Solutions Architect - Websphere Commerce
Sirius Computer Solutions Inc - Dallas, TX

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CityOPEN The primary responsibility of this position is to provide architectural design and technical leadership of eCommerce projects while also actively contributing personally to the project’s technical deliverables Incumbents in this position will be tasked with architectural and technical leadership responsibilities as part of a project The Solutions Architect must have a reliable and proven skill set and be able to move flexibly between different project roles including architecture analysis design development and administration The Solutions Architect will participate in activities such as installation configuration programming testing and documentation and should exemplify a “best practices” approach to other developers on the team The Solutions Architect will typically assign tasks to team members and be responsible for regularly gathering status reports on the performance of these tasks to report to the Project Manager The Solutions Architect is expected to handle engagements requiring knowledge of multiple application server environments to lead the architectural design of client applications and to provide technical sales support as needed The Solutions Architect will mentor other team members The Solutions Architect may travel regularly to client locations and may perform both onsite and offsite work This role could be based from most major metro areas in the United States Essential Duties Responsibilities Provide technical team leadership and technical guidance to a project’s technical team by carrying out the following responsibilities bull Performing the architectural design for client WebSphere Commerce applications bull Assigning analysis design and development tasks to team members bull Gathering status reports from team members on a regular basis bull Coordinating all technical team responsibilities such as installation configuration development deployment and support of user testing bull Providing regular feedback to the Project Manager regarding the technical team’s deliverables and schedule bull Personally exemplifying standardsbased software development best practices Provide architecture installation configuration requirements gathering application design development documentation testing and support to our clients via services delivery including (but not limited to) bull Architecting and developing applications using IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite 60 and various J2EE technologies bull Developing technical and conceptual specifications in support of the overall application design bull Developing data related files bull Developing data conversion applications bull Developing interfaces to other application systems bull Testing of applications for data integrity performance and usability bull Documenting completed application development installation and configuration work for the client bull Maintaining technical specifications throughout the development process bull Installing configuring andor administering application servers such as WebSphere and WebSphere Commerce Solutions Architect will be responsible for bull Reviewing and understanding all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) prior to services delivery bull Complying with Sirius’ policies and processes for scheduling consulting time bull Communicating status of engagement to customer Sirius’ Services management and Sirius rep as appropriate during engagement bull Escalating all severe engagement problems to the Project Manager or in hisher absence to Sirius’ Services management bull Reporting all engagement time and expenses in a timely manner Demonstrate technical excellence by bull Maintaining multiple certifications as specified in the Certification Matrix for the corresponding Program bull Providing formal and informal skills transfer to other consultants bull Assisting consultants in an apprenticeship environment in services delivery bull Assuming the lead position in engagements as required bull Understanding the business issues that are driving client technologies bull Providing technical support to assist the solution sales cycle When not engaged in a customer assignment or traveling to a customer assignment the Solutions Architect will bull Assist in presales efforts as directed by immediate manager bull Take responsibility for pursuing formal or selfguided education to improve technical and professional skills Focus areas for technical skills improvement should be selected in conjunction with the Program Manager Courses of study should be approved by immediate manager bull Assist Sirius’ Services management in special assignments when directed bull Assist Sirius’ Services management in preparation of SOW when directed Ensure a reasonable billable status is maintained by bull Continuously seeking opportunities to improve personal technical and consulting skills bull Maintaining an uptodate awareness of industry and technology trends activities and advancements through selfstudy professional training professional activities and memberships bull Honing written and verbal communication skills that result in customer confidence in Sirius’ ability to provide effective consulting services Develop and maintain communication in a cooperative and professional manner with all levels of staff by bull Communicating openly honestly and constructively bull Treating all employees with dignity respect and courtesy bull Taking responsibility for and making every effort to resolve communication trust and respect concerns bull Asking for information needed to perform job responsibilities bull Complying with all Employee Handbook and company procedures bull Performing other duties and projects as needed to support the department BASIC QUALIFICATIONS bull Demonstrated prior experience as an architect on WebSphere Commerce projects bull Three (3) or more years experience developing eCommerce websites using IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite OTHER QUALIFICATIONS bull Experience in project leadership from design through delivery bull One (1) year or greater experience with IBM WebSphere Commerce 60 bull Experience with either Rational Application Developer (RAD) andor WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) bull Strong experience using various J2EE development technologies including Servlets EJBs JMS and JSP bull Experience with one of more of the following J2EE frameworks Struts Spring andor Hibernate bull Database knowledge in DB2 Oracle MS SQL or other enterpriseclass RDBMS bull Knowledge of operating systems including Windows i5OS zOS AIX Linux or others bull Ability to understand a client’s requirements and present appropriate options bull Ability to work closely with clients and deal with them in a professional manner bull Excellent verbal and written communication skills bull Passion and confidence in this field bull Excellent interpersonal skills bull Demonstrated creditworthiness Education and Experience bull Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field OR a 2 year degree and 3+ years relevant experience ANDOR equivalent combination of education and experience bull Six or more years full software lifecycle development experience preferably in a consulting environment andor significant technical achievements and experience corresponding to that of a senior team member Physical Requirements bull General office environment and activities bull Constant use of keyboard bull Occasional kneeling bending lifting and reaching Travel bull Travel to various client locations and some weekend work required – quantity varies by location bull Current driver’s license required bull Air travel capability required At Sirius Computer Solutions employees are our most important asset We offer a competitive benefits package to encourage employee retention and increase employee satisfaction The benefits package includes such plans as medical dental life insurance disability coverage flexible spending accounts long term care the company 401(k) paid holidays and sick leave and vacation accrual In addition Sirius employees may utilize other benefits such as education reimbursement online training and travel programs Sirius Computer Solutions Inc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunityaffirmative action employer Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion gender sexual orientation national origin genetics disability age or veteran status No Third Party Resumes please Demonstrated prior experience as an architect on WebSphere Commerce projects, three (3) or more years experience developing eCommerce websites using IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite