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System Architect - eCommerce Platform

Rivers Agile
Chicago, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Rivers Agile specializes in building software products for other small- to medium-sized businesses. In addition to being a “product company for hire,” Rivers Agile also helps find and recruit talent for its various clients. For this position, Rivers is looking for an experienced System Architect for an international retailer and wholesaler. Experience with eCommerce is a must. As part of the Site Reliability Services team, you will work closely with architects, developers, engineering teams, security, and other supplier partners to address unique technical challenges.

Note that this position requires onsite work in one of the following locations: Seattle, Dallas, or Chicago metro area.


  • Design and implement e-commerce infrastructure built for performance and reliability, both on-premise and in Azure hybrid cloud
  • Define caching schemes and CDN policies for fast performance
  • Review designs, code, and configurations for impact on performance, and provide guidance and support for improvement
  • Define and monitor service level objectives and indicators to ensure efficiency and reliability across all systems
  • Provide expertise in zero downtime deployments, best incident management practices, and operational excellence
  • Implement and optimize tooling for the Development and Ops teams to improve efficiency, velocity, and stability
  • Lead retrospectives and root cause analysis activities for performance and scalability issues
  • Optimize sizing of deployed component instances for cost optimization
  • Occasional on-call support needed


  • 4 years in an engineering and architectural role
  • Deep knowledge and experience in performance engineering, both on-prem and Azure cloud
  • Proficiency building and administering e-commerce environments, specifically HCL WebSphere Commerce
  • Experience with distributed cache technologies and CDNs such as Redis and Akamai
  • Experience with monitoring and diagnostic tools like Datadog, Dynatrace, Grafana, AppDynamics, Splunk, ITRS Geneos
  • Understanding of performance impact across the full stack, from the browser to n-tier servers and their respective OS’s
  • Sharp instincts and insight to discover root causes of performance bottlenecks
  • Conversant in the WebSphere constellation of products and underlying J2EE technologies

PACKAGE - salaried position, annual bonus up to $10k, full benefits (medical, dental, vision, supplementary), RSU vested over 5 years, holidays, paid time off, 401(k) plan and matching, outstanding team culture

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Rivers Agile


Chicago, IL
60629 USA



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