Benchmark IT Published: March 9, 2018

Enterprise Architect

Job ID:
Milford, CT


Head of Enterprise Architecture:

Our direct client in New Haven, CT is seeking a strong Enterprise Solutions Architect. In this role, you are a technology leader to lead the enterprise architecture function, you will be responsible for working with architects and developers across all areas of technology to build and maintain a comprehensive technical architecture for the firm that is flexible, scalable, operable, secure, maintainable, and meets the performance needs of the business.

Responsibilities include:
• Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into an appropriate technical solution
• Architect and implement full-stack web and mobile software solutions
• Analyze technical requirements, assess capabilities and analyze findings to provide appropriate solution recommendations and adoption strategy
• Provide experienced direction with enterprise API and Platform Architectural strategy and implementation
• Create the conceptual, logical and physical design for full-stack web, mobile, middleware, and microservice software solutions
• Research, analyze, recommend and select technical approaches for solving difficult and challenging development and integration problems
• Develop presentations for leadership teams around software engineering solution offerings
• Develop and deliver proposals to leadership including content, budgetary estimates, risk assessment, and resource requirements
• Collaborate as part of larger delivery teams which may include project managers, business analysts, architects, developers, and change management professionals
• Provide technical direction and oversight to in-house and vendor software engineering implementation teams
• Cultivate and groom enterprise standards, guidelines, and documentation
• Foster and build a Solution Architect mindset and culture within Enterprise
• Evangelize, coach, and groom domain expertise and practice capabilities within the technology group
• Scale architectural solutions appropriately to account for International and Global requirements including localization and security
• Leadership, People Management, and Stakeholder Management

Skills and Abilities Required:
• Able to foster positive working relationships across the Technology and Business functional area
• Bias for action and results, while being cognizant of longer term goals ("Make it Right")
• Able to manage the details while maintaining focus on longer term strategic goals
• 10+ years previous software engineering experience
• BS. in Computer Science, related fields or commensurate work experience
• 5+ years developing mobile applications (e.g., iOS, Android, Xamarin, Scala)
• 5+ years of API strategy, design and development
• 5+ years developing front end (web) applications (e.g., Backbone, React, Angular.js)
• 5+ years server-side development (e.g. .NET, node.js)
• Experience designing large-scale software system which are extensible, fault-tolerant, and maintainable
• Experience with agile software development (including TDD and BDD and tools such as Selenium and Cucumber).
• Strong analytical problem solving ability
• Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a project team

The successful candidate may also have:
• API management experience (e.g., Mulesoft, Apigee, Snaplogic, Dell Boomi)
• Project experience implementing software engineering and DevOps services for business teams or consumers
• Product knowledge and understanding of IaaS/PaaS platforms including: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
• Risk assessment and enterprise IT procurement experience
• Software development vendor management experience
• Software performance analysis, troubleshooting and remediation techniques
• Automation and configuration management and the concept of Infrastructure as Code

Job ID: 4900
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