Responsible for providing thought leadership and for architecting solutions that will get us closure to an integrated enterprise. They are responsible for making sure the solutions are in alignment with the IT and business strategy and roadmaps with a primary focus on business outcomes.
Comprehends business strategies and market opportunities and develops necessary designs and plans to ensure the program and solutions satisfy those needs.
Defines reference architectures aligned with IT strategies and technology standards to be reused as Solution Building Blocks for the future.
Leads and facilitates technical analysis, solution design, and technology domain sessions to drive optimum IT solutions.
Architects and implements secure, scalable enterprise application solutions to be cloud optimized.
Works as hands on technical leader on the Solution Architecture team with a good understanding of cloud-native concepts and tradeoffs.
Collaborate with and leverage other IT specialists as required to support solution shaping and resolve issues. This includes heavy engagement with enterprise architects, program/portfolio managers, teams and senior Leadership.
Evaluating cloud technologies and services for fit and purpose of use in our application portfolio by evaluating Web and mobile application needs, cost, risk and ability to rearchitect existing solutions.
Defines reference architectures aligned with IT technology standards to be reused as Solution building blocks for the future.
Participates and partners with Enterprise Architects as a change agent to drive strategic IT architecture direction.
Exercises experience and influence to make well informed technology build vs buy, platform and integration decisions partnering with Enterprise Architecture.
Maintains awareness of IT strategic direction, EA strategies, emerging technologies, software trends, and tools.
Considers multiple, varied alternatives and recommends appropriate solutions based on cost/benefit analysis.
Partnership with Enterprise Architecture group and facilitates and supports execution of pilot and or proof of concept activities to validate technology capabilities.
Represent information following a defined design standard, using a combination of graphical and textual elements. Choose the appropriate type of model or architectural patter to solve specific problems.
Provides infrastructure capacity recommendations, IT ops support projections for new and containment applications and systems.
Mentor, coach and guide junior talent to help create a pool of technically strong subject matter experts and pipeline of Solution Architects.
Tracks and manages component interdependencies.
Assess and evaluate risks and provide risk mitigation recommendations
Required Education and/or Certifications
Bachelors’ degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering, or related fields
Recommended Education and/or certifications
Any technology or project management certification is a plus
Any Cloud or Architecture certification is a plus
Prior experience working as a Sr. Solution Architect is a plus
Cloud native development and configuration management platforms is a plus. (Chef, Puppet, Salt or Ansible)
Required Work Experience
A minimum of 10+ years of Information technology experience and 1-2 years of solution architecture experience
Or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background
Salary Band: 07B
August 20, 2021