Applications Architect, checkpoint 2 - Java
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Applications Architect, checkpoint 2 - Java Contract: 14 months The Applications Architect will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities and deliverables: · Participate as a Application / Solution architect in multiple projects · Translate requirements into Application Architecture artefacts, compliant with the OPS Enterprise · Architecture methodology · Analyze business and system requirements and appropriately translate them into system design · Lead the Enterprise Architecture review process, by directing and developing conceptual, logical and physical artefacts · Ensure the project artefacts alignment with the Enterprise Architecture · Identify harmonization and reusability opportunities throughout the developed artefacts · Provide support to the systems development teams to help translating the logical architecture into physical architecture · Create the appropriate models in PowerDesigner, according to the RUSMOD established standards · Assist the Chief Architect and project managers in planning and effort estimates as required · Plan and perform systems modeling activities, including collecting and analyzing information pertinent to application and technology architecture to identify system requirements · Consult with stakeholders and other project team members on specific system elements to provide solution design and delivery approach that is consistent with other architecture domains and delivery streams, and meets client needs · Plan, manage and coordinate the effective translation of client business requirements into systems models · Participate in the walkthroughs, focus group workshops and meetings for each project phase and milestone to review the artifacts produced · Assess, define and recommend on the structure, standards, and relationships between suites of sub-projects and applications, including the identification of common re-useable services and components, the organization and layering of software and the determination of interfaces · Identify, analyze, evaluate and resolve any problems, issues and concerns, including clarification of overall business function, services, rules and processes; security and privacy issues, service delivery concerns, and anticipated technology trends · Support privacy impact assessment and threat and risk assessment activities, including preparation of necessary input information, participation in assessment workshops, reviewing assessment reports, and providing recommendations for risk mitigation and action plans · Support conceptual and logical data modeling activities, including preparation & walk through of necessary input information and reviewing data model reports. · Prepare RFP submissions for acquiring third party solutions and evaluate responses · Liaise with other project teams as necessary to address cross-project interdependencies Mandatory Skills · Extensive experience working the Ministry gating process, checkpoints 2, 3 · Demonstrated Experience in architecting solutions for the modernization of large complex multiplatform multi-tier Information Technology Systems. · Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, modeling and development experience with N-tier applications, interfaces, middleware and gateways · Experience with integrating and customizing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solution, business rules extraction, service integration, and developing interfaces that conform to OPS standards · Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts, practices, standards and approach; Service-Oriented Analysis and Design (SOAD) methodologies; service-oriented modeling, security, and infrastructure deployment including Enterprise Service Bus · Experience working in a complex environment using Java/JEE, Oracle RDBMS, integration with Mainframe/MVS, IMS DB/DC, DB2. · Thorough understanding of Zachman Framework; Enterprise Architecture guidelines, processes and methods; architecture governance process including checkpoint reviews; security and privacy issues, policies and best practices; multi-tier architectures; component based models; technical reference models; and design patterns · Proven ability in completing large, complex assignments of this nature, including developing architecture for business transformation and business process re-engineering initiatives · Proven track record of consistently producing results of the highest quality and standard while meeting strict deadlines and coordinating multiple tasks with competing priorities Desirable Skills · Experience in guiding and assisting architectural planning, design and development of artefacts according to the Ontario Public Service (OPS)-approved methods and standards · Knowledge of architectural frameworks and standards (TOGAF, ITIL, ZACHMAN) · Experience in supporting the architecture governance process for the endorsement and approval of the checkpoints required of the gateway review, including all mandatory and optional artefacts and deliverables at the conceptual, logical and physical levels · Experience working part of an Enterprise Architecture team, in a functional or matrix organization, collaborating with other domain architects and other functional teams to deliver multiple highly inter-dependent projects, with conflicting priorities · Demonstrated experience in the modernization of large complex multi-platform, multi-tier Information Technology Systems. · Experience working in programs consisting of multiple highly inter-dependent projects. · Hands-on experience with PowerDesigner or a similar modelling tool · Experience interacting and guiding internal and external system integration teams Contact: Meghayu Dave email@example.com
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