Principal-Technical Architect
AT&T - St. Louis, MO

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Overall Purpose: Responsible for translating business needs into technical solutions, and defining solutions to problems through reasoned application of information technology.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: Designs, develops, documents and analyzes overall architecture of systems, including hardware and software. Determines integrated hardware and software architecture solutions that meet performance, usability, scalability, reliability, and security needs. Coordinates design and integration of total system including subsystems. Researches and recommends technology to improve the current systems.

Job Contribution: Expert level technical professional. Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) within organization. Contributes through own development of advanced technologies/concepts with global reach or industry application. Has direct impact on creation of technical products/services. Serves as a role model and mentor.

KNOWLEDGE Has extensive specialized technical expertise. Applies expert knowledge and broad understanding of multiple disciplines. Integrates expert knowledge of technical principles/methods of multiple disciplines with knowledge of products/services and internal operations. Advisor on ATT technologies/systems/procedures.

ANALYSIS/PROBLEM SOLVING Solves complex, critical problems related to significant and unique issues. Uses extensive research and interpretative thinking. Utilizes innovative methods in developing solutions. Works on abstract problems requiring evaluation of intangible variables.

INDEPENDENCE Guided by functional goals/objectives. May influence organization goals/objectives. Applies discretion to develop innovative solutions to problems without precedent.

CONTRIBUTION TO ATT TECHNOLOGY Lead contributor on critical projects/technology initiatives. Develops enterprise wide integrated solutions. Contributes to complex and innovative business solutions to achieve strategic objectives.

COMMUNICATION Provides technical expertise to peers across the company. Actively promotes good working relationships. Develops mutually beneficial strategic alliances with customers.

Provides technical leadership and expertise to highly skilled technical teams in the area of disaster recovery. Includes strategic modeling, planning, consulting, and enhancing testing methodologies.

Interfaces with multiple teams, including practice area leaders, on customer monitoring solutions. Identifies opportunities for improvements and facilitates resolution of issues.

Evaluates and consults on broad based environmental tools, and processes, as they pertain to Enterprise solutions.

This position can be located in St. Louis, MO, or other locations. May consider applicants who reside (and will remain) in locations other than the one listed


Required Qualifications


8-10 years related technical architect experience

10-15 years in Application Services space.

Experience in managing, monitoring, and supporting solutions like Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP, Peoplesoft, Ariba, eCommerce, and Cloud solutions.

BS degree in Engineering, Information Systems or related technical field

Proficient in engineering cost estimates and economic analyses and models

Proficient in network and system architecture (subsystems, interfaces, hw/sw dependencies).

Proficient in message and conference systems and networks (multiple media, notification, presence, unified communications, video).

Knowledge in Network Management, Tools and Protocols (Configuration, IP network Address Management, Perf, Mgmt).

Understands Virtualization, Storage and Content Delivery Networks (Cloud, CDM, Grid, SAN).

Desired Qualifications


Enterprise wide deployment planning and support for mission critical applications for major releases, both business and infrastructure related

Develops technical documentation on applications and systems

Ability to work with technical and business-oriented teams




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