Position: Enterprise Architect
Location: Hillsboro, OR – remote due to COVID-19
Duration: 6 Months
Washington County IT is seeking staff augmentation for IT Enterprise Architect tasks in the county’s enterprise infrastructure environment. This position is the senior technical resource in information technology infrastructure, network, and security domains. The incumbent evaluates existing systems and technologies and develops strategic solutions, blueprints, and directions to solve business challenges facing the organization. The ideal candidate will have deep and broad technical skills in multiple technical domains such as server, storage, backup, telecom, and network both on prem and in the cloud, including virtualization and software-defined. Primary responsibilities are to perform and train other(s) to:
- Leads the development, implementation, and communication of architecture roadmap strategies, relevant policies, and standards that support ITS business goals and objectives.
- Designs and implements IT systems and applications; confers with senior staff to prepare detailed specifications for County systems to implement new or existing networks; and develops and documents operational procedures and prepares schedules for implementation.
- Provides training and technical guidance to IT Systems and Network Administrators, users, and staff in the proper use of technical systems and in the use, operation, and maintenance of network and systems software and hardware.
- Performs comprehensive diagnosis of wide and local area network and systems issues; develops and implements solutions for network and systems administration problems; and develops and implements standards and documentation for use and support of systems.
- Assists in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforces a safe workplace; establishes a culture of teamwork and communication; creates a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion; and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
- Manages and leads technical teams in various large scale and complex information technology projects; defines project plan and timelines for completion; reviews and evaluates progress of the project and adjusts the project plan if necessary.
- Reviews standards and design specifications to keep them current and aligned with industry best practices; reviews and evaluates systems and applications program specifications; and evaluates new technologies to respond to and address department business needs.
- Works with stakeholders and subject matter experts to research and evaluate platforms, servers, tools, and technologies to support business direction.
- Consults with senior management staff in County departments regarding systems needs and information management opportunities; identifies and evaluates opportunity and the feasibility of strategies to address those needs; assists management staff in establishing information technology network and systems standards; and develops and recommends systems goals and strategies.
- Develops IT project definitions, goals, scope, and evaluation; implements and monitors work plans for project organization and staffing; prepares overall project schedules, budget, and cost control systems in consultation with senior technical staff; approves estimates of time and materials to complete projects; develops and maintains project reporting system; coordinates meeting schedules, agendas, objectives, and materials; and develops and writes planning reports and correspondence.
- Confers with senior staff in preparing detailed specifications for countywide systems, diagrams, and network charts to implement new or existing networks; develops and documents operational procedures; coordinates wide area network maintenance, testing, and daily operations; prepares schedules for implementation.
- Provides training and technical guidance to IT administrators, users, and staff in the proper use of technical systems and in the use, operation, and maintenance of network and systems software and hardware as it relates to the wide area network and systems support.
- Serves as the primary internal resource to senior technical staff and management regarding network and systems administration issues; monitors and analyzes systems equipment performance and reviews reports to identify and correct hardware and applications issues.
- Confers with vendors on systems maintenance; analyzes and evaluates new or modified hardware and software products; confers with vendors to determine suitability of products and services; makes recommendations for new products and services to ITS management staff; installs, tests, and maintains systems.
- Principles, practices, and techniques of management of information systems on prem and in the cloud
- Information security, system integration, data and analytics, infrastructure application and program design, software systems development, business process design, and application portfolio management.
- Current technologies of an information technology services division.
- Principles and practices of strategy formulation, program planning, and project management.
- Principles, practices, and applications of enterprise security practices.
- Advanced network and server platforms, virtualization technologies, systems software, and cloud migration
- Principles, practices, and applications of enterprise security practices and technical solutions.
- Compliance requirements for security and licensing within the services provided by the County departments.
- Principles and practices for meeting quality standards for customer service; and
- Contracting for information services including contract negotiations and performance monitoring.
- Actively listen and give full attention to what people are saying and asking questions to clarify understanding.
- Use logic and reasoning to identify and evaluate alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems.
- Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate different approaches and implement solutions.
- Negotiate and reach consensus on complex or contentious issues.
- Use professional judgment and decision-making to evaluate costs and benefits to potential solutions and choose the most appropriate one; and
- Adjust oral and written communication appropriately for the needs of the audience.
- Create technology roadmaps and write white papers on technology selection, migration and implementation
- Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing or through spoken words.
- Communicate information and ideas orally and in writing so that others will understand.
- Apply general rules and processes to specific problems.
- Leverage and apply existing IT architectural solutions to business requirements.
- Apply knowledge and skills across a broad range of information technology disciplines, including application, data, infrastructure, and security domains.
- Analyze and summarize complex technical and organizational issues with proven ability to summarize life cycle cost-benefit summaries and risk analysis.
- Think creatively to develop, design, or create new applications, ideas, systems, or products.
- Develop long and short-range plans to meet established goals.
- Assist IT leadership staff in responding to operational issues in emergencies.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of various computer and network systems and their alternatives; and
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals and groups who come from diverse backgrounds and represent members of the public, coworkers, and/or vendors.