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Solutions Architect Lead (Salesforce)-
Ref No.: 17-54072
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 10 Years
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 125,000.00 /Year
Skill Type
Skill Type:Information Technology
Strategy & Planning
  • Provide strategic, technical and operational expertise in support of business and technology transformational activities.
  • Contribute to technology strategy and planning; conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts; recommend introduction of technologies, new features, or other non-functional requirements for implementation that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Develop and foster relationships with the divisional and business unit subject matter experts.
  • Confer with stakeholders to define business requirements for complex systems development – from both functional and non-functional perspectives (i.e. concept of operations, performance, test, cost, schedule, training, support and disposal).
  • Promote synergies and reuse within and across projects and programs in order to maximize rapid yet responsible delivery of business value.
  • Work with Technical Domain and Enterprise Architects to develop comprehensive solutions architecture.
  • Communicate the Solution Architectures to business, architecture, and development teams through deliverables, presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums.
  • Support system development teams in implementing reference architectures and standards.
  • Collaborate with SOA CoE/Integration Competency Center to facilitate design of Services and Integrations to realize reliable business value.
  • Collaborate with Application Security team to identify and support Delivery Teams' realization of requirements in the security space.
  • Stay current on emerging design patterns, software development or infrastructure concepts and industry best practices.
  • Work with highly technical and highly business-focused teams, facilitating understanding and brokering agreements to shared goals through collaboration.
Acquisition & Deployment
  • Provide technical oversight for multiple project initiatives.
  • Participate in technology life-cycle projects including technology evaluation, selection, implementation, support and retirement/replacement.
  • Evaluate alternative architectures with respect to their feasibility as well as composition (people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, documents, risks and cost), and make recommendations.
  • Develop prototypes of system designs, working with Technical Architects and Delivery Teams, to prove viability where necessary.
Operational Management
  • Document architectural designs and standards for implemented solutions.
  • Create and maintain reference architectures, systems models, use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models to provide architectural expertise, direction, and guidance to IT delivery teams.
  • Validate the architecture's compliance to the requirements and verify the system's compliance to the architecture.
  • Document, communicate, and enforce system standards and solutions review processes.
  • Mentor and/or provide guidance to all members of the team.
  • Support risk identification and mitigation process and provide issue management recommendations as required.
Incidental Functions
  • Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and other business/technical entities.
  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
  • Minimal travel is required.
  • Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday as required.

Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor Degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Master Degree preferred.
  • Certification or experience with enterprise architecture methodologies and frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, or FEAF a plus.
  • Salesforce Certified Architect (Application, System, Technical) a plus
Knowledge & Experience
  • 10+ years IT experience.
  • 6+ years experience designing, developing, implementing middle-tier and distributed systems
  • 4+ years experience in Salesforce configuration and implementing CRM systems
  • 4+ years experience in enterprise and/or solutions architecture and architectural frameworks
  • Experience supporting continued maintenance of a Salesforce implementation, designing and implementing change requests and new features as requested by the business.
  • Strong working knowledge of architecture with the ability to analyze and resolve moderately complex, cross-system issues, and demonstrate an understanding of specific technologies (and their architectural connectivity).
  • Experience in developing strategic solutions architecture plans, technology planning and execution, and policy development and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze existing technical architectures and recommend and implement alternatives with regard to tools, technologies, and approaches to their use.
Preferred Attributes
  • Experience designing and implementing at least one end-to-end implementation in Salesforce, including integrating with enterprise systems.
  • Experience with virtualization, cloud computing, or container technologies.
  • Knowledge of vendor software integration and interaction patterns.
  • Knowledge of COTS evaluation principles and practices.
  • Experience in working in a Lean or Agile development environment a plus (SAFe framework is an additional plus).
  • Knowledge of various legal and regulatory obligations such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, or similar standards a plus.
  • Knowledge of common testing methodologies, terminology and industry standards a plus.
  • Experience with defining, utilizing, and guiding the appropriate use of various data integration techniques (ETL, EAI, EII), including understanding the components within, capabilities of, and appropriate "fit to purpose " of Service Bus and Microservices Architectures a plus.
  • Experience with practices governing definition and design of Services and RESTful APIs a plus.
  • Experience with single-org deployments and multi-org consolidations within Salesforce a plus.
Recruiter: Jessica Ingham
Job ID: 17-54072

3rd party candidates will not be considered.
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