Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Role Overview:

As a Director, Application Architect, you will translate client needs and challenges into
solutions, support envisioning, architectural assessments, technology choice, and estimates.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day you will:

* Design cloud-based solutions
* Design cloud architecture and complete plans and specifications to develop solutions
* Collaborate with product managers and engineers to develop specifications for new cloud-based products/services, applications and solutions
* Drive the roll-out of cloud management platforms, evaluate its performance and implements enhancements
* Design and develop IT architecture (integrated process, applications, data and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards
* Develop specifications for new products/services, applications and service offerings
* Assess the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies
* Provide the work’s technical scope, defining and driving the best solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs of your client
* Oversee and manage a cross-functional development team that designs, develops, and enhances software assets that meet or exceed internal and external (client) expectations, in line with product functionality, cost and delivery schedules
* Coach, mentor, and motivate team members to influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
* Apply knowledge to create an environment that fosters accountability, quality, commitment, growth and innovation and support the sales process as needed
* Recommend changes in development, maintenance and system standards
* Own product line engineering responsibility within a business unit: Own, manage, and communicate engineering metrics; has responsibilities across geographies; manages the cost of engineering across portfolios and capabilities; articulate the quality of the software and what quality improvement measures are in place; measure of responsibility for client satisfaction of the products, and responsible for cost of implementation

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

* Develop and enrich the product portfolio of value-added services
* Perform technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications
* Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions
* Experience with specific technologies as specified by hiring manager


* Up-to-date knowledge of Microsoft products
* Ability to gain an understanding of customer process and issues, and communicate them back
* Ability to work in teams and individually when needed
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Experience working with global teams on projects
* Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work
* Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form
* Advanced skills and experience in application lifecycle management, agile development methods and software planning
* Effective at recruiting talented people, managing and influencing virtual teams, and developing leaders
* Strategic thinker about business issues across product areas and industries
* Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and drive them to completion effectively
* Monitor, mentor, and lead teams to overcome roadblocks and challenges and implement coordination

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

* 7+ years of experience working with global teams
* You likely have 7+ years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in a software/product development capacity

Preferred Education Background:

You likely possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also suffice.

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