Solution Architect in Spokane, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 6/21/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Spokane, WA
  • Job Type:
    Computer Industry
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Do you consider yourself a leader, or the "go to" person for business issues? Do you thrive being the decision maker and love to offer suggestions and ideas on how to tackle complex business problems? Are you a seasoned developer or BSA looking for the next step in your career? If yes, please read on.

Volt is excited to lead the search for a Solutions Architect based out of Spokane Washington.

Our client is a leading energy and sustainability management company, that aims to enable growth with less resource consumption by providing a robust set of expense and data management solutions, including complex bill payment, electric and gas utility bills auditing and data analysis.

The position is located in Spokane Washington, an area known for its rugged beauty and affordable cost of living. Relocation assistance can be offered.

Position Summary

The Solution Architect has the responsibility to understand how each of the individual architect domains work within the specific needs of a product. To lead the product development teams in the execution of the intended design developed by the architecture team.

Role Description

  • Partner with the organization to understand organization and departmental strategy and agree information systems solutions to meet needs.
  • Maintain an awareness of business solutions that might support the companies mission.
  • Investigate information systems that might benefit the company.
  • Lead in designing, specifying and selecting information system solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and performance.
  • Develop and maintain a model of the companies current and future Application Architecture.
  • Develop and maintain a model of the companies current and future web architecture and design a structure that is stable and resiliant.
  • Lead the organization in exploiting technology and use knowledge of IT solutions to drive organizational change and support business process design.
  • Understand and support to software architecture design and support development team in developing solutions
  • Estimate cost, and prepare business cases for IT solutions, considering infrastructure, licenses, development and support
  • Work with the Scrum Masters to develop high level project schedule resource plans for implementation projects.
Role Competencies
  • BS in Computer Science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of logical and physical data modeling concepts for OLTP and OLAP databases
  • Advanced Knowledge of integration tools
  • Knowledge of SQL Server
  • Broad understanding of integration practices, tools, best practices, standards and practices
  • Knowledge of data governance principals, methodologies, integration tools and framework
  • Competent in providing detailed estimations of effort for proposed solutions and projects
  • Proficient in performance tuning of integration methodologies
  • Understanding of general BI strategies and solutions
  • Minimum 8 years overall work experience as a developer performing within an enterprise solution.
  • Experience working with business users and translating user requirements into developer action.
  • Experience working in / understanding of big data technologies preferred
  • Experience working with integration of high volume & velocity 2nd or 3rd party data
  • Experience working with real time solutions
  • Strategic business acumen and understanding of organization strategy and ability to design information systems to delivery that strategy
  • Experiencing in assessing a broad range of information solutions and products particularly document management, collaboration and content management.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience of with working with board level stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritize and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organizational benefit
  • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude.
  • Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
  • Ability to develop solution architecture designs
  • Experience of developing Services Orientated Architectures (SOA)
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF or the equivalent
  • A minimum of four years in a professional senior technical role such as technical lead, team lead, architect, or other hands on leadership role ideally for a major consultancy or system integrator

Volt is an equal opportunity employer