Job Description :
Location : Richmond, VA (Local to Richmond, Candidates Preferable)

Please submit by Monday 4pm

Interview Type: In Person Only

Detailed Description:
VDOT’s Information Technology Division is seeking an experienced solution architect to participate with the architecture team. This individual will provide strategic planning, guidance, and support for solution and integration capability of enterprise architecture which includes methodologies, design patterns, and standards. The selected candidate will work collaboratively with operations, development and IT service management staff to continue evolving expertise in the architecture patterns and standards.

Additionally, the individual in this position will define and document standards and work with teams to incorporate those into solution designs utilizing centralized broker, secure data gateways, hybrid cloud integration, and message queuing. The selected candidate will provide integration expertise and leadership in core solutions and technologies.
This individual will contribute to the design, maintenance, enhancement, communication of enterprise architecture. The architect will define integration reference architectures, patterns, standards and templates; define and maintain the service catalog, perform technology and application reviews and make recommendations for improvements to VDOT IT planning and implementation processes; provide oversight and facilitate research, evaluation, selection, development and implementation of software technology and product standards as well as design standard configurations for both on premises and cloud configurations.

This individual will be expected to maintain positive and productive relationships with all customers and vendors, to understand customer needs, and to translate them into appropriate automated solutions. The selected candidate will communicate technical terms and concepts to non-technical staff, educate technical staff on evolving technology standards and approaches and effectively communicate with all levels of management across all divisions of the agency.

Minimum Qualifications
Possess strong knowledge in applied application, information, and integration architecture concepts; possess comprehensive IT analytical skills and strong problem-solving skills; have a working knowledge of various multi-user, multi-tasking operating systems/platforms (Unix, Windows, z/OS); and a working knowledge of various development platforms (Java, .NET, SharePoint…) . Demonstrated skills to produce relevant solution design artifacts including but not limited to: requirements, use cases, test cases, sequence diagrams, data models, conceptual, logical , and physical systems designs; to prepare written communications and presentations; and be proficiently skilled with Microsoft Visio.
Deep understanding of web services and various web service standards including SOAP and REST
Deep understanding on XML and XML schema concepts
Deep understanding of reference data and master data as applied to the storage and provisioning of the data
Familiarity with Master Data Management (MDM), reference data management and data warehouses
Familiarity with normalized data models (e.g. party data model) and star schemas
Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles and practices. Must have designed and implemented reusable services using SOA principles
Experience with Service discovery, ,delivery and cataloging
Experience creating data services from the master database and make those services available to the entire enterprise
Experience with hybrid cloud integration
Experience with secure data gateways
Experience with Integrating solutions using SOAP, REST and data adapter APIs
Experience with a centralized broker such as enterprise service bus and hub-and-spoke and how they relate to federated and mediation techniques.
Experience creating a canonical data model using XML and other formats and developing services using this model
A system model that defines the APIs, data flow and rules of engagement to the system such that components can be built to interface with it in a standardized way.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience implementing a roadmap for transitioning to hybrid and cloud architectures
Experience implementing modern approaches to integration of disparate platforms and systems
Knowledge of transportation business processes and business culture.
Experience with process frameworks (like SOA, ITIL or COBIT) and with Agile approaches to solution delivery.
Degree in business administration, public administration, engineering, information technology or related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants
This position requires a fingerprint-based background check.
No relocation expenses provided, local interviews