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Solution Architect


Position Type / Employment Type

Contract - Independent,Contract - W2

Job Length / Duration

0 to 6 months

Job City

Philadelphia, PA

Job State

Pennsylvania

Job Country

USA

Required Skills


• 8+ years of overall IT experience, 4+ years' experience in developing IT infrastructure Solutions as a lead engineer or Architect
• 4+ years' experience in planning, documenting, validating and testing technical solutions in an enterprise setting
• 6+ years' experience with any combination of Linux/Unix, Windows 2008 and/or 2012, VMWare ESX within a mid to large enterprise
• 4+ years working in or in collaboration with complex software delivery organizations
• Demonstrable knowledge of database structure and theory, preferably Oracle and SQL Server
• Experience with Cloud and Hybrid networks
• IT Service Delivery experience implementing and utilizing ITIL processes
• Experience working in a team oriented, collaborative environment
• Track record of remaining unbiased toward specific technology or vendor solutions
• Possesses excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with proven ability to champion causes with positive impact and change
• Demonstratable skill creating system architecture diagrams using modern tools and symbology.

Company/Industry

Information Services And Publishing

Job Category

Software Application Design And Development

Experience Required

10 years

Number of positions

1

Pay Rate

Required Travel

Job Description


• Participate in drafting and proposing enterprise architecture policies, standards and best practices. Tailor them to meet City needs and ensure that they can be effectively implemented and supported
• Review new and in-flight RFPs, SOWs and similar documents. Provide expert critique to ensure that current industry and City best practices, standard and policies are applied as appropriate.
• Participate in Enterprise Architecture review and similar meetings. Provide expert critique to ensure that current industry and City best practices, standard and policies are applied as appropriate.
• Define, plan and design innovative enterprise-wide network, collaboration, and platform infrastructure solutions, including integrated financial analysis of technical alternatives across technology disciplines to meet business requirements and appropriate backup/redundancy requirements
• Effectively document Logical and Physical architecture. Provide templates, standards, and mentorship for diagraming infrastructure
• Resolve difficult interoperability issues that arise when complex systems are developed that require a number of integrations. This may include hands on work to configure and develop workflows using middleware tools
• Successfully negotiate technical design and deployment strategy with Project Management Office (PMO) and IT managers
• Assist with migrations of applications off legacy-based systems. Specific tasks will include migrating systems from windows 2003 servers to new operating systems on virtualized platforms, cloud or hybrid solutions. Define ‘lift and shift’ guidelines.
• Recommend and arbitrate between technical choices that best serve the agencies needs and adhere to IT’s guiding principles

Job Summary


• Participate in drafting and proposing enterprise architecture policies, standards and best practices. Tailor them to meet City needs and ensure that they can be effectively implemented and supported
• Review new and in-flight RFPs, SOWs and similar documents. Provide expert critique to ensure that current industry and City best practices, standard and policies are applied as appropriate.
• Participate in Enterprise Architecture review and similar meetings. Provide expert critique to ensure that current industry and City best practices, standard and policies are applied as appropriate.
• Define, plan and design innovative enterprise-wide network, collaboration, and platform infrastructure solutions, including integrated financial analysis of technical alternatives across technology disciplines to meet business requirements and appropriate backup/redundancy requirements
• Effectively document Logical and Physical architecture. Provide templates, standards, and mentorship for diagraming infrastructure
• Resolve difficult interoperability issues that arise when complex systems are developed that require a number of integrations. This may include hands on work to configure and develop workflows using middleware tools
• Successfully negotiate technical design and deployment strategy with Project Management Office (PMO) and IT managers
• Assist with migrations of applications off legacy-based systems. Specific tasks will include migrating systems from windows 2003 servers to new operating systems on virtualized platforms, cloud or hybrid solutions. Define ‘lift and shift’ guidelines.
• Recommend and arbitrate between technical choices that best serve the agencies needs and adhere to IT’s guiding principles

Desired Profile


• Knowledge of federal, state and other regulatory compliance including, but not limited to CJIS, PCI, and HIPPA, is strongly preferred
• Experience in government entities

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