Solution Architect

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Solution Architect

Colorado Springs, Colorado



Direct Placement

Job Description

Solution Architect Job Description

 A Solution Architect assists the Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture to drive, ensure alignment and promote the company's technology strategy and roadmap in partnership with the Enterprise Architects, IT leadership, and the business to enable business strategies to meet the needs of the member base now and well into the future. A Solution Architect is responsible for creating technology solutions in support of the long-term technology strategy of the company and the needs of the business, including solution architecture diagrams, architecture definitions, research notes, reports on industry best practices, and presentations. Provides indirect leadership over solution ideation, solution design, and solution implementation. Communicates the architecture to stakeholders. Collaborates and coordinates with existing domain architects in the solution ideation and design phases. Applies IT standards to technology solutions and follows IT processes. Assists in the development of an architecture program including roadmaps for IT systems architecture. Assures solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the standards guidelines of technology solutions to ensure systems are designed to ensure maximum uptime, appropriate monitoring, automated resiliency, appropriate security, and enterprise performance.



• Strategic Direction of IT Solutions and Processes: Create solution architecture artifacts in alignment with Ent technology roadmap. Ensure architectures are flexible, scalable, and account for directional changes taking place across the enterprise. Review architecture artifacts with business and technology stakeholders to ensure compliance with policies, standards, technology strategy and roadmaps. Advise on tools and technologies that will help better position the company for higher scale, efficiency, and performance. Research industry best-practice, market-leading technologies to advise business partners and to help shape the opinion and direction of the company. Ensure security and operational integrity is sustainable. Leverage best of breed technology design. Follow architectural standards and governance in line with enterprise technology roadmap, regulatory requirements, and security standards.

 • IT Collaboration: Create solution architecture artifacts and collaborate to ensure solution alignment with business and technology strategies and roadmaps. Review solution architecture artifacts with Enterprise Architecture, IT and business stakeholders at the Architecture Review Board. Recommend and assist with the build-out of new processes within IT in support of enterprise architecture functions Collaborate with Enterprise Architects to incorporate solution architecture artifacts into modeling software to ensure that an accurate picture of the people, process and technology aspects of solutions are well-documented and usable by enterprise architecture stakeholders.

• Business Leadership Collaboration: Work with line-of-business leaders to understand their technology needs and business strategy.

 • Cost Analysis / Vendor Management: Evaluate solutions that will drive down cost of IT. Work with key vendors / partners as needed to meet timelines. Engage vendors for cost saving solutions.

• Bank Secrecy Act: Remains cognizant of and adheres to policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.

 • Minimum Formal Education Required for this Position:  Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field.

Minimum Work Experience:

 o 10+ years' overall experience in working in complex technical environments. Required

 o 3+ years' demonstrated experience in a solution architect role or an equivalent field. required


Each year of relevant work experience may be exchanged for a year in a relevant degree program or vice versa. For example, a requirement of "Knowledge Consistent with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and 2+ years' of accounting experience? could be substituted for a High School Diploma and 6 years of relevant accounting work experience or a Master's Degree in Accounting and 0 years of work experience


Technical or Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

 o Proven knowledge and experience in solution architecture, design practices, and modelling.

 o Proven knowledge across a wide variety of different technology platforms and understanding of the appropriate application of those technologies to business and technical problems.

 o Strong technical understanding and comprehensive breadth of knowledge of technology best practices, solution design, and systems integration

. o Proven leadership and collaboration skills.

 o Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

 o Strong organizational and analytical skills.

o Ability to make progress in ambiguous situations with minimal supervision.

 o Ability to gather business needs and translate them into technical solutions.

 o Ability to build consensus across technical and non-technical constituencies.

 o Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and Visio.

 o (preferred) Knowledge and experience in the financial services or other similar highly regulated industry.


Additional information

 Typical Pay Range: $127,691.20 - $167,606.40 . This position is eligible for our corporate bonus program

Direct Hire Position

Full Time

Monday to Friday

Drug Screen Required