Senior IT Architect and Delivery Lead

  • Lincoln, NE
  • Posted 37 days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


IT infrastructure
Systems architecture
Dimensional modeling
Emerging technologies
Software design
Design architecture
Regulatory Compliance
Business requirements
Enterprise architecture
Computer science
Information Technology
Systems analysis
Software development
Infrastructure architecture
Network administration
Database administration
Cloud computing
Analytical skill
IT architecture
Computer networking
Rapid prototyping
Software development methodology
Network design
Solution architecture
Virtual team
IT service management
Oracle Application Express

Job Details

Job#: 2033537

Job Description:
Job Name: Senior IT Architect and Delivery Lead
Job Overview:
The Senior IT Architect will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the cloud delivery team's IT infrastructure to support the holistic development and management of assigned projects and programs.
This role requires a deep understanding of IT systems, architecture frameworks, and best practices as well as projects, products, systems, shared infrastructure services, and shared application services. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong technical expertise and the ability to lead complex projects to support the development of technology solutions that align with architectural governance and standards.
Scope of Activities:
The Sr. IT Architect will demonstrate competencies across four key dimensions:
1. Translates Business Strategy into Solutions Architecture
Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and
determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive
the organizations targeted business outcomes.

Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of
existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and
operating models.

Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and creates and maintains architectural documentation, including blueprints, roadmaps, and diagrams.

Provides deliverables like standard definitions, reference models and architecture designs
to help the architecture review board (ARB) assess the impact of new and ongoing
technology investment on the business and IT estate.

Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms and vendor offerings to
drive targeted business outcomes.
2. Leads Solutions Design and Analysis
Leads evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture
across a group of specific business applications or technologies as well as providing guidance and mentorship to the IT teams in those applications.
Creates architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across
products, services, projects, and systems (including applications, technologies, processes
and information).

Creates reference architectures focused on detailed design principles, decision points,
detailed APIs, major systems and dependencies between business and IT.

Manages and develops the architecture for a broader scope of projects or products,
working closely with application architects that manage and design architecture for a
single project or product or initiative.

Analyzes the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect
critical deficiencies, legacy and technical debt, and recommends solutions for
improvement (systems of record, differentiation and innovation).

Experience in leading and successfully implementing architecture for large complex solutions
3. Orchestrates Technology Delivery
Designs and directs the governance activities associated with ensuring solutions
architecture assurance and compliance.

Defines the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution
decisions are aligned with the enterprises future-state architecture vision.

Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as
well as the design of standard and custom software configurations.

Supports EOL (end of life) product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire products, services or systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).

Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the
technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business direction.
Identifies the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture.
Ensure IT systems and infrastructure comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements to support robust security measures that protect agency data and systems as well as conduct regular related security assessments and audits.
4. Facilitates and Collaborates to Deliver Outcomes
Communicates complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively to
ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the
project or product lifecycle.

Ensures a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.

Provides consulting support to application architects within teams to ensure the
project or product is aligned with the overall enterprise architecture.
Consults with application and infrastructure development projects and products to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the architecture.
Required Credentials and Experience:
Bachelors or Master's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience

Minimum of ten years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines,
including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application
development, middleware, database management or cloud development

Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments as well as proficiency in software development methodologies, tools, and emerging trends.

Strong knowledge of cloud computing, virtualization, networking, and security.

Excellent analytical, decision making, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Credentials and Experience:
Experience working in a relevant industry

Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps

Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences

Relevant certifications and training
Knowledge of various development languages including Java/JavaScript, HTML, and React

Knowledge of various database technologies like Cosmos, MySQL, MongoDB and Oracle

Knowledge of various aspects of an enterprise technology architecture like business,
information, data, network and security

Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as
waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize
and stabilize, and DevOps)
Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and
network architecture

Ability to work with developers in an in-and-out outsourced environment
Organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate organizational politics.

Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision

Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences

Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations

Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution
architecture requirements

Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives

Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose

Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and
IT leaders and IT development teams.

Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice,
and is more interested in results than personal preferences

Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity

Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes

Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional remote/virtual teams

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