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Principal Architect II

Location: Maryland Heights
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Principal Architect II will develop and work on problems/projects of diverse complexity and scope, exercising independent judgment to select a technology solution. This position will provide direction, facilitating information and validating decision processes.

Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Provide technical direction and solutions to architectural, development, and operational teams on assigned projects.

Design and provide support for the organization's application systems, components and/or infrastructure for an assigned technology domain.

Lead creation of architectural framework for application systems and/or information system development, maintenance, and enhancement efforts.

Lead standards working groups and communities of practice do develop cross-organizational technical standards and best practices.

Work closely with developers and engineers to develop road maps for applications, align development plans, and to ensure effective integration among application systems, information systems and infrastructure.

Formulate criteria for and execute proofs-of-concept for new approaches and platforms.

Understand the interactions between systems, applications, and services within the environment, and evaluate the impact of changes, additions or decommissions.

Analyze systems and determine exact testing to perform in order to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, and meet security requirements.

Define and develop technology strategy, technology standards, roadmaps, and practices.

Address problems relating to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platform integration.

Lead collaborations with business and technical teams to review conflicts/gaps between functional goals and existing capabilities.

Participate in enterprise project prioritization planning with executive management.

Provide technical assistance to development and operations project teams on new system projects and existing systems, and provide formal skills development training and informal mentoring to other employees.

Develop and document best practices for code development, API design, version control, test automation and build automation.

Collaborate with development managers and project teams to review project code trees for compliance with best practices.

Collaborate with subject matter experts to create architectural policy, principles, standards, and best practices

Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

  • Proven analytical skills to solve complex technology and business problems
  • Inquisitive nature. Eager to explore new concepts and approaches
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills to peers and senior management within the organization
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to listen to multiple points of view and synthesize against goals for recommendations
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively and independently multiple projects and tasks
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Ability to show good judgment, initiative and to accomplish job duties
  • Strong business sense and sense of urgency to achieve business results
  • Advanced knowledge of software development and delivery (cloud computing, containerization, high-availability, mobile apps, big data and machine learning)
  • Advanced knowledge of coding and business processes design and functionality
  • Proven ability to present technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Foster and maintain good working relationships with business owners and key stakeholders
    Required Education
    BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
    Cumulative experience with system installation, configuration, operations, software development, and/or database development - 10
    Cloud Architecture - 3
    Experience with the TOGAF or eTOM models. - 2
    AI or ML a plus

    Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
    Java, GO, or Rust
    Cloud Architecture
    Cloud Native Software Design
    AI or ML a plus

    Preferred Education
    Software Engineering B.S. Computer Science B.S. Management Information Systems B.S.

    Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years
    Software Development 5
    Solution Architecture 5
    Telecommunications or OTT a plus

    Office environment IAT701 310994 310994BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Springfield , Principal Architect II, Professions , Maryland Heights, Illinois

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