Sr. Enterprise Solution Architect (virtual/remote work location)

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Not Specified, Not Specified, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 01.JAN.2021

Summary

As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the Unit...

Description

As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.

At the American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. We need people who want to contribute their individual talents to help their neighbors locally, across the country, and around the world. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, if you share our passion for helping people, join us in for a rewarding and challenging career opportunity that support our mission.

Sr. Enterprise Solution Architect

Job Description:

The work location for this exciting opportunity is virtual. The selected candidate will work remotely and can be located anywhere in the United States.

When physical travel resumes after COVID-19, the travel requirement for this role are anticipated to be 25%.

The American Red Cross is amid a multi-year initiative to modernize its systems and processes to reduce costs and optimizing operational efficiencies especially in our Biomedical Services division. To that avail, the Enterprise Architecture team is currently looking for a hands-on Sr. Enterprise Solution Architect to work with leaders and stakeholders across the organization to keep abreast of business strategy and recommend & drive direction initiatives in line with our future state.

You are the right candidate if you are:
• a strong communicator and visionary with a strong sense of humor
• an individual contributor who can work independently as part of a team
• an egoless, hands-on doer (aka someone willing to design and develop solutions)
• an individual who keeps abreast of the changing technology climate to stay informed and future-minded
• a true partner to your business and tech peers in order to visualize and drive the strategic technical and business plans.

Key Responsibilities:
• Performing in a solution architect capacity for enterprise and business unit initiatives. Providing subject matter expertise and assessments to business stakeholders and working with business units across the organization to understand business strategies, direction, and identify needs
• Develop working technology solutions for reference and starting points for development teams
• Participating in enterprise vendor, technology, and tool selection
• Capturing, maintaining, and publishing business, information, and technical architecture artifacts
• Development of target architectures and transition plans
• Facilitating complex design and technical discussions, reconciling differing opinions and driving the decision-making process
• Presenting architectural decisions and proposals to stakeholders to explain how business strategy alignment is satisfied (more enterprise related)
• Collaborating with other architects, IT leadership, and delivery teams to ensure alignment with target and reference architectures, provide guidance, solicit feedback, and identify enterprise IT needs
• Act as a technology guardian to promote sustainable solutions and tactfully discourage poor choices
• Provide oversight, guidance, and contributions to help ensure project success

Qualifications

Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience

Required Skills/Experience: 5 + years of broad experience in the information technology with depth in sub-disciplines of information architecture and application/technical architecture and breadth across all disciplines in a large global corporation.

  • At least 3-5 years professional Solution Architecture experience in an architectural or design capacity for 'large scale' mission critical, multi-tenant, multi-tier enterprise systems.

  • Experience serving as the primary technical architect and lead developer for multiple critical corporate applications.

  • Strong experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform.

  • Strong hands on experience as a Solutions Architect with the Salesforce platform across its various offerings highly desired. Firm understanding of the underlying technology framework and tools for Salesforce.

  • Strong experience with relational and SQL databases (Oracle, SQL Server etc.). Experience with NoSQL databases desired.

  • Hands-on software development experience with a major subset of: Microsoft stack, Java, JavaScript, Python, Web applications.

  • Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman, etc.) & Enterprise Architecture tools

  • Strong understanding of data management technologies (MDM, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Science)

  • Strong understanding of Integration technologies including ESB, iPaaS, API Management and Service Governance experience

  • Experience with product evaluations and selection, buy-or-build

  • Strong desire to keep up with emerging technologies such as AI & ML, RPA, Blockchain, Identity management

  • Highly intelligent, conceptual, excellent judgment, and capable of analyzing business and management problems. Must possess the ability to arrive at sound and effective business solutions.

  • Excellent communication skills; able to present a solid business case, form business partnerships, and frame issues for a wide variety of stakeholders including executive management.

  • Background with Medical, Biomedical and/or DDA data processing systems and/or CRM systems highly desirable i.e. Blood Equipment Systems (BECS); Donor Recruitment Systems, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of systems security, data protection, and data privacy.

  • Adaptable to finding creative solutions for the American Red Cross Mission.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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