Principal Application Architect

Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with marketing, sales, channels and customer support organizations to set the technology direction, vision, and strategy to enable technology solutions that will best suit their goals and objectives.
Lead a micro-services oriented approach to architecting solutions to provide better agility and scalability for the services that IT offers to the business.
Lead efforts to define cloud future state architectures and roadmaps including architecture standards, guidelines, and industry best practices.
Demonstrate leadership role in ensuring that new and existing systems are aligned to architectural guidelines.
Work closely in partnership with IT product managers to drive a rationalization of the IT applications landscape.
Identify, deliver, and document the required artifacts to make solutions available, including strategy collateral, technical roadmaps, position statements, policies, standards, concepts, and logical specifications.
After the architecture phase, the Architects actively consult throughout the execution phases, including design, engineering, migration, implementation, and operations. They feed implementation and operational challenges back into architectural opportunities.

Qualifications:

Experience refactoring cloud migrations for medium to large-scale applications from legacy platform to a micro-services based future state platform
10+ years overall IT system architecture, design, development, deployment experience
Specific experience with medium-large scale cloud adoption, including application readiness assessment, organizational change, and integration into a Service Management framework
Demonstrated knowledge of broad enterprise architecture concepts, disciplines, and capabilities.
Manage stakeholder’s expectations
Demonstrated ability to leverage common design patterns, deployments patterns, architecture patterns, SOA patterns including REST, data services (e.g. OData) and enterprise APIs
Adept with enterprise architecture concepts and terminology (EAI, SOA, ESB, REST)
Relevant experience in large-scale data center architecture/design, middleware architecture, design patterns, application deployment methods, automation, testing, compliance, and auditing
Service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services; including service provisioning, product catalog integration, and billing systems integration
Strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to work in collaborative, cross functional, and multi-cultural teams
Ability to assess and recommend cost-effective new tools technologies in accordance with the client ’s strategic objectives
Experience in submitting proof of concepts for technical changes
Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to generate stakeholder buy-in and lead through influence at a senior management level

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