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Solution Architect (257 views)

Denver, CO (Remote)
April 5, 2022

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Title                                    : Solution Architect

Location                             : Denver, CO (Remote)

Rate                                    : DOE /If your experience and skills match call us immediately for submission

Duration                             : 12 Months

Interview Type                  : Skype or Phone

Job Type                            : C2C,C2H,W2

Experience                        : 10 Years

Job Description               :

Briefly describe the purpose of the work unit.

  • Delivers effective, elegant, and efficient delivery of technology driven services to statewide customers. Explores new and emerging technologies to support our agency customers’ missions. Supports more than 1,100 applications across the executive branch, providing reliable service to critical and essential business functions. Develop and support agencies by managing all physical and virtual technology, including more than 30,000 workstations; over 3,500 servers, and our hybrid and public clouds. Develops, defines, and implements enterprise technology standards and oversees the Government Data Advisory Board to define a statewide data strategy for transparency and sharing of information.

Functions:

  • CDPHE (Business) & OIT Applications Services, Development & Support
  • OIT Architecture conformance and promotion
  • Coordination with OIT Chief Data Office, Security Operations & Access Control, Data Center Services, Database Services, Deskside Support & Services, Digital Transformation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Google Apps for Government, Mainframe, System & Server Administration, Network & Voice Services
  • Services Engagement Delivery and PMO

Describe any staffing or organizational changes related to this position.

  • Contractor role within the OIT Office of Enterprise Architecture, delivering architecture ownership and governance across the CDPHE Public Health systems portfolio
  1. Briefly summarize the purpose of this position.

The Solution Architect – Public Health Portfolio is assigned to projects or initiatives that involve a major application, set of applications, or IT services supporting CDPHE Public Health missions and programs. The Solution Architect – Public Health Portfolio assumes a technical architecture and people leadership role, leading efforts as an expert and work lead on leveraging technology, innovation, and thought leadership to provide scalable solutions to complex and diverse business problems.

Working within the Public Health portfolio and in coordination with the OIT enterprise technical roadmap, the Solution Architect – Public Health Portfolio will work to interpret business requirements into detailed specification documents and research and recommend technical solutions that can be applied to business problems; this will require collaboration with other functional groups across the State and often involves presenting to business executives.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

Document current, permanent, primary job duties.  The total of all duties must equal 100%.  Document the attributes of current essential functions using the listing on the last page.

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility: 

  • Bring best in class technologies, innovation, and creativity to the table in developing technical solutions to solve complex multi-dimensional problems.
  • Perform a wide range of highly technical and advisory duties associated with the design, implementation and support of OIT Applications solutions.
  • Provide technology leadership by architecting, prototyping, researching, recommending, documenting, and assisting in implementing and evaluating technical solutions for business issues whether purchased or developed.
  • Interpret business, technical, regulatory, and architectural requirements in researching and recommending solutions.
  • Review the accuracy of the release notes and technical documentation through collaboration with the applications development areas.
  • Coordinate and monitor OIT technologies for capacity planning, data modeling, integration planning and availability measurement.
  • Work with the CISO staff to implement appropriate application security controls across all applications development areas.
  • Work with CTO staff to establish standards and disciplined techniques for technical activities like creating new code, restructuring existing code, and maintaining version control and security.
  • Develop estimates of the teamwork effort needed to deliver application solutions based on the project specifications provided; report progress to management and project managers as requested.
  • Interface with vendor technology/solutions, as well as appropriate involvement of OIT architecture, throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Have ongoing interaction with key stakeholders to advise and ensure that timely, innovative, and appropriate infrastructure and services support agency strategies, projects and outcomes to align with OIT roadmaps, desired future states and overall architectural fit.
  • Assign team members to projects and initiatives based on skill set and experience required.
  • Participate in architecture, design, and code reviews.
  • Act as a work lead for translating business objectives and requirements into functional solutions.
  • Design and develop technology solutions based on existing technology.
  • Lead brainstorming sessions for process improvements.
  • Contribute information on Architect and Senior Architect performance in collaboration with the direct supervisor to provide well-rounded and informed knowledge of each individual team members level of competency and ability to complete the required work.

Provide specific examples of regular, ongoing decisions made by this position related to this duty.

