Architect (Sr. Solutions Architect)
Zycron - Nashville, TN

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Zycron has a great Sr. Solutions Architect opportunity available. The selected candidate will be working with our client located in Nashville, TN. This is a 6 month contract to hire position.

Job Description:
Under the guidance of the Director of Architecture and planning, you will be responsible for the enablement of technology and application solutions through the creation of repeatable standards and guidelines. You will guide the discovery and lead the implementation of tools, frameworks, technology patterns and practices, and development techniques which enable teams to build, test, deploy and monitor capabilities and services.
Through the use of agile techniques and Lean thinking, you will help define and manage the evolution of the enterprise solution portfolio through the use of roadmaps and building blocks. Working with other architects you will guide physical instantiation of shared services that incrementally enable technical and business capabilities that fit within a Service-Oriented architecture, enabling delivery teams to elaborate your solutions into fully realized business products.
Working with members of various teams, you will bridge strategic level concepts with tactical execution to sustain the core Technology Platform. You will foster research and look for disruptive technologies that can give our business a competitive advantage. The person who fills this role must also be able to coordinate with development managers, customer engagement leaders and product owners guiding them in the usage of delivered capabilities and services to ensure expected value is realized.
Leads development of road maps for the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state as defined by the Enterprise Solution Architecture.
Leads design of architectural components, building blocks and capabilities that enable development of products. Ensures that completed reusable components provide all functionality described by application experts to ensure that fit, function and performance guidelines are met.
Combine understanding of current system state with sensitivity to business opportunity and strategy to assist directors in defining valuable short-to-mid-term objectives for the departments delivery teams
Consult with application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs
Identifies emerging technologies that could have a positive impact on the organization; help evaluate strategic fit
Leads solution-focused proof of concept design around new technologies
Act as visionary and strategist across solution product portfolio areas
Mentor software engineers and architects both within and outside the Architecture team
Work with product development teams to ensure quality solutions that align to overall platform strategy
Work with customer engagement team to align technology solutions to investment needs.

Required Skills:
Capable business modeler with experience in detailing and elaborating business domains and processing scenarios and functions required
Strong experience and demonstrated success in design and deployment of solutions required
Value based decision making, System or Lean thinking required
Laser focus on timely and incremental delivery of business value required
Experience with techniques and practices of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Service Oriented Architecture, Master Data Management and Enterprise Application Integration patterns, techniques and tools required
Experience in development with one or more technology stacks (e.g. C#/.NET or J2EE) required
Excellent analysis, planning, communication, and problem-solving abilities required
Ability to drive documentation for scalable architecture required

Optional Skills:
Understanding and practice of Domain Driven Design preferred
Familiarity and practice of applying TOGAF or similar framework preferred

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