Solution Architect

Overview

On Site
Hybrid
Full Time

Skills

Training and development
Google Cloud Platform
Solution architecture
IT architecture
Computer science
Information Technology
Data flow
High availability
Information systems
Software development
Leadership
FOCUS
Optimization
Collaboration
Prototyping
Training
Ideation
Design
Software deployment
Documentation
Scalability
Data
Licensing
Cloud computing
SQL
Analytics
Streaming
Debugging
Terraform
GitHub
Analytical skill
Software development methodology
Negotiations
Communication

Job Details

Job Description

The Senior Specialist, Solutions Architecture leads architecture discussions for products/platforms throughout their entire lifecycle, leading the assessment of feature requirements and development of solution options with a focus on performance efficiency and cost optimization. The role oversees the interaction with the product team for technical assessments, maintenance of architecture artifacts, and collaboration with project teams to document future states. Additionally, the role leads the development of prototypes, facilitates training sessions for junior team members on solution architecture technical skills, and drives the application of new technologies.

  • Leads architecture discussions for products/platforms, across all stages from ideation, design, development, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Leads assessment of feature requirements, documenting technical gaps, and determining development requirements with a focus on performance efficiency and optimized cost.
  • Drives development of solution options by analyzing and translating desired business capabilities into solution concepts and models.
  • Carries out interaction with the product team to conduct technical assessments of internal and external platforms and tools, covering aspects such as service interoperability, infrastructure, scalability, security, availability, data handling, licensing, and global footprint.
  • Oversees maintenance of architecture artifacts, including architecture working documents and technical architecture diagrams, to depict proposed solutions and support implementation.
  • Leads collaboration with project teams to document the future state, assessing the cost, risk, and business value of architecture alternatives.
  • Leads development of prototypes and proof of concepts to demonstrate new ideas and showcase the application of new technologies.
  • Facilitates training and development sessions to train junior team members on solution architecture technical skills and industry best practices.


The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any other related discipline or commensurate work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in Solution Architecture with a Master's degree or 5 years of work experience with a Bachelor's degree, preferably in solutions architecture or a related field.
  • Hands on experience with Cloud Run, Data Flow, Cloud SQL, Big Query and related Google Cloud Platform services.
    Experience with designing high-availability, high-volume, low-latency technologies.
    In-depth expertise with modern analytics tools and techniques, including data discovery, streaming analytics, and related technologies.

Our preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or other information technology-oriented major.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in Solution Architecture with a Master's degree or 8 years of work experience with a Bachelor's degree Developing and deploying software applications on Google Cloud Platform or other cloud vendor.
  • Integrating Google Cloud Platform services into software applications.
  • Designing and developing software applications.
  • Working with software development teams to implement and maintain software applications.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging software applications.
  • Experience with tools such as Tekton, Terraform, Github, and other new technologies.
  • In-depth expertise with modern analytics tools and techniques, including data discovery, streaming analytics, and related technologies.
  • Familiarity in providing technical analytic/data solutions for applications.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with engineers, designers, and product managers throughout the SDLC.
  • Negotiation skills and ability to work with a diverse set of partners/customers.
  • Exposure and experience with Ford Architectural standards, processes, and documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to coordinate many services and a wide range of global business and IT partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

What you'll receive in return:

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.


Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-.

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