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Solution Architect
Ref No.: 18-05196
Location: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Start Date / End Date: 10/22/2018 to 10/18/2019
Candidate can be located in Franklin Lakes, NJ, St Louis, MO or Bloomington, MN.

TOP CRITERIA:
• Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience
• 6-10 years relevant experience
• Experience defining and communicating solutions for large, complex, cross-functional initiatives, through their full lifecycle


POSITION SUMMARY
The Sr. IT/Solution Architect is responsible for leading the definition of comprehensive solutions to cross-functional business initiatives to realize the business needs and deliver the anticipated outcomes, leveraging technology, while furthering Client' technology and architecture strategy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Engage with key stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of an initiative, including owning up-front impact analysis and sizing, defining high-level solutions that maximize quality and ensure strategic alignment to architecture strategies, guiding decomposition of work across teams and products while providing the scoping, sizing, and recommended sequencing of that work, and ensuring that desired solutions are achieved upon delivery.
• Partner with the business to bring technology architecture and innovation perspective to portfolio roadmaps, and otherwise contribute to development of business and portfolio roadmaps
• Partner with Platform Architects to define architecture strategy and long-term architectures
• Stay abreast of industry technology trends and potential for application
• Partner with key stakeholders on the evaluation, innovation, and adoption of new and emerging technology
• Promote continuous improvement of engineering and architecture practices

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience
• 6-10 years relevant experience
• Experience defining and communicating solutions for large, complex, cross-functional initiatives, through their full lifecycle
• Experience building strong relationships with business partners that sponsor initiatives and define goals, value and requirements for their initiatives
• Experience aligning solutions to architecture strategy, and demonstrating that the architecture/technical outcomes were achieved
• Experience defining and communicating shared solution patterns
• Experience driving technology selection and application
• Experience defining and contributing to architecture strategy
• Strong facilitation skills to align multiple stakeholders (business and technology) around a solution
• Excellent leadership, planning and negotiation skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of architecture frameworks, procedures, and practices
• Solid engineering/development background
• Experience working in an Agile environment
• Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment, prioritize work, and make independent decisions
• Experience in the PBM and/or health care industry a plus