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Posted on Feb 13
An ON-3 Client is in need of a full-time Application Architect to design, develop, implement, support, and optimize the architecture strategy to meet business capabilities and needs. The ideal candidate would have a mix of mainframe and Java J2EE experience. Exceptional communication skills are required too as this person will be interacting with the customer quite often. Essential responsibilities include:
Provide strategic consultation to business customers and participate in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development.
Selects and/ or reviews appropriate design standards, methods and tools for large or complex systems, and ensures that they are applied effectively. Establishes policy for selection of architecture components, and evaluates and undertakes impact analysis on major design options.
Selects and uses tools and methods to establish, clarify, and communicate the functional and non-functional requirements of system users, their characteristics, and tasks. Identifies the technical, organizational, and physical environment in which complex products or systems will operate. Identifies, proposes, initiates, and leads significant improvement programs, taking responsibility for the quality and appropriateness of the work performed and the realization of measurable business benefits. Modifies existing process improvement approaches and/or develops new approaches to achieving improvement.
Uses appropriate tools, including models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of architectures. Ensures that relevant technical and business strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
Ensures the resolution of a variety of architecture and business problems. Communicates effectively will all levels of organization.Manages expectations of customers, partners and management.Participates in customer walkthroughs and plans; design and technical walkthroughs; and problem resolution and decision making. Interacts with departments across the organization as necessary, including the development and interpretation of complex requirements for peers and other staff.
Provides leadership in the areas of expertise and architecture to peers, developers, management and business users including technical expertise, coaching, and ad-hoc training by preparing presentations on complex issues on the area of expertise, and presenting to their peers to ensure consistency to Highmark's strategic direction.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field (Masters preferred)
5 to 7 years’ experience in architecture.
Must be US Citizen and a pass background check because of DoD requirements
Data Flow/ Data integration experience
Experience with DB2, IMS, Cobol, and Java. Pega is a plus.
Experience with IBM mainframe and Unix platforms
Experience with other technologies including: JSON, SQL, and/or Agile.
Health insurance business knowledge, and industry certifications in Java Development, DB2, PEGA, Enterprise Architecture (SCEA) and/ or Project Management are desired.
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