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Sr. Technology Lead/Architect
Ref No.: 18-07018
Location: Plano, Texas
Summary:
This Tech Lead has to have strong hands-on application architecture knowledge including infrastructure and integration experience as he/she may be engaged on several projects within the Consumer Ineteractive Space. The knowledge transfer will be minimal so he/she needs to be proactive with a high learning agility.
Ideally we would like someone that has extensive experience with Web and Mobile teachnologies with hands on Angular and API development.
In addition, we need someone with strong communication skills as he/she will be working with various groups at technical and functional levels.

Please see possible projects below:
One Client Customer Experience
Angular Components for Web & Mobile SPace
Other ad-hoc requests


Examples of key activities include:
Make recommendations and propose system solutions to meet business requirements.
Design the data and technical system changes.
Oversee development of data and technical changes, and validate and implement the data and technical changes provided by the vendor.
Act as liaison with the vendors, development teams and business users to create and finalize end-to-end technical solutions.
Supervise and create the creation of operation support manuals and helpdesk documentation for production Update system documentation as changes/enhancements are deployed to ensure accuracy.

Success in this role requires in-depth knowledge and hands-on technical skills, with strong leadership, development management and communication skills. The ability to work effectively, various vendors and business teams to develop solutions that meet technology standards and business needs is required.


Development/Solution Management
Ensure development activities are delivered with quality, are on-time and within budget
Understand current and future technical offerings, and identify appropriate fits or alignment for these offerings.
Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation.
Maintain focus on key strategic and/or project priorities despite conflicting demands.
Serve as an agent for innovation not only for applications, but also for delivery issues and incidents.
Understand business requirements for development activities
Ensure business needs are clearly understood, documented and communicated.
Leverage thorough understanding of business process and system processes to make recommendations and propose technical/non-technical solutions to meet business requirements
Participate in business requirements gathering sessions with the business owners and key technical resources
Translate the business and user requirements into system requirements.
Hands-on Participation in all development activities.
Own the technical solution by leading and participating in Develop/Design/Improve/Document Database Models/Design/Programs, Informatica jobs/programs, Unix/Autosys jobs/programs, and OTHER SPECIFIC

DOMAIN SPECIFIC NEEDS
Perform software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis
Coordinate architecture and development walk-through and sign-offs, verifying with user representatives/stakeholders that software solutions and designs accurately reflect and satisfy business needs.
Ensure design and construction meet quality standards and that the testing and operational readiness tasks are conducted and produce quality results.

Production and Operational Support
Provide technical guidance and support to the user community proactively and as requested.
Ensure that proactive, adaptive, corrective, and preventive changes conducted by outsourced service provider are functionally sound and consistent with business needs
Ensure cross-team impacts and dependencies of production activities have been addressed by outsourced service provider
Assist functional manager in outsourced service provider oversight, SLA tracking, and Scorecard reporting
Provide subject matter expertise to support provider as needed. Ensure that business practices are represented inn support scripts and incident management activities
Proactively identify and suggest improvement areas for Operation Support
Communicate response and resolution to application issues such as outages and performance degradation to business stakeholder and user community

Required Skills:
Experience in architecture/design/development of desktop and web applications using Java, .NET, Oracle, SQL Server technologies
Advanced Knowledge in web service/ETL integration architecture/design using tools like Informatica, TIBCO
Experience in system/infrastructure architecture for applications
Experience in evaluating business requirements and designing/developing solutions
Experience in using software design/architecture documentation tools System architect, Visio etc.
Knowledge and adaptation of software configuration, change, release and service management processes
Experience in working with cross functional application and business teams
Experience in creating technical work break down structure, release and implementation plans
Experience or exposure to reporting tools like Business Objects, Crystal reports, SSRS etc.
Ability to research and document existing application architecture
Experience with Cloud based tecahnologies like AWS, Azure
Extensive experience with XMl, HTML, CSS, Jquery, Angular
Experience with various Content Management Technologies like AEM, SiteCore, Teamsite etc.,
Experience with Ionic Framework for Mobile Technologies
Experience with CICD tools like Jenkins.

Software Expertise:

Mastery of client/server and distributed applications, project life cycle, and the basics of technical operations (networks, data center, database, integration, and migration activities)
Development Methodology – has mastered, and understands common development models including waterfall and agile processes
Mastery of unit testing, software change management, software release management
4 years' experience writing software derived from use cases
Some Enterprise Architecture experience desired
Understanding of Architecture frameworks (i.e., TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF)
Architecture lifecycle development methodologies
Performance Architecture including root cause analysis, problem management and performance tuning
Experience implementing Federated Security models
Understands Systems engineering techniques (i.e., portfolio analysis, analysis of alternatives, architecture modeling)
Capable of performing Lifecycle cost analysis
Is proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.