Application Architect

Requisition Number:  17140
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, US

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


The Application Architect is expected to demonstrate technical leadership by leading and managing project resources, clearly communicating guidance, and mentoring junior resources. These actions are a reflection of being able manage the design and development processes and ensure adherence to project timelines.  The Application Architect plays a critical role in software development. By designing applications, creating technical specifications and plans, collaborating with development and operations teams, and ensuring compliance with security and performance standards, the architect ensures that the solution is developed and deployed effectively and efficiently. While there is likely to be limited, if any, hands-on development, exceptional knowledge of software development practices is required in order to make sure the optimal solution is designed and that the developers work to the highest quality. 


The Application Architect is expected to ensure compliance with security and performance standards as well as align with regulatory requirments. The architect must remain vigilant in ensuring that the solution is secure and protected against potential security breaches. Similarly, performance and ensuring that a project’s code performs optimally, meeting or exceeding established benchmarks.


This is a hybrid position with in-person requirements located in Cranberry Township PA.


Your Day to Day:

  • Write detailed solution/application designs documents, specifically the logical and physical design of an application, as well as application integrations with other applications, databases, cloud services and partners.
  • Collaborates with development and operations teams to ensure that the solution being built meets user requirements and is scalable, reliable, and maintainable.
  • Refines and defines the development process lifecycle by applying best practices to Enterprise Architecture standards and alignment with the other Information Technology standards and guidelines.
  • Communicates and collaborates solution designs with stakeholders and project teams, as well as monitors application development stages, resolve problems and ensure satisfactory completion.
  • Performs application and other technology research necessary to write technical designs and convey solution and business processes to stakeholders.
  • Provides peer reviews of application design specifications, drawings, and other solution artifacts.
  • Provide technical support and mentoring to business process owners and analysts.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent technical experience.
  • Experience designing and/or developing solutions based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) application and custom applications.
  • Experience integrating software-as-a-service (SAAS) to other applications and services as well as cloud applications and services.
  • Knowledge of system architectures such as microservices, service-oriented architecture, which are vital for ensuring that applications are designed and developed according to the industry best practices.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, particularly SAP
  • Strong understanding of relational database management systems, particularly Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Technical knowledge of programming languages like .NET, Python, C#, and Java.
  • Must have a working knowledge of infrastructure technologies, like Vmware, Windows, and Linux.
  • Familiarity with cloud service architecture, cloud data storage, and data processing is essential to developing scalable and responsive applications.
  • Familiar with concepts such as data encryption, secure data transmission, access control, and least privilege as well as an understanding of security and data privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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