Senior Solutions Architect (#18-00661)

Senior Solution Architect 
Contract Position
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Responsible for the technical architecture of client's business applications.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Plan and define the successful technical deployment of systems within multiple environments, the role will:
* Be dedicated to our client's IT Relationship Manager (ITRM) and support the Lead Senior Solution Architect as their trusted advisor and representative in any technical matter as required
* Become a trusted advisor to our client's business stakeholders by understanding our client's business situations and making recommendations where technology can either make improvements or solve our client's business problems
* Plan and facilitate sessions and architectural artifacts required to conceptualize a solution and build corresponding consensus with the business and IT organizations involved
* Define technical solutions that effectively solves the business problem and efficiently reuse components and processes to ensure consistency in the portfolio while maintaining alignment to our client's standards
* Oversight of all project activities including (and not limited to) ensuring proper requirements gathering for complete understanding of business rules/transformations, coordination of technical activities across teams/resources, support review/approvals of technical solution, and others as needed
* Define, plan and monitor the technical alignment of Global/Regional/Local configuration and deployment architectures with respect to supporting core infrastructure items; for example, operating systems, productivity tools, browsers, and database technologies
* Guide and advise in the determination of requirements for all aspects of technical delivery and configuration, including: documentation, workshops, forums, training and contribute to their development and delivery. Coordinate these activities and other communications as directed
* Work with Global/Regional/Local IT teams to help them configure implementations, plan functional and performance testing as well as facilitate the transition of systems through delivery into formal support processes
* Participate as required in any technical task as directed by the Head of Application Delivery
Management and Competencies
* Experienced team manager and providing team leadership – define work tasks, set priorities, ensure proper utilization, monitor and report on progress
* Experience in a global team matrix environment
* Experience with architecting enterprise solutions using TOGAF
* Capable of forward thinking, managing and of moving strategic plans into action
* Demonstrated experience mentoring, coaching, developing team members and being a role model
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document and communicate technical information to IT Leadership, the business, developers and support staff
* International experience with the ability to work in a diverse work environment across cultures and time-zones; available to travel (internationally) at short notice and host/attend international calls outside of standard working hours
* Expected to be able to manage his/her own load while at the same time coordinate the efforts of others

Reporting lines
This role reports into the Lead Senior Solution Architect with a dotted line to the Head of Solutions Architecture and ITRM

Working Environment
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Travel: allow for up to 15% domestic or international travel

Qualifications
* Minimum eight years' experience as a Technical/Solutions Architect
* Minimum fifteen years project experience in delivery of enterprise systems with an emphasis on globally available applications
* Strong experience as primary technical leader on successful large application deployments with the ability to manage resources and multiple projects simultaneously
* Experience managing teams (5-10 people)
* In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft platform (IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows Server, Clustering, Active Directory etc..)
* Knowledge of application, database, system, and network design
* In-depth working knowledge of application, database, system, network design, Azure services (PaaS, SaaS), cognitive, business process automation and integration with 3rd party applications
* Confidence in dealing with staff, managers and partners across the firm
* Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds
* Experience with Enterprise level solution architecture programs, defining architectural patterns starting with envisioning, into conceptual, logical and physical implementations.
* Experienced in defining and/or supporting business processes and intelligent automation, including working integration programs and knowledge of industry data formats
* Experience configuring and delivery of third party products (e.g. workflow and orchestration engines, Practice Management Systems, Portals, Document Management Systems, etc.)
* Ideally with prior experience working at Big 4, Investment Banking or Audit
Preferred Qualifications:
* Proficient communication skills with non-technical audiences
* Microsoft certifications
* TOGAF 9.x certified. Experienced working with Enterprise Architecture tools such as Troux, Mega, Alfabet, Orbus
Education / Academics
* Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university in Computer Science or related field 

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