Senior Applications Architect (Websphere)
Q1 Technologies - Lincolnshire, IL

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Job Summary:
    Responsible for application architecture for several large projects, which includes approving design deliverables for projects. Develop, maintain, and communicate processes and standard practices related to the design, development, and implementation of application solutions and patterns.

    Job Responsibilities:
    Develops, maintains, and communicates processes and standard practices related to the design, development, and implementation of application solutions and patterns.
    Fosters and encourages solution reuse within Business Units and at the Enterprise level.
    Facilitates and enables the integration of applications and business processes using common methods in managing several large projects.
    Develops and maintains conceptual, logical, and physical application architecture, in the research and development, planning, deployment, and training of application technologies, and the retirement of obsolete applications.
    Provides leadership in the logical and physical design of application systems, and ensures design is consistent and well integrated with existing conceptual, logical, and physical application architectures.
    Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and resources needed to develop, and implement application systems for several large projects.
    Researches and evaluates software technology, products, and solutions, and make recommendations on technology/production introduction, phase out, and retirement.
    Assists in application portfolio management, standards development, maintenance, and governance.
    Consults with clients to prototype, refine, test, and implement applications to meet needs.


    Basic Qualifications:
    Bachelors Degree and at least eight (8) years of experience in IT.
    At least five (5) years of experience in application systems design, construction, implementation and maintenance.
    At least five (5) years of experience with technical design process and models.
    At least five (5) years of experience consulting to identify & articulate needs, determine project scoping, creating a plan and estimating project costs, effort and duration.
    At least five (5) years of experience working with enterprise Architecture standards, processes & tools , including IT Architecture standards, Technology trends.
    At least five (5) years of experience with systems integration processes, methodology and tools.
    At least three (3) years of experience as a in Application Architecture.
    Experience utilizing verbal and written communication skills - articulating and communicating information and ideas to varying audiences and in multiple written styles (persuasive, informative, narrative) in order to negotiate/gain access to information and records.
    Experience with SDLC / SW development processes (RUP, Agile, Waterfall).
    Experience using analytical skills, tools and techniques to investigate information and to draw conclusions.
    Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelors Degree in Comp Science OR Masters Degree in IT/CS.
    Webshpere experience
    Experience as a Synon/2E
    Experience as a Java developer
    Experience as a DBA

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