Application Architect

Chevy Chase, Maryland

Post Date: 10/16/2017 Job ID: 25770 Industry: Other Area(s)

Application Architect

• Propose and document system designs that meet or exceed current business requirements for application system changes or new application systems.

• Review and guide applications designs to meet performance, scalability, and reusability requirements. Review system performance and adjust designs as needed. • Work with application development teams, cloud infrastructure/DevOps teams, and operations teams to bring collaboration and synergy, leading to successful application delivery

• Work with business and IT management to explain business benefits of design proposals.

• Contribute and in some cases lead technical process improvements across a variety of disciplines, for example: Config Management, Agile development

• Collaborate with architects to find best practices and ways to improve our area as well as all of company Learn and apply well-founded system design approaches from across the industry to improve our applications and teams

• Understand and keep up with major IT trends including cloud computing, security practices, system resilience, and artificial intelligence.

• Able to develop and deliver architect diagrams.

Required:

• Strong conceptualization, problem-solving, and analytical skills at a system design level. The architect must draw on a broad knowledge of infrastructure, code, database, and security concepts to define potential business solutions.

• Extensive knowledge of relevant business needs, system designs, and software solutions used in the organization.

• Good understanding of financial, business, and technical constraints with ability to apply them to effective design solutions.

• Ability and comfort to communicate effectively and precisely with business executives, technical teams, and end-users.

• Ability to adjust communication styles to fit the audience.

• Creativity and the ability to work with abstract concepts.

• Excellent team work and people skills
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