Solutions Architect

LyondellBasell Industries - Houston, TX

As part of the Architecture and Excellence team, the Solutions Architect is responsible for defining the technical strategic vision of how innovation will transform our business and leadership, educating peers and business leaders on innovation platforms, and crafting compelling enterprise narratives on the changes required for success in innovation. They will advise on strategies for digital transformation and digital innovation with a focus on increasing business value through technology disruptions. The successful candidate will have come through the ranks of development, technical team leadership, and architecture; they will be a confident influencer, unafraid to hold firm on appropriate solution choices while being pragmatic enough to make well-rounded decisions based on what's important today and for tomorrows direction. Further, this person will conduct research on industry trends, regularly meet with key vendors to identify opportunities to enhance IT value to the business, and demonstrate results in providing technical direction and guidance that enable the best innovation platforms to meet business needs.

Roles & Responsibilities

Provide innovation thought leadership, technical governance, and oversite for ITS initiatives

Review RFPs, requirements, emerging business needs, business trends, industry and market trends, and translate them to business impact

Champion innovation projects of high business value with organizational leaders

Ensure ITS solutions are designed for agility, responsiveness, stability

Provide guidance and consultation to architect solutions using established and/or emerging technologies

Develop and maintain technical innovation roadmaps in partnership with Service Excellence

Regularly meet with key vendors and identify new strategic vendor relationships

Collaborate with the ITS organization and ensure alignment across groups

Enforce architectural guiding principles and industry best practices across all technologies

Apply sound financial management, commercial awareness, and investment judgment skills

Identify and address technical or operational risks and areas of improvements relevant to our business

Develop architectural views (business, technical, solution), reference and future-state models, and roadmaps

Assess the business impact of multiple technologies/strategies and create transformation analysis

Analyze technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise

Write or contribute to articles about emerging technologies and their relevance to our business

Participate in special projects and performs other duties as assigned

Min. Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

10-12 years of experience in a technical design/architect level position

Experience with infrastructure solutions such as Azure, directory services, collaboration, and virtualization,

General knowledge of key global application functionality, for example, SAP

Deep understanding and working experience of working with data & integration platforms, SaaS, and IaaS

Experience driving technical conversations with stakeholders at various levels within an organization, including clients, IT technicians/managers and C-level executives

Ability to demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Experience with Data Center design and the ability to build HA and DR solutions to match business objectives

Broad experience and understanding of IT disciplines, standards, and best practices

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and staff

Strong analytical skills

Able to clearly communicate trends with relevant data, and describe technical and business impacts

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in a related field such as Computer Science or Engineering

5+ years’ experience is the Manufacturing, Petrochemical or Oil and Gas Industries.

Experience with SAP environments.

Proven track record of innovation, both in internal problem solving and fostering innovative uses of technology

TOGAF Certification


Builds effective teams:Collaborates:Cultivates innovation:Customer focus:Demonstrates courage:Drives results:Ensures accountability:Instills trust and exemplifies integrity:
Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

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LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here .

Nearest Major Market: Houston