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Sr. Enterprise Architect
Eagan, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on May 21, 2022
Job Id #56152 Posted May 4, 2022

Job description:
  • The Solution Architect Sr is responsible for developing enterprise level solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms.
  • Aligns business and technology strategies to define project and/or program level architecture that enables business objectives.
  • Works with project managers, other architects, and delivery teams to effectively manage the technology solution across initiatives to ensure an optimal, high level, conceptual design. Analyzes and translates business information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • Contributes to enterprise level architecture frameworks, proof-of-concept, architecture standards and reference architectures.
  • Servers as an advanced level technology expert across multiple disciplines.
A Day in the Life:
  • Contributes to the creation of a complex architectural framework and develops and communicates guidelines and best practices for specific technology use.
  • Owns and delivers conceptual design for highly complex efforts.
  • Collaborates with business partners and IT to align strategies, advocating and communicating information technology strategies to the business and business strategies to IT.
  • Performs technical competitive analysis of solutions and advises leadership regarding their use in the enterprise.
  • Researches and maintains awareness of current and emerging process, policy, and technology solutions related to Information Technology and overall strategy.
  • Provides advanced level technical guidance, and mentors or leads others.
  • Reviews deliverables to ensure they met architect standards.
  • Executes to the technology vision, strategy and architecture plan to enable Client to achieve its business objectives.
  • Utilizes a high level of business knowledge and multiple areas of technical expertise to define the technology roadmap that guides the strategic direction for the enterprise.
  • Executes project and foundational data analysis, data design and modeling, and architectural reviews while ensuring quality and compliancy to the enterprise data strategy.
  • Mentors, educates and leads others in data architecture strategic directives, principles through project development life cycle.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance and the safeguarding of the corporations reputation through the assurance of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate and personally sensitive information.
  • Serves as an advanced technical expert in design efforts, proof of concept (POC) exercises, analysis of solutions, performance tuning/testing and interfaces for new software deliverables or for making significant enhancements to existing ones.
  • Contributes to the development of guidelines and best practices for specific technology use.
  • Performs sizing level estimates for proposed and/or upcoming efforts.
Nice to Have:
  • Experience in the health care industry and familiarity with health insurance
  • Certification in TOGAF or similar architecture methodology
  • Specialized knowledge of Client computer methodologies.
  • Specialized knowledge of multiple business areas.
  • Technical Certifications in one or more technical disciplines or products.
  • Participation in user groups (AEA, ACM, IEEE).
Required Skills and Experiences:
  • Bachelors degree preferably in Computer Science and 5 years of experience in an architect role or 9 years of experience in in lieu of a degree.
  • Advanced or specialized level of ability to design complex to highly complex application programs and systems.
  • Advanced or specialized knowledge and understanding of architecture, application and or system engineering and integration.
  • Advanced level of experience creating and leading architecture of multiple applications/systems using a variety of technologies.
  • High level of ability in designing and implementing applications using several architecture patters, e g. SOA High level of operational experience designing and supporting large, mission critical, systems.
  • Advanced or specialized knowledge of technical, business, and industry.
  • Highly skilled at systems, creative, critical and analytical thinking, decision making and problem solving.
  • Advanced level understanding of the standards and deliverables to ensure integrity of the design process.
  • Advanced level knowledge of general business applications and business processes.
  • Highly skilled at hands-on communication, facilitation, collaboration and leadership.
  • Highly skilled at influencing and motivating individuals and teams.

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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