Solution Architect at BigHand

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Solution Architect

Job Description

While responsibilities will vary based on project needs, these are some common responsibilities of Solution Architect:

  • The Technical Solutions Architect must have experience in digital application development, system integration, ecommerce and platform deployment.
  • Experience running large, diverse and complex development and strategic engagements.
  • Ability to interact with and present project status to senior level business executives.
  • Ability to distill and communicate complex technical issues for semi-technical business owners.
  • Ability to break complex business/technical challenges into action plan plans and roadmaps.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and gain alignment with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Managed large projects implementing complex technology solutions. Ability to lead development based due-diligence activities in alignment with best practice standards.
  • Evaluation of vendor/partner solutions in different industries and coordination of implementation efforts. Monitor vendor performance against agreed service levels.
  • Experience with application integration, devops, deployment, data security, data consolidation, data privacy (GDPR) and analytic platforms.
  • Create and update requirements artifacts such as Project Plans and Requirements Specifications, use cases, process flows, functional and non-functional requirements, and other design artifacts as needed.
  • Conducting and facilitating requirements review sessions to ensure understanding across business and production groups. Responsible for maintaining those requirements through the life of the project, and raising awareness with mitigating strategies when issues arise that may affect budget or timelines.
  • Ensure clarity in tasks assigned in task management systems, drive progress with internal and external stakeholders, ensure requirements are documented and clear in whatever platform used to manage workloads
  • Support of production deployments by ensuring smooth delivery with communication to product owners. Conduct validation on deployed functionality to ensure everything is working as expected immediately after a production deployment, and coordinate business partner validation of deployed functionality during a production release.
  • Experience with both large-scale multinational corporations and smaller scale start up organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Primary Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in a software development capacity
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience leading project teams
  • Experience in a professional services, client-facing environment
  • Able to manage remote / virtual project teams in a fast-paced delivery environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Quality minded and understands how to empower teams to deliver quality
  • Experience with product management and developing a product road-map
  • Ability to iterate through requirements as they become available from the client, identify what is actionable and what requires more definition, and prioritize accordingly
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing customer/solution priorities across multiple projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all facets of the team and customer
  • Experience managing QA / UAT activities — from test planning, to formal QA, to UAT — and able to take feedback and incorporate it into future sprints

Secondary Qualifications:

  • Experience with creating and maintaining product roadmaps
  • Able to use JIRA and other tools utilized in agile environment
  • Well versed in a variety of estimation techniques
  • Experience working with delivery teams and project stakeholders to author a “Definition of Ready” and “Definition of Done” for each project

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