Job summary

Location:
Greater Lansing Area, United States, North America
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Education:
Diploma
Job type:
Full time
Positions:
1
Salary:
$110K+
Apply before:
27 Feb, 2017
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Solution Architect

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Our client is a long standing, Michigan based manufacturer with an industry leading product line sold worldwide.  The company manufactures their own production equipment and raw materials used in the manufacturing process.  They are growing rapidly and incorporating corporate wide technology advancements.  They are looking for a Solution Architect to join their team on a full-time basis.

A Solution Architect is responsible for coordinating the design of technical solutions for our client  A Solution Architect is a strong leader with business acumen and technical depth to identify, develop and design technical solutions.  This Architect will cultivate strong customer relationships within the Information Technology Department.  This role is a trusted technical advisor to key customer technical decision makers and will forge strong internal relationships across the organization. 

The following are high level requirements for this role:

  • At least 7 years of IT experience, with at least 2 IT disciplines in a multi-tier environment including network or systems management, technical architecture, middleware, database management, operations, or development
  • Experience with SharePoint Design or Architecture, SAP, and .NET applications
  • Experience in identifying problems or inefficiencies and recommending IT solutions for software, application, and systems engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Translate functional requirements into technical requirements in a clear manner that is comprehensible to the development team, the project team and executive management
  • Provide strategic consultation to define or design technology processes, functions and systems.  Research, identify and internally market enabling technologies based on customer requirements
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  • Maintain technical expertise, keeping current with evolving processes, systems, and technologies.  Share that knowledge with colleagues and IT management
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Enterprise Architects, System Engineers, and other members of the IT department
  • Participate in the evaluation of vendor software targeted for possible integration into the systems or environment, including strategic applications, tools, and utilities
  • Participate in cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions
  • Develop, document, and communicate a policy for standardizing systems and software as necessary
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts.  Recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility

Experience:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • At least 7 years of IT experience, with at least 2 IT disciplines in a multi-tier environment including network or systems management, technical architecture, middleware, database management, operations, or development
  • Strong understanding of client/server processing and network architecture
  • Knowledge of Information Technology governance and operations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software, application, and systems engineering
  • Experience in identifying problems or inefficiencies and recommending IT solutions
  • Knowledge of financial modeling as it pertains to IT investment
  • Project and program management planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and direct the execution of tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • “Big Picture” thinking - the ability to see how parts interact with the whole
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills including collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a focus on listening and questioning
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand
  • Additional work hours as required, including weekends
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time domestically and internationally
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and favorable motor vehicle report
  • Requires the ability to obtain and maintain a passport

Job keywords/tags:  Solution Architect , Network Management , Systems Management , Technical Architecture , Middleware , Database Management , Operations , Development , SharePoint Design , SharePoint Architecture , SAP , .Net , IT Solutions ,