Solution Architect Lead/Spec - Remote Position

Posted 28 April 2022
LocationOklahoma City
Job type Contract

Job Description

Solution Architect Lead/Spec - Remote Position


Leads IT and business unit members in the design of solutions that combine business process, information, applications and technology to solve business problems.

Level of Responsibility: Responsibilities are varied and complex.

  • May work outside area of assigned duties.

  • Expert in own area of responsibility.

  • Resolves complex problems within area of responsibility. Identifies opportunities and innovative solutions.

  • Recommends changes in procedures.

  • Reviews progress and evaluates results.

  • Authority to make decisions related to job responsibilities.

Primary Duties:

  • Act as Technical Lead for portfolio projects and small enhancements

  • Coordinating with technical teams, business, BRM and Enterprise and Security architects.

  • Define requirements for Service Providers for proposed solution architectures, both service based and custom development, for technical security compliance.

  • Design all functional and technical aspects of a service.

  • Implement solutions based on a security architecture risk assessment.

  • Develop a service design to meet those requirements and including defined cost, security and service level requirements, leveraging standard service building blocks as much as possible.

  • Work closely with client and Supplier Subject Matter Experts, architects (e.g. Representing areas of expertise, individual technologies or Service Towers) and other stakeholders, to review new or changed service requirement.

  • Responsible for assurance that delivered solution aligns to original solution architecture and meets all requirements for security, availability and alignment to Enterprise architecture.

  • Identify solution gaps and work to define mitigation actions or alternative solutions.

  • Responsible for addressing solution design issues that may arise during project activity.

  • Track all non-compliances and any remediation where Suppliers are not compliant with current Architecture standards and guidelines.

  • Develop and aligns solutions with service Architecture standards and policies, and maintain compliance with such standards and policies.

  • Align service architecture with Enterprise Architecture standards, technology standards, equipment and software architecture and standards, Industry and technology trends, regulatory requirements,

  • Data and lessons learned from the operating environment, trend analysis from resource and consumption data to predict future demand, Good practice etc.

  • Help define contents of RFPs and participates in the review of responses to RFPs and submitted solutions for feasibility of architectural requirements and compliance with client standards and policies.

  • Review new work or projects for Enterprise Architecture compliance.

  • Monitor Suppliers compliance with Enterprise Architecture standards and regulations; meet with client and/or Supplier to understand variances, attempting to find and agree resolution. 

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Ability to produce, manipulate, communicate, and implement or enhance Enterprise Architecture concepts, roadmaps, principles or effective strategies.

  • Broad knowledge of corporate policies and business strategies including disaster recovery, business continuity and risk management.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and guide the implementation of business aligned IT strategic plans.

  • Ability to think laterally and constructively question established process.

  • Exceptional leadership, planning, problem-solving and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of EA frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman or FEAF. Knowledge and understanding of business process, objectives, milestones and structure.

  • Strong facilitation skills.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in MIS, CIS or other directly related discipline plus 9 years experience building IT solutions, documenting and defining Architecture (data, applications, security), Enterprise Architecture standards and practices, and working with COBIT implementations; or in lieu of a degree 15 years experience building IT solutions, documenting and defining Architecture (data, applications, security), Enterprise Architecture standards and practices, and working with COBIT implementations.

  • Must hold at least one or complete one technical certification (ITIL or TOGOF) within first year.