Application Architect

Washington, DC
Aug 22, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Title Application Architect Mandatory skills Roadmaps, Prototypes, Framework Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Abacus Enterprise Architecture, application architecture, Architecture Review Board, ARB, J2EE, MS .NET, financial analysis, business proces, systems requirements, architecture design, architectural documentation, mainframe, middleware, Webmethods, WebSphere, Seebeyond, BizTalk, Solution architecture, change management, Software Development Life Cycle, SDLC, infrastructure architect, data architect, business process management, SharePoint, AcquLogic Portal, Oracle Portal, Maximo, PeopleSoft, process workflow, user scenario, storyboards, Service Oriented Architecture, SOA, software development, Enterprise information systems, Lifecycle Management, PeopleSoft, Maximo, Windchill, inventory management systems, warehouse management system, accounts payable, application framework, Enterprise Service Bus, Master Data Management, Business Process Management, Enterprise repository tool, enterprise architecture, framework model, asset management Job Description Under the direction of the Chief Enterprise Architecture,the Application Architect - Senior Level, performs the application architectural work effort of the current and future enterprise Architecture Review Board (ARB) program to conduct architecture related due-diligence reviews within the ambit of Enterprise IT Governance program . The work effort will consist of developing current and future state architectural due diligence reviews, including but not limited to business transformation, identifying potential risks and opportunities, capturing the rationale for architecture design decisions, negotiating conflicting requirements,improving architectural documentation quality, and facilitating clear articulation architectural artifacts (Business, Information, Application, Infrastructure, Integration, Security etc.) for providing gono-go recommendations to ensure value driven sustainable return on investments for operational excellence. Work closely with the key stakeholders to understand ARB review requests Develop ARB review question-sets and scoring model to facilitate objective due-diligence reviews Follow industry standards and best practices to enable effective review process for a multitude of technology paradigm within transit industry and alignment with enterprise aspirations Participate in the strategic discussions and associated architecture building blocks review processes Analyze and review business capability architecture and translate it into an effective information architecture, features, functionalities, etc. Translate user behavior into structured elements,attributes, process workflows, user scenarios,storyboards etc. for Enterprise information systems Maximo, PeopleSoft, etc. Ensure business, functional,technical and information processes are reviewed and validated to meet the enterprise expectations Coordinate and align with business, technology, visual,structural, editorial, cognitive and enterprise strategies Understand the different contexts and provide meaningful inferences with respect to architecture reviews Determine inconsistencies in business capabilities, results and escalate unusual problems Carry out studies that allow appropriate choices for transversal solutions Provide guidance for effective and secure integration of existing andor new systems into the enterprise IS landscape Assess the impact of new solutions on existing or planned architectures Managing risks related to IT and information assets Lead or participate in strategic studies Monitor trends and new technologies in order to identify opportunities for the client Foster innovation to create business value Promote value of the enterprise architecture Assess and communicate to the stakeholders a meaningful and usable architecture for their area of responsibility Identify organizational requirements for the resources,structures and cultural changes necessary to support the architecture roadmap Monitor and continuously improve EA maturity level (KPI definition, measurement and report) EA Framework and tools (TOGAF, FEA, COBIT, ETC) Implement and maintain the clients EA framework and repository with the associated governance process for enterprise asset management systems Manage standards (identification, promotion, implementation monitoring) Identify, document and share the main components of enterprise IS architecture Supplemental Duties Tasks Specific to this requirement Responsibilities Apply concepts of application architecture and service orientation to assist customer teams responsible for developing application requirements in specific functional areas Guide construction of architecture review question sets and conduct fact based object review of technology paradigms to facilitate rationale for value-driven gono-go recommendations Enforce business transformation and optimization through duediligence review from architectural perspectives and view points Identify potential risks in the proposed architecture Assess attributes related to scalability,performance, etc. Identify opportunities for reuse of artifacts and components Promote optimized architecture design and evaluation practices Reduce project cost caused by undetected design problems Capture the rationale for important design decisions Uncover potential problems and conflicts in requirements Assist stakeholders in negotiating conflicting requirements Partition architectural design responsibilities Identify skills required to implement the proposed architecture Improve architecture documentation quality Facilitate clear articulation of requirements Provide value-driven sustainable Return on Investments for IT Investments for operational application systems and plans with overall Enterprise Architecture Guide the work of business systemsbusiness case analysts and documentation specialists Guide construction of the business case for change Identify and collate existing standards, policies and standard operating procedures related to business problems and the related