POSITION PURPOSE -
The Senior Architect is responsible for the design, implementation and lifecycle management of technology architectures and application architectures that support application systems within an IT portfolio. The Senior Architect is responsible for identifying and implementing technology and application solution designs and delivering sustainable, cost-effective business applications based on industry and business research. This position is also responsible for implementation and oversight of sustaining technology governance processes. The Senior Architect manages Architects assigned to projects within the IT porfolio.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
Lead design, development, and deployment of technical and application solutions to meet business requirements across an IT portfolio that are cost effective and sustainable. Deliver conceptual, logical, and physical solution specifications.
Provide input into annual budget planning for technology migrations and project cost estimation.
Research, identify, test, certify, and select technology products required for solution delivery.
Establish and implement technology migration strategies and provide technical oversight across an IT portfolio.
Drive implementation and use of technology governance processes.
Select, develop, and motivate assigned staff.
NATURE AND SCOPE -
Typically reports Director, Enterprise Architect, or Vice President
Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. In addition to personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Located in a comfortable indoor area.
Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, quotas and/or must frequently deal with difficult issues related to people or situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.
EDUCATION REQUIRED -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 10
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
10 plus years related experience.
A bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems or other related field; or equivalent work experience.
o Formal training in relevant methodology
10+ of IT work experience, with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network and multiplatform environments.
Expert knowledge techniques and implications across all existing computer platforms.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Expert in application development, database design, network and/or platform (operating system) efforts, helping meet and exceed business needs.
Works closely with enterprise architects and other functional area architects to ensure adequate solutions are in place to meet business objectives.
Researches, designs and advocates new technologies, architectures, and products that will support requirements for the enterprise and its customers, business partners and vendors.
'œon demand' situations
* Designs solutions supporting multiple technologies for more than one director.
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