Technical Architect
Syncsort - Woodcliff Lake, NJ

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The Technical Architect position will be responsible to lead the System z (IBM mainframe) Engineering group in establishing a technical vision and direction for existing and new products. With minimal supervision, analyze, model, design and develop high performance solutions for enterprise class applications. Roles and responsibilities include:

Initiate, lead and work on highly complex projects

Design solutions for new and existing infrastructure as well as ensure architecture and implementation meet desired performance, scalability, security, reliability, and availability attributes at all application tiers

Provide architectural guidance to various cross functional teams in the organization

Provide SME for various technologies

Work with Product Management to evaluate requirements

Develop skills in company's technical community

Ensure compliance with architecture, technology and security standards based on industry best practices

Essentials

Judgment: Plan scope, develop project and engineering plans, identify problem areas and select architectural approaches, evaluate project feasibility with very minimal supervision. Extensive latitude for independent judgment.

Leadership: May lead teams directly, or consult to portions of the technical community. May be recognized for technical leadership outside the company. Sought out as an expert in various areas. Mentor less experienced peers.

Outside and Corporate Interaction: Work on industry teams as appropriate and participate as speaker at industry events, and regularly update executive management. As solution Architect, interact extensively with customer staff (possibly management or executive) during the course of the sales process, and throughout the implementation.

Communication: Maintain regular clear and instructive communications with the management team and other key stakeholders. Written documents, email, presentations (PowerPoint, WebEx) are required and must demonstrate organization, clarity, and insight to technical, customer and market issues.

Collaboration: Work positively and effectively with Marketing, other Engineering groups, Business Development, Advanced Research and Product Management to analyze and make decisions about product decisions.

Measurement: Monitor, measure, analyze and report on key measures of success with action registers and other measures

of status.

QUALIFICATIONS, KEY SKILLS

B.S.in Engineering or Computer Science; M.B.A. or M.S. preferred

Minimum 10 years experience demonstrating technical leadership

Proven reputation for developing innovative and successful commercial enterprise-level software with emphasis on data management and high performance

Expert knowledge on the IBM z Series platform related to high performance processing – I/O, data movement, data transformation – of large volumes of data

Knowledge of LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows) platforms

Working knowledge of IBM Assembler language

Experience developing data driven applications supported by DB2, Oracle and SQL Server databases

Excellent analytical, written, verbal and presentation skills

Experience using Agile/SCRUM methodologies

Experience developing in C/C++ and Java

Enthusiasm to work in a fast-paced, demanding business environment while collaborating effectively with cross-functional groups, management, sales and customers

A technical leader with strong business acumen

Key characteristics

Passionate, Energetic, Intellectually curious, Courageous, Excellent communicator

Open minded, Excellent judgment, Creative, Team player, Uncompromised integrity

Inspiring, Excellent interpersonal skills, Sees the big picture, Thinks conceptually

Please e-mail us your resume , or mail it to:
Syncsort Inc.

ATTN: Recruiting Department

50 Tice Boulevard

Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

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