A Solution Architect is responsible for the description of a discrete and focused business operation or activity and how IS/IT supports that operation. A Solution Architect is typically applied to a single project or project release, assisting in the translation of requirements into a solution vision, high-level business and/or IT system specifications, and a portfolio of implementation tasks. In this role, a Solution Architect serves as a bridge between the business stakeholders in their domain segment and Information Technology (Data, Application, and Technology Architects), translating business requirements to technical designs and working with IT for implementation. * Positioned organizationally within a CIO domain segment and become subject matter experts in their domain. * Strong technical expertise and proven design skills with breadth of knowledge across architecture disciplines, often specializing in one area. * Works with Business Architecture to develop Business Architecture Roadmaps containing tactical and strategic initiatives to reach target business architecture, resolving impacts across the architecture landscape. * Designs solutions based on business requirements that align with EA Reference Architecture policies and standards. * Collaborates with internal/external stakeholders and conduct stakeholder reviews of architecture roadmaps and designs. * Collaborates with Technology, Application and Data Architecture for implementation of Solution Architecture/Design. * Participates with Enterprise Architecture in policy and standards definition. * Evangelizes and syndicates high-level EA strategy in their domain segment and across the enterprise. Responsibilities The Solution Architect will * Collaborate in Enterprise Architecture planning initiatives to arrive at o Current state architecture o Client state architecture o Roadmap o Risks & constraints * Perform application portfolio rationalization * Author Solution Architecture documents for specific projects/programs clearly articulating goals, constraints and rationale for all architecturally significant decisions * Lead scoping and design sessions across cross-functional teams * Identify key business components and gathering the specifications of their interfaces and business process relationships, ensuring that architecture of the integrated environment is capable of reaching maximum levels of availability, efficiency, scalability and security * Provide input into technical infrastructure design * Consult with different groups to analyze and understand functions to be automated, group needs, objectives, desired features, and input and output requirements * Analyze, define, and document system architecture and design for business processes, data, workflow, hardware and operating system environment, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs * Collaborate on technical reviews of applications to assess the quality of their solution Technical Background * At least 10 years of IT experience in application development or from a combination of development and another IT domain. A variety of experience across roles is a plus, especially in areas such as infrastructure, application development, and data management. * Architectural Experience designing and implementing o Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) * Web Services and Standards o Distributed Architectures * JEE, Spring o Message Driven Architectures o Event Driven Architectures o Component Architectures o Data Architecture * Logical and physical database schema design * Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) technologies o Business Process Management (BPM) * Object-Oriented Design and Design Patterns * Strong proven track record and successes in highly visible double-digit-million-dollar efforts. * Deep expertise in one or two verticals in addition to a broad knowledge base. * An architecture mindset. A solution architect should be a strong problem-solver. * Able to juggle a broad set of competing functional-level requirements while also considering the near- and long-term impact on nonfunctional requirements such as performance, scalability, and reliability. * Leadership and mentorship skills. Interpersonal skills are a must. Demonstrated ability to earn trust from others, able to influence their teams in the right direction and still know when to compromise. * Strong communication skills. A solution architect needs the ability to communicate across different domains, articulate a solution to all parties, and stitch that solution together. * Use creativity in applying these skills.
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