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Job #: 26651
Title: Director, Application Architecture
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $140,000.00 - $190,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 20% Bonus potential, health ins, PTO, retirement
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

Considerable visibility to demonstrate strong technical, management, and communication skills.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Application Architecture will gain organizational commitment to the strategic technology roadmap and initiate and participate in transformation initiatives to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans.
Knowledge and experience with application pillar technologies, methodologies and best practices in applications.This position will provide technical leadership and consulting across the organization, on strategic decisions and architectural methodologies. architecture including JDBC, Java, AngularJS, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, SQL syntaxes and others. Knowledge and experience with DevOps, continuous deployment, continuous integration practices and methodologies. Proven track record of dealing with architectural debt. Leads 5 solution architects and grow to 9 by EOY. Also Manager.
Requirements: 15+ years of hands-on design and implementation of business solutions supported by IT. Exposure to multiple, diverse business systems, technologies, and processing environments. Clear understanding of business capability modeling. Familiar with the concepts of business architecture and OCM. Agile / SCRUM certification strongly preferred. Strong knowledge of architectural principles and policies. Familiarity with EA frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, DODAF, etc.) and how to adopt them with Agile methodologies. Experience leading embedded solution architecture teams. Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, negotiation, planning, and organizational skills. Strong written and verbal and visual communication skills. Strong collaboration skills. Strong leadership skills with a track record of driving towards outcome driven decisions. Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations. Ability to translate technology and innovation opportunities into strategic requirements. Knowledge of cloud and on-premise architecture best practices. Knowledge and experience in SOA and microservice-based architectures.Knowledge and experience with Agile Practice and SCRUM Methodologies.
Duties: Ensure that technology planning and practices are aligned with strategic business goals and the companys overall strategic roadmap. Develops architectural products and deliverables for engineering and operational business lines in accordance with the strategic roadmap. Ensure that architecture and application design accounts for the needs of development, operations, security and business needs. Develops strategy of systems and design infrastructure necessary to support that strategy. Provides high-level architectural expertise to engineering, IT managers and technical staff. Advises on the selection of technological purchases with regards to processing, state storage, data access, security and application development. Advises on feasibility of potential future projects to management. Monitors and reviews the success of system and ensures efficiency and effectiveness. Recommends future architecture and technologies that will help in the improvement of business in the organization. Works with Solution Architects and Sr. Engineers to develop and maintain Best Practices policies and procedures for application technical implementation. Performs initial design, problem solving and reviews of software architecture that conforms with the strategic direction. Performs analysis oversight during detailed design of application and systems. Lead Solution Architects through coaching, mentoring and delegating to facilitate their development. Coordinates cross-functional IT teams to resolve issues. Location: Salt Lake City, Utah. Local candidates only. No relocation.

QUALIFICATIONS

BS/CS and above. For a Director level role over architecture and software architects (direct reports), candidates for this position would likely have experience as: Sr/Principal Engineer, then (5+) yrs as a leader (Sr Engineer/Director) level with an architecture emphasis: specifically solution architect. Prefer candidate from software developent compaies (rather than IT). Must have great cmmunication skills and technical expertise to work with other engineering departments and leaders as well as communicate and manage a team of 10. Currently 1 direct report (Manager) and 4 solution architects. Will be doublling staff (managers and sr solution architects and additional solution architects). Will be leading enterprise architect team.

Will be leading enterprise architect team. Technical background helpful: cloud development, Amazon, SaaS, Micro Services, SalesForce.

Most important: Leadership and communication skills. Reports to Sr Director, Information Technology.

Education:
University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree




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