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CRIS Integration Solution Engineer/Architect
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on January 19, 2022
Job Id #52553 Posted December 6, 2021


  • Seeking an Integration Solution Engineer/Architect to join a highly visible and dynamic team with responsibilities to assess, plan, and deliver IT integration services to our customers.
  • As a key member of this team, you will be a lead engineer/architect that helps drive the IT integration of newly acquired companies, minimizes business disruption, and ensures the company is maximizing the value of acquisition through integration.
  • In this role, you will partner with Integration Engagement Managers and be responsible for understanding the business and technical requirements of the engagement.
  • You will translate the business and technical requirements into solutions and level-of-effort estimates for implementing those solutions.
  • You will be in a consultative role with the Business and Application/DevOps teams, anticipating their needs and applying the benefit of previous experience and expertise to the engagement.
  • This position will lead the overall technical solution from definition to start of implementation while collaborating with other team members and departments to support solutioning, provide estimates, and build Statements of Work.

Critical Competencies for Success:

  • As an Integration Solution Engineer/Architect, you will communicate effectively and quickly gain the trust of the audience based on knowledge and expertise.
  • There is a wide variety of technical responsibilities in this role, whether its Architecture related or a technical troubleshooting session.
  • There is a large emphasis on critical thinking, having a hands-on approach and being able to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • You will need to possess a strong business/technical acumen and consistently strive to exceed expectations.
  • This position is described as forward thinking, strategic, collaborative, and determined.
  • You are expected to be self-starters, possess integrity, and take ownership when things don't go as planned.
  • Willingness to take control of a situation, see it through to resolution, escalating as needed the proper team, and going the extra mile when it may require working outside the box.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead technologist for program, responsible for the technical success of each business partner integration program
  • Influence internal  Infrastructure Teams to adapt services and processes to better meet integration requirements
  • Present to Business/IT teams on infrastructure and hosting services and identify the benefits of hosting and/or integrating
  • Provide thoughtful and innovative solutions to complex technical problems
  • Consider options, design, estimate and communicate solutions and recommendations that meet customer needs and are in alignment with business and IT goals / objectives
  • Provide input on RFPs/RFIs/SOWs and produce documentation such as high-level architecture diagrams to support recommended solutions
  • Provide reliable and trusted points of view of relatable customer integrations. For example, how other customers with similar needs have succeeded in their integrations
  • Maintain technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to security and architectural solutions
  • Work effectively in a diverse organization spread across multiple locations

Ideal Background:

  • Broad IT experience, strong in merging two business IT solutions into one.


  • Great success in past two IT engagements doing IT integration work, and examples of what they did and how they did it.

Top Requirements:

  • Networking will have a strong emphasis, but an overall Solutions Engineer (Macro) mindset would be a great asset!
  • The role encompasses many technical platforms and being able to leverage experience/expertise across a variety of technical solutions will be extremely beneficial!

Team and Team size:

  • 2 - PM, 6 - Engineers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems or equivalent
  • 5+ years of leadership and IT business integration architecture experience in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment
  • Broad IT background with knowledge in various technologies, hosting platforms and concepts/methodologies (Examples, general understanding)
  • Technologies Compute, Storage, Networking, Load Balancing, Firewalls, Backups, Disaster Recovery, Monitoring, Edge Security, User Productivity Integration, Desktop technologies, Application Hosting, Call Centers and M365
  • Concepts/Methodologies CI/CD, DevOps, Agile Methodologies, Multi-Tier Architecture
  • Familiar with various security/regulatory processes including standards & issues involved in multi-tier cloud or hybrid applications
  • Ability to discuss cloud architecture and principles of modern platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure, etc.
  • Emphasis on having a hands-on approach, take charge mentality and being able to troubleshoot complex technical issues
  • Highly motivated with proven success meeting commitments in a deadline-driven environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to influence opinion without direct managerial control
  • Possess a strategic and critical thinking mindset while maintaining a Customer focused perspective
  • Crisp, articulate written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in a customer-facing pre-sales, consulting, or systems integrator role engaging with large high-tech organizations
  • 3+ years of previous M&A integration experience
  • Experience in identifying and cultivating business strategies, drivers and value principles as they apply to enterprise business transformation objectives
  • Proven ability of developing relationships across technical, management, and executive levels
  • Sound understanding of industry standards around data privacy, risk management, and compliance requirements

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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