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Solutions Architect (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Solutions Architect for our client in Addison, TX. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • Resource is required to be on the assignment for the required hours as specified in the job description. Forty hours per week is the expectation in the absence of specified hours. Attendance and punctuality are essential components of the position; therefore, unexcused absences and tardiness could result in dismissal. 10 + years. Responsible for translating the requirements created by functional analysts into the architecture for that solution and describing it through the set of architecture and design documents. Those documents are then used by the rest of the development team to implement the solution. The process of defining architecture by the Solutions Architect often involves selection of the most appropriate technology for the problem being solved, impact assessment as well as technical and operational feasibility. Also, responsible for developing the high-level strategy to solve business problems. Ensure solutions adhere to enterprise standards. May be aligned to an applications or a technology stack

Position Summary:

  • Deliver high quality architecture solutions for large multi-generational programs
  • Adhere to enterprise principles and standards based on industry best practices
  • Create and maintain the target application architecture and blueprints along with strategic roadmaps
  • Maintain reference architecture and defines shared application components, platforms, interfaces, and development tools
  • Develop prototypes of the system design and work with database, operations, technical support and other IT areas as appropriate throughout development and implementation process
  • Plan and lead proof of concepts (POCs) in support of new technology and/or new design approaches
  • Provide high-level design choices and recommendations based on architecture alternative analysis
  • Drive buy vs build decisions based on reviewing products and capabilities within the enterprise as well as leading products and technologies in the industry
  • Effectively communicate designs and solutions in multiple forums and to various audiences including technology and business executives.
  • Collaborate with other architecture resources within the organization and enterprise
  • Offer technical guidance on technical standards, including coding standards, tools, or platforms

Required Skills:

  • Ability to define solutions to solve large scale, complex business problems with high resiliency, scalability, performance, and concurrency requirements
  • Ability to research and understand new technology solutions and present essential comparisons, pros/cons, and target use cases
  • Proficient in areas of REST API services, multi-channel services and Events
  • Large scale implementations of Cloud Native Solutions, Containers, Microservices
  • Proven skills in Case management, Workflow/process automation, and Data Analytics
  • Experience in digital transformation, automation and straight through processing solutions
  • Adept at IT operations, Agile Methodology, Software Development Lifecycle, and Systems Architectures
  • Ability to collaborate with business and technical resources to understand and develop solutions that meet business requirements, translating strategy and objectives when necessary
  • Ability to lead discussions in a matrix environment focusing on team and organizational success
  • Ability to communicate with impact (written and verbal) and influence decisions across LOB and technology
  • 10+ or more years of software architecture, with experience in Retail Banking industry preferred
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with MuleSoft AnyPoint API platform or similar
  • Experience in Pega/Appian/Camunda workflow solutions
  • Experience with Cloud providers - Azure, AWS, GCP
  • Experience with Angular, React, or related client-side JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience with Spring Framework and Spring Boot including Netflix stack
  • Software design and development experience in modern programming languages
  • Knowledge in Continuous Integration/Deployment and Container automation
  • Knowledge and experience with working in an agile SDLC methodology environment
  • Self-driven, innovative and pushes for high-quality measurable outcomes


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