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Pr Solutions Architect 3
Ref No.: 18-04470
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Work Authorization:USC/Green Card
-US Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) is required

Skills & Knowledge:
-Develops solutions to a variety of problems of large scope and complexity. Work is reviewed by manager or a more senior architect for soundness of judgment, overall adequacy, and adherence to architectural standards. Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, or general instructions on new assignments. Responsible for determining objectives of assignments.
-Evaluates and provides input to ensure coordination of applications, frameworks, and integration of total solution. Communicates this input to more senior architects and leadership.
-Experience in the design and delivery of cloud-based solutions using DevOps approaches
-Expertise in design, deployment, and usage of Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure based solutions
-Experience implementing cloud-based solutions, including development and delivery mechanisms, and selection of appropriate vendors or solution partners.
-Aids in definition of coding standards, design patterns, and reusable components utilized in cloud-based solutions. Understands long and short range business requirements and recommends innovations which anticipate the future directions of information technology.
-Advises and provides input to senior architects and leadership regarding optimization, helps to set the recommendations across various cloud-based platforms.
-Ability to decompose/analyze/solution complex technical issues in a timely manner; ability to address the day-to-day technical and logistical issues that arise in the architecture life cycle.
-Ability to take input from multiple stakeholders, complex business and technical requirements, and quickly determine the appropriate solution.
-Comfortable communicating technical capabilities to peer architects and immediate leadership. The candidate must possess the strategic thinking and communication/presentation skills to provide input to the team on complex solutions and multi-year initiatives. The role requires an individual who is results-focused, proactive, highly collaborative, and confident under pressure.
-Documents overall solution, and creates architectural proposals based on identified solution gaps. Identifies solution architecture, constraints, scope, costs, risks and value; conceptualizes and recommends solution analyses and tests to address opportunities and issues, as appropriate.
-Creative problem solver with strong analytical skills.
-Knowledge of Service Delivery and a comprehensive service-oriented mindset is a plus.
-Knowledge in IT audit, regulatory and compliance is a plus

-Evaluates current, and provides input for future, architectures.
-Understands architectural and technology standards, provides input for recommended changes, and helps identify needed architectural governance processes.
-Makes recommendations and provides solutions for the enterprise and operational business lines based on provided strategic business goals.
-Provides advice and consultancy on DevOps and Cloud strategy to management team
-Provides input for baseline architectures and technology roadmaps.
-Produces models of business, information and technical architectures
-Provides advice and consultancy on application delivery and service exposure mechanisms/approaches.
-Participates in meetings, and provides input for the creation and presentation of professional grade deliverables such as technical architecture documents, technical drawings, and presentations.
-Reviews functional and nonfunctional requirements for new systems and enhancements, to identify gaps and inconsistencies, and translates these into requirements for build-out.
-Participates in technology integration via requirements analysis, design, and implementation. Makes recommendations and supports implementations of new tools and technologies.

Strongly Prefer:
-5-8 years of Solutions Architecture experience
-4+ years of cloud-based design and/or delivery experience
-3+ years of DevOps experience
-Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline. In the absence of a bachelor's degree, HS Diploma/Equivalent plus relevant training and ten years of related experience.