Solutions Architect
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Digital & Technology/Information Technology
Brisbane - Queensland - Australia
Hybrid work environment  
Work for a global product with an exciting range of projects to work on
Access to professional development tools and individual training each year
Brisbane | Land of the Turrbal people

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. We own and develop a suite of digital products to support its lines of business and its clients. Among them, CBRE Host Building is a digital tenant experience platform that connects tenants to the environments, amenities and communities that matter the most. 

Host offers our clients an unparalleled workplace experience. With hospitality-driven services that focus on increased productivity and employee wellbeing, we help ensure that people have everything they need to be at their best and do great work each day. 

We are looking for a Solutions Architect. Your primary focus will be developing solutions for Host Building platform and guiding the development of the platform. You will be architecting solutions that encompass back of house admin portal, web, native apps, and integration of third-party APIs and services to a global tenant engagement platform that is rapidly scaling in both users and functionality.

Host Building is a PHP/MySQL web application hosted on Azure, servicing multiple Java microservices and native iOS and Android apps. The platform is deployed across 8 regions and leverages Azure’s PaaS and IaaS offerings for application hosting; file and data storage; credential management; and CI/CD pipelines to deliver a scalable and reliable service. In 2022/23 we are moving towards a microservice and API driven architecture powered by GoLang, with new services to support third-party integrations and a new web platform. 

Here’s what you’ll focus on:
  • Contribute to the formulation of an architecture vision for the Host Building platform.
  • Continue our efforts to move to infrastructure-as-code, while keeping us aligned to the DevSecOps goals of CBRE.
  • Focus on client-led solution architecture; converting requirements into solutions (direct client interaction is limited).
  • Be a hands-on contributor to the code base and platform.
  • Review code and documentation of your peers and provide constructive feedback.
  • Lead a couple of senior developers.
  • Operate in a Scrum-oriented agile setup where you will take an active hand in all relevant events.

Our ideal person:
  • Experience with cloud-based architecture (We utilise MS Azure).
  • Be experienced in both monolith and microservice architecture.
  • A focus on web application security (experience working on financial systems is a bonus).
  • Understand automated pipelines (Azure Devops, Docker, Virtual Machines, CI, etc).
  • Be a proponent of unit and integration testing.
  • PHP or GoLang background is a plus.
  • Be familiar with JavaScript frontend development (Angular, React).
  • Understand architectural concepts such as Microservices, Queues, Jobs, Caching, API Gateways.
  • Databases, MySQL and NoSQL.
  • Have the ability to document and model solutions.
  • Architect highly available system design (Fault tolerant, redundancy).

So, what's in it for you?
Access to professional development tools and individual training each year.
Work in a cross-functional product team (developers, designers, project managers).
Work for a global product and brand with an exciting range of projects to work on.

Can we inspire you to join us?
At CBRE, our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion begins with you. We are strengthening our inclusive culture, so everyone feels safe, valued, and heard. Because when you belong, we all succeed.

We look forward to hearing from you!