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Solution Architect (.NET / Azure)

Alpharetta, GA
Atrilogy Solutions Group is presently seeking a lead Solution Architect who will be responsible for delivering solution designs and architectures for our client’s global initiatives. The successful candidate will lead the implementation of these designs and architectures by managing expectations and risks- ensuring organizational structures, principles, tools, and responsibilities are in place. This opportunity would be a “thought-leader” and a “change agent” role with strategic and tactical responsibilities.
 
POSITION SNAPSHOT
Position: Solution Architect
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Position Type: Full Time / Direct Hire
Target Salary: Depending on experience
Position Availability: Immediate

 
 
Position Summary:
  • Deliver solution designs and architectures for key global initiatives using COTS, MOTS and custom developed applications hosted in a variety of environments considering re-use, scalability and reliability.
  • Creates reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business and multi-disciplinary teams, enforcing governance and compliance activities for the solution
  • Evaluates solutions to ensure that they are in alignment with the broader organization's mission, strategy / objectives, capabilities and processes using industry recognized architectural models and roadmaps
  • Creates reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business and multi-disciplinary teams, enforcing governance and compliance activities for the solution
  • Works with the business to understand and solve complex problems, by presenting various solution options and technical concepts in a comprehensible manner.
  • Acts as a bridge between technical and business audiences during solution planning, development and deployment
 
 
Essential Functions of the Job:
  • A Solution Architect provides architecture leadership & subject matter expertise to client engagements focusing on complex & innovative products and reusable assets
  • Prior to kicking off a project as part of a product life cycle the solution architect develops solution plans intended to support business investment decisions which means they must hold the appropriate balance between costs, risks and quality of the product
  • The solution architect creates innovative and practical designs that account for the end-to-end technical solution of a system, in line with the business strategy and objectives and within the context of the technology environment.
  • Works closely and continuously with the business/client to focus on meeting business/client requirements and incorporating broader aspects such as overall product costs/revenue, data privacy & sovereignty, business continuity, information security, integration with other systems, etc.
  • Identify, define, and implement reusable assets and standards. The solution architect is also responsible for adherence to these standards and consumption of reusable assets across products and portfolios.
  • Ensures relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly across Technology programs/projects and products.
  • Contributes to the development of architecture governance structures, methodologies and compliance activities.
  • A solution architect can work across multiple projects with varied stakeholders.  He/she sets architectural direction, builds consensus, mediates conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business. He/she anticipates needs and potential objections and helps to create an environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants: Solution and Technical Architects, engineering teams, product manager, project managers, product analysts, test and project teams, Information Security and Operations.
  • Drives an ongoing communication plan to educate stakeholders on the purpose and benefits of solution architecture
  • Guides others in resolving complex issues in solution architecture and solves complex, escalated aspects of a project
 
 
Analytical and Decision-Making Responsibilities:
  • Converts business and technical requirements into technology solutions
  • Considers the art of the possible, compares various architectural options based on feasibility and impact, and proposes actionable plans
  • Assesses and manage multiple technical challenges simultaneously
  • Ensures architectural deliverables meet schedules and estimates
  • Applies judgment when implementing application development/engineering methodologies, processes, and practices, to meet all project requirements; including product design, information security, code maintainability and reliability
 
 
Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Can lead a diverse group of project stakeholders and members towards successful delivery of a project.
  • Provides formal and informal coaching on-the-job to grow team members to their full potential. Mentors junior members of the team and reviews their work acting as a best practice / quality resource
  • Able to delegate when appropriate but leads by example when required
  • Receives general direction from the Solution Architecture Leadership Team. Works with architecture leaders and peers, business stakeholders/clients, product owners, project managers, product managers, engineers, product analysts and business stakeholders to drive a project’s progress and ensure success
  • This position may have 2-3 direct reports in different locations.
 
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Has an expert understanding of solution architecture.
  • Possesses strategic business acumen and understanding of organizational strategy
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability (all the so-called “capabilities” of a system)
  • Understanding of latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
  • Expert in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Rackspace, VMware, or OpenStack)
  • Experience with Agile & DevSecOps methodologies
  • Excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong collaborator – willingness to share ideas, documentation and leading practices
  • Conceptual and analytical thinker – ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies
 
Job Requirements:
 
Experience:
  • Minimum of 15+ years overall IT industry experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years in a solution or technical architect role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms
  • Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using (Azure) IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities.
  • Experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC / Ping etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • Managed the end-to-end lifecycles of a project in solution architect capacity
  • Experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities
  • Experience with multi-geography, multi-tier service design and management
  • Extensive experience in financial management, solution plan development and product cost estimation
  • Solid business acumen, management and marketing communication skills
  • Significant experience in presenting ideas, products, concept papers to varied audiences
  • Experience coaching and mentoring others
  • Leadership capability and proven ability to manage difficult stakeholders
  • Experience supporting peer teams and their responsibilities; such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, info-security

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, IT or engineering discipline
 
Other Requirements
  • As this is a role with global focus and responsibilities, you may be required to work outside of the normal working hours in your time zone to partner with other IT Services staff globally. 
  • This role may also include travel, both domestic and international.
 
Desired Qualifications
  • Configuration management and automation tools such as Azure DevOps, Ansible, Puppet, Octopus, Chef, Salt, etc.
  • Software development full lifecycle methodologies, patterns, frameworks, libraries and tools
  • One or more programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, PERL, C++, etc.
  • Relational, graph and/or unstructured data technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Cosmos, Azure Data Lake, HD Insights, Hadoop, Neo4j etc.
  • Data movement and transformation technologies such as Alteryx etc.
  • Visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau
  • Analytics tools including Azure Stream Analytics, SQL Analytics, Data Lake Analytics.
  • AI and Machine Learning tools such as Azure ML etc.
  • Delivery using common methodologies especially SAFe Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc.
  • Certifications e.gMicrosoft, TOGAF, AWS Cloud Certified, Pivotal, CISSIP, Zachman, ITIL, Cisco, (ISC)2, CEH, SAFe, PMI, and SAP etc.
  • Extensive experience in project and/or product management
  • Experience in architecting mobile applications that are either independent applications or supplementary addons (to intranet or extranet)
  • Experience in architecting Data Analytics solutions

For immediate consideration please submit your resume in Word format, along with daytime contact information.  LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE unless you are willing to relocate yourself at your own expense.  Client is unable to provide H-1B Visa sponsorship at this time. All submittals will be treated confidentially.  Selected candidate may be asked to pass a comprehensive background, credit and/or drug screening.  Principals only, no third parties please.
 

Established in 2000, Atrilogy Solutions Group, Inc. provides organizations of all sizes with high-quality, cost effective information technology (IT), business process and health care consulting and staffing services.  Our industry-leading service model combines experienced project managers with seasoned technical and functional consultants to eliminate client uncertainty and deliver superior value and results.
 
Clients turn to Atrilogy for expertise in:
  • IT staffing and placement (Project Managers, Business Analysts, DBA’s, Developers, Quality Assurance and Testing, Software Configuration Management, etc.)
  • All major Enterprise Resource Planning packages (including Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, SAP, Microsoft,  Lawson)
  • Health care consulting resources and services (including ICD-10)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Creative (Interactive Project Manager/Art Director, Information Architect, UI/UX Designer, Web/Graphic Design)
 
Atrilogy has been recognized by CRN magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing IT solution providers and by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies. Based in Irvine, California, Atrilogy also has offices in Denver, Phoenix, and Atlanta.
 
 
 
 
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