Job Description :
JOB TITLE: Solution Architect

LENGTH: Long term

START DATE: 03.22.19

JOB Location: Des Moines, IA

Interview Mode – Phone + Web Cam

Interview Date: Wednesday March 13th.

The candidate will be required to work 100% On-site, in Salt Lake City, full-time for 40 hours per week.


Project Overview:

NOTE: This client is NOT interested in seeing resumes from high-level developers who have done some level of solid architecture or developers who want to be an architect. We’re looking for someone who can come in and standardize an organization that might have as many as 200 to 300 different technologies at present. Someone who is credible, when surrounded by and engaged with several exceptionally talented and high-level solution architects, currently onsite.

The purpose of the Solution project is to enhance the current system that serves our clients and will meet the new guidelines. The new system will have the ability to track child welfare cases from initiation to completion, support identified data requirements and other data requests, as well as have the ability to issue and allocate funding/payments (IV-E, IV-B, and SSI) to the state and federal government. The application will be primarily used by Social Workers, however, it may have interfaces with third parties (Court, Provider, foster care family/home, Medicals, Education and those that may be identified later) or may be integrated into third party applications. The new application will be built in modules as stipulated by the new guidelines. Our objective is for the application to be seamless, prevent data duplication and can be integrated into other similar business application modules as needed.

The Opportunity:

The client provides adaptable, secure, and cost-effective technology services and solutions across the Divisions, Partners and Citizens. We manage all of IT assets, projects and resources, and we deliver technology and expertise to support Citizens and their family’s every day. This includes consistently delivering top tier performance and value to citizens as a trusted partner and services provider.

Client is committed to the pursuit of creative and innovative solutions that enable our Agency to help Iowans achieve healthy, safe, stable and self-sufficient lives through the programs and services we provide. We strive for an IT culture that identifies the newest, most effective solutions through discovery, open discussion, and collaboration. We have fun together, care about each other and take pride in the solutions we provide. We believe in continuously optimizing our processes, refining our solutions and improving ourselves to the benefit of the people we serve. If you are passionate about applying your creative and innovative architecture strategies and approaches across the enterprise, then this is the role for you!

This position will be a technology strategist, change agent and innovator. This role design establishes and owns enterprise architecture and technology roadmaps to bring relevant, new technology to the agency and which will create and drive standard, reusable and consistent approach to enterprise IT processes.

This role will collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure that data technology decisions and blueprints align with the overall Enterprise Architecture Framework and will work with other enterprise and solution architects to ensure alignment to meet agency goals.

This position will:

The solution architect will be reasonable in developing a transition strategy from environment to a newly defined solution. (including User Experience, authoring, information, application, mobility, analytics, virtualization & infrastructure architecture)

Recommend which contemporary technologies will drive business value & plans to leverage across the organization for the critical business models

Drive technology maturation/readiness and leverage into IT investments

Partners closely with Core IT applications, platforms and services, and Business Groups IT teams as well as the connected Enterprise groups.

Partners with IT Leaders on business case development with careful consideration of migrating from current or legacy solutions and approaches

Introduces reusable design components and recommends fit

The successful candidate will possess extensive experience as it relates to:

Proven strategic planning experience dealing with large systems –maintain a real perspective on what a multi-billion-dollar organizations with systems in tune of $50M to $200M annually need to have documented and operating correctly.

Profound knowledge on tradition infrastructure platforms (Hosting, Network, Data Center) but also current architectures such as Cloud (Public, Private, and Hybrid), Containers and Software Defined Data Centers.

A current-day future focused IT thinker who can drill down to identify and define problems and issues, with the leadership experience to charter a course to meet current and future demands.

Demonstrated architectural experience with multiple technical disciples, including storage, network, compute, voice, video and application development, across lines of business or entire enterprise domains.

Ability to understand customer needs, negotiate complex issues to reach winning business strategies and architectural solutions.

Experience building core platforms and reusable building blocks that meet a wide range of customer-facing solutions.