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Solution Architect in Maryland Heights, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Solution Architect


Job Summary



  • Individual contributor Solution Architect role.

  • Contribute to the formulation of architecture approaches to specific development initiatives.

  • Participates in high-level of collaboration and coordination with other architecture groups across the Product and Technology organizations.

  • Assigned complex projects that require cross-functional consultations across the organization under the direction of the Director of Solution Architecture.

  • Keep current with trends and technological innovations in the Cable and IT industry, and make appropriate development recommendations


Major Duties/Responsibilities



  • Provide subject matter expertise for an assigned technology domain.

  • Contribute to the execution of proofs-of-concept for new approaches and platforms.

  • Provide technical assistance to development and operations personnel on new system projects and existing systems.

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

  • Provide written documentation for business and technical teams of those discussions and conclusions.

  • Adhere to best practices for code development, version control, test automation and build automation.


Qualifications



  • Analytical skills to solve complex technology and business problems.

  • Inquisitive nature. Eager to explore new concepts and approaches

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal 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 judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and synthesize recommendations

  • Strong business sense and sense of urgency to achieve business results

  • Aptitude and eagerness to learn from a new environment and make an impact quickly

  • Working knowledge of software development and delivery

  • Strong knowledge of currently used programming languages (Java, node.js, etc.)



Work Experience



  • 5+ years technical experience in software engineering and architecture

  • Delivery experience in development of highly scalable software platforms

  • Demonstrated experience with software architecture design

  • Technical background in software design and development.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Cable experience a plus.


Education



  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

  • Masters preferred

  • Industry and vendor specific certifications and training preferred