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IT Principal Architect-Applications

AIC (part of ACS Group) Ada
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Define and drive the implementation of the technology strategic roadmap
Works with Enterprise Architecture & Innovation senior leadership to define the Client architecture vision and strategy, through collaboration with technical and business partners across the enterprise.
Defines and applies technical architecture standards for scalability, reliability, performance, resiliency, interoperability, security, mobility and total cost of ownership.
Identifies opportunities to leverage enterprise-wide tools for automating, monitoring, and managing the current and future technology environments in a proactive manner.
Builds strategic technology and capability roadmap(s) for the enterprise; communicates and drives the implementation of its short-term and long-term objectives.
Identifies new technologies and platforms that help solve technical challenges or limitations in the existing infrastructure and operations.
Provides thought leadership for architecture, engineering, deployment and operations of technologies and platforms across all systems.

Lead evaluation, and selection of solutions and technologies
Understands the business context of solution requirements, and leads architecting sessions evaluating tradeoffs between design, risk, technology, and cost to achieve the end-to-end solution.
Recommends solutions that meet technical needs and satisfy customer business outcomes. This includes integration architecture and supporting documentation/diagrams detailing the specific architecture.
Creates and maintains "as-is" and "to-be" architecture artifacts. Plays the SME role across all involved teams (business and technical) for how the recommended solution and architecture fits the requirements. Communicate in business and technical terms
Reviews vendor contracts from the perspective of technology and cloud standards, as well as all applicable architecture considerations.
Leads development of the business case for complex solutions.
Defines and drives architecture principles by providing strategic and technical leadership for enabling existing solutions in required environments (cloud/hybrid/on-prem) that support business outcomes.

Serve as the architectural subject matter expert for the enterprise
Identifies emerging trends in IT solutions in order to better align technical solutions with customer needs
Reviews and ensures adherence to Enterprise Architecture and Technology Strategy by serving as an advocate

Application (SaaS/Cloud/Integration) Architecture
Ensures the applications and integrations align with the organizational vision and strategy.
Designs technical architecture and standards for cloud solutions (primarily SaaS \PaaS) that would guide the selection of right solution and enable enterprise needs for scalability, reliability and performance.
Develops/identifies appropriate integration/API strategies to support cloud-based offerings; includes full API lifecycle from development to governance to achieve optimized cloud maturity.
Identifies new cloud technologies and platforms, that also help solve technical challenges or limitations in the existing infrastructure and operations.
Establishes and owns the governance model for the cloud-based application solutions and integration into hybrid cloud environment.
Serves as an "evangelist" for SaaS/Cloud technologies and adoption.
Guides application teams on high-level technical specifications for the system. Has significant experience in system development and has developed a deep expertise in software/application integration technologies across multiple platforms.
Has a significant understanding of common hardware platforms.
Performs all other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Performs work with a high degree of latitude.
Handles highly complex issues.
Possesses expert knowledge of subject matter.
Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring.
Ability to work with and effectively influence the organization.
Applies direct experience and expertise to solutions.
Customer/client orientation.
Enterprise-wide analysis multi-dimensional issues and interdependencies.
Technical expertise in multiple areas.
Able to influence and lead change as well as Architecture Projects.

Training and Experience:
10+ years of direct architecture related activities, with 3+ years of that experience in architecture strategy and complex architecture
4+ years' experience with IT engineering, development, and/or operations.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, or other related discipline.

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AIC is a leading talent solutions firm that provides highly-skilled Information Technology (IT), Engineering, and Finance professionals to clients nationwide. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation, AIC draws from 50 years of experience in the consulting services industry to provide unparalleled business and technical expertise to middle market and Fortune1000 companies. Founded in 1966, AIC is part of the ACS Group.

Our services are designed to meet clients' changing needs and our approach is flexible and collaborative. We take the time to understand your business and the unique needs of your environment, and then apply our technical knowledge and industry perspective to deliver a custom solution. Whether that means supplying you with an individual, several members of a joint project team or a completely outsourced solution, AIC has the expertise and the resources to deliver.

Our experience, passion and client-centric approach have resulted in a long track record of success. For more than 45 years, AIC has provided the added technical capacity and expertise required to help businesses drive value, control costs and deliver on the promise of a more efficient and productive enterprise.

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