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Software Development Architect

Hallmark Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

At Hallmark Business Connections, we're a small, innovative, tight-knit team and we strive to cultivate a culture where excellence is recognized and celebrated, health and wellness are a priority, and fun comes with the territory.  You may be just the right person to help us make the business world a better place. And there's only one way to find out- apply now!




The Software Development Architect is the top technical expert within the respective software-development department.  This role is responsible for the planning, research, design, and implementation of the HBC software-product architecture.  The Architect has excellent technology, planning, and communications skills and leads the development team in the development of technology roadmaps and continuous enhancements of the HBC software-development environment to meet dynamic business requirements.  The Architect is sought by various members of the enterprise for his ability to mentor and explain complicated architectural issues to various levels of audience within his scope of responsibility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design as well as play key role in implementing innovative software solutions that strike a balance between technical œcorrectness and business œneeds while keeping an eye on business/market opportunities
  • Develop innovative software solutions to deliver business objectives
  • Clearly and proactively communicate concepts, issues, concerns and risks to stakeholders
  • Collaborate with business sponsors to ensure that IT solutions meet the business and market demands
  • Work with the Enterprise Architect to establish, implement and ensure software-engineering best practices and standards
  • Perform regular code reviews to provide feedback to other developers and ensure that best practices are being followed
  • Work with other departmental architects, Development, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Project Management and Infrastructure resources to formulate the new-product architectural mission identifying descriptions of performance, availability, and supportability aspects of the overall environment
  • Research and advise on the acquisition of new technologies into new-product development and align these with business direction (as well as vendor and technology viability into the future)
  • Attend and represent new-product development in the weekly Architecture Board Meeting.  Participate in other architecture meetings to align development across software groups
  • Research and advise on the feasibility of potential future projects to management
  • Manage/deliver R&D efforts specific to new-product development or oversee/review technology recommendations from other teams/architects submitted to new-product development
  • Work with business and management to share and explain new-product development architecture vision
  • Mentor others on architecture principles, practices, techniques, etc.
  • May participate as in sales process by providing technology solutions and support to HBC clients and prospects
  • Define application architecture and determine architectural trade-offs
  • Provide production support for critical issues when necessary


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software development
  • Experience developing business applications with Microsoft .NET development platform
  • Experience with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories
  • Experience balancing the long-term (big picture) and short-term implications of individual technology decisions
  • Experience translating business needs into software-development architecture and solutions


  • Knowledge of business and application reengineering principles and processes
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies


Hallmark Business Connections is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Marketing

Job Details

Date Posted November 3, 2017
Date Closes December 3, 2017
Requisition 430613100
Located In Minneapolis, MN
SOC Category 00-0000.00