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
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
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
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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