Solution Architect

New Jersey Resources is seeking a Solution Architect to propose overall technology direction, guidance, definition and governance for the development of solutions architecture under the leadership of the Enterprise Architect.? Define technical requirements, principles and models that guide all system solution decisions. Research, design, analyze and translate business, information, infrastructure and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions and business processes that integrate across multi-domain applications, systems and platforms to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan. Develop roadmaps that outline how solutions shall be structured in the future.Major Responsibilities:?Design and develop technical solution roadmaps and implementation plans based upon a current and future state in a unified architecture viewpointAnalyze and translate business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectivesPerform the necessary leadership, analysis, and design tasks related to the development of solutions architectureModel business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data modelsAssists in the implementation of solutions based on business requirements and IT strategiesCoordinates solution architecture implementation and modification activitiesWork with Enterprise Architecture, Application Development, Infrastructure and Cybersecurity teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the projectConsult with Application Development, Infrastructure and Project Management teams to identify and document changes in systems and infrastructure to fit into architecturePropose changes in process, policy and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principlesDefine the principles to guide solution decisions and review technical design specifications for architectural complianceResearch and maintain knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problemsEvaluate and contribute to the selection of software products, as well as the design of standard software configurationsWork with business and IT stakeholders to understand project requirements and enable the team to understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategyAssists in the design and development of application and infrastructure solutions that deliver capabilities to the business and the IT ecosystemAnalyzes business drivers to determine corresponding change requirementsDocument and maintain the existing solutions architecture and technology portfolioPosition Specifications:?Bachelor?s degree in computer science, software engineering or a related field plus five to seven years? experience in multiple IT areas as well as two to three years of relevant architecture experience requiredAdvanced- to-expert level knowledge and understanding of architectures, application design, systems engineering and integrationDemonstrated ability to produce requirement artifacts, such as business requirements, functional specifications, data flow diagrams, UML modeling techniques, interface designs, test plans and test casesA background in software development with ability to code and knowledge of APIs and SDKs for .Net and/or JavaA technical architecture background, understanding of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, SANs, servers and how operating systems form a part of the solution stackAn excellent working knowledge in visual communication using modeling languages such as UML and IDEFAbility to deliver solution architectures conformant with TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate 3 modeling languagesComprehensive understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC), continuous integration and agile software development methodologiesExperience with web servers, gateways, service oriented architectures, web services (both REST and SOAP), service buses and integration patterns, message queues, security practices and database technologiesKnowledge of highly available and scalable cloud based infrastructures (Microsoft Azure or similar) and continuous deliveryAbility to translate business needs into solution architecture requirementsAbility to translate complex concepts and solutions to non-technical audiencesStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsTOGAF 9 Certified preferredITIL v3 Foundation desiredWe are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.? All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status. - provided by Dice
architectures, application design, systems engineering, integration

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