Digital Solution Architect
Digital Solution ArchitectDate: Mar 1, 2023Location:USCompany: Black & Veatch Family of CompaniesTogether, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.Company : Black & Veatch CorporationReq Id : 95900Opportunity Type : StaffRelocation eligible : NoFull time/Part time : Full-TimeProject Only Hire : NoVisa Sponsorship Available: NoWhy Black and VeatchAt Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.The OpportunityBlack & Veatch is looking for candidates that have solid architectural experience across B2C, B2B, B2E, or B2B2C ecosystems. We need someone who can move at the pace of digital business, while maintaining the standard of excellence; someone who can innovate along with innovative partners; someone who can leverage digital technology to help disrupt the status quo. We are looking for candidates that embrace the spirit of curiosity and collaboration to apply for this role for our Black & Veatch Architecture Team. Are you up for the challenge?The Digital Solution Architect will demonstrate competencies across three key dimensions:Interpret Business Needs:
Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work
Works closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle
Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise solution designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes
Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements
Supports product managers in end of life product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire services, or systems, including applications, technologies, processes, and information
Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and their practical application to enable new and evolving business and operating models
Analyzes the technology industry, competitors, and market trends, and determines their potential implications for a given solution
Analyzes the business-IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy, and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement
Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations
Consults with application and infrastructure development projects and products to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify designs to accommodate the solutions architecture
Leads evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards
Manages and develops the architecture for a broader scope of projects or products
Designs architecture for a single project or product or initiative
Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes
Creates architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects, and systems, including applications, technologies, processes, and information
Works closely with the program management office (PMO) or project management office to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project or product lifecycle
The TeamAs part of BV Business Enablement, you will be part of the critical and forward-thinking group that enables our people, projects, and businesses to be as successful as possible by providing creative solutions. Functions in this group include Office of the CIO, Diode, ESH&S, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, and Government Affairs and Real Estate and Building Services.Key ResponsibilitiesGeneral
Obtains guidance from Digital Enterprise Architects (EA) on standards, regulations, EA principles, and target-state blueprints applicable to their specific solution.
Designs architectures in compliance with standards, regulations, EA principles and target-state blueprints.
Leads detail design and implementation activities.
Creates technology roadmaps.
Establishes architectural & design principals.
Analyzes technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, and vendor offerings to drive business outcomes.
Works closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.
Implements the difficult parts of project or products.
Minimizes technical exposure, cost exposure, and risk on projects.
Guides and sometimes drives evaluation of third-party software solutions.
Plan and Manage the IT Portfolio
Leads analysis of the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
Develops and applies architectural standards and minimal viable architectures through the EA governance model, which is informed by the business strategy and corporate governance.
Facilitates a collaborative relationship across product owners and agile development teams.
Collaborates with agile teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to leverage shared technologies, tools and processes that impact speed to value and time to market.
Collaborates with infrastructure and project teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
Oversees EA implementation, continuous improvement and ongoing refinement activities.
Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.
Management ResponsibilitiesIndividual ContributorMinimum QualificationsEducation
Bachelor degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis, mathematics or a related study, or equivalent experience
Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development
Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models
Recent development experience with Node.js, Java, or Python.
Experience in Azure Cloud or AWS Cloud, Cloud Engineering, Cloud Architecture.
Experience in architecting Cloud Native Applications, REST APIs,
Awareness of Privacy regulations.
Experience in implementing security concepts.
Demonstrated ability to independently research technology.
Experience analyzing and resolving systems and application issues.
Experience evaluating risk against cost, scope, time, and available resources.
Effective communication skills.
Expertise in agile application development methodologies.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of various development languages, frameworks and database technologies.
Knowledge of various aspects of architecture.
Knowledge of different modeling languages like UML.
Ability to translate business needs to technical requirements.
Excellent analytical, planning, organizational technical and communication skills.
Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making.
Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.
Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions.
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities technologies
UML - desired
Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments
Solid experience with data security and privacy technologies and processes.
Experience building and supporting mission critical applications.
Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt
Knowledge in technologies related to RPA, ML, AR, VR, IoT, blockchain desired.
Experience in Content Management Systems, Web Analytics, Marketing Analytics, etc.
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