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The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services for the financial, education, commercial, and commodities markets worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings, S&P Capital IQ/S&P Indices, Commodities & Commercial (C&C), and McGraw-Hill Education (MHE). The S&P Ratings segment offers credit rating services; and information and independent benchmarks to investors for their investment and financial decisions, and acce... Read More

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Application Architect

S&P Capital IQ, a brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. We are currently looking for a software application architect as a full time employee with experience on real time application design & development and real time data integration.


The primary responsibilities of an Application Architect in S&P Capital IQ Architecture and Integration Services (AIS) are to develop application architectures, perform system design, research and devise architectural constructs for strategic planning, and mentor and provide architectural advice to development teams


The candidate for this position will join the AIS team as the subject matter expert in real time system design and real time business applications to provide best practices on technology tracks for IT application development. The responsibilities also include:



      Providing technology solutions to real time application design & development and real time data integration according to business requirements;

      Conduct architectural reviews. Lead and coordinate technical activities and artifacts throughout project development, including requirements management, analysis, jump-starting design with reference models, providing guidance and mentoring the development team.

      Perform hardware/software, security, interoperability, reusability, scalability and performance analysis.

      Perform research on technology trends, developing a technology roadmap;

      Identify, evaluate and recommend products and technologies that the enterprise will use to implement its application strategy.

      Introduce standards and methodologies for project development.

      Create and maintain architecture documentation as a knowledge base.

      Creating and delivering presentations, communicating technical and highly complex information to management and public groups.


Excellent communication skills are essential, with strong verbal and writing proficiencies and good facility with creating and delivering presentations.


A minimum of 10 years of experience in software development, out of which a minimum of 5 - 6 years of experience in application architecture and design, and a minimum of 3 - 4 years in Web technologies, including J2EE, .NET, Web Services, and Messaging.


Technical skills:


    * Good knowledge of and hands-on experience on real time application design and real time data integration with .NET, Java or C++.
    * Knowledge of low latency connectivity, tier-to-tier communication methods and frameworks.
    * Extensive knowledge of Systems analysis and design, database design and modeling.
    * Expertise in object-oriented analysis and design. Broad understanding of design patterns. Understands the application development lifecycle well (from requirements through production) and understands agile development process;
    * Knowledge of messaging technologies;
    * Good understanding of Service Oriented Architectures.
    * Proficient in application tuning and debugging and application security implementations.


The McGraw-Hill Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- mcgraw-hill.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.


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