Sr IT Solutions Architect

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Post Date: 06/20/2018 Job ID: 29955 Industry: Other Area(s)

Senior IT Technical Solution Architect

The Senior IT Technical Solution Architect will work within a project along with the Project Manager to exercise end-to-end accountability for the solution to ensure quality project outcomes and that the system that is built meets the business needs and achieves the intended business value. They are accountable for the overall architecture and design of the solution across a variety of applications and domains and are assigned to projects/initiatives of large size, complexity and risk. They provide broad cross-functional expertise to assist with problem resolution. The Senior IT Technical Solutions Architect serves the company as an advisor on best practices and is responsible for designing and effectively implementing strategies, architectures and solutions in alignment with CTO office guidelines. The Senior IT Technical Solutions Architect develops actionable blueprints, principles, models, designs, standards and guidelines to ensure information technology architecture is consistent, usable, secure and adds value to the business. The position facilitates design and implementation of flexible, scalable and cost effective solutions and provides technical guidance to less experienced Architects.

Responsible for development and implementation of cross-functional application design strategy, architecture and platforms to ensure solutions are optimized for flexibility, scalability, security and performance. Responsible for making software solutions more understandable and manageable by providing unifying and simplifying concepts including better work partitioning with decreased and/or more manageable dependencies. Accountable for adhering to corporate architecture standards, ensuring technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization and contributing to corporate architecture strategy-setting. Accountable for shepherding the design solution all the way through coding, testing and into production, including resolution of post-production issues. Leads governance processes of new technologies and solutions to ensure consistent technology life cycle management. Participates in formulating solution estimates and working planning including determining appropriate task sequencing and identification of technical skill sets required. Builds consensus around principles of application architecture and interprets and clarifies these principles. Serves as technical solutions architecture subject matter expert to business areas, project teams and vendors to apply and execute appropriate use of technology solutions and lead efforts to examine technology vision, opportunities and challenges. Participates in the evaluation, selection and implementation of technology solutions including providing detailed analysis of pros and cons and build vs buy options. Develops conceptual, logical and physical application process and architecture, working closely with other Architects as needed. Maintains operational, architectural and design documentation including procedures, task lists, and architecture blueprints. Evaluates strengths and flaws in application architecture including performance, quality, availability, simplicity of design, security and total cost of ownership. Facilitates project handoffs including preparing documentation, educating and supporting to ensure smooth transitions. Establishes and maintains relationships with IT and business area partners and provides consultation to the BRM and business teams. Troubleshoots, recommends and executes action plans for issue resolution. Accountable for issue resolution, removes barriers and drives project teams toward a solution. Selects and designs tools that allow reuse of design components and patterns between projects. Continually works to enhance breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. Benchmarks technology strategies and architectures. Monitors and anticipates trends and investigates organizational objectives and needs. Prepares benchmarking reports and presentations. Promotes implementation of new technology, solutions and methods to improve business processes, efficiency, effectiveness and value delivered to customers. Develops actual working solutions or prototypes based on their own designs and resolves any issues that arise. Provides technical guidance to less experienced Architects. Establishes and maintains vendor relationships to review and evaluate designs and controls and influence changes in future product releases. Performs other duties as the supervisor may, from time to time, deem necessary.


Bachelor' s degree in related field.

6+ years' related work experience, including progressive work experience in technology application design and development, and experience as an Architect working on progressively complex IT application projects. Highly developed proficiency in creating architectural designs for gradually complex designs.

Highly adept at consulting, negotiating, communicating, consensus building, presentation and facilitation.

Demonstrated ability to learn from mistakes and apply constructive feedback to improve performance.

Mastery of a variety of hardware platforms including mainframes, distributed platforms, desktops, and mobile devices.

Experience and understanding of a variety of operating systems.

A broad and deep understanding of databases.

Highly adept at innovating and thinking beyond established standards and processes.

Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience applying current and emerging technology solutions and trends including security and regulatory industry requirements.

Demonstrated effective decision-making skills related to implementing architecture and design.

Knowledge of Project Management Methodologies.

Extensive knowledge of development practices of application technologies.

Demonstrated leadership skills through project or technical leadership experience.

Demonstrated ability to understand overall IT strategy and apply/implement IT strategy in assigned projects/initiatives.

In-depth business process knowledge of several key business functional areas.

Ability to communicate highly complex technical information clearly and articulately for all levels and audiences.

Experience using Agile methodology 
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