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Sr. Architect - Niche
Ref No.: 18-00808
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
Java Solutions Architect must have experience on multiple hardware and software environments and be comfortable with complex heterogeneous systems. The candidate needs experience in creating and leading the architecture of multiple projects through the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and has usually performed in a variety of different roles in that life cycle. The individual will also need to be an expert in and have hands-on experience in multiple industries as a seasoned architecture practitioner. The architect should also have experience in designing and implementing solutions using several architecture design patterns like OLTP, SOA, OLAP, and ETL. The person should possess an ability to share and communicate ideas both verbally and in writing to people at various levels within the organization in a clear and concise manner that is relevant to each of the groups.
The role will require the individual to be responsible for the development of the overall solution vision for the assigned projects. The architect will identify and translate system requirements into a prescribed architecture blueprinting process and build/maintain the necessary artifacts. The individual will collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, Technical Directors, Project Managers, and Project Team members to validate the proposed architecture solution to enable the team to provision estimates, develop construction plans and prepare implementation approaches. The person will need to work with various internal and external technical resources to drive consensus on an architecture design. The architect will provide leadership to the development team to insure the realization of that solution.

Top 3 Skills:
Application Architectural Skills (Ability to create Logical and Physical Architectural Diagrams)
Proficiency in Java is required.
Creation of Developer Resource needs and timeline
In-depth knowledge of Project Phases

Soft Skills
Technical Leadership (PA's play the work provider role of the developers)
Communication Skills written and verbal
Presentation Skills