Solutions Architect - FCH
Comments: Contract, maybe contract to hire or Direct Hire. Mid Point Salary: $120,000
Description: Contribute in designing and developing technical solutions for our organization.
This is a collaborative position that requires a strong understanding of solution design, business and financial benefits of technology and business owner interaction.
Interact with the engineering, project management and business owner teams by providing experience, industry perspective and expert-level knowledge to build and deliver solutions to the customer.
Strong communication and presentation skills
Proven ability to properly communicate at different levels of the organization from an engineer to c-level executives
Motivate the organization to provide consistent, high quality technical support
Conduct periodic operations reviews with the management team to maintain a focus and cadence on excellence
Is a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to function effectively under pressure in environments of rapid change and conflicting demands and crisis management.
Strong leadership skills and demonstrates creative problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills across all levels; ability to communicate complex, technical concepts to executive staff, business sponsors and technical resources in clear concise language that is the parlance of each group.
ands on experience with various infrastructure tools and technologies
Experience with strategic activities like writing proposals, writing SOWs, presenting to clients, running solution/requirements POCs is a plus
Experience estimating projects is a must (time, cost, effort, number of resources)
Exposure and experience with cloud strategies and involvement in cloud migrations to AWS, Azure or Google
Strong solutions architecture experience is a must
Experience gathering requirements and translating into a technical solution
Demonstrates strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
Ability to depict technical information conceptually, logically and physically.
Understands and can communicate the value of Agile, testing and Enterprise Architecture
Have proven project experience with architecting and delivering solutions that reduced complexity and delivered value to organization
Ability to work comfortably in varying levels of abstraction across business strategy, product strategy, high level technical design, detailed technical design and implementation.
Skills: Strong understanding of Internet/IP related technologies including, but not limited to, routing, switching and sub-netting Understanding of core ISP technologies such as DNS, SMTP, HTTP/S and WAN Knowledge of Fiber channel/iSCSI/SAS storage arraysUnderstanding of concepts such as RAID Virtualization technologies with a focus on administration AND design and architecture Network Security, Backup and backup related technology experience Experience with Disaster Recovery technologies and Disaster Recovery testing and planning Experience with Firewall solutions, load balancing and high availability technologies An understanding of database technologies Familiarity or experience with several of the following products would be beneficial: VMware ESXi, MicroSoft Hyper-V, Linux, Windows, Juniper, Dell, EqualLogic, Compellant, Zerto, Citrix and CommVault
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer or Information Science or Ten years relevant technical experience in Solutions Architecture. Training: Must have a EA framework Certification (TOGAF, EA3 , Zackman etc).
Certs & Licenses: Enterprise Architecture Framework Certification (TOGAF, EA3, Zachman, etc.) preferred. Willingness to become certified within 6 months is required