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Enterprise Solutions Architect

Milford, MA | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 01/27/23 Category: Government, Software/Application Development and Architecture Job Number: 19573

Job Description

Position: Enterprise Solutions Architect
Location: Greater Boston area, MA – Hybrid Onsite
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 4 months

Job Description
  • Our client is seeking to hire an Enterprise Solutions Architect to join the Technology Office and assist with long term strategic design and tactical implementation of critical systems across a majority of internal and client-facing applications.
  • The Enterprise Solutions Architect will be responsible for providing architectural and technical solutions and work on upgrading and modernizing various solutions.
  • The incumbent will also collaborate with business stakeholders, application development teams, and agency heads from multiple agencies to implement standards and guidelines across the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for establishing IT Architecture practices, and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, application development teams, technical teams from multiple agencies to define, architect, and implement standards-based solutions that are scalable, resilient with perform well while fulfilling business requirements and meeting the agencies’ security guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain technical and architectural roadmaps that outline the organizations long-term technical strategy and portfolios for IT system architecture including the journey to cloud.
  • Manage activities during technical discovery, solution design, and solution implementation.
  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable and secure IAM architecture, including identity and access management systems, policies, and procedures. Integrate solution with existing systems and provide guidance and training for identity and access management.
  • Architect solutions for new and more dynamic environments with Agile, DevOps, Containers, Microservices, and APIs.
  • Analyze applications from a technology context for consolidation and suggests solutions to integrate current systems, recommending potential options, conducting POC where applicable, selecting the most optimal option, and the development of a clear path to the selected solution.
  • Communicate the architecture to the stakeholders, collaborate and coordinate with existing domain experts in the formalization and adoption of IT standards and procedures.
  • Partner with application owners and leaders to address business and technical issues involved in deploying, governing, and maintaining IT systems.
  • Work closely with project managers to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Create and/or update standards guidelines of current technology solutions.
  • Influences changes to standards when necessary.
  • Provide leadership on all technical conversations between various teams to proactively resolve issues with applications, performance, infrastructure, and configurations. Serving as a final escalation point for high level architectural issues and ensure accurate documentation is maintained.
  • Work seamlessly with architects from vendors and agencies to help peer review solution designs.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning options to improve productivity, usability, and total cost of ownership.
  • Provides analysis of current state of security and recommend solutions to improve overall security posture of the organization.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive experience solutioning complex projects in a large enterprise using a diverse set of modern technologies and tools.
  • Strong experience with modern Enterprise Architectures and hands-on Enterprise Application Frameworks using microservices, Containers, and APIs, with proficiency in one or more programming or scripting languages like Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, PowerShell, Bash etc.
  • Experience with RDBMS, cloud databases and data warehouses with strong knowledge of Oracle, MS SQL server, PostgreSQL, and other industry standard databases.
  • Experience with IAM best practices, including access control, authentication and authorization using platforms such as Azure AD, WSO2, Okta etc.
  • Good knowledge of authentication protocols such as SAML, OpenID Connect, OAuth, MFA, and Risk Based Authentication.
  • Experience with developing/architecting solutions using leading cloud solution providers such as GCP, Azure, AWS is required.
  • Knowledge of one or more Business Intelligence and interactive visualization tools like Tableau and Power BI.
  • Previous experience with one or more modern CI/CD solutions like Azure DevOps, GitHub, Jenkins etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with performance management and capacity planning for large scale enterprise applications
  • Ability to translate business strategies and project portfolios into short and long-term architectural plans, detailed requirements, and models
  • Strong understanding of risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity, IT security architecture, and IT regulatory compliance
  • Excellent analytical ability to independently analyze reported issues, document, and recommend solutions.
  • Should be able to create estimations of time and resource requirements for different activities and have good understanding of best practices related to project scheduling and execution.
  • Experienced in creating and maintaining accurate and complete documentation of processes, architecture, and solutions.
  • Strong multitasking and time management skills with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently.
  • Very good communication skills and the ability to discuss and explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to collaboratively work with technical and non-technical staff, as well as upper management
  • Professional experience in the safety and security domain will be preferred.
Education and Experience
  • Minimum Five (5) years of experience as a Solutions Architect in a large technology enterprise environment
  • Eight (8) years of experience as a technical lead or senior developer for large scale enterprise applications.
  • Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field required
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