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Solution Architect

Location : Dallas, TX
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Hitachi

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Solution Architect

Req No: 15002-1
Dallas, TX (Onsite Only)
Duration: 12 Months


The Solution Architect is a digital enabler and technical leader with a deep understanding of business goals, business strategies, business processes and solution architectures within a specific business unit or technology domain.
The Solution Architect designs and enables the development of Business Platforms that deliver business benefits within a specific business unit and moves the client towards a digital future.

The Solution Architect is Innovative and Bold – Explores ideas where Technology improves business value
§ Contributes to strategic technical roadmap for a Tech Domain or Business Division and a heavy contributor to tactical implementations
§ Establishes architecture definition and direction for Business Platform(s) within a business unit or technology domain to align with business needs, business strategies and the client's Technology strategy
§ Introduces new technologies in initiatives and coaches and mentors teams on using new technologies
§ Continuously seeks ways to improve employee experiences and the client's experiences by leveraging technology § Identifies opportunities to digitize services (internal and client-facing)

The Solution Architect is Invested and Engaged – Collaborates on solutions to deliver business value
§ Works cross-functionally with both business and IT stakeholders
§ Proposes technology architecture solutions based on business and technology considerations
§ Defines technology solution architecture(s) to guide contextualize solution development for Agile delivery squads § Hands-on work with Agile delivery squads to groom backlog and assists with delivery of improvements to Business Platforms
§ Aligns initiatives with long-term enterprise goals and architectural standards
§ Prepares and present designs and any known exceptions to Architecture Review Board
§ Ensures technology solution capabilities for the Business Platforms are cost-effective and aligned with long term business needs and leverage enterprise solutions, Standards and Design Patterns The Solution Architect is a Learner and Curious – Uses multiple channels to constantly learn and grow
§ Continuously learns and stays updated on digital skills
§ Advises internal business and IT partners on potential disruptive technologies and trends

§ Carries out responsibilities with minimal level of supervision for complex tasks and no supervision for more routine matters
§ Collaborates with senior business and IT stakeholders to secure strong engagement for the solution and ensures that the delivery of the Platform aligns to longer-term strategic roadmap Initiative

§ Participates as a technology lead to collaborate with Agile squads to deliver business benefits with effective and efficient use of technology Platform(s)
§ Collaborates with business SMEs, engineers, architects and other roles from multiple disciplines to conduct strategic options analysis and high-level design for Platform(s). Presents to stakeholders on how options will meet their needs

§ Creates Solution Overviews and Architecture Overviews to define technology approaches and solutions to integrate software, applications, infrastructure, security technologies and third-party solutions as required to meet business and technical requirements of the organization
§ Partners with business and technology SMEs to ensure that technology solutions are fit for purpose, meet business requirements and align with the strategic technology vision
§ Identifies and communicates appropriate resource requirements and work breakdown structure based on skills profile and best fit to complete the end-to-end solution design, and works with the Project Manager / Scrum Master to ensure that project plans and budgets align with the design
§ Participates in the 3rd Party Vendor selection process to evaluate technology alignment and cost of products Strategic Planning:
§ Defines and communicates the technology direction by collaborating with IT and business stakeholders to establish and maintain Architecture Blueprints. These define the target architecture direction and high-level roadmap for Business Platform(s) that impact a single Business Division or Technology Domain
§ Simplifies existing technology architecture by identifying rationalization opportunities and increasing the utilization of existing technology assets
§ Improves utilization of existing assets by identifying technology synergies within and across business units and Platforms
§ Improves efficiency by helping business and technology leaders identify opportunities to leverage existing technologies and Platforms to improve customer experiences, internal user experiences, efficiency, security and/or stability
§ Drives continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to digitize services and processes (internal and client-facing) Architecture Governance:
§ Leads efforts to prioritize, establish and maintain technology principles and Design Patterns to promote technology reuse, improve stability and improve security
§ Assesses technology changes to ensure alignment with technology principles, Architecture Blueprints and Design Patterns
§ Informs stakeholders of key architecture decisions and exceptions to Design Patterns and Standards System Stability & Risk
§ Improves stability of Platforms by assisting with complex Problem Resolution efforts to determine root cause and fixes related to Production Incidents
§ Periodically reviews system performance, capacity and utilization trends for the Platform(s). Identifies and presents recommendations for improvements
§ Contributes to risk issue resolution plans, 2LOD and 3LOD audits as needed Continuous Learning and Introducing

New Technologies:
§ Continuously learns new technologies and capabilities and keep up with digital skills and certifications
§ Introduces new technologies in initiatives and coaches teams on using and implementing new technologies
§ Provides mentoring and coaching for architects across centralized and federated architecture teams and roles
§ Presents technology briefings internally and externally
§ Monitors and analyzes industry, technology and market trends to determine potential impact to Platforms and to the organization
§ Conducts research into technology trends, existing vendor capabilities and existing system capabilities and provides options and recommendations to leverage technologies for business benefits.
§ Leads small team efforts to design and deliver proof of concept solutions and/or pilot solutions for scenarios when a new technology is being introduced to meet a business need

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