Role: Solution Architect Location: Boston, MA
Responsibilities Gather Non-Functional Requirements
Partner with business analysts, systems analysts and engineers in gathering and reviewing non-functional requirements.
Identify key business and technology drivers that impact architectures, including end-user requirements, existing software distribution capabilities, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and performance/availability requirements.
Collaborate with application and infrastructure teams to understand scope and requirements.
Conduct assessments of current business and technology architectures including: functional assessments, such as end user satisfaction and functional overlaps/gaps; and technical assessments, such as platforms, tool proliferation, age of underlying technologies; uptime/availability; and business processes.
Identify and document any risks, issues or critical success factors that may require immediate action.
Translate project requirements into detailed designs consistent with current and future platform strategy and roadmap while influencing requirements and balancing needs for immediate action and the POA.
Design external system interface architecture that includes appropriate application of techniques and standards.
Maintain and promote use of appropriate design techniques and methodologies.
Actively participate in testing design and execution to validate coverage and perform causal analysis.
Create effective and efficient control patterns, conduct risk evaluations and enforce policies and standards to enable the enterprise to conduct business at an appropriate and known risk level. Ensure capabilities are reviewed and compliant within defined risk levels while considering hardware/software currency, performance/availability, security and information/transaction integrity and drive the awareness of required improvements.
Communicate and manage governance parameters that take into account stakeholders\' interests and processes with measurable results.
Research and maintain a deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.
Required Qualifications- Bachelor\'s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field; or related work experience.
5-7 years of relevant experience.
Skills in general architecture, operations, and deployment methodologies and techniques (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, ITIL, MOF).
Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to: SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design, and application architecture.
5+ years relevant solutions architecture experience that includes successful software integration experience.
3+ years software development and/or technical support experience.
Preferred Qualifications- Experience in Asset Management business and technologies.
Experience with Salesforce, SharePoint, Cloud, Data Warehouse; OR Front Office/Trading Technologies
Considered by peers to be an expert in C# or Java languages.
Experience architecting Web Services/SOAs within Enterprises.
Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to effectively interact with all levels of technology and business partners.
Experience writing standards, cookbooks, and best practices on development topics.
Experience delivering concurrent, large information management projects at all phases-from project definition through design and delivery.
Experience working directly with Asset Management business and technology senior leadership.