Architects ensure that systems are built in a way that best meets functional requirements as well as service qualities (Performance, scalability, extensibility etc). They review and improve on existing systems, making use of new technologies and methodologies for continual improvement for existing systems and provide high level guidance and direction on project work, making sure that new projects fit in with an overall strategic vision.
Key activities that will ensure client and project success include:
Advanced working knowledge of the business and technology.
Ability to act as a SME (subject matter expert) in the field and to contribute to process improvements and knowledge-sharing within the organization
Able to conduct pre-sales activities such as estimation, client presentations, prototypes and build customer confidence in the solutions.
Available to team members and stakeholders driving the product and solution development, providing design and architecture and explaining this in detail to the team members.
Stay current on latest and greatest tools and technologies and bring the best tools and past experience into the organization.
Develops rapport and invites productive exchanges of information among team members and encourages new ways of using technology.
Lead UAT efforts, including streamlining process, scripting and training where necessary
Engage in advanced troubleshooting of systems issues, identify path for resolution, and ensure resolution occurs
Continually focuses on achieving positive, concrete results contributing to Blackbaud's business success.
Manage client interactions and prioritize tasks for multiple concurrent projects
Investigates and acts to meet customers' current and future needs.
Operate with moderate autonomy and demonstrates personal initiative and independent motivation to achieve goals and objectives
Negotiates or mediates sound agreements in business or organizational situations where there is a disagreement or difference in interest.
Works effectively in situations involving uncertainty or lack of information, and responds flexibly to change.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to influence across various channels and audiences
Bachelor's degree or 3-5 years of experience in a related field
Preferably 1-3 years of experience in one or more architecture fields (technology, application, data, business)
Well versed in programming concepts, database design, and SQL; strong object-oriented coding skills in multiple languages
Experience in architectural modeling and one or more modeling tools
Knowledge of Blackbaud products and the non-profit industry are a plus
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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