Solutions Architect

Plano, Texas Calance US

Job TitleSolutions Architect – ID:30916

Duration12 Months

Start DateASAP

Job SkillsTOGAF, ETL ( Informatica /TIBCO), Java, .NET, Business Objects, Crystal Reports

LocationPlano, TX

Date Posted02/05/2018

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Position: Solutions Architect
JOB REF#: 30916
Duration: 12+ Months (On-going Contract)

Location: Plano, TX 75024 (on-site only)
Rate: Open/Market Rate, depends on experience level (W2 ONLY)

** We CANNOT accept 3rd party, Corp to Corp (C2C) or Independent (1099) contractors for this role, W2 ONLY!! **

Technical Lead role requires a strong application architecture and data architecture background. They will be supporting the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 9) Solution Implementation.


– Make recommendations and propose system solutions to meet business requirements.

– Design the data and technical system changes.

– Oversee development of data and technical changes, and validate and implement the data and technical changes provided by the vendor.

– Act as liaison with the vendors, development teams and business users to create and finalize end-to-end technical solutions.

– Supervise the creation of operation support manuals and helpdesk documentation for production systems.

– Update system documentation as changes/enhancements are deployed to ensure accuracy.

– Work effectively within IT, various vendors and business teams to develop solutions that meet technology standards and business needs is required.

– Development/Solution Management

– Ensure development activities are delivered with quality, are on-time and within budget

– Understand current and future IT technical offerings, and identify appropriate fits or alignment for these offerings.

– Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation.

– Maintain focus on key strategic and/or project priorities despite conflicting demands.

– Serve as an agent for innovation not only for applications, but also for delivery issues and incidents.

– Understand business requirements for development activities

– Ensure business needs are clearly understood, documented and communicated.

– Leverage thorough understanding of business process and system processes to make recommendations and propose technical/non-technical solutions to meet business requirements

– Participate in business requirements gathering sessions with the business owners and key technical resources

– Own the technical solution by leading and participating in Develop/Design/Improve/Document Database Models/Design/Programs, Informatica jobs/programs, Unix/Autosys jobs/programs, and OTHER SPECIFIC DOMAIN


– Coordinate architecture and development walk-through and sign-offs, verifying with user representatives/stakeholders that software solutions and designs accurately reflect and satisfy business needs.

– Ensure design and construction meet quality standards and that the testing and operational readiness tasks are conducted and produce quality results.

– Ensure that proactive, adaptive, corrective, and preventive changes conducted by outsourced service provider are functionally sound and consistent with business needs

– Ensure cross-team impacts and dependencies of production activities have been addressed by outsourced service provider

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: (Resume must reflect this experience)

– Experience as a Solutions Architect, with strong experience manaing siutations and working with leadership.

– Experience in architecture/design/development of desktop and web applications using Java, .NET, Oracle, and/or SQL Server technologies

– Advanced Knowledge in web service/ETL integration architecture/design using tools, such as Informatica or TIBCO

– Experience in system/infrastructure architecture for applications

– Experience in evaluating business requirements and designing/developing solutions

– Experience in using software design/architecture documentation tools System architect, Visio etc.

– Experience in designing and implementing operational data store (ODS)

– Knowledge and adaptation of software configuration, change, release and service management processes

– Experience in working with cross functional application, technical and business teams

– Experience in working with 3rd party service providers (i.e. ASP, system integrators, consultants)

– Experience in creating technical work break down structure, release and implementation plans

– Experience or exposure to reporting tools like Business Objects, Crystal reports etc.

– Ability to research and document existing application architecture

– Ability to effectively facilitate and lead small to large group meetings

Software Expertise:

– Mastery of hosted, client/server and distributed applications, project life cycle, and the basics of technical operations (networks, data center, database, integration, and migration activities)

– Development Methodology – has mastered, and understands common development models including waterfall and agile processes

– Mastery of unit testing, software change management, software release management

– Understanding of Architecture frameworks (i.e., TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF)

– Architecture lifecycle development methodologies

– Performance Architecture including root cause analysis, problem management and performance tuning

– Experience implementing Federated Security models

– Understands Systems engineering techniques (i.e., portfolio analysis, analysis of alternatives, architecture modeling)

– Capable of performing Lifecycle cost analysis

– Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

– Must reside locally and available to interview in-person

– Must have a stable work history, working in a similar role

– Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

– Education: Bachelors Degree


– Understanding of infrastructure and integration architecture is a plus.

– Knowledge and experience in the Auto industry and the Accounting domain is preferred.

– Some Enterprise Architecture experience desired

CALANCE Offerings:

– H1 Transfers/Green Card processing offered

– Open enrollment of Medical/Dental/Vision benefits

– 401K Retirement program

– Paid Bi-Weekly/Direct Deposit

– Flex Spending Plan

– Voluntary Life, AD & D, STD or LTD plans

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