technologysolutionapplicationtool being reviewed. Produce flow charts, context diagrams, problem analyses, mind maps and other tools to capture and communicate design decisions and components Prepare as-is and to-be application architecture artifacts including system connect diagrams, application reference models,software requirements documents, interface descriptions, data dictionaries and application staging plans. Understand and explain the relationship between process design and information capture and retrieval,especially with respect to metrics and performance measurement Apply industry standard architectural frameworks (such as FEAF, TOGAF, and ITS) to the client enterprise to guide and update the architectural baselines within the enterprise Work with project team to help develop business vocabulary, policies, standard operating procedures, work instructions to maintain and support standardization of technology toolsets Work with IT architects to ensure business goals are supported by IT plans Assist in developing computer based training program for end-users and stakeholders Preferred skills and experience Exceptional application architecture,Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and software development skills Strong system architecture, design and implementation experience with Enterprise information systems, Lifecycle Management, business processes, configurable work-flowbusiness rule engine, etc. Strong experience working with solution design and implementation experience integrating enterprise wide systems such as PeopleSoft, Maximo, Windchill,inventory management systems, warehouse management system, accounts payables, etc. Experience coordinating software requirements and working with development teams Experience managing teams of programmers for deployment of large government multi-agency applications Experience performing the application Architecture function, from conception to deployment, of a large government multiagency solution Experience with implementation and architecture of one or more of the following technology sets message oriented middleware, composite application frameworks, Enterprise Service Bus, Master Data Management, Enterprise Mash-Ups, or Business Process Management Experience using an Enterprise Architecture repository such as Telelogic, Metis or Abacus to document relationship of application architectures to an enterprise architecture Experience using the Enterprise repository tools to document relationship of application architectures to and enterprise architecture. Formal training in organization development, complex systems analysis, group facilitation or information systems requirements analysis. Experience in the transit industry specific to organization and design of business processes for transit assets. 9 or more years experience, including Solution architecture and Governance framework model including standards,policies, standard operating procedures, and change management controls applications Hands-on experience in preparing use case specifications and underlying requirements specifications outlining technical, functional, non-functional, security, risk, data,audit, governance and compliance specification descriptions for asset lifecycle management by respective lifecycle stages Exceptional verbal and written communication skills Group facilitation experience Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio to perform basic financial analysis of business processes Experience using the Abacus Enterprise Architecture repository to document relationship of application architectures to and enterprise architecture Formal training in organization development, complex systems analysis, group facilitation or information systems requirements analysis Experience in the transit industry Experience integrating more than four legacy applications or data sources across a J2EE, MS .NET,andor legacy mainframe or mini environment At least three (3) years experience, including architecture, in managing applications for message-oriented middle ware such as Web methods, WebSphere, See beyond or Biz Talk Experience planning and deploying a client portal framework as a presentation layer for enterprise excellence Enhance process efficiencies through improvements and adequate controls, checks and balances built into the processes Coordinate work to prevent overlap and ensure alignment with the client Enterprise Architecture Framework, IT strategy, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), strategic drivers and standards Apply gap analysis techniques to define the nature and extent of application scope changes and communicate business case to decision makers Prepare as-is and to-be application architecture artifacts including system connect diagrams, application reference models,software requirements documents, interface descriptions, data dictionaries and application staging plans Work with data and infrastructure architects and software program managers to ensure integrity of applications such as SharePoint, AcquLogic Portal or Oracle Portal Hands-on experience planning identity management solutions with application architectures Experience planning and deploying either a business process management solution andor a workflow engine within a large, enterprise software deployment VIVA USA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a professional working environment that is free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. The Management, contractors, and staff of VIVA USA shall respect others without regard to race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era, recently separated veteran, Active war time or campaign badge veteran, Armed forces service medal veteran, or disabled veteran. Please contact us at for any complaints, comments and suggestions. Please send your resumes to "" and one of our recruiter will get in touch with you. Contact Details Please send your resumes to "" and one of our recruiter will get in touch with you. VIVA USA INC. 3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 425 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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