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Sr. Application Architect

Okemos, MI 48864

Posted: 08/20/2019 Industry: Architecture, Information Technology Management Job Number: 8468

#8468 | Sr. Application Architect


Profile & Description

This position is responsible for ensuring alignment of project specific designs with application architecture roadmap; supporting project and/or product teams on functional and technical design activities related to business process automation. This individual will define the interaction between application packages, databases, and middleware systems to optimize automation software functional coverage; acting as subject matter expert (SME) for products and services that require integration into the application.  This individual will assist with new pursuits as well as will be directly engaged in application projects. 


Required Experience
  • 10+ years of IT experience with at least 5 years in a lead design or architectural capacity.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with multiple technologies such as Java, Microsoft .NET, application servers, integration hubs, nTier, database management systems and open source trends.
  • Clear understanding of object-oriented design principles.
  • In depth knowledge of enterprise applications.
  • Experience with high-volume transactional systems.
  • Strong database design and implementation knowledge.
  • Adept at producing architectural diagrams and presentations for use in communication with various levels of management and staff in both the business and IT.
  • Able to recognize forward-looking business needs along with industry, business and IT trends.
  • Able to coach/mentor others
  • Experience operating in a DevOps environment


Essential Duties & Responsibilities  
  • Lead the architecture design and support for the enterprise application portfolio, including third-party and custom applications for enterprise-wide capabilities
  • Recommend alternatives for how to migrate the application portfolio to best align with business needs and to optimize maintainability and performance.
  • Lead evaluation of purchased software alternatives.
  • Architect the composition of custom-built solutions.
  • Ensure technical designs comply with architecture guiding principles.
  • Work with other architects on enterprise-wide IT strategies and technologies.
  • Design solutions for high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Evaluate and recommend application development and support technologies.
  • Provide guidance, direction and support to application development and technical teams.
  • Work as a player-coach, as a developer on projects.
  • Contribute to sales pursuits, assist with maturing offerings.
  • Collaborate with clients at the project and executive levels.




Location:             Lansing, MI


Duration:             6 Month Contract


#8468 | Sr. Application Architect




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