The Solutions Architect is responsible for translating business strategy into an exceptionally architected IT solution design of one or more applications or services. To fulfill this function, the Solution Architect bridges the gap between business outcome and a technology solution with thought leadership, technical specialty, and mentorship in the analysis, development, testing and implementation. This person ensures ongoing support of evolving business objectives by delivering solution architecture designs that combine guidance from different enterprise architecture viewpoints (business, information, technical).
How You'll Shine:
Deliver solution architecture artifacts that are focused on creating technical alignment and architectural direction for the full solution intent, minimizing complexity and avoiding unnecessary duplication of capabilities.
Partner with IT managers and portfolio stakeholders to understand business capabilities, outcomes and solution intent. Provide a prospective conceptual solution, with cost estimation of the effort that takes into account the economic impact of design decisions.
Define features, phases and requirements that realize business value, in addition to critical non-functional requirements that enable maximum reliability & availability, performance & scalability, security & compliance, manageability, data quality and integration aspects of solution design and implementation.
Develop and consult on application and technology roadmaps for assigned application portfolio domains.
Participate in solution demonstrations and technical reviews to provide oversight that fosters built-in quality of technical solutions that support current and future business needs.
Participate in an Architecture Community of Practice to ensure consistency in how emerging designs and tradeoffs are managed, without becoming a source of delays.
Explore and validate innovative and existing technologies, using rapid prototyping approaches to evaluate and pilot innovations, ensuring new products and services can integrate into steady stand operations.
Work with suppliers, making sure the technical characteristics for supplier-delivered capabilities are understood and assist with the architectural integration of these concerns.
Engage with fellow architects and solution teams on in-flight projects for consultative guidance regarding enterprise architecture strategy, application development/customization, data and integration methodologies.
Consult with enterprise architecture, infrastructure, project and product teams to ensure consistency with the overall architecture strategy, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
What You'll Bring:
Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, is preferred.
Certification with one or more leading technology frameworks and platforms is a plus
Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and Architecture and ITIL frameworks
Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS).
Excellent communication skills
Excellent analytical and technical skills
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories
Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
Ability to translate business needs into technical capabilities within a comprehensive overall solution.
Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision, managing numerous analysis and design priorities without losing sight of strategic context.
Understand software architectures, frameworks, design patterns, infrastructure architecture and design, and data modeling.
Knowledge of n-tier design and e-business technologies such as application servers, web server, portals, personalization, content management, web transaction processing, backend integration, middleware and messaging.
Familiarity with Oracle (Java, service bus, app server, reporting, database), Informatica (ETL, MDM, data quality), and to a lesser extent Microsoft (C#/.Net, database) technologies.
General understanding of data architectures and DBMS technologies.
Comprehensive understanding of enterprise application integration (EAI), including SOA, API, open data patterns and middleware technologies.
Understanding of cloud-first and hybrid design patterns and practices on platforms such as AWS, Google or Azure.
Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments
At least 5 years of experience in information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment.
Experience with Agile development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) is desired.
Experience with API, SOA enabled practices in context of technical agility and digital thinking is desirable
Business/process knowledge of travel, hospitality or similar industries a plus
IT strategy enablement using SaaS, IaaS or PaaS architecture experience
Excellent presentation skills, strong written and oral skills, business relationship skills including the ability to quickly create productive collaborations
Experience in application software development methodologies, techniques, processes, and tools.
Experience working with IT service providers in an outsourced resource model
Unless there is a legal requirement, experience will be accepted for the education requirement.
How You'll Be Rewarded
We offer a diverse range of comprehensive health and welfare benefits to associates who work 30 or more hours per week to meet your needs and support you throughout your career with us. Travel + Leisure Co. benefits include:
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