Position Description –Technical Architect

Classification   Architect (Applications Development or Enterprise Technical)
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Position Description –Technical Architect
          Architecture domains include: Security, Identity Management, Business ...
Position Description –Technical Architect
               3.    Define strategy for legacy integration initiatives includin...
Position Description –Technical Architect
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Position Description –Technical Architect
Work                    5 to 7 years of consultative/managerial experience in pl...
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  1. 1. Position Description –Technical Architect Classification Architect (Applications Development or Enterprise Technical) Series Enterprise Architecture Series Purpose and There are three categories of technical architect: Use Enterprise Solution Infrastructure Enterprise Understands the client’s technical direction, total cost of ownership of solutions, directions in technical interoperability to anticipate future re-use. Can formulate alternatives based on the client’s needed durability, extensibility, scaleability of the solution. Knows how to work with client to get answers to above before proposing a solution. The Architect has knowledge of the industry to understand the client’s needs, language, technology, culture, and approach to business issues. The candidate exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and polices in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results that ensure budget, schedules, and performance requirements are met. The Technical Architect must positively influence senior management on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers. He or she must also be able to positively influence the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others (engineers, management, and support personnel) in sensitive situations. Technical skills include experience with integrating applications, remote operations, visualization, and analytical decision support. The architect: will be expected to develop and present proposals to existing and prospective customers. Therefore, the architect must have strong interpersonal skills for working with peers, customers, and vendor representatives Infrastructure Architect Develops and facilitates strategies in the area of system, data and application integration, ensuring that interfaces are properly identified, designed, implemented and maintained. Solution Architect incorporates all aspects of the infrastructure design, selection of component pieces for appropriate technology solutions, assessment of risk and cost-effectiveness of different solutions, etc. Involvement covers all stages of project life-cycle, from requirements capture through design, implementation and support. This is a “hands-off” role and requires the creation of the conceptual, logical and physical designs of solutions. Understand, select, apply and enforce architectural standards that enable products, applications, and components to interoperate. An architect should possess some basic project management skills such as estimating resources and costs, scheduling/allocating tasks using a development process, etc. Version: 2008v1 Page 1
  2. 2. Position Description –Technical Architect Architecture domains include: Security, Identity Management, Business Rules, Integration Tier, Web Service Standards, IP networking and telephony, data center infrastructure, All architects will have a body of work from which lessons learned to identify and apply the project management practices (judgment, staff guidance, decision making, templates, client interactions) required to complete projects on-time, on-budget, achieving full-contracted scope. Roles There are three major roles for the Architect: Enterprise Work with the client on enterprise-wide strategy, technology and alignment with the business; Solution The Solution Architect defines the proposed end-to-end technical solution during the proposal effort and in more detail with the client when defining or starting a project. The solution architect should not be required to participate on a day to day basis except on very large, complex projects. Infrastructure The Infrastructure Architect specializes in the middleware infrastructure and other technologies that enable interoperability of new and legacy fuunctionnality and service re-use across channels. Architect must know how to approach understanding and documenting the client’s enterprise wide technical environment, governance process for information technology, and roles/responsibilities for major technical areas. Duties 1. The Technical Architect directs or prepares and must verify the analysis and design of the enterprise infrastructure architecture to meet the technical and business requirements. This includes assessment of new products and methods, developing and implementing appropriate IT Infrastructure practices across multiple operating systems and hardware platforms. The ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization on infrastructure architecture is critical. 2. Participate in the design and implementation of integration tier to support a services oriented architecture. Version: 2008v1 Page 2
  3. 3. Position Description –Technical Architect 3. Define strategy for legacy integration initiatives including gateway and ETL solutions 4. Establish rules and guidelines for technology architecture and blueprint reuse for client application development groups enterprise-wide. 5. Define and implement enterprise level infrastructure technical standards, guidelines, metrics, architectures and processes to the solutions development, engineering and operations teams to standardize the solutions, improve the speed and cost of engineering and operations, and ensure alignment with customer and TTG standards. 6. Maintain a solid relationship with key client infrastructure architect(s) and directors to ensure TTG knows the client’s issues/directions/challenges and that the client views TTG as having an extremely strong infrastructure architecture capability. 7. Perform technical reviews and design sign-offs on all major infrastructure projects to ensure all projects are properly estimated, architected and will be implemented and operated without incident. 8. Evaluates new and emerging tools and technologies with respect to current and future customer solutions. 9. Support architects and analysts in the specification and design of component integration efforts. 10. • Develop standards and procedure to support Integration efforts. 11. • Ensure continuity across integration projects through standards enforcement. 12. • Provide technical direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of information systems or applications. 13. Ensure projects maintain an enterprise wide view. 14. Maintain expertise in the area of architecture, including industry trends, strategies, and products to ensure that assets are effectively and efficiently utilized. 15. • Identify common integration requirement patterns among business units and provide a strategy for enabling reuse among sectors (e.g., common services). 16. • Define strategy for legacy integration initiatives including gateway and ETL solutions. 17. Provides updates and maintains the TTG Developer’s Workbench for the domains of specialization. 18. Responsible for ensuring system level component reuse and use of inter-project synergies. 19. Provide technical assessment to the IT governance process to aid in understanding and decision making 20. Provide expertise on multiple platforms, system integration and compatibility. 21. Design architectural design frameworks to guide client solutions toward synergy and integration. 22. Work with Project Planners and Project Managers to ensure that technical solutions align with the overall IT architecture frameworks and design guidelines. Technical Architect must have competency in all domains, and must be an area expert in 3 or Skills more domains. Version: 2008v1 Page 3
  4. 4. Position Description –Technical Architect Architecture Frameworks TOGAF, FEAF, Zachman, Spewak, TAFIM, DOD, TEAF Architectural modeling tools System Architect, etc Security and Identity Management SAML, LDAP, x.509 Web Service Technologies XML, XSD, DTD, XSL, XSLT and parsers. Business Process Modeling standards, practices, and products Modeling Notation UML, BPEL, BPMN, Application Frameworks Struts, Spring, SEAM, .net 3.5 Middleware Technologies standards, practices, and products Web Services standards, practices, Version: 2008v1 Page 4
  5. 5. Position Description –Technical Architect Work 5 to 7 years of consultative/managerial experience in planning, evaluating, designing Experience and implementing infrastructure solutions, out of which at least 2-4 years of experience (Roles on in enterprise architecture, systems integration, package implementation, and/or interactive design, and Architecture experience. Projects) Lead architect on multiple complex infrastructure solutions and or organizations. Experience designing high availability infrastructure solutions. .Net and J2EE experience a major plus Working knowledge of Windows, Unix, S/390, Networking, Servers, security, desktop, Java, and UNIX environments. Good communication & client interaction skills at the senior most levels. Experience in large-scale infrastructure design and deployment projects. Hardware, software and network system design Enterprise architecture design and deployment Architecting, building and deploying enterprise, J2EE frameworks Proven track record in leading the analysis and design of large, complex, high performance, high availability and scalable enterprise applications. Strong experience with business analysis and requirements gathering techniques. Other Four year degree or equivalent in business, MIS, or computer science. Qualifications Technical certification desirable PMI PMP certification; TOGAF; Zachman; other architectural certifications; Version: 2008v1 Page 5

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