Solution Architect

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $100,000 - $140,000 per year
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Solution Architect

job summary:
Solution Architect - Solutions plays a dual role of supporting the Enterprise Architecture Governance team and as solution architects on projects that will require architectural solution design/development.
Creates architectural solutions that articulate the business context, conceptual design, and component-level logical design.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists with preparing roadmaps, phased approaches to accomplish a long term plan
  • Participates in the project planning activities for the project or activity
  • Provides status reporting as necessary (may be defined by the domain, project, etc.)
  • Promotes adherence to Domain and Enterprise Architectural direction, standards and guidelines
  • Adheres to the enterprise Product Evaluation and Acquisition Process
  • Provides communication and documentation of architectural impacts and risks to the appropriate parties
  • Shares project architecture details with the rest of the architecture community via domain architecture reviews, architecture assurance boards.
  • Provides technical consulting and troubleshooting throughout project life cycle
  • Supports other architects by participating/coordinating in domain architecture reviews and architecture assurance boards
  • Participates in project related research and development
  • Coaches and mentors general architectural patterns, standards, guidelines, issues, etc
  • Participates in project meetings as needed
  • Conducts and attends design, code inspections and peer reviews as needed
  • Serves as a liaison between architectural sub-teams
  • Assists in identifying and documenting architectural impacts to existing systems
  • Identifies opportunities for component reuse
  • Provides architectural support for Operational Readiness activities
  • Engages support areas as needed (e.g. Infrastructure, DBA, Network, HL7 Messaging, etc)
  • Maintains architectural documentation between SDLC phases and as appropriate
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • Five to seven years of experience in at least two IT disciplines in a client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a solution architect
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture.
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of SOA, micro-services, object-oriented analysis and design
  • Understanding of the enterprise's political climate and how to navigate the political waters.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements.
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • High skill with capacity planning and analysis.
  • High level of understanding of long-range strategies High Availability and business continuity.
  • Familiarity with disaster recovery strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge in system analysis & design
  • Programming in one or more languages
  • Knowledge of RDBMS such as SQL server, Sybase etc.
  • Conceptual & functional knowledge of HTTP, Web Services, Network & Firewall
  • Familiarity with EMRs, Integration engines, data warehousing platforms
  • Experience with Healthcare IT environment
Additional Notes:

  • Preference is with Appian. Appian is also UI/UX. So it's critical for Appian
  • One as a solution architect, one is an application architect (a little junior).
  • BPM workflow.
  • Must have development experience
  • Expected to communicate and present to exec leadership.
  • Interact with various teams.
  • Be able to document reusable patterns. Make architecture part of DNA.
location: Chicago, Illinois
job type: Permanent
salary: $100,000 - 140,000 per year
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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