System Architect

plano, Texas

Our client is seeking a System Architect to join their team in Plano, TX.

Within this role, you will provide architecture support to projects by defining IT solutions that are aligned with the enterprise architecture standards, principles, and strategic direction. You will work collaboratively with technical and non-technical team members to create solutions that meet business needs with consideration of project time and cost parameters. You will also act as a change agent and advocate for continual learning and improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the System Architect in the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and exploration of solution alternatives
  • Produce solution options and drive architecture decisions that balance factors such as cost, scalability, and long-term viability
  • Establish critical NFRs for the solution and participate in the definition of others
  • Define, explore, and support the implementation of enablers to evolve solution intent, working directly with Agile teams to implement them
  • Work with Product and Solution Management to determine the capacity allocation for enablement work
  • Write enabler stories and work with PO’s to prioritize them to get foundational work (such as setting up environments) completed before it is needed by the sprint teams
  • Produce the design artifacts that guide the development effort for the upcoming PIs
  • Provide oversight and foster a mindset of building in quality and security
  • Become a SME in new/existing enterprise patterns and educate the sprint teams on those patterns and how to implement them
  • Develop new patterns and assist in creating proofs-of-concept and getting approvals so that they can be used by the sprint teams

Qualifications

Required

  • Experience in IT architecture
  • Experience in cloud-based architectures and/or delivery
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends
  • Demonstrated value-based decision-making
  • Experience in modern technologies such as AWS, Kakfa, NoSQL, Microservices, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to keep pace with technology
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience in Agile development and architecture/delivery experience
  • Experience in modeling and diagraming in Visio, Confluence, or other modeling products
  • Ability to integrate company goals and objectives into an executable roadmap

Preferred

  • Experience architecting and/or delivering in AWS
  • Experience operating in a SAFe environment
  • Experience in healthcare, ideally Medicare-related
  • Experience operating in a Waterfall environment

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