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Architect II

Company: UNICON International, Inc.
Location: Torrance
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

We are currently accepting resumes for a Architect II -position in Torrance, CA.
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The selected candidate will perform the following duties:
- Drive business and IT alignment to leverage reusable architecture capabilities
- Collaborate with IT management to define and develop technology strategy, technology standards, roadmaps, and practices
- Act as a technical expert addressing problems relating to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platform integration
- Interact and consult with appropriate business analysts, project managers and developers to understand application/project requirements and define architectural solutions to meet those requirements
- Work with the application solutions delivery teams in the development of services, components, standards, and frameworks required to support Honda's business strategy (e.g. design patterns, reusable components)
- Ensure that projects follow the prescribed development life cycle and meets quality standards
- Assist with analyzing and recommending software acquisitions and alternative solutions/methodologies/strategies and tools
- Keep current with trends and technological innovations in the Automotive and IT industry , and make appropriate development recommendations
- Identify risks associated with component or application implementation

Academic/Experience/Competency
BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or related field or equivalent work experience
- 10 plus years experience designing or configuring systems and/or applications
- 6 years Relational Database Design and Maintenance
- Demonstrates a deep technical aptitude of multi tier and cross platform architectures across the enterprise
- In depth knowledge of design requirements
- Advanced ability to define systems and integration models
- Advanced ability to act as a technical expert addressing problems relating to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platform integration
- Advanced understanding in the information technology landscape stretching from infrastructure, network, client, server, emerging technology standards and trends
- Advanced understanding and working knowledge of software engineering, software development, solution architecture and implementation of medium to large scale systems across multiple platforms
Tasks to be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis, project assigned

The solutions architect is responsible for identification and selection of appropriate services based on requirements and constraints, he/she has deep subject matter expertise, and can evaluate new technologies that fit in current infrastructure architecture. The positions need to maintain in-depth knowledge of company's strategic business plans and provide architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to systems analysts, other systems architects. Also has in-depth knowledge of company's existing IT architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio.

Academic/Experience/Competency:
BS/MS degree in Computer Science or other technical field, or equivalent.
Versatile Technology Lead with proven experience in :
a. Accomplishing stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment
b. Designing innovative solutions that are scalable, secure and reliable for millions of users
d. Delivering actionable Strategies and workable solutions to fuel sustainable Enterprise Success
10+ years of experience in enterprise or solution architecture with focus on large enterprise scale initiatives
6+ years of deep background in following areas: Hybrid Cloud Architectures, computing platforms (cloud, virtualization, etc.), Big Data Architecture, Solution architecture, middleware platforms, SaaS, PaaS.
5+ years of leading architecture teams in developing architecture road maps, reference architectures, and evangelizing adoption of architecture principles in the design and delivery of technology solutions.
Experience in implementing DevOps, Information security and Open-source tools
Experience delivering consumer facing digital platforms or services that involve complex data, transactions or integrations.
Proven experience in designing & deploying the Digital Solutions that deals with high volume, high velocity and omni channel user experiences.
Experience in Data Ingestion tools, Messaging Platforms, Middleware Platforms, Data Visualization tools, Container architectures, Data Fabric, Big Data, Relational & NoSQL Databases.
Knowledge of data security, privacy and obfuscation with reference to distributed cloud architecture.
Proven experience in large enterprise systems design interfacing with multiple applications, and implementing pragmatic designs
Excellent communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to both technical and non-technical staff; ability to articulate business issues/concerns with staff, peers, superiors, and partners.
Team player. Proven ability to work effectively within a large organization that operates using a matrix organization.
Ability to make architecture changes in a dynamic agile environment.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work according to needs.
Expertise in acquiring and harnessing cutting edge technologies to meet dynamic business needs


Solution Architect:

Tasks to be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis, project assigned:
---Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a technology standards policy.
---Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
---Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
---Review detailed solution design on projects to ensure no negative impact to Honda's strategy & ecosystem
---Assist enabling reusable assets for development, defining implementation roadmaps while utilizing IP and lessons learned
---Govern Technical Standardization & fit assessment of the Digital platforms
---Recommend standards and best practices for architecture, coding, tooling, ideation capture
---Utilize & Define Enablers as Reference Architectures / Solutions collaborating with enterprise architecture / services organization
---Work closely with other Customer Experience stakeholders, Product Owners, Technical Architects, Enterprise services and provide input on design and technical direction.
---Implement appropriate measurement and governance to support delivery and validate portfolio of capabilities.
---Establish Approach and Framework to ensure execution & delivery certainty and minimize Tech Debt. Provide input into project approach, priority & dependency Identifications.
---Enable enterprise readiness, accelerators & sequencing approach to deliver current and future projects.
Knowledge, skills, abilities, traits, certifications, years of experience, to successfully perform job function:
---Develop strategies and architectures through research and informational interviews of industry trends, digital advancements and technology strategies
---Advocate of business needs and customer experience
---Ability to influence executive management with effective verbal and written communications
---Development of business cases, technology / program roadmaps, project plans and budgets
---Ability to thrive in a flexible and fast-paced environment, including the ability to think big in a rapidly evolving technology space. Ability to successfully handle ambiguity.
---Proven experience in leading, designing & deploying enterprise solutions that deals with high volume, high velocity and omni channel user experiences.
---Excellent communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to both technical and non-technical staff; ability to articulate business issues/concerns with staff, peers, superiors, and partners.
---Expertise in acquiring and harnessing cutting-edge technologies to meet dynamic business needs

UNICON International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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If you are interested in working for an organization where honesty, integrity, and quality are among the core principles, click apply today!


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