What does a great Solution Architect do?
The Solution Architect role applies vast experience of system architectures, application technologies, data architectures, and infrastructures to support key IT initiatives. The candidate must apply their knowledge of IT best practices appropriately to define IT solutions. The individual must possess the ability to analyze solutions and technologies and provide solution architecture based on knowledge of the organization's current and future needs. The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, reviewing business and technical requirements, focusing on solution development throughout the project life cycle, supporting development and testing activities, evangelizing best practices and proven patterns, and escalating architecture issues and concerns. The candidate will promote the use of Corporate IT standards, and will create architectures and designs, and will develop future-state architectures.
As a Solution Architect, you can look forward to:
• Create logical architecture reflecting the business capabilities of the solution.
• Work with infrastructure team to create physical architecture of the applications.
• Assist business architect in creation of E2E business process flow for the application/use case.
• Experience creating architecture notebook which includes DB design and required design and architecture artifacts.
• Evangelize and articulate cloud, integration, microservices and other architecture principles, benefits and technical solutions to senior level business and technical audiences.
• Translate strategies into target architectures and roadmaps; articulate and evangelize design/architectural road maps.
• Architect the solution to meet the non-functional requirements.
• Collaborate with enterprise architects, data architects, infrastructure architects, security architects and cloud architects in defining the solutions.
• Refine and/or redesign and develop reference architecture to meet the organization's changing business requirements.
• Implement new solution architecture in a large enterprise environment and drive adoption with an understanding of security best practices.
• Participate in architecture definition for Cloud Initiatives utilizing industry best practices and technologies
• Able to engage in production issues to provide short- and long-term solutions to mitigate the impact to clients.
• Drive efficiency improvements to reduce cost and improve client satisfaction.
• Lead the development of current "as is" and future "to be" architecture documentation and drive strategic plan for transition.
• Provide hands-on designs, prototypes, and implementations incorporating architecture & software engineering best practices.
• Learn and analyze current industry technology trends, best practices and patterns.
• Evaluate tools, technologies and POCs related to new technologies/solutions.
• Account for possible project challenges on constraints including, risks, time, resources and scope.
• Analyze current technologies used within the company and determine ways to improve.
• Identify issues or disruptive technologies within it.
• Work closely with project management and teams to successfully monitor progress of initiatives
• Define clear goals for all aspects of end to end solution for a project and manage their proper execution from architecture and design perspective.
• Maintain an understanding of how individual work and decisions fit into broader organizational picture
• Mentor, educate, and train colleagues as requested.
Basic Qualifications for Consideration:
• Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering or related discipline.
• 15+ Years of related experience in Java technology.
• Hand on experience in DB design as part of solution.
• Hand on experience with UI frameworks leveraging responsive design.
• Experience in working on E2E solution.
Preferred Qualifications for Consideration:
• Hands on architect who can architect, design, code and architect applications.
Hands on experience with middleware technologies utilizing synchronous and asynchronous transactions.
• Experience in designing and developing application in Ricoh Process Director (RPD) and Ricoh Slingshot is a big plus.
• Experience in working with industry standard architecture frameworks.
• Experience in working with proven development frameworks.
• Ability to provide solutions based on Enterprise Integration patterns, Event Driven Architecture, REST Web Services and Micro Services.
• Experience solutioning in public cloud/private cloud/PaaS experience is a big plus.
• AWS Solution Architect Associate or Enterprise Architecture certification is preferred.
• Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or related Agile experience preferred.
• Ability to review project deliverable's for completeness and quality, and compliance with established project standards.
• Excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills.
• Strong time management and prioritization skills
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Learn more about Fiserv:
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