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Solution Architect

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 32701 

Job Title : Solution Architect  

Location : USVRTL, KCP 

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-CIO 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is looking for candidates that have solid architectural experience across B2C, B2B, B2E, or B2B2C ecosystems. We need someone who can move at the pace of business, while still maintaining the standard of excellence.  We need someone who can innovate along with innovative partners. We need someone who can leverage digital technology to help disrupt the status quo.  We are looking for candidates that embrace the spirit of curiosity and collaboration to apply for this role for the new Black & Veatch Architecture Team. Are you up for the challenge?

Key Responsibilities

Technology Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for enterprise-wide digital technology recommendations.
  • Support and evolve the reference architecture.
  • Align the technology roadmaps with business and IT leaders.
  • Shephard guidelines and frameworks for design and development techniques for solutions
  • Lead the research and POCs for emerging and foundational technologies. •
  • Work closely with various IT teams to achieve the architecture and deployment objectives for various technologies.
  • Promotes alignment with application and hardware architecture standards, principles, and frameworks.
  • Actively participate in the technology governance processes
  • Support solution development and deliveries as necessary.
  • Do, lead, mentor, coach, and sometimes code the hard parts of the projects.
  • Minimize technical exposure, cost exposure, and risk on projects.
  • Guide and sometimes drive the evaluation of third-party software solutions.
  • Be Curious. Be Flexible.

Collaborative Responsibilities:

  • Act as a consultant for business and IT stakeholders in socializing the solution architecture.
  • Work closely with business process owners, business and IT leaders and project teams during scope development and analysis phases.
  • Work closely with business functions to leverage technologies and create innovative digital products and services.
  • Collaborate with project team to manage client expectations.
  • Confirm that solutions and deliveries meet client expectations.
  • Lead, coach, mentor, and work with Agency Architects, Application and Development Leads.
  • Actively participate on and contribute to IT governance bodies.
  • Participate in the creation of project, program, product, and solution plans, timelines, milestones, goals and ownership.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant knowledge of areas of software engineering, software architecture, data architecture, systems architecture, and data management required. Additional knowledge of network architecture preferred.
  • Recent development experience with Node.js, Java, or Python.
  • Knowledge in technologies related to RPA, ML, AR, VR, IoT, blockchain desired.
  • Experience in Azure Cloud or AWS Cloud, Cloud Engineering, Cloud Architecture.
  • Experience in architecting Cloud Native Applications, REST APIs, Content Management Systems, Web Analytics, Marketing Analytics, etc.
  • Awareness of Privacy regulations.
  • Solid experience with data security and privacy technologies and processes.
  • Experience building and supporting mission critical applications.
  • Expertise in agile application development methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently research technology.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving systems and application issues.
  • Experience evaluating risk against cost, scope, time, and available resources.
  • Effective communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  A bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, operations, management, or a related field is preferred, or equivalent experience.

Expeirence:  A minimum of 5 years of software development • A minimum of 2 years as a Software Development Lead • A minimum of 2 years as a Designer or Architect where leadership capabilities have been demonstrated on multiple mission critical systems

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Work Environment Examples: typical office environment, typical construction site environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electrical currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation).

Physical Demands Examples: sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to __ pounds. (Frequency and duration should be indicated as needed).


Salary Plan

ITS: Information Technology Service

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