Solution Architect

Solution Architect

Qualifications:

 

Must possess broad understanding of technology and business operations and is able to provide holistic solutions to business problems or requirements.

Extensive experience and knowledge of software design, application integration and data integration.

Extensive experience in designing and implementing canonical data models, SOA, messaging and transformation patterns.

Understands the complexities of networks, database, systems, security practices and other infrastructure components in an IT environment.

Understands the complexities of DevOps and its best practices as it relates to software and integration design

Understands IT security and governance best practices as it relates to software and infrastructure design.

Understands security methods such as ADFS, SAML or OAuth.

Current knowledge of industry best practices for software architecture.

Strong leadership, confidence, verbal and influencing skills.

Strong oral communication, written and presentation skills.  Demonstrate the ability to present complex technical information, in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, in large and small groups.

Strong organization, facilitation, analytical and deductive reasoning skills.  Capable of thinking through problems in a systematic and logical manner in order to produce solutions.

Strong customer service orientation.Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

High level of energy, drive, and creativity to solve complex business problems and overcome complex challenges.

Proven analysis skills and ability to conduct research for data and business logic issues as required.

Proven innovative thought process and problem solving abilities.

Knowledge of ITIL processes and standards is a plus.

Experience in mobile development and/or design is a plus.

Experience in cloud architecture is a strong plus.

Knowledge or certification in TOGAF is a strong plus.

Bachelor’s degree or at least 8 years of equivalent professional experience.

Ideal candidate has either automotive, distribution and/or warehousing experience OR experience in financial lending and loan institutions.

 

Organization and Project Management

Leadership Capabilities

Possess strong technical and SDLC experience

Attention to detail

Creative problem solving abilities

Coaching and Influencing

Excellent communication

Strong vendor relationship management skills

Scripting/Programming Languages

Net, C#, PHP, Python, Java, Node.js, jQuery

 

Communication Methods/Protocols

 

HTTP, TCP/IP, SFTP, SSH, FTP, SMTP

RabbitMQ, Biztalk, Mulesoft, DataPower

SOAP / REST, XML, JSON, EDI

SQL Server 2005+, MySQL 4+, Oracle, Teradata

ASP.Net, Angular, React

MongoDB, MapReduce

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure

GitHub, Visual Studio

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Architecture Responsibilities

Responsible for the architectural design and compliance of solutions

Leverage the current technology portfolio, enterprise architectural standards and established patterns to create solution designs that deliver the required business capabilities.

Collaborate with other architects, developers and engineers to create synergies and drive technology reuse within and across projects.

Approval of detailed technical designs and vendor technical designs to

Ensure the adherence to enterprise standards

Reduce complexity

Increase reusability

Drives down costs and complexity by using enterprise standards

Designs solutions that meet the best interest of multiple stakeholders including those of the project and enterprise level

Designs solutions that leverage enterprise tools and have reusable components and services

Works with business users to reduce technical complexity introduced by business requirements

Ensures designs meet business requirements

Provide recommendations that yield efficiencies in technology support costs and improve performance while meeting customer requirements.

Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced associates.

Translate highly technical problems in a manner that can be understood in business terms to a variety of audiences including project managers and business executives.

Present recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and is able to focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose.

Driving desired outcomes and decisions through trust and influence.

 

Technology Leadership Responsibilities

Acts as the lead Technology Services representative in the delivery of technology solutions

Provides overall technical leadership and directs teams in the delivery of technology solutions.

Collaborates with Project Managers, Portfolio Managers and technical stakeholders to deliver on the following responsibilities for end-to-end technical delivery:

Ensures the realization of the solution architecture, making sure it is operable & cost-effective

Leads and drives progress on all technical delivery aspects

Helps identify all required roles and technology resources

Ensures the assembly of the required technical teams

Leads identification of technical tasks and milestones

Ensures technical requirements are delivered with quality and completeness

Drives creation of financial estimates for all phases including TCO

Partners with PM to ensures a successful release to production including transition activities

Assesses risks, anticipates bottlenecks, provide escalation management, and collaborates to drive toward mutually beneficial outcomes

Drives to effectively resolve and provide awareness for technical issues and risks

Manages the partner relationship to ensure delivery of technical work done by 3rd party partners or vendors.

Provides feedback on performance of internal technical team members to their leaders

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