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Application Architect

Company: Talent Software Services, Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionApplication ArchitectJob Summary: Talent Software Services is in search of pplication Architect for a direct placement position in Eden Prairie, MN. Position Summary: The Application Architect is a both a consultative and strategic role within the Client's IT Product Development team that leads in definition, design, and delivery of diverse software systems based upon documented requirements and our agile development practices. As a consultant, the Application Architect owns the "How? portion of the solution delivery by working with Product Owners, Developers, and business stakeholders to help identify and describe one or more methods to approach a business problem and drive measurable business outcomes using a variety of tools at their disposal which includes technology, data, and business processes. The Application Architect will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with other leaders and doers in the organization to ensure Client has the right individuals at the table for input and decision making at the start of and throughout the project delivery lifecycle. As a strategist, the Application Architect will be responsible for the output of key project deliverables such as system context diagrams that explain the components, users, and processes involved in a solution, technical design documents that the development teams will use to plan and execute their work, and will work closely with the Product Owners to add important details to user stories or meet with the teams regularly through standups to answer questions, resolve ambiguity, or provide direction in software development lifecycle stages. The Application Architect will define and maintain roadmaps that strategically describe the technology direction of client within specific disciplines.Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities: Collaborate closely with business stakeholders and agile software delivery teams to define technology solutions in the domains of sales, marketing, and customer success. Previous experience designing and implementing integrated solutions with Salesforce (or other CRM systems), Oracle EBS (or other ERP solutions), Marketo (or other marketing automation platforms) is essential. Experience with implementing quoting, estimating, and ecommerce solutions is highly desired as well. Previous experience administrating and/or customizing and extending the experience and capabilities within the Salesforce platform is highly desired. This includes but is not limited to knowledge or practical experience with Salesforce tools and components such as APEX, VisualForce, Lightning Web Components, and Visual Programing in Flow and Process Builder. Own the solution definition domain by working closely with our Product Owners to map business requirements into solution design. Review solution design with business stakeholders to confirm alignment. Work with Senior Developers and Product Owners to translate solution design into actionable user stories for the team to execute. Design solutions according to system functional specifications, by applying patterns, best practices, and industry standards. Document these requirements using visual and written methodologies that allow business stakeholders to understand the value stream of the outcomes as well as provide the development team technical context to the work items they will be delivering. Strong ability to anticipate and communicate potential problems while determining solutions through written, visual, and verbal communications. Ability to deal with ambiguity, be a divergent thinker, and make educated decisions regarding data and interpersonal issues even when all facts are not known. Must be resourceful in situations where a high level of uncertainty exists, anticipate and identify risks, provide mitigation strategies, and adapt to the adversity and natural evolutions of solution delivery. Deliver direct communication and leadership to team members, peers, and business stakeholders that informs, educates, and sets expectations throughout the solution delivery process. Excellence in interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation, and time management skills is a must. Advise IT leadership, and other technology and business resources, with ideas regarding how technology processes and tools can be continuously improved. Be the customer go-to expert for any data initiatives acting as the SME and technical reference point. Be available to provide mentorship and collaborate with development team members on any questions, concerns, or issues they raise about work items they are delivering. Be comfortable operating alongside on site as well as distributed delivery teams through a variety of collaboration and communication mechanisms, including remote meeting services, online documentation, platforms, and agile lifecycle management tools for defining and tracking delivery of business requirements Exploring and communicating new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices, technology advancement and vendors in Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence and emerging technology solutions Keep abreast of AI/Client developments in order to provide sustainable architectural mentorshipQualifications: 7+ years' experience in customer-facing technical design, solution definition, delivery of measurable business outcomes, and system integration Deep experience with technologies that collect, transact, and present data in Client's customer lifecycle. These include: Web Content Management Marketing Automation Customer Relationship Management Digital Asset Management eCommerce Systems Enterprise Resource Planning Customer Data Platforms Data Lake Architecture Digital Transformation experience is highly desirable. This includes being able to create and present a cohesive solution that may leverage legacy and current systems to deliver business outcomes. Experience working in Agile development teams, and agile lifecycle management tools, preferably Jira Excellent written, oral and group presentation communication skills including the ability to articulate solutions in many formats so that they are consumable by development teams, business stakeholders, and audiences external to Client. Experience with event-driven architecture, enterprise messaging, and microservices Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent post-secondary education Experience: 7+ years delivering software systems and solutions including web applications integrated with marketing platforms, CRM platforms, and ERP systems. Systems: Extensive experience designing and delivering software solutions with more than one of the following technologies: Web Applications & Javascript Frameworks AngularJS / Angular / React Web CMS Wordpress / Adobe Experience Manager / Other CRM Salesforce / Other Marketing Automation Pardot / Marketo / Other Web Services & RESTful APIs .NET Web API / NodeJS / Python / Other Databases MySQL / ElasticSearch / SQL Server / Oracle / Other Messaging Kafka / Other Data Lake Snowflake / Other If this job is a match for your background, we would be honored to receive your application! Providing consulting opportunities to TALENTed people since 1987, we offer a host of opportunities including contract, contract to hire and permanent placement. Let's talk!

Keywords: Talent Software Services, Inc., Eden Prairie , Application Architect, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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