• Solution Architect

    Job Locations US-IA-Norway
    Req No.
    2018-1807
    Category
    Information Technology
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     

    Job Title: Solution Architect

    Department: IT

    Location: Norway, IA

    Reports to: Senior Director of IT

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt          

    Job Band: 

    Approved Date: 5/9/18

    Revised Date:    

     

     

    SUMMARY

     

    Serves as a key leadership role in the technology organization and be a key technology advisor to the business. The Architect participates on one or more project teams, including supporting the design and modeling of the architecture and related solutions, component identification, quality reviews and adherence to policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. They work with business analyst to review existing business processes and establish metrics to improve business processes and ensure those improvements are aligned to the overall enterprise architecture strategy.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Analyze enterprise business drivers to determine corresponding change requirements.
    • Analyze the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
    • Analyze technology industry and market trends and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
    • “Sell” the architecture process and its outcome as well as ongoing results.
    • Define the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise.
    • Design and direct the governance activities associated with ensuring quality delivery of technology solutions to Frontier Business Partners.
    • Work with IT leadership to develop a road map of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state.
    • Coordinate solution architecture implementation and modification activities.
    • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards as well as the design of standard software configurations.
    • Consult with application, infrastructure and security teams ensuring development projects fit systems or infrastructure to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs.
    • Document all solution architecture design and analysis work.
    • Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical.
    • Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training.
    • Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action.
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in computer science or related field, from four-year College or university; and 5-7 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience in multiple IT areas including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, and database management or operations. Experience in e-Commerce platform architecture preferred.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as highly detailed professional, scientific, and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from both inside and outside the company. Ability to write speeches, articles or memos using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to such groups as top management, boards of directors, or the general public.

     

    QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to comprehend basic production, financial or scientific principles. Ability to use a computer to create spreadsheets and charts, run reports, and analyze and apply that information to make practical, day-to-day business decisions.

     

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of SDLC
    • Experience in multiple IT areas such as technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
    • Working knowledge of Mulesoft.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Ability to work within team concept.

     

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and view a computer monitor or video display. 

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

     

     

    NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

     

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