TAP Innovation Seeks a Talented Solutions Architect to Join Their Growing Team

TAP Innovation Seeks a Talented Solutions Architect to Join Their Growing Team

DALLAS, TX – March 9, 2023. TAP is seeking a detail-oriented and experienced leader to assist with our prospect and client needs as a Solution Architect. This is a full-time, salaried position with health and retirement benefits. As this is not a remote position, to maximize collaboration with TAP’s division and department heads, qualified candidates must be available to work out of our corporate office in Irving, TX. Additionally, this position has growth opportunities to move into a Director or VP role as they grow and mature the Development Team.

  • Build and integrate various information applications and systems to meet client and prospect needs.
  • Assess the system architecture currently in place and work with technical staff to recommend solutions to improve it.
  • Resolve technical problems as they arise.
  • Design, modify, test, and implement the technical architecture.
  • Test and integrate program software systems to address and solve specific business problems within an organization.

This position reports to the Director of Operations and regularly works with other TAP Senior Leadership.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, and other duties may be assigned.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Determine required skill sets and grow the development team.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to development team members.
  • Some hands-on development.
  • Ability to lead and manage offshore development teams and vendors.
  • Continual research on current and emerging technologies and propose changes where needed.
  • Inform various stakeholders about issues with the current technical solutions being implemented.
  • Assess and report to leadership the business impact various technical choices may have.
  • Provide updates to stakeholders on product development processes, costs and budgets.



  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science is preferred.
  • Exceptionally skilled in Microsoft Stack (Azure, SQL, .NET, C#, SSIS, ADF, Power BI) and Application Development.
  • In-depth understanding of coding languages.
  • Strong experience with database design and data modelling.
  • Exposure to RDBMS & NoSQL.
  • Exposure to mobile development technologies such as iOS, Android, Xamarin and Flutter.
  • Working knowledge of Cloud concepts (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).
  • Exposure to Open Stack development (MEAN/MERN, Java Microservices).
  • Sound knowledge of various operating systems and databases.
  • Proven work experience as a Solution Architect or similar role.
  • Previous project management experience is advantageous.
  • Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work at a swift pace.
  • Regularly communicate and present relevant information to company senior management.
  • Establish and maintain departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Set and maintain goals for yourself.
  • Proactively take the initiative and move projects forward with limited direction.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ease with building / establishing rapport with an array of people and teams.
  • Professional demeanor, goal-oriented, self-motivated, creative, flexible, and adaptable to new situations.
  • Passion for learning, trying new things, understanding what works, and quickly adjusting what does not work.


A competitive base salary commensurate with experience. Please send your expected salary when submitting your resume. 


Full-time employees are eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits as well as a 401k with matching.


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How TAP was formed…

John Ragsdale, President and Co-Founder of theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations, has always had a knack for process improvement and automation. Building applications is second-nature, with an engineering degree and a CIO mindset spanning 20 years, John put his passion to work as he found ways where information can be more accessible and efficiencies can be gained with his own developed solutions. Departmental budgets are often limited and IT solutions may be difficult to receive approval for. John became self-sufficient in creating application solutions with key data integrations that replace spreadsheets and manual or paper-based processes. John continued to develop his customized solution to gain workplace efficiencies by including strong relational database designs, robust reporting and analytics, expandability options, and successful integration with core business systems.

These core business systems for use in human resources, Finance, ERP, and Electronic Medical Records, to name a few, were often good, but typically fell short in interoperability and product updates. Reverting to manual processes and spreadsheet data tracking can stall productivity and company growth. Leading the charge to workplace efficiency as John traversed the healthcare, financial, and aerospace industries, he leveraged current technology for automation and expanded product capabilities to include web and mobile rendering software languages. John and his teams found the robust and scalable solutions valuable to other company departments that struggled with manual processes and a lack of collaborative data sharing. With a base set of tools and solutions, custom apps were quick, easy, and cost-effective to build, adding more reusable functions, features, and modules with each app.

In 2017 theAppPlace (TAP) Innovations was formed to help organizations of all sizes across all industries digitally transform and achieve real business success. Vast IT and product development knowledge mean our team and technology can identify manual and spreadsheet-intensive processes as well as non-integrated systems, and implement out-of-the-box solutions or customized applications so people can collaborate in real-time and information can be trusted across an enterprise.