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Application Architect
Ref No.: 18-07600
Location: Hermitage, Tennessee
Application Architect
Hermitage, TN,
6 months + possible extensions or right to hire

.NET Solutions
Responsibilities:
  • Providing technical and architectural leadership for Microsoft .NET web applications.
  • Creating project and application architecture deliverables that are consistent with architecture principles, standards, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Responsible for defining technical evaluation criteria for product and technology selection and determining technical approaches to ensure all architectural solutions result in a coherent systems design.
  • Leading technical design sessions with the development teams, including the creation of class models, sequence diagrams, component models, etc., and detailed design specifications to ensuring that architecture standards are followed.
  • Applied research and development, prototyping, and vendor evaluations
  • Providing expert knowledge of mobile application architecture to business and technology teams and facilitate the collaborative development of the technology strategy, technology standards, roadmaps, and practices.
  • Providing support / guidance to the development teams during the analysis, development, and testing processes.
  • Working with business clients and product owners to review business drivers, needs, and strategies to anticipate future business / technology needs.
  • Reviewing and approving 3rd party and integration solution architecture based on established enterprise application strategy.
  • Communicating implications of architectural decisions, technology costs, benefits, and implementation requirements to business and IT Leadership.
  • Defining and validating non-functional (technical) requirements, and establishing traceability between requirements and application architecture/design.
  • Providing input to the development of project initiation documents including objectives, scope, approach, estimates, and deliverables, when needed.
  • Working closely with Performance Engineering and our Web/Infrastructure Technology teams on defining the deployment architecture.
  • Participating, and technically leading when needed, production troubleshooting and 'War Room' Activities.
  • Staying abreast of changes in vendor landscape, and providing guidance around long term vendor strategy towards mobile application development.
  • Instilling a culture of execution, operational excellence, and accountability.
  • Seeking and capitalizing on the opportunities to improve productivity, improving time-to-market, improving solutions quality, and improving cost effectiveness.
  • Anticipating barriers to change and creating opportunities to remove them.
  • Creating a culture that is based on knowledge sharing and learning from best practices.
  • Exhibiting high level of professional flexibility and volunteering innovation and new ideas.
  • Mentoring technical leads and developers.
Qualifications
Minimum:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related discipline. While an advanced degree is preferred, the value is placed on the extent of the relevant experience and accomplishments
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Unified Modeling Language (UML), stateless distributed architectures, and designing for scalability and performance, especially within, .Net, HTML5/CSS3, and WCF technologies.
  • Clear understanding of event-driven and delegate-based design paradigms.
  • Knowledge of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), its principles, and patterns at enterprise level.
  • Experience in data modeling techniques and knowledge and applicability of various normal forms.
  • Experience and knowledge of multi-tier and cross-platform architectures driven towards mobility.
  • Experience with architecting mobile enterprise solutions based on REST web services.
  • Experience in developing of IT architecture plans and software development methodologies.
Experience with the following Technologies/Methodologies required:
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of .NET Framework development techniques
  • Working knowledge of web-based technologies; HTTP, AJAX, HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery and CSS3
  • Microsoft .Net, ASP.NET Web API and complementary business layer and front-end technologies.
  • Microsoft SQL Server and other most common backend Microsoft technologies.
Experience with the following Technologies/Methodologies preferred:
  • Microsoft SharePoint development technologies
  • Agile development environment especially SCRUM using TFS.
  • Messaging architectures (EAI), Excel Services, BizTalk, SAP XI, XML, SOAP, and Web Services.
  • Data Warehousing and Master Data Management.
  • Electronic commerce, EDI, B2B architectures
  • Messaging architectures SOAP and REST with JSON text encoding.
  • GPS, location based services and other device hardware interactions
  • Usage of automated build and/or unit testing and integration systems
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing, and reasoning skills to earn support of business leaders, technology leaders, colleagues, and vendor representatives.
  • Experience with Microsoft and Apple frameworks, with extensive knowledge of technical design patterns and anti-patterns.
  • Capable of building sustainable relationships with colleagues and key individuals.
  • Creativity and ability to think outside-the-box while defining sound and practical solutions.
  • Desire to take the initiative, moving projects/ideas forward with clarity.
  • Adept negotiation skills in high-pressure situations.
  • Leadership skills to indirectly lead cross-functional teams towards common solutions.


NTT DATA Services is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner with 130,000 professionals based in over 50 countries. NTT DATA recently acquired Dell Services. NTT DATA Services emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, including consulting, application services, business process, IT outsourcing, and cloud-based solutions. We are a part of NTT Group, one of the world's largest technology services companies, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenues and partner to 80% of the Fortune 100. Visit www.nttdataservices.com to learn how our consultants, projects, managed services, and outsourcing engagements deliver value for a wide range of businesses and government agencies.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.