Navis / Xvela

Security Architect (Contract)

1 month ago
Requisition Number
North America


Navis is the global market leader in building and implementing marine terminal operating systems and optimization solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations.


Join our talented team of Software Engineers in building the next generation of our flagship product the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). We are a profitable logistics software company building mission critical systems that enable the world economy. Most of the material goods in the world are moved in containers directed by our software. 



About Navis

We are a mature profitable logistics software company operating worldwide. We build mission critical systems which enable the world economy. Most of the material goods in the world are moved in containers through our software at some point in time. The SPARCS N4 terminal operating system combines live production experience at more than 200 marine terminals in 50 countries with state-of-the-art software design.


Job Description

Join our talented team of Software Engineers in building the next generation of our flagship product the Navis™ SPARCS N4 terminal operating system (TOS). In this position you will have an opportunity to make major contributions in architecting improved security for our next generation transportation and logistics software for the marine industry. You will work together with colleagues to define system requirements and build state-of-the-art software. You must be a quick learner, have excellent communication skills and be able to maintain ownership of large engineering projects through their lifecycle: architecture/design, implementation, testing, maintenance and support. This position has unique opportunities for growth in both the functional and technical direction.


As a Contractor Specializing in Security, you will:

  • During your Initial 3 weeks begin the design and analysis process. Based on results there is a potential to extend this contract for 3-6 month
  • Review current N4 product security architecture and propose a future state architecture
  • Define a holistic approach and create a system architecture strategy to support measurement and monitoring of the performance of our platform
  • Define guidelines and best practices in building scalable, high-performance systems
  • Hands on coding of architecture projects
  • Identify opportunities for scalability improvements and work with other system architectures to drive those improvements into the platform
  • Evaluate the system architecture for performance implications.  Work with engineering teams to make tradeoffs on flexibility, scalability, costs, and performance
  • Create system architecture and design for components involving high volume messaging and database access in a virtualized environment
  • Work closely with the engineering teams to ensure that services and platforms are designed with reliability in mind
  • Design and develop prototypes for verifying and validating reliability driven objectives, including event detection, monitoring models, reaction strategies and mechanisms to automate service recovery


  • BS/MS in computer Systems or Computer Science with 15+ years’ experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in architecture, design and development of mission critical products with recent hands-on coding experience. 
  • Experience with the latest web security standards including OWASP.  
  • Strong Java enterprise development background and
  • Familiarity with Spring Security.  
  • Knowledge of the latest industry offerings around authentication and authorization and how they pertain to Single Sign On, Multi factor authentication, VPN, Token based security, LDAP etc.  
  • Familiarity with SOAP and REST based web services is also required.
  • Familiarity with AWS or similar cloud  technology deployment models is a must.


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