Job Purpose and Function The Senior Solutions Architect proactively and holistically leads and partners with various business teams to guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. This individual is accountable to align Information and Technology teams to the concepts and understanding of the business goals, objectives and business outcomes, business capabilities, value-streams, and business processes and their importance in the overall enterprise application landscape. The Senior Solutions Architect provides the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards. They create deliverables for managing the organization’s portfolio of “to be” and “as is” solutions — including systems (applications, processes, information and technology), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes.
How You’ll Make an Impact (Key Accountabilities) Interpret Business Needs • Translates business requirements into technical requirements to achieve business objectives and documents all solution design and analysis work. This includes but is not limited to design documents, process flows, requirements, specifications, test plans and roadmaps. • Partner with the business stakeholders to align resources and plan out activities to ensure the delivery of the technical solution that meets the business needs. • Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise solution designs and change requirements to drive the organization’s targeted business outcomes • Understand technical options, limitations, costs, and risks.
Communicate tradeoffs to business partners and work with them to shape requirements accordingly. Assess Technology • Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment / changes with business requirements • Supports management and presents recommendations for end-of-life product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire services, or systems • Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and their practical application to enable new and evolving business and operating models • Analyzes the business-IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy, and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement • Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations • Consults across the organization to identify when it is necessary to modify designs to accommodate the new and evolving solutions that have direct or indirect impact on the portfolio. This includes but is not limited to current state documentation analysis against proposed solution, vendor assessment for RFP, contribution to cost/benefit analysis, contributions to proof-of-concept implementation • Create and maintain a Solution Scorecard that assesses the solution fit, alignment to current technology standards, alignment to future strategies and overall “health” of the applications and solutions within the portfolio • At least annually, analyzes the technology industry, competitors, and market trends, and determines their potential implications for a given solution and presents their findings and recommendations to both business and IT stakeholders during the Solution Scorecard review process Apply Technology • Serve as a liaison between business and IT teams by facilitating communication and determining software objectives that align with stated and unstated business needs. • Leads evaluation, design, and analysis for the implementation of a solutions across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.
Alternatively, equivalent progressive IT experience. Project management training and certification are preferred. • Minimum of 5 years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines. • Minimum of 3 years in IT Management – Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, Scrum Master, etc.
An ideal candidate will also have: • Ability to navigate organizational politics and competing agendas. • Ability to guide and facilitate decision making with peers and stakeholders. • Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences. • Ability to understand and balance the long-term and short-term goals.
We have a work-hard, play-hard mentality that makes us a progressive company and we thrive on giving back to our community. That is what is core to our DNA. Benefits and Perks Are you interested in joining a certified Great Place to Work™ that invests in your development, future, and well-being? Are you looking for more than the “daily grind” where your day-to-day work makes an impact not only for the organization but for your community and your future?
Then The Wills Group is the right fit for you. We take pride in investing in our people’s well-being, that’s why we back our words with competitive total rewards packages. • Financial Wellbeing –Employer 401 (k) match (currently at 7%), health savings plan, and financial planning • Physical Wellbeing – comprehensive health, vision, and dental plans that meet the needs of our people • Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Community Engagement, Parental Leave for new Moms and Dads Work/Life • Balance – Hybrid and Flexible work environment, Employee Assistance Program, Travel Assistance, Family Life Planning • Education and Development Opportunities – 100% Tuition reimbursement to support our people’s education goals, robust development programs, and certificate program assistance (up to 100% employer-paid) • Competitive Salary – competitive pay matched to DC Metro area • Bonus Opportunity – 15% annually #HP123 Wills Group is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Wills Group strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace.
While being vaccinated is not a requirement, we offer a $150 COVID vaccination incentive payout in the paycheck following submission of proof of vaccination. Further details and instructions will be provided during onboarding.