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Cloud Solutions Architect
Town and Country, Missouri  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on October 21, 2021
Job Id #49609 Posted August 5, 2021

This position will be responsible for undertaking multiple complex projects requiring specialized technical knowledge in the areas of Solution Architecture, APIs, and Application Development for our Edge Cloud Solutions Candidate should possess a desire to look for opportunities to incorporate enterprise technologies within our Dev Ops organization and other up-and-coming technologies. Makes well-thought-out decisions on complex or ambiguous architecture issues. Coordinates with other Architects, Process Analysts, Developers, and Business partners to determine solutioning requirements. Ensures the appropriate solutions are being implemented to increase efficiency and minimize overhead. Establishes and communicates common goals and direction for the team. Acts as a resource for training and guidance to less experienced staff.
The Main Responsibilities.
Solution Architect/Engineering plays a similar role to System Architect/Engineering, but for large solutions, and are focused on creating technical alignment for the full solution rather than concerns for specific components. Responsibilities include working with portfolio stakeholders, customers, suppliers, ARTs, and Solution Train stakeholders to align the architectural direction with the solution intent. They have similar responsibilities for solution vision, solution roadmap, enabler capabilities and solution demo activities as well
Solution Architect/Engineering has a crucial role in pre-and post-PI planning, as well as solution train I&A events. They also work with suppliers, making sure the technical characteristics for supplier-delivered capabilities are understood and assisting with the architectural integration of these concerns
Provides technical direction to projects and services in an assigned area from design to production
Process documentation and analysis including specification of system requirements for business processes (data, presentation, and logic)
Ensure that the project is on schedule, is high quality, and meets required ROI targets
Maintain knowledge in several of the following areas: code development, Enterprise System Architecture, midrange development, software development lifecycle management, software testing methodology, production deployment, technical architecture, development, and requirements management
Accountable for timely project completion and delivery
Manages project risks, issues, and escalations by identifying and escalating to leadership for assistance in applying mitigation strategies to ensure overall project success
Input all necessary data for project tracking and planning where applicable
Provides continuous advice and best practices to developers and Project Manager related to delivery approach and strategy
Utilize appropriate applications required for Architectural designs and documentation, e.g., MS Visio, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
Look for opportunities to implement future technologies
Partner closely with our overall Dev Ops team leads and other Solution Architects to translate the customer's business requirements to define value and solution scope
Assist Project Managers to ensure smooth delivery of solutions
Recommend solution approach and strategy based on analysis and enterprise maturity

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.

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