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Solution Architecture Consultant/Expert
Ref No.: 19-01364
Location: Taylor, Michigan
Solution Architecture Consultant/Expert
Location: Taylor, MI
Interview: WebEx
Duration: 12 Months

Position Description:
  • The Connected Vehicle organization design and implements cloud based global solutions that will enable car to cloud telematics communication.
  • We are developing a host of consumer and fleet services and launching on multiple vehicle lines over the next several years.
  • You can join us in the challenge of building solutions that provide a differentiating capability for Ford in the global market.
  • We are in need of architecture resources with 3-5 years minimum as a Solution Architect that will be responsible for understanding technical business requirements, and defining technical architecture based solutions that align to Company"s Patterns and Standards.
  • Candidates should have solid working knowledge around the following competencies:
  • Full application / system development lifecycle knowledge and experience.
  • Expertise in interoperability standards and methods.
  • Expertise with methods and implementation technologies such as web services and microservices
  • Outstanding and proven leadership skills in working with senior-level management helping in decision making.
  • Knowledge of frameworks, architecture patterns and design patterns.
  • Previous experience as lead architect on multiple large-scale product or enterprise initiatives, preferred
  • Support product teams in the development of the technical design and documentation.
  • Provides support such as troubleshooting to application performance issues.
  • Participate in vendor solution evaluation processes.
  • Lead/Participate in Proof of Concept efforts or Experiments within the CV space.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple project efforts simultaneously.

Experience Required:
  • Strong architecture knowledge with experience in providing technical solutions for projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills including leading problem solving teams.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently but still can work within group to deliver top notch solutions.
  • Self-researcher, ability to research a technology and provide insight to project team
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Experience with interoperability and the myriad of ways to exchange data effectively and securely. Experience with Java EE technologies.
  • Architecting public facing solutions in the Cloud
  • Negotiation skills and ability to work with several and diverse set of stakeholders/customers.

Experience Preferred:
  • Mobile application design and implementation
  • Mobile Telephony, Mobile protocol knowledge
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Understanding of Disaster Recovery and highly available scalable global architectures. (99.99 percent availability or less than 1 hour of scheduled and unscheduled downtime per year with greater than 3M global connections)
  • Knowledge of Ford standards and processes.
  • In-vehicle systems software
  • Experience in trouble shooting complex systems and performance testing and tuning.
  • Experience with client applications.
  • Network knowledge
  • Competency or Skills to be gained:
  • Experience working with global teams on complex consumer facing projects
  • Mobile and Cloud application experience
  • Infrastructure Architecture Competency
  • Application Architecture Design Competency

Education Required:
  • Bachelor or equivalent experience