Watsonville, CA 95076

Posted: 10/26/2018 Industry: IT Operations Job Number: 8519 Pay Rate: Not Specified
Exciting opportunity for a Solutions Architect specialized in Business Intelligence (BI) Analytics to join one of Santa Cruz County's most successful public companies. The Solutions Architect is responsible for defining the future architecture and road-map of products and solutions, for the IT Applications area, that support the company's strategic plan.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* With the CIO, IT Leadership, and key strategic IT vendors, translate the needs to IT solutions and develops the long term strategy for the application platforms to align with the company's strategic plan and meet the business growth and performance goals
* Use Enterprise Architecture concepts and best practices to design efficient, future proof, and supportable solutions; and oversee the resilience and security of all Enterprise Application architecture and design
* Creates cost and value transparency and balances OPEX/CAPEX, on-prem/off-prem, transformational/keep-the-lights-on, COTS/in-house and other solution aspects to maximize the business value of IT assets throughout their lifecycle
* Defines and designs all Information Architecture services
* Participates in portfolio prioritization and project development (concepts, business cases, feasibility, POCs, use cases, requirements, user stories, RFPs, RFIs, vendor/product selection etc.) to ensure that the IT organization is focusing on the right initiatives
* Functions as an architectural lead on various IT projects and accountable for technical design quality
* Accountable for the application portfolio, portfolio rationalization, platforms lifecycle, sourcing strategy and 8 Quarter Application Road Maps
* Documents and promotes systems engineering best practices, and mentors colleagues to enhance organizational capabilities
* Contributes to the structure, creation and maintenance the Service Catalog and the definition of KPIs, SLAs and OLAs enhancing IT service delivery

*10+ years progressive IT experience * 5+ years application and information architecture experience * Prior development experience (fixing bugs and code) with frameworks (.NET, Java, PHP, Python) and a deep technical acumen * Experience with business solutioning, coordination and planning of onboarding solution architecture of new applications * Experience bringing in the BI platform and rendering it into the corporate data store and warehouse * Understanding and practical use of architecture frameworks, and best practices * Experience with developing an Information Architecture governance plan * Experience with Business process blue-printing and re-engineering * Experience with BI, OLAP, Data Marts, EDW and ETL solutions * Experience with SDLC, traditional and Agile development methodologies * Experience with Security best practices such as recognizing sensitive data and when to encrypt it, business continuity needs, transmission protocols, best coding practices, and some familiarity with Federal and State contracting regulations (Like FAR and DFAR for federal contracts). * Proven track record in providing secure and resilient solution designs, including authentication and authorization for applications & services, user administration, architecture & design reviews, coding best practices and reviews (eg, avoiding cross site scripting, SQL injection, etc). * Understand and track cutting edge technologies and evaluate their potential use * Train, mentor and leverage the skills of others * Work in high production environment and respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines * Properly manage and prioritize resources and projects Nice to Haves: * Experience with developing web services in JDE 9.2 Orchestrator and AIS Server. * Relational databases, data models and related development tools * Core IT processes and controls including ITIL, ISO and COBIT
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