Senior Software Architect - Middleware

Job Locations US-TX-Corp - Westlake
FLSA Status
Regular Full-Time




Who We Are

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit



The Solera Way

Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate.


Are You Uncommon?

We’re on the hunt for an experienced Senior Software Architect - Middleware who ranks in the top 2% among their peers. We’re looking for a highly competitive and entrepreneurial mindset that is wired with a team-first attitude, has no problem rolling up their sleeves to execute their missions, and can modulate between leading and following as needed.


As a Senior Architect, you will work with a talented team of product managers, designers, and developers to continually build, iterate, and improve the reach of our products. You will also work with multiple project delivery teams to ensure they follow architecture and design best practices as application platforms and applications are built.


You will be working on leading-edge technology projects that will delight our customers and drive real value, industry disruption and innovation to new levels. You will have freedom to set direction of process and technology, and the opportunity to express your ideas across the organization. You will be empowered to drive innovation by coming up with new and exciting ideas to creatively solve issues, as well as proactively look for opportunities to improve the design, interface, and architecture of our products and solutions. Working collaboratively with your team, you will design and build the software architecture, and define the technology to be used in the implementation of products requirements, using your previous expertise and technical knowledge to ensure that the best solution is developed.


If you are enthusiastic and passionate about changing the world and building innovative and cool software, then this is the job for you.

Position 80s

What You’ll Be Doing


At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission. The mission 80’s for this role, are:


  • Provide technical architecture and vision for customers' application platforms
  • Analyze customer requirements to determine the appropriate solutions
  • Architect, build, and code solutions during proof-of-concept opportunities
  • Review code and promote process improvement and knowledge sharing
  • Guide developers and ensure adherence to best practices and agreed-upon processes
  • Mentor other members of the team on application best practices
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge by researching new technologies and software products, participating in educational opportunities, and reading professional publications
  • Arrange internal learning sessions to help team members develop the necessary skills around application development
  • Responsible for the on-time in-full delivery of software solutions fully aligned to the business and technical requirements.
  • Drive automation into test, documentation and the build process.
  • Lead and inspire a multi-functional team.
  • Look at every challenge as an opportunity to improve and excel the solution, the technology and the effectiveness of the team.


Technologies We Use:

  • HAPI, Knex, Mocha, Yeoman, Gulp
  • Node JS, Python, Java
  • React, React Native
  • MariaDB, Mongo
  • Kinesis, RabbitMQ
  • Concourse CI, Jenkins
  • Docker, Puppet, Ansible
  • Redis
  • AWS, PCF
  • Linux


Are You Qualified?

  • Proven software architect with at least 7+ years of experience in a similar role
  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years designing and developing scalable and high available cloud based solutions on AWS, Azure, or CloudFoundry.
  • 2+ years of experience with CI/CD.
  • Proven experience in building microservice or SOA architectures.
  • Strong familiarity with design and architecture patterns.
  • Must be a creative thinker, who pushes the envelope on technology usage and development practices.
  • Ability to execute in face-paced and highly agile development environments
  • Strong bias towards action with a high cadence of delivering results
  • You look for opportunities to simplify the complex
  • Love being hands-on, yet comfortable switching between architecting, prototyping and coding
  • Passion for developing robust software architecture and writing maintainable quality code
  • A technical leader who communicates clearly with technical and non-technical audience


Our Space

We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.


We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.


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