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Solutions Architect in Fenton, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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    Fenton, MO
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Job Description

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities


Leadership - Ability to infuse the team with a common vision, and to motivate the core teams and associated teams to do their best work. Can function as a mentor and teacher, preparing and making presentations, consulting to individuals, teams and junior architects. Sets technical direction for the team. Technical solutions are clearly relevant to the customer, meet business needs, and contribute to the business strategy.


Consulting - Ability to recognize that developers are a primary customer, and that the architecture must provide value to them in generating good products. Also must demonstrate the ability to enable project teams to quickly understand and effectively use the architecture. Prepares architecture documents and presentations. Clearly describes the architecture, including rationale for decisions and implications of decisions.


Technology - Understand architectural best practices and can apply them across a breadth of technologies to solve an organizational problem. Capable of articulating their views on the future development of technology, and they understand the interaction between infrastructure and solution architecture. They use these insights to design appropriate architectural solutions. Apply architectural and engineering concepts to design a solution that meets operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, and manageability. Identifies technology trends and creates scenarios to better understand their future impact.


Business Strategy - Demonstrates a solid understanding of the organization's business strategy and the rationale behind it. Understands key factors in the business environment that affects the organization's success and able to distill all these business factors into architectural requirements and architectural choices. Leads the creation of an architecture for a product. Creates a "big-picture" view of the product design (conceptual architecture) Decomposes the system into components or modules, and specifies the components and their interfaces in precise, unambiguous and actionable terms.


  1. BS or master in a technology related field or equivalent experience.

  2. 5+ years related IT architecture experience.

  3. In-depth understanding of the product/application domain and the ability to effectively create prototypes and experiments with technologies.

  4. Capability to deals effectively with problems that are less well-defined, often with unclear or conflicting objectives. Comfortable creating and dealing with system abstractions.

  5. Broad architectural knowledge of several technology areas and be able to compare and contrast multiple vendors' offerings in each of those areas. Ability to learn new concepts and gain expertise quickly.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to confirm or be interpreted as a comprehensive summary of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

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