Sr. Solutions Architect
We seek a Sr. Applications Solution Architect to join our Global client in Northern NJ.
This is a Director-level position required immediately, being filled on a **CONTRACT TO HIRE** basis due to urgency.
In this role, you will be responsible for the technical deployment of custom-built business applications in a Microsoft .net/Azure environment.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Plan and define the successful technical deployment of systems in global environments, the role will:
Be dedicated to an IT Relationship Manager as their trusted advisor and representative in any technical matter as required
Define, plan and monitor the technical alignment of Global/Regional/Local configuration and deployment architectures with respect to supporting core infrastructure items; for example, operating systems, productivity tools, browsers, and database technologies
Guide and advise in the determination of requirements for all aspects of technical delivery and configuration, including: documentation, workshops, forums, training and contribute to their development and delivery. Coordinate these activities and other communications as directed by Global IT management.
Work with Global/Regional/Local IT teams to help them configure implementations, plan functional and performance testing as well as facilitate the transition of systems through delivery into formal support processes
Participate as required in any technical task as directed by the Head of Application Delivery
Experienced team manager and providing team leadership - define work tasks, set priorities, ensure proper utilization, monitor and report on progress
Experience in a global team matrix environment
Experience with architecting enterprise solutions
Capable of forward thinking and of moving strategic plans into action
Demonstrated experience mentoring, coaching, developing team members and being a role model
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document and communicate technical information to IT Leadership, the business, developers and support staff
International experience with the ability to work in a diverse work environment across cultures and time-zones; available to travel (internationally) at short notice and host/attend international calls outside of standard working hours
Minimum twelve years' experience as a Technical/Solutions Architect
Minimum fifteen years project experience in delivery of enterprise systems with an emphasis on globally available applications
Strong experience as primary technical leader on successful large application deployments with the ability to manage resources and multiple projects simultaneously
Experience managing teams (5-10 people)
In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft platform (IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows Server, Clustering, Active Directory etc..), Azure
Knowledge of application, database, system, and network design
Experience configuring and delivery of third party products (e.g. workflow and orchestration engines, Practice Management Systems, Portals, Document Management Systems etc.)
Confidence in dealing with staff, managers and senior stakeholders across the firm
Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds