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Principal Solution Architect ($140K-$170K)

Job Title
Principal Solution Architect ($140K-$170K)
Job ID
Charlotte,  NC
Other Location
The Opportunity
Serves as a high level technical expert in application and/or business architecture for software development / infrastructure teams. Acts as SME for project teams in the planning, design, and delivery of technology solutions. In application architecture: designs the inter-system/ application structures, advises teams of standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes. In business architecture: defines cross-business function processes, advises teams of consistent processes and common business functions. Drives short and long term architecture strategy for the overall technology project portfolio for key business segments. Participates in proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and process improvement to enable business strategy. Communicates and validates program architecture with technical leadership, program management, business line leadership, and executive level stakeholders. This is a mid-level to senior-level highly technical role that will serve as a mentor to more junior architects and will report to a Director of Architecture.

The Work Itself
Uses a broad and deep understanding of business and/or technical concepts in multiple specialized fields to develop solutions to problems and critical design issues.
Advises teams of standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes.
Contributes to the development of RFPs/SOWs and participates in the vendor selection process.
Work assignments are typically focused on critical products for the organization.
Works independently and will likely act as a technical lead and mentor to others.
Will manage relationships with suppliers/vendors and/or business partners.

The Skills You Bring
– 5+ years formal Infrastructure solution design and implementation experience
·         5+ years developing and implementing infrastructure strategies and patterns
·         Experience facilitating discussions with senior leadership regarding technical / architectural trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation
·         5+ years proven solution or infrastructure architecture experience involving following
o   Direct hands-on experience leading the design, development, and deployment of business software at scale or recent hands-on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience
o   Experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies
o   Experience with integration of cloud services with on-premises technologies
o   Experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (eg. security, privacy, SOX, HIPAA etc.)
o   Scripting and/or coding skills (Examples include but are not limited to: Java (OR) Python (OR) CloudFormation (OR) Terraform
o   Knowledge of the primary AWS services (EC2, ELB, RDS, Route53 & S3)
o   Strong track record of implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing environments
o   Leading highly available and fault-tolerant enterprise and web-scale software deployments
o   Large scale migration experience Data Center to Data Center and/or Data Center to Cloud
o   Infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell, Python, Ruby, PowerShell)
o   Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment
o   Experience managing data center operations, including data assurance, monitoring, alerting and notifications
o   Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges

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