Data Center Solutions Architect

Boston, MA 02210

Posted: 09/12/2019 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 36236

RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Work with the partner solution architects to manage the RTM and scope of projects and programs. 
  • Support the development of and assures the quality of solution options. 
  • Attend Governance forums (e.g. Solution Integration Group) to review and approved solution options. 
  • Review and approve design deliverables (F.S., T.S., CTM, LTM, PTM, FAD) 
  • Ensure a quality solution design by maximizing common solutions, common of the shelf solutions and enterprise architecture of the Client. 
  • The Solution Architect will work with BRM, Enterprise Architecture, Partner Solution Architects and solution vendors to ensure the integrity of the solutions and that they meet the business requirements. 
  • The solution architect may move between projects and technology solutions to meet with project work load. 
  • The Solution Architect role will cover work from concept/mandate stage of the project life cycle through to post project delivery. 
  • As part of matrix resource pool that will move between projects, solutions, Line of Business to meet with the work load of the production plan, your responsibilities will include: 
    • Working with the partner solution architects to; 
      • Maximize Client return on IT investment 
      • Ensure that solutions provided conform to the Client’ s strategic vision, goals and roadmaps when appropriate 
      • Ensure maintenance of current and leading practice to enable the Client to leverage learning/ cost optimization. 
      • Influence project teams to ensure adherence to common architecture and solutions 
      • Identifying options that minimize overheads to OpEx budgets. 
      • Maximize solution reuse 
      • Identify, Own and Support the Delivery of technical solutions for assigned project 
      • Provide all design related services, at the blueprinting level under the direction of a Lead Domain/Enterprise Architect, Project Manager. 
      • Market Analysis of the Solution Options 
      • Target State Solution view, Capabilities and Services View 
      • Options Analysis & Solution Recommendations including technology and deployment options & Interface needs 
      • Ensure the integrity of solution designs through detail design, build and implementation. 
      • Provide thought leadership on innovative technical solutions to business stakeholders.
      • Identify options that maximize reuse and minimize overheads to operating budgets. 
      • Ensure that solutions conform to the Client’ s Enterprise Architecture. 
      • Ensure solutions are compliant to the Client’ s policies. 
      • Furthering and promote the Strategic vision of Enterprise and Domain Architecture. 
      • Obtain all required approvals. 
      • Perform other duties as assigned by management. 

REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience working with and transforming legacy Wintel, Linux and AIX Platforms (AIX v 4.2, 4.3) 
  • Experience in modernizing EMC and IBM Storage Platforms and SAN Architecture 
  • Experience in supporting architecture and design of Data Center migrations 
  • Experience in developing solution architectures, design assurance and governance 
  • Experience in managing RTMs and bespoke development lists (e.g. RICEFW object list) 
  • Exemplary communication skills and ability to provide clear and concise direction to third party service providers to support interconnectivity between organizations 
  • Experience with working in working in an on and off-shore based model 
  • Experience of project and program delivery, with responsibility of scope management
  • Good written and verbal communications skills 
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at colleagues, partners / vendors & project sponsors. 
  • Demonstrate the application of Client values in all interactions with colleagues, partners and stakeholders. 
  • Undergraduate Computer Science 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge of various deployment and hosting environments and platforms (On Premise, Cloud, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, MS Azure, and AWS) 
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts and design practices including; HTTP/S, TCP/IP, load balancers, firewalls, proxies. 
  • Knowledge of integration techniques. Knowledge and experience designing High Availability and Disaster recovery aspects of the solutions
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