Job Description :
Hi ,

Greetings from XTGlobal, Inc.!

We at XTGlobal, Inc. are currently sourcing for Solution Architect requirement. Request you to kindly review the job description given below and reply back if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity.

Title: Solution Architect [XTGL_1103]
Location: Eagan, MN
Type: 6+ Months Contract


Business Overview:
The main function of a Solution Architect is to establish defining pragmatic business solutions that fulfill specific business objectives and service level agreements, while balancing important concerns such as adherence to established practices, alignment with enterprise strategy and accountability to financial objectives.
Value Proposition/Selling Points (Market place advantages):
The Solution Architect will potentially be involved with one or more key 2020 initiatives and some with accelerated timelines.
The Solution Architect role is key for defining and aligning the go-forward architecture. Not having this resource will put initiatives at risk.

Daily Responsibilities
Lead creation of conceptual and logical specifications for all layers of solution (people, process, technology and information) through collaboration with business, enterprise, application, security and infrastructure architects
Designs architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces
Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for Prime IT architectures, and profiles of standards as they apply to the implementation and specific to the solution for the platform, integration with other systems and the external interfaces
Ensures that the common operating environment is compliant. Analytically and systematically evaluates problems of work flows, organization and planning and develops appropriate corrective action
Responsible for collaborating with enterprise architecture to develop enterprise artifacts for reuse by subsequent projects
Interaction level with Management/Team Members:
Yes. It important to interact with IT and business management about the initiatives assigned. High interaction and collaboration with Team Members is a must.

Skills:
10+ years of work experience in IT, including 5 years in software development or application architecture, and 5 years of experience in solution architecture
Bachelor''s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. MBA or other related advanced degree preferred
Experience in the Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and/or Health Care domain
Experience with broad technology delivery, including custom development using various development languages; Event Driven Architecture and Mesh Architecture
Experience with driving technical planning and solutions for software portfolio, including authoring or managing the development of software designs, managing vendor evaluations, and justifying technical recommendations
Ability to apply fundamental concepts, processes, practices, and procedures on technical assignments; Experience with Agile Architecture and/or SAFe
Experience with providing technical leadership, mentoring on software engineering design, development, and frameworks, analyzing alternatives, and presenting technical options to leads and clients
Experience defining a variety of solution types, such as new system builds, legacy enhancements, build vs. buy analysis, integrating COTS software packages, Software as a Service or Platform as a Service as components of the solution
Expert collaborator with business and technical colleagues, adept at building rapport

Required Skills:
5+ years of service-oriented solution architecture experience working Applications, Data, Services and API initiatives
Experience defining a variety of solution types, such as new system builds, legacy enhancements, build vs. buy analysis, integrating COTS software packages, Software as a Service or Platform as a Service as components of the solution
Ability to apply fundamental concepts, processes, practices, and procedures on technical assignments; Experience with Agile Architecture and/or SAFe


Technology Requirements:
Java, Angular, React, CICD (Jenkins), Test Driven Development, Git
Databases: Relational, NoSQL DocumentDB, NoSQL Graph
APIs (REST/SOAP/GraphQL) and API Design, Microservices, XML/JSON
YAML, Docker and Kubernetes, Rabitt MQ, Kafka
Event Driven Architecture, Mesh Architectures
VMWare Tanzu / Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Cloud and Agile Architecture, SAFe


Additional Requirements:
Expert collaborator with business and technical colleagues, adept at building rapport
Solution Architecture, Application Architecture, Architecture Patterns



If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, kindly reply back with your word format resume attached.

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