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Assistant Director-Produce and Solution Architecture

US-IL-Chicago
10 months ago
Job ID
2016-2217
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

The Assistant Director Product and Solution Architecture - role requires a combination of solutions architecture and product ownership. The position is to perform and oversee the strategy, solution architecture, roadmap, design/development, and governance in support of the digital platform, content management and reporting capability for the product suite. The hired professional will be a hands-on solution architect and technical team leader taking ownership of the product suite from inception through implementation. The Assistant Director leads a core group including; developers, analysts, quality, automation, deployment, and enterprise application and systems engineers that are responsible for the strategy, roadmaps and actionable architecture for all capabilities that are part of the product suite. Candidates must be experienced in Solution Architecture best practices and demonstrate experience in the execution of a Digital Platform including; content management, reporting, analytics, and business intelligence. .

Responsibilities


• Influence business strategy by explaining the capabilities of the architecture to management and the business.
• Accountable for understanding and articulating the business strategy and direction associated with the product platform and all of its capabilities and applications/solutions by working directly with the business stakeholders and leading the delivery team.
• Maintain a broad business understanding including customer and market trends.
• Contribute to future vision and strategy by conducting research and proof of concepts
• Maintain a broad knowledge of new technical tools and trends, and apply those tools to improving business processes.
• Articulate and document a solution architecture vision.
• Map business capabilities and services to IT solutions, and plan IT solutions for future business opportunities.
• Assist in aligning business strategy to IT strategy, in ways that adhere to the IT maxims.
• Create solution architectures that are leverage-able for future re-use and actively seek opportunities to leverage existing IT solutions for new business offerings and services.
• Establish standards in best practice design patterns and pitfalls to ensure that IT solutions perform to expectations.
• Assist development teams in developing and enhancing detailed application designs and interfaces.
• Assess and formulate go forward architecture and technology direction for IT solution

Qualifications

Experience:
• BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or related experience
• 7+ years leading Solution Architecture and Product Delivery
• 10+ years of practical experience in software development, architecture and technical leadership
• Rich and varied IT solutions design and development experience
• Designing large scale software systems and leading development efforts
• Designing and implementing large scale system integration efforts
• Architecture principles and frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, Gartner, DOD etc.)
• Agile Development Methodologies; Scrum, Iterative, XPP
• Application and Integration design methodologies, standards and best practices (SOA, OOAD, AOP)
• Business requirements gathering, Joint Application Design (JAD), Business Process Modeling (BPM) and Business Process Decomposition processes
• Full software development lifecycle (SDLC) experience
• UML and Business process modeling
• Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and business integration
• Industry standard processes (SDLC, CMMI, Change Mgmt, ITIL, etc.)
• Familiarity with User Interfaces (Web, Legacy, Handhelds) and usability methodologies

 

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