Solutions Architect

Our client is one of the largest machinery dealership networks in the world.

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Job Description

Applicants must be willing to work IN Fargo, ND and be eligible for full time hire in the U.S.

The solutions architect is accountable for leading and supporting architecture that guide the direction for managing a portfolio of solutions to drive targeted business outcomes, and in response to disruptive forces. Solutions include systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information) and shared application services.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Design and lead the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities and business requirements, IT supportability, and solution resiliency.
  • Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.  Recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Define the future-state solution portfolio leveraging current architecture, business strategy, and new technologies.
  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Analyze the technology industry, competitors, and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Define the principles, guidelines, standards, and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
  • Design governance activities to with regard to solution architecture to ensure internal and external compliance.
  • Collaborate with other compliance and risk teams to ensure solution architecture is designed to meet compliance requirements and to support risk mitigation.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations.
  • Document all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Work closely with project management to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of R.D. Offutt Company.
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set.
  • Participate in all company/location driven communication efforts, including open book meetings, huddles, department meetings and other related efforts.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Understands how to drive and implement strategic technology solutions in support of critical business functions.
  • Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture.
  • Organizationally savvy, with a good understanding of the enterprise and how to navigate, influence and persuade.
  • Ability to communicate, influence and persuade peers.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements.
  • 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

About Versique

Versique is one of the largest recruiting firms in the Midwest and specializes in both consulting and permanent placement. With a valuable blend of functional, industry and recruiting experience, our award-winning team of headhunters has a proven track record of delivering exceptional talent acquisition solutions. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in it’s pronunciation: ver-seek.

Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.


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