

  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills;
  • Project variety and mobility among projects;
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews;
  • Financial stability;
  • Flexible working schedule;
  • Individual career path in engineering;
  • Opportunity for self-realization;
  • Experienced specialists are provided with an opportunity to be promoted to Project Managers & Team Leaders as well as relocate to other offices of EPAM around the world;
  • Wide range of professional and soft skills trainings and workshops;
  • Technology trainings and technology communities;
  • Partial grant of the cost of certification;
  • Opportunities for business trips abroad (Switzerland, USA, England);
  • Social package - medical insurance, sports;
  • Compensation for sick lists and regular vacations;
  • Relocation package for those who relocate to Lviv to work at EPAM;
  • English classes with native speakers (certified English teachers);
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment;
  • Experience exchange with colleagues around the world;
  • Corporate and social events (parties, football, tennis, etc.).