Solution Architect

Advantage Tech is seeking a Solution Architect to join their partner organization based in the Kansas City, MO area.  The Solution Architect is accountable for and coordinates the design effort for major projects that cross application and infrastructure domains.

  • Work directly with business teams during project envisioning, to come up with the best solution for given requirements, with the ability to provide reasonably accurate estimates for projects
  • Translate requirements into a solution vision, high-level business and/or IT system specifications, and a portfolio of implementation tasks.
  • Ensure solutions are of high quality, high performance and scalable
  • Accountable for the Technical Design Document of assigned projects. Develop the overall conceptual design working with the impacted Application and Infrastructure teams. Ensure that the solution and design fits within the enterprise context and meets standards
  • Ensure turnover of design to build teams
  • Monitor build and implementation phase of projects to ensure continued alignment with design
  • Develop and comply with common standards aligned with SDLC and other Governance processes
  • Translates nonfunctional and functional requirements into design, within enterprise context
  • Determine infrastructure and application solution costs and cost alternatives according to company financial targets.
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities for Solution Realization (service transformation)
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the technology industry and determining the impact of hardware and/or software upgrades on new and existing applications
  • Develop visual EA models that support leadership understanding and governance of technology principles and roadmaps
  • Provide expertise in infrastructure hardware and software evaluation, selection and implementation
  • Develop and manage key internal/external client relationships across sphere of influence, including situations in which no relationship previously existed.
  • Participate in cross-area/function business challenges and co-ordinates at a senior level the work of own group/function with that of other areas.
  • Review current operations for continuous process improvement, e.g. better ways to implement solutions for alignment with strategy, better ways to monitor solution and prevent incidents
  • Build common design patterns to enable agile implementation of business solutions with technology
  • Support SOA enablement and acceleration
  • Ensure population of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) for assigned projects
  • Other duties as assigned
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