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IT Architect Senior*
Ref No.: 18-07444
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Senior IT Solution Architect
6 Months to hire
Remote from home
2 Openings

This candidate will be responsible for working with clients and internal teams to help propose and define a solution. The individual will review the work request / statement of work for an engagement, and determine the manner to address the request.

This process will include:

• Internal conversations with CLIENT teams to validate the request, and ensure that all the various parties required are understood and engaged.
• Meetings with the client business stakeholders to gather and document their business requirements
• Define and maintain an architecture that offers flexibility to CLIENT Product Strategy while meeting the clients requirements.
• Create solution design document that provides a detailed proposed solution blueprint, detail regarding project scope, proposed solution satisfying the clients requirements, and cost and timeline estimates.
• Reviewing the solution components with all internal and where appropriate bank third party teams. Providing them with an understanding of the requirements, and the expected final solution including making design decisions and technology recommendations to satisfy the requirements.
• Capturing the teams assumptions, constraints and detailed solution components, including expected development work.
• Provide input to or create a weekly project status report.

Skills needed:

• An understanding of the financial/banking industry.
• Client's application knowledge is a plus.
• Strong written and verbal skills, with the ability to accommodate language to all levels of employees and technology knowledge.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Visio.

Requires the following experience or equivalent combination of education and experience as a minimum to enter any level of IT Architect job:
• Must have led the technology direction for multiple projects and led or presented architecture concepts outside the realm of immediate workgroup
• Demonstrated experience as the application development system designer or technical lead on many "very large” (i.e., 10,000 hours or more spanning more than 6 months) projects
• May also require one or more of the following experience requirements:
– Five or more years working in a distributed and heterogeneous computing environment (ZOS, UNIX, Windows)
– Five or more years demonstrated experience in working with relational (and/or hierarchical) databases
– Five or more years demonstrated experience in modern software application technologies
– Successful design and implementation of applications in a shared service bureau environment
– Experience in building On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), batch and reporting systems
– Experience in using Unified Modeling Language (UML) for Object Modeling
– Experience in building robust and scalable infrastructure architectures (telephony systems, network services, web farms, multiple-node systems, etc.)



- This will be a remote role

- 30% travel expected, various client locations


- Phone screen

Additional Skills:
Senior level role. Highly skilled with extensive proficiency. Focuses primarily on one of the four architecture disciplines typically within a single business group. Uses best practices and knowledge of technologies and processes that are appropriate for the architecture discipline the incumbent is assigned to improve CLIENT products and/or services. Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Serves as a resource for less experienced peers. Wide latitude for independent judgment. Represents a job level at which career may stabilize for many years or potentially until retirement. Typically requires twelve or more years of systems development experience with five or more years as an Engineer or Systems Specialist.