Solutions Architect

Pierce Technology Corp

Responsible for the technical deployment of CLIENT business applications as directed by the Head of Application Delivery on behalf of the corresponding IT Relationship Manager. To effect the successful technical design and deployment of business applications in accordance to clients IT Standards and Global practices.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Plan and define the successful technical deployment of systems within member firm and global environments, the role will:

Be dedicated to the Advisory IT Relationship Manager as their trusted advisor and representative in any technical matter as required

Define, plan and monitor the technical alignment of Global/Regional/Local configuration and deployment architectures with respect to supporting core infrastructure items; for example, operating systems, productivity tools, browsers, and database technologies

Guide and advise in the determination of requirements for all aspects of technical delivery and configuration, including: documentation, workshops, forums, training and contribute to their development and delivery. Coordinate these activities and other communications as directed by ITS Global

Work with Global/Regional/Local IT teams to help them configure implementations, plan functional and performance testing as well as facilitate the transition of systems through delivery into formal support processes

Participate as required in any technical task as directed by the Head of Application Delivery

Travel: allow for up to 15% travel

Management and Competencies

Experienced team manager and providing team leadership – define work tasks, set priorities, ensure proper utilization, monitor and report on progress

Experience in a global team matrix environment

Experience with architecting enterprise solutions

Capable of forward thinking and of moving strategic plans into action

Demonstrated experience mentoring, coaching, developing team members and being a role model

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document and communicate technical information to IT Leadership, the business, developers and support staff

International experience with the ability to work in a diverse work environment across cultures and time-zones; available to travel (internationally) at short notice and host/attend international calls outside of standard working hours

Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum eight years experience as a Technical/Solutions Architect

Minimum fifteen years project experience in delivery of enterprise systems with an emphasis on globally available applications

Strong experience as primary technical leader on successful large application deployments with the ability to manage resources and multiple projects simultaneously

Experience managing teams (5-10 people)

In-depth knowledge of the Microsoft platform (IIS, .NET, Web Services, SQL Server including Always On with cross geography stretch cluster implementation, SharePoint 2013, Office Web Application, Mobile Iron, Windows Server products, Windows multimode clustering, Active Directory, SharePoint Search)

Preference given to knowledge of JIRA, Confluence architecture and design deployed to Windows or Linux environments, including high availability implementation. Knowledge and deployment experience with Aris and its specifics around deployment topology to support Global community of users with high availability.

Knowledge of application, database, system, and network design

Experience configuring and delivery of third party products (e.g. workflow and orchestration engines, Practice Management Systems, Portals, Document Management Systems etc)

Experience with Cloud computing architecture around key components and subcomponents with cloud computing. These components typically consist of a front end platform (fat client, thin client, mobile device), back end platforms (servers, storage), a cloud based delivery, and a network (Internet, Intranet, Intercloud).

Confidence in dealing with staff, managers and partners across the firm

Good knowledge of regional issues and structures, ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds

Education:

Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college/university in Computer Science or related field

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