The Senior Technology Solutions Architect must be a self-directed project manager with excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent customer facing skills required.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, DESIGN and ARCHITECTURE:
Leads and participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of large-scale Nexidia deployments
Specifies best practices and standards to be used in Nexidia deployments
Develops systems specifications through requirements gathering, research, analysis and direct contact with business units
Acts as technical consultant to project managers and business Subject Matter Experts
Works with vendors and colleagues to develop and implement solutions to specific problems or to meet specific objectives
Oversees the development and maintenance of technical documentation and documentation standards for Nexidia enterprise systems
Conducts performance analysis and manages reporting of performance metrics
Establishes quality assurance procedures and mentors staff when necessary
Consults with our DevOps team to develop best practices and new procedures
Collaborates with cross-functional business units, partners, clients and vendors to gauge, architect, communicate and implement technical solutions
Oversees project execution and delivery in all areas encompassed within expertise
Assesses development/test strategies to ensure that a maximally robust design is developed
Assists in the development and management of detailed project plans, monitors progress and provides regular project status to appropriate management teams
Plans, directs and coordinates project activities to ensure project goals and objectives are accomplished within approved time frame, scope and budget
Architect and provide guidance to deployment teams for large-scale enterprise deployments of Nexidia applications
Evaluate and future-plan critical systems considerations pertaining to infrastructure, hosting, management, disaster recovery, and high-availability.
Conduct research, recommend and implement innovative infrastructure solutions that enhance system reliability, security, productivity and efficiency, (e.g. cloud hosting)
Discover, document and apply analytics to proactively plan for system up-scale and future growth
Design and maintain technical standards for current and future application deployments
Act as an infrastructure liaison for network engineers, system administrators and infrastructure technicians where required
Strategize, and provide guidance for monitoring & management solutions for critical systems
Provide senior-tier support for efficient analysis and resolution of system related activities
Collaborate with Infrastructure team to develop and implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and roadmap for critical systems
Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects.
Desired Skills and Experience
In-depth knowledge of various operating systems (MS, Linux), networking, performance analysis, and database scalability, SQL
Minimum of 10 years technical experience with most recent 5 years in a similar role as the Senior Technical Solutions Architect
Bachelor's degree/Master s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience, or combination
Proven ability to solve complex problems involving numerous, disconnected, variables.
Well versed in Information Technology best practices and industry standards
Broad understanding of multiple technologies and their integrated interactions
Proven ability to perform network, server and database troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose problems relating to systems and applications.
Ability to work on fast-paced complex projects with tight deadlines
Ability to effectively produce consistent, timely results in a rapidly changing environment
Successful interaction within cross-functional teams
Ability to conduct relationship management, risk management, team management and managerial duties
Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities
Ability to prioritize with efficient time management skills
Strong leadership, negotiation, facilitation and interpersonal skills
Common-sense out-of-the-box thinker and doer. Doesn t overcomplicate or over-architect solutions
DUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics; equivalent work experience considered
Minimum 8+ years of experience designing, deploying, and supporting enterprise software applications
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands: Some overnight travel by car or plane may be required. Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%, including internationally to North American and European customers
Work environment: Business casual office environment that is entrepreneurial, creative, innovative, team-oriented, inspiring, diverse and challenging with dedication to creating and developing cutting-edge business solutions for our customers. Working conditions are normal for an office environment; work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.