Job Vacancy Solutions Architect – Akana Professional Services Perforce

Job title: Solutions Architect – Akana Professional Services

Company: Perforce

Job description: Role: Solutions Architect – Akana Professional Services

Location: East Coast remote or United Kingdom

Perforce develops DevOps tools that improve software quality and security as well as team productivity for several of the world’s leading companies, such as PIXAR, CD Projekt Red, NASA, Verizon, Honda, NVIDIA.

Position Summary:

We are searching for a Solutions Architect for our Akana product line. As a Solutions Architect for our Professional Services team, you will be responsible for delivering professional services to Akana by Perforce customers. A successful candidate will be an engaged, interactive technical subject matter expert in API Management and related area, allowing them to deliver high quality technical solutions that align with both Akana best practices and customer-specific business requirements.

Come join a team that is building and delivering the industry leading Digital Transformation and API Management solutions across on-premise, cloud, hybrid and VPC environments leveraging cutting edge technologies.

Akana provides an end-to-end API management solution. Ranked by Forrester as the top vendor and a leader for API security, Akana helps leading organizations take APIs from strategy and design to deployment and optimization.


This is a highly technical, customer-facing role wherein a successful candidate will possess the skills and knowledge to become a trusted advisor to Akana customers as they design and implement their API management strategy. Some common requirements of such engagements include:

  • Developing API management best practices based on customer requirements
  • Providing customer guidance on producing a technical solution for their API strategy that incorporates both Akana product modules and third party solutions as applicable
  • Discovering and producing documentation customer-specific design requirements, including estimations of work required
  • Implementing Akana product modules in accordance with customer business requirements in on-premise, cloud, and hybrid environments
  • Configuring and fine-tuning of Akana product modules as needed based on desired customer outcomes
  • Communicating regularly on project progress, risks, milestone completion, etc. to both internal and external stakeholders to ensure on-time and on-budget deliveries
  • Meeting as needed with clients in various time zones and at varying levels of organizational maturity regarding API strategy
  • More information about the Professional Services offered by Akana can be found on


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other technical discipline or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and delivering enterprise-grade technical solutions including customer training & support that meet complex business requirements
  • Understanding of concepts related to SOAP/REST services, web sockets, SSL/TLS, XML, XSLT, JSON, YAML, Swagger, OAS, and GraphQL
  • Knowledge and professional experience in at least one of the following technologies: Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, EJS, JQuery, Python/Jython
  • Knowledge and understanding of application frameworks like: Spring, OSGi, CanJS, NodeJS, Angular
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment, meet tight deadlines and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to articulate advanced technical solutions and concepts to both business and technical audiences
  • Proven track record of personal organization and completing work in accordance with project deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm for learning new and complex technologies as they emerge in the API Management space
  • Ability to travel to client sites as conditions permit
  • Previous experience in a customer-facing or consulting role a plus
  • Experience with Akana API Platform components or similar API Management technologies such as Apigee, CA Layer 7, or Mulesoft a plus
  • Familiarity with third-party integrations such as LDAP, Ping IDP, F5, Siteminder, etc. is a plus
  • Familiarity with Jetty/OSGi/Kubernetes/Docker is a plus
  • Familiarity with OAuth, OpenID, SSO, WS security policies, Open Banking concepts, JWS/JWE, Kerberos is a plus

If you are passionate about the technology that impacts our day-to-day lives and want to work with people as talented and dedicated as yourself, apply today!

Perforce is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and celebrate its strengths.



Expected salary:

Location: Boston, MA

Job date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 07:02:59 GMT

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