30 Nov, 2022

Solutions Architect

  • Nair Systems
  • Qatar
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Nair Systems is currently looking for Solutions Architect for our Qatar operations with the following skill sets and terms & conditions.

Skills


  • Knowledge of various backend development languages like Java, Go and Python
    • Knowledge of various database technologies like MySQL and Oracle
    • Knowledge of various frontend web development languages like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
    • Knowledge of various aspects of an enterprise technology architecture like business, information, data, network and security
    • Knowledge of information principles and processes
    • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting
    • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize)
    • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages (such as UML and ArchiMate)
    • Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls
    • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies
    • Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical and skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work with developers in an in-and-out outsourced environment

 

Scope of Activities


The Solutions Architect will demonstrate competencies across four key dimensions:
Translates Business Strategy into Solutions Architecture
• Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
• Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
• Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.
• Analyzes the technology industry, competitors and market trends, and determines their potential impact on the enterprise.
• Provides deliverables like standard definitions, reference models and architecture designs to help the IT Director assess the impact of new and ongoing technology investment on the business and IT estate.
• Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes.

Leads Solutions Design and Analysis

• Leads evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.
• Creates architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects and systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).
• Creates reference architectures focused on detailed design principles, decision points, detailed APIs, major systems and dependencies between business and IT.
• Manages and develops the architecture for a broader scope of projects or products, working closely with application administrators that manage and design architecture for a single project or product or initiative.

Analyzes the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, legacy and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation and innovation).

Orchestrates Solutions Delivery


  • Designs and directs the governance activities associated with ensuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance.
    • Defines the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
    • Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations.
    • Supports product managers in EOL (end of life) product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire products, services or systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).
    • Develops a roadmap for the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from future to current state (as defined by the solutions architecture).
    • Monitors the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
    • Identifies the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture.

    Facilitates and Collaborates to Deliver Business Outcomes

  • Works closely with the IT management team to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project or product lifecycle.
    • Works closely with the application owners and administrators to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.
    • Provides consulting support to application architects within agile teams to ensure the project or product is aligned with the overall enterprise architecture.
    • Consults with application and infrastructure development projects and products to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the solutions architecture.
    • Supports a community of practice (CoP), guiding and helping agile teams, product owners, and application architects to align with the overall enterprise architecture governance and assurance.

    Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, application development, middleware, database management or cloud development
    • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments
    • 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

    • 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 debt
    • Experience working in a relevant industry is helpful, but not required.
    • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps
    • Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences



Competencies


  • Organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate organizational politics.
    • 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 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
    • 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 of new technologies

    Characteristics

  • Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders and IT development teams.
    • Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice, and is more interested in results than personal preferences
    • Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity
    • Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams

Terms and conditions
Joining time frame: 2 weeks (maximum 1 month)

 

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please send your latest resume in MS Word format at the earliest at nishanthini.suda@nairsystems.com

 

 

Nationality

Qatar

Years of Experience

8

Required Languages

English

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