Solutions Architect

  • location: Katy, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $150,000 - $160,000 per year

job description

Solutions Architect

job summary:
Our client is looking for a solutions architect with a solid 10 years of experience related to IT Management or Solutions Architecture - with a specialty in infrastructure or application services. The team is comprised of 3 solutions architects on site, their specialities are indivdually focused on applications and infrastructure networking - they are looking for a third architect to join their team who is a data expert in microservices with 2-3 years of retail expertise.

This is an opportunity to come and join a very large and growing organization, broaden and widen your skill sets, and be able to work with newer cloud and virtualization technologies.

  • Experience with microservices, and network architecture
  • Experience in Data Integration patterns and tools
  • Experience in designing solutions in cloud and hybrid cloud environments - oracle preferred
  • Understanding of networks and security as it relates to integration and data flow between systems
  • Solid grasp of security in both onprem as well as cloud environments
  • Familiar with vendor management tools and integration with EA tools
  • Knowledge of IT Architectural frameworks like TOGAF and Zachman
  • Knowledge of retail supply chain and planning, including merchandising preferred
  • At least two implementations of enterprise class supply chain management systems preferred
  • strong experience in services (SOA/Microservices) design preferred
  • strong experience with retailing COTS enterprise class applications preferred

  • Ability to bridge the gap between waterfall and agile methodologies
  • strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and interface effectively with individuals at various levels
  • Ability to build consensus around proposed solutions
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment
  • Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Preferred skills include strong optimization skills - stochastic modeling, optimization algorithms, holistic planning
  • Ability to understand and derive lower-level roadmaps with business leadership to help set requirements' context
location: KATY, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $150,000 - 160,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Directs the identification and recommendation of appropriate solutions, upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning options incorporating business and technology productivity, usability, and total cost of ownership.
  • Develops and executes solutions which further reduce the percentage of time spent on reactive work.
  • Works with business and technology subject matter experts to derive end-to-end solutions that provide value to the enterprise and these solutions comply with standards and guidelines set forth by Enterprise Architecture
  • Interacts with business leadership to establish a solid working relationship between IT and operations
  • Must be able to model solutions from conceptual, logical and physical perspectives (N+1 views)
  • Creates artifacts that define the N+1 views of the end-to-end solution (context, data domain, logical, physical, and deployment)
  • Facilitates the requirements refinement process; with special focus on service-level requirements
  • Collaborates with other parts of IT to ensure a thorough understanding of the proposed architecture; must be willing to accept and factor-in feedback
  • Participates in design reviews to ensure traceability of the design to the proposed solution architecture
  • Contributes to enterprise guidelines, standards and principles as precedents are discovered and adopted
  • Articulates architecture decisions behind the solution architecture
  • Takes initiative in working with business stakeholders to ensure their requirements (immediate and future) will be addressed by IT
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Software Architecture
  • Oracle
  • microservices

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