Guides the development, specification and communication of application or infrastructure architectures used by multiple business or application systems. Provides in-depth technical consultation to the clients, partners, and IT management to develop plans and directions to assure the integration of corporate business area requirements. Develops technical specifications for application development initiatives and technology changes and migrations. Ensures secure coding guidelines are met and provides guidance to junior developers on how to meet security requirements. Provides training to other application or infrastructure architecture staff.
Obtains a highly detailed understanding of the applications for which the role is responsible. Acts as technical expert on these applications when interfacing with other teams, both internal and external, and senior management.
Thoroughly understands decision process issues of technology choice, such as capacities, response time, data interfacing, client server communication, industry standard technologies and new industry trends, etc.
Provides technical expertise at the highest level.
Participates in the building of new and on-going vendor relationships.
Promotes sharing of expertise through consulting, presentations, and documentations, etc.
Evaluates and selects from existing and emerging technologies those options best fitting business/project needs.
Completes occasional coding of complex components based on team and departmental needs.
Engages in high level break/fix support during disaster recovery scenarios. Assists with Production issues when higher level analysis is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and at least five, typically seven or more years’ experience in information system architecture methodologies, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Requires an extensive knowledge of application or infrastructure systems architecture, usually having experience with multiple system technologies.
Excellent consultative and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with client, partner, and IT management and staff.
Strong project management skills and a strong analytical ability.