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Digital Solutions Architect

Company: Black & Veatch
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 23, 2022

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**Digital Solutions Architect**Date: Jun 12, 2022Location:US Overland Park, KS, USCompany: Black & Veatch Family of CompaniesWe believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.**Company :** Black & Veatch Corporation**Req Id :** 63983**Job Title :** Digital Solutions Architect**Location :** USVRTL, KCP**Business Unit Sector :** COR-BECIO-CIO**Opportunity Type :** Staff**Relocation eligible :** No**Full time/Part time :** Full-Time**Project Only Hire :** No**Visa Sponsorship Available:** No**Job Summary**The Digital Solutions Architect proactively and holistically leads and supports EA activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, governance and information), shared infrastructure services and shared application services.You will have a deep understanding of business goals, objective and business outcomes, business capabilities, value-streams, and business processes. You will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards. You will create deliverables for managing the organization's portfolio of "to be" and "as is" solutions - including systems (applications, processes and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes.**\#LI-AL1****Key Responsibilities****General**+ Obtains guidance from Digital Enterprise Architects (EA) on standards, regulations, EA principles, and target-state blueprints applicable to their specific solution.+ Designs architectures in compliance with standards, regulations, EA principles and target-state blueprints.+ Leads detail design and implementation activities.+ Creates technology roadmaps.+ Establishes architectural & design principals.+ Analyzes technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.+ Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, and vendor offerings to drive business outcomes.+ Works closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.+ Implements the difficult parts of project or products.+ Minimizes technical exposure, cost exposure, and risk on projects.+ Guides and sometimes drives evaluation of third-party software solutions.+ Curious. Flexible**Plan and Manage the IT Portfolio**+ Leads analysis of the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.+ Develops and applies architectural standards and minimal viable architectures through the EA governance model, which is informed by the business strategy and corporate governance.+ Facilitates a collaborative relationship across product owners and agile development teams.+ Collaborates with agile teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to leverage shared technologies, tools and processes that impact speed to value and time to market.+ Collaborates with infrastructure and project teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.+ Oversees EA implementation, continuous improvement and ongoing refinement activities.+ Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.**Management Responsibilities**Individual Contributor**Minimum Qualifications**Education+ Bachelor degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis, mathematics or a related study, or equivalent experienceExperience+ Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development+ Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models+ Recent development experience with Node.js, Java, or Python.+ Experience in Azure Cloud or AWS Cloud, Cloud Engineering, Cloud Architecture.+ Experience in architecting Cloud Native Applications, REST APIs,+ Awareness of Privacy regulations.+ Experience in implementing security concepts.+ Demonstrated ability to independently research technology.+ Experience analyzing and resolving systems and application issues.+ Experience evaluating risk against cost, scope, time, and available resources.+ Effective communication skills.+ Expertise in agile application development methodologies.All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.**Preferred Qualifications**+ Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences.+ Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps.+ Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments+ Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debtPreferred Competencies+ Knowledge of various development languages, frameworks and database technologies.+ Knowledge of various aspects of architecture.+ Knowledge of different modeling languages like UML.+ Ability to translate business needs to technical requirements.+ Excellent analytical, planning, organizational technical and communication skills.+ Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making.+ Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.+ Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.+ Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions.+ Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities technologies+ UML**Certifications****Work Environment/Physical Demands**Typical office environment.**Competencies****Salary Plan**ITS: Information Technology Service**Job Grade**006Black & Veatch endeavors to makeaccessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process because of a disability, please contact the Employee Relations Department at +1-913-359-1622 or via our. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only; you may not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications. General inquiries about the status of applications will not be returned.Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.For our EEO Policy Statement, please click. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please clickand.**Notice to External Search Firms** : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.**Job Segment:** Architecture, Engineer, Engineering

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