Sr Solutions Architect - Innovative Lead
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air - Seattle, WA

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- Lead and participate in the design, implementation and documentation of enterprise solutions
- Consult with application and infrastructure teams to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture
- Be able to take a concept and turn it into reality, and motivate the team and leadership accordingly
- Identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs
- Serve as liaison between the application and infrastructure teams particularly on project implementations
- Assess, formulate, and communicate future architecture and technology direction for Alaska Air Group
- Collaborating with IT teams and business sponsors
- Review solutions to ensure that they are architecturally sound and achieve as great a degree of fit with the desired architectures as possible
- Guide and support IT solutions, design and document methodologies, processes and guidelines
- Other duties as assigned
- Embody the Alaska Spirit and conduct oneself with Professionalism, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Caring

- Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis, related discipline, or equivalent experience, required
- A minimum of five years experience in developing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions using .NET technologies, required
- A minimum of 10 years of documented IT experience, required
- Strong background in application development, middleware, technical architecture and database design, required
- Experience in authoring and evaluating Requests for Proposals from the technological perspective and providing recommendations, preferred
- Experience with architecting, implementing and reviewing large system implementations, required
- Experience in creating policy and governance documents with respect to software and infrastructure technologies, preferred
- Experience communicating standards to diverse groups, required
- Experience in producing proofs of concept with different technologies in problem solving, required
- Experience with TIBCO and other messaging environments, preferred
- Experience with Mobile technology solutions, preferred
- Experience in documenting strategy, design decisions, & solution alternatives, required
- Experience estimating the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives, required
- Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes, required
- Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting, preferred
- Strong understanding of application development required
- Ability to alternate between strategic, tactical and operational perspectives while working in projects to quickly determine long, medium and short impact of solutions proposed, required
- Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments, required
-Teamwork, facilitation, & negotiation skills, required
- High school diploma or equivalent, required
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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