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Sr Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-00294
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 04/12/2018 to 10/12/2018
Contract Opportunity
6 Months +

What is the opportunity?

As a Senior Solutions Architect you partner with IT, Operations and business stakeholders to lead development of the end to end technical solution architecture for high complexity and high-risk IT initiatives (i.e. $1 million - $20 million).  This position is primarily responsible for the creation of the solution approach, rationalization of the solution, presentation/communication of said solution, and guides the delivery teams on implementation.
 
What will you do?
Solution Architecture Definition and Consulting
  • Assess and analyze business strategy, business requirements, current state environment and technology choices to evaluate solution alternatives that meet business sponsor needs.
  • Define end to end technical solutions that considers the enterprise architecture strategies, current state environment and constraints. 
  • Analyze the viability of the solution to meet program timeline, budget and quality.
  • Acts as the lead technical authority on the program and is responsible for planning all activities leading to the development of the overall solution architecture.
  • Works across multiple functional teams (data, security, infrastructure, development, etc.) to ensure that all aspects of the solution architecture are captured, defined and communicated
  • Effectively communicates and builds rapport with team members, stakeholders and interface groups using a variety of techniques and collaboration from initiation to closure.
  • Facilitates small to large group meetings for reviewing technical architecture, decision making and problem solving.
What do you need to succeed?
Must-have
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area of study (computer science, mathematics, engineering, etc.) or equivalent work experience in a solution architecture capacity. 
  • Total IT experience of at least 10 years, out of which 5 years doing solution architecture on large projects.
  • Solid experience across a variety of technologies and design approaches (e.g. J2EE, .NET, cloud, mid-range, vendor packaged and/or hosted solutions, multi-technology platform applications, human/document workflow, SOA, data analytics, security, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with program/projects involving complex integration of disparate types of technologies/platforms.
  • Ability to visualize, depict, and convey complex concepts to a broadly diverse audience
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, with evidenced experience in facilitation and presentation among varied technical and business audiences
  • Strong leadership skills (not a follower), comfortable managing large cross functional technical teams and ability to define, influence and impact the technical direction.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate options, make decisions, communicate, and execute within a high energy, professional environment.
Nice-to-have
  • Experience in the financial industry, particularly with securities brokerage, is desired
  • Advanced degrees, IT industry involvement, or highly varied technical experience
  • Experience with designing and implementing internet based architectural solutions
  • Experience with mobile design/development, cloud services, and/or big data analytics
  • Experience with designing transactional systems, in a geographically dispersed environment
  • A background experience in consulting is also preferred.                                                                                                
What's in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.
  • Client First: We will always earn the right to be our clients' first choice
  • Collaboration: We win as One.
  • Accountability: We take ownership for personal and collective high performance
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We embrace diversity for innovation and growth
  • Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards to build trust