Strategy & Planning
Provide strategic, technical and operational expertise in support of business and technology transformational activities.
Contribute to technology strategy and planning; conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts; recommend introduction of technologies, new features, or other non-functional requirements for implementation that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
Develop and foster relationships with the divisional and business unit subject matter experts.
Confer with stakeholders to define business requirements for complex systems development – from both functional and non-functional perspectives (i.e. concept of operations, performance, test, cost, schedule, training, support and disposal).
Promote synergies and reuse within and across projects and programs in order to maximize rapid yet responsible delivery of business value.
Work with Technical Domain and Enterprise Architects to develop comprehensive solutions architecture.
Communicate the Solution Architectures to business, architecture, and development teams through deliverables, presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums.
Support system development teams in implementing reference architectures and standards.
Collaborate with SOA CoE/Integration Competency Center to facilitate design of Services and Integrations to realize reliable business value.
Collaborate with Application Security team to identify and support Delivery Teams' realization of requirements in the security space.
Stay current on emerging design patterns, software development or infrastructure concepts and industry best practices.
Work with highly technical and highly business-focused teams, facilitating understanding and brokering agreements to shared goals through collaboration.
Acquisition & Deployment
Provide technical oversight for multiple project initiatives.
Participate in technology life-cycle projects including technology evaluation, selection, implementation, support and retirement/replacement.
Evaluate alternative architectures with respect to their feasibility as well as composition (people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, documents, risks and cost), and make recommendations.
Develop prototypes of system designs, working with Technical Architects and Delivery Teams, to prove viability where necessary.
Document architectural designs and standards for implemented solutions.
Create and maintain reference architectures, systems models, use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models to provide architectural expertise, direction, and guidance to IT delivery teams.
Validate the architecture's compliance to the requirements and verify the system's compliance to the architecture.
Document, communicate, and enforce system standards and solutions review processes.
Mentor and/or provide guidance to all members of the team.
Support risk identification and mitigation process and provide issue management recommendations as required.
Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and other business/technical entities.
Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
Minimal travel is required.
Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday as required.
Formal Education & Certification
Bachelor Degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.
Master Degree preferred.
Certification or experience with enterprise architecture methodologies and frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, or FEAF a plus.
Salesforce Certified Architect (Application, System, Technical) a plus
Knowledge & Experience
10 years IT experience.
6 years experience designing, developing, implementing middle-tier and distributed systems
4 years experience in Salesforce configuration and implementing CRM systems
4 years experience in enterprise and/or solutions architecture and architectural frameworks
Experience supporting continued maintenance of a Salesforce implementation, designing and implementing change requests and new features as requested by the business.
Strong working knowledge of architecture with the ability to analyze and resolve moderately complex, cross-system issues, and demonstrate an understanding of specific technologies (and their architectural connectivity).
Experience in developing strategic solutions architecture plans, technology planning and execution, and policy development and maintenance.
Demonstrated ability to analyze existing technical architectures and recommend and implement alternatives with regard to tools, technologies, and approaches to their use.
Experience designing and implementing at least one end-to-end implementation in Salesforce, including integrating with enterprise systems.
Experience with virtualization, cloud computing, or container technologies.
Knowledge of vendor software integration and interaction patterns.
Knowledge of COTS evaluation principles and practices.
Experience in working in a Lean or Agile development environment a plus (SAFe framework is an additional plus).
Knowledge of various legal and regulatory obligations such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, or similar standards a plus.
Knowledge of common testing methodologies, terminology and industry standards a plus.
Experience with defining, utilizing, and guiding the appropriate use of various data integration techniques (ETL, EAI, EII), including understanding the components within, capabilities of, and appropriate fit to purpose of Service Bus and Microservices Architectures a plus.
Experience with practices governing definition and design of Services and RESTful APIs a plus.
Experience with single-org deployments and multi-org consolidations within Salesforce a plus.
3rd party candidates will not be considered.
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