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Solutions Architect

  • Location: Alpharetta, 30009
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Come work for this global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to be a part of building a better working world for customers and communities.
 
Position: Solutions Architect
Location: Alpharetta, GA 30009
Term: 3 months
 
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Provide architecture leadership and domain expertise to client engagements focusing on complex and innovative products and reusable assets.
  • Develop solution plans, prior to kicking off a project during a product life cycle, intended to support business investment decisions which means they must hold the appropriate balance between costs, risks and quality of the product.
  • Create innovative and practical designs that account for the end-to-end technical solution of the products, in line with the business strategy and objectives and within the context of the company’s technology environment.
  • Work closely and continuously with the clients to focus on meeting business/client requirements and incorporating broader aspects such as overall product costs/revenue, data privacy and sovereignty, business continuity, information security, integration with other systems, etc.
  • Identify, define and implementing reusable assets and standards. The solution architect is also responsible for adherence to these standards and consumption of reusable assets across products and portfolios.
  • Ensure relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly across Technology programs/projects and products.
  • Contribute to the development of architecture governance structures, methodologies and compliance activities.
  • Work with the vendors to assess vendor products, understand vendor’s delivery models and assist in implementing them at the company.
  • Ability to work across multiple projects with varied stakeholders. A Solution Architect sets architectural direction, builds consensus, and mediates conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business.
  • Anticipates needs and potential objections and helps to create an environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal communication and organizational skills that are required to operate as a leading member of global, distributed teams that deliver quality services and solutions.
  • Cultivate lasting relationships across business, IT and vendors / industry analysts to maintain insight into the broader enterprise as well as industry trends.
  • Recognizes industry technology trends and emerging technologies, understands how they apply to the company and can drive their adoption into our organization.
  • Evangelizes and encourages the importance of technical quality, emerging technologies, sharing and experimentation across the org through mentoring, hackathons, communities etc.
  • Maintains ongoing dialogue and builds trusted relationships with customers to educate them on the purpose and benefits of the right architecture for the solution.
  • Guide others in resolving complex issues in solution architecture and solves complex, escalated aspects of a product.
  • Monitor quality and progress of the project and reviews and develops due diligence to confirm the developed solution align with architectural design.
 
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • 12+ years of experience in the Information Technology field.
  • 5+ years of experience in a solution architecture capacity.
  • 3+ years of experience in a global organization context.
  • Advanced understanding of solution architecture.
  • Ability to adopt and relate new technologies to the set of problems we face at the company while adhering to security and other the company’s standards.
  • Ability to communicate solutions, ideas, suggestions to business partners effectively and comprehensibly.
  • Understanding of business and organizational strategy.
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability, other “capabilities” of a system.
  • Good understanding of the latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
  • Expert-level skills in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific Microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds. (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Rackspace, VMware, or OpenStack)
  • Ability to navigate the company’s organization to facilitate work beyond the immediate technical team.
  • Experience with Agile & DevSecOps methodologies.
  • Excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A broad understanding of the company Technology, including service offerings, technical standards and policies, technical and business strategies as well as organizational structure.
  • Strong collaboration abilities, willingness to share ideas, documentation and leading practices.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies.
  • 3+ years in a solution or technical architect role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms.
  • Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using (Azure) IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities.
  • Experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC / Ping etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • Managed the end-to-end lifecycles of a project in solution architect capacity.
  • Experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities.
  • Experience with multi-geography, multi-tier service design and management.
  • Comprehensive experience in financial management, solution plan development and product cost estimation.
  • Solid business understanding, management and marketing communication skills.
  • Significant experience in presenting ideas, products, concept papers to varied audiences.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others.
  • Ability to deal efficiently with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner to resolve problems and achieve business goals.
  • Experience supporting peer teams and their responsibilities; such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, info-security.
  • Experience with configuration management and automation tools like Azure DevOps, Ansible, Puppet, Octopus, Chef, Salt, etc.
  • Experience with Software development full lifecycle methodologies, patterns, frameworks, libraries and tools.
  • Knowledge of more than one programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, PERL, C++, etc.
  • Experience with relational, graph and/or unstructured data technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Cosmos, Azure Data Lake, HD Insights, Hadoop, Neo4j etc.
  • Experience in data movement and transformation technologies.
  • Working knowledge of visualization tools like Power BI or Tableau and understanding of analytics tools including Azure Stream Analytics, SQL Analytics, Data Lake Analytics.
    Experience with AI and Machine Learning tools such as Azure ML etc.
  • Delivered projects or initiatives using common methodologies especially SAFe Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc.
  • Extensive experience in project and/or product management.
  • Experience putting together architecture for mobile applications that are either independent applications or supplementary addons. (to intranet or extranet)
  • Achieved one or more of the typical Solution Architecture certifications e.g. Microsoft, MS Azure Certification, TOGAF, AWS Cloud Certified, Pivotal, CISSIP, Zachman, ITIL, Cisco, (ISC)2, CEH, SAFe, PMI, and SAP etc.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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