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Solution Architect

Orlando, FL | Fully Remote

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Technology Job Number: 19732

Job Description

Solution Architect
100% Remote
Excellent Benefits & Unlimited PTO
Competitive Salary & Bonus

Our Enterprise client has an immediate need for a senior level Solutions Architect. Our client is based in Florida but  the role is remote.  This integral member of the team is responsible for translating business strategy into exceptionally architected IT application and solution designs to realize maximum business value in a way that strikes the right balance between IT efficiency and business innovation.

It is the responsibility of the Solution Architect to consult with technology subject matter experts from various disciplines in IT (application, infrastructure, data/information, security, testing, etc.) to define the most effective solution to business problems, while also leveraging their knowledge of existing applications and services, and the capabilities available in the marketplace.

The successful candidate requires technical knowledge and skills that are broad and deep, covering various hardware, software, and platforms. The candidate must be comfortable operating in complex heterogeneous technology environments, and have experience with highly integrated and mission critical solutions. The candidate must possess the ability to share and communicate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, to business sponsors and partners, technical resources, and executives, in clear concise language.

The skills of the solution architect include:
  • Understanding technology alternatives and when to apply them.
  • Embracing modern architectural paradigms to maximize architectural agility.
  • Establishing metrics to measure improvement.
  • Validating architectural decisions to obtain accurate feedback.
  • Embracing emergent architecture.
  • Advocating for Agile practices to increase delivery agility.
  • Increasing business domain knowledge to aid in decision-making.
  • Building relationships with users to increase trust.
  • Developing leadership skills to maximize team effectiveness.
  • Compromising and negotiating decisions to improve team harmony.
  • Solutioning as a member of cross discipline project and development teams on software development alongside Development team members when needed to foster high performing teams
Lead and Influence:
  • Provide thought leadership, technical specialty, and mentorship in the analysis, development, testing, and implementation of large-scale solutions to project teams throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Influence and collaborate with fellow architects to define principles, policies, standards, frameworks, and solution guidance that enables the strategic enterprise architecture.
  • Communicate the value of the enterprise architecture to the organization.
  • Leading or assisting with technical design sessions translating business requirements, and architectural definitions, to application specific technical designs.
  • Collaborating with Enterprise, Solution, and Data Architecture teams to determine technical approach for assigned projects and create detailed project designs.
  • Identifying and helping to remediate and adapt inconsistencies between current state application architecture and function, and Architectural Definition and Direction.
  • Evaluating and recommending alternate design and development options when necessary.
  • Develop and execute technical work plans with developers and architects.
  • Monitor progress of technical teams, including developers, infrastructure, etc.; provide status updates to the PM.
  • Communicate and drive common vision, practices, and capabilities across development teams.
  • Provide hands-on expert level assistance to developers for technical issues.
  • Provide expertise in leveraging Microsoft Azure platform and services.
Focus on Strategy and Execution:
  • Construct technology-enabled operating models and provide viable options and visibility into execution issues.
  • Define and evolve future-state domain architecture that are both strategic and responsive to the constantly changing needs of the business, that reconcile the conflicting concerns of stakeholders, and that achieve the right balance between IT efficiency and business innovation.
  • Define and drive holistic, multiplatform, enterprise application development, management strategies, and capabilities to realize strategic value with maximum reliability & availability, performance & scalability, security & compliance, manageability, data quality, and integration aspects of solution design and implementation.
  • Develop and promote reference architectures for enterprise solutions.
  • Establish an appropriate rate of evolution for the enterprise portfolio of proprietary business applications, ensuring that each custom solution remains fully viable in the face of other related changes in the enterprise architecture, and that it takes full advantage of changes in the technology as appropriate.
  • Consult with IT partners to ensure alignment of the solution approach with their respective abilities to execute and manage the solution delivery and operations, ensuring consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as identifying when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
  • Work with various business stakeholders in problem solving, creating business capabilities, and defining effective and efficient technology solutions for solving business problems and enabling business capabilities
  • Research and Understand Technology and Nontechnology Trends
  • Participate in assessing innovative and existing technologies, using use rapid prototyping approaches to evaluate innovations and ensure new products and services can integrate into steady state operations.
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