  • Solution design and technology implementation.
  • Identify and establish portfolio and enterprise standards.
  • Identify and establish certified reference architectures and design artifacts.

In performing this duty, provide examples of typical problems or challenges encountered by this position, and the guidance used to resolve the problem.

  • Establishes an ongoing vision of what the architecture needs to look like, not just create point-in-time solutions.
  • Appropriately guide architecture and technical teams to align solutions across multiple services, solutions, and adhere to best practices and standards.
  • Proactively work with organizational leaders and executives to forecast changes in technology roadmaps and onboard new or emerging technologies.
  • Contribute to the development of architecture principles and standard processes, assisting in the continual improvement of the architecture capability of the organization (methodology, reference design, etc.)

  Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:

  • Promote the understanding of OIT Architecture and industry standard patterns and practices.
  • Mentor and coach other OIT architecture staff to ensure consistent delivery of quality industry-standard solutions.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge with the solution architect community.
  • Ensure that intellectual assets created during the delivery process are captured and evolved in the knowledge base in a manner that is reusable and relevant, including delivery and process models, sample project plans, sample deliverables, estimating and cost models, resource allocations.
  • Community outreach with the technology architects in the appropriate Colorado communities and internally.
  • Capture and share best practice knowledge with the solution architect community.
  • Ensure that intellectual assets created during the delivery process are captured and evolved in the knowledge base in a manner that is reusable and relevant, including the delivery and process models, sample project plans, sample deliverables, estimating and cost models, and resource allocations.

Provide specific examples of regular, ongoing decisions made by this position related to this duty.

  • Create and implement the technical standards and roadmaps for CDPHE, in coordination with OIT.
  • Make “Build vs. Buy” decisions for solution selection.
  • Determine the number and type of personnel resources needed for various tasks and projects.

In performing this duty, provide examples of typical problems or challenges encountered by this position, and the guidance used to resolve the problem.

  • Handle business requests for use of new or emerging capabilities.
  • Application or technical service consolidation, modernization, or long-term roadmap planning.
  • Vendor enterprise agreement and/or major contract management.

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:  

  • Plan initiatives in coordination with CDPHE program teams and OIT’s functional area teams based on budget, approaches and infrastructure, with alignment to the OIT architecture governing principles, also identifying when it is necessary to modify underlying business processes or the OIT architecture standards to accommodate needs.
  • Understand agency and OIT funding model and align technology initiatives to ensure the highest return on investment (ROI) based on available budget, while understanding and ensuring the long term requirements for sustainable service.
  • Maintain currency in technologies and trends through research.
  • Maintain awareness of current and future work efforts across the enterprise and identify opportunities for implementing innovative solutions.
  • Research and recommend solutions that meet the requirements of the customers and align with annual agency work plans, OIT’s enterprise strategy, and the OIT Playbook.
  • Track initiatives evaluate the effectiveness of the planned solutions and recommend alternative solutions when needed.
  • Provide thought leadership in emerging trends as they relate to business process development and execution.
  • Maintain and establish technical contacts with IT industry leaders to pioneer innovative technologies, ideas and structures within OIT’s Public Health Portfolio.
  • Translate complicated technical plans into clear, business value added proposals, which are compelling and effectively communicated using a variety of methods and forums.
  • Anticipate the training needs of end users and support staff who will maintain the solution in production.
  • Assist the Enterprise Architects in the management of strategic alliances to position OIT as the premier service provider for agencies within the State of Colorado.
  • Pursue the development and testing of innovative solutions and organize work efforts and resources needed to prototype or pilot them.
  • Demonstrate the benefits (increased operational efficiencies, decreased costs, etc.) of a solution to an agency unit.
  • Coordinate with OIT internal operations teams to consider the implications (to infrastructure, security, etc.) of introducing solutions.
  • Understand advanced data migration techniques.
  • Understand the enterprise perspective of OIT operations across the supported agencies.
  • Provide technical support for grants and seek out grant opportunities that support projects and initiatives.
  • Initiate and lead strategic technology decisions across the enterprise, including the alignment of technology to deliver services; changing process as needed to enable effective delivery.
  • Identify opportunities for technology alignment and work with other senior and executive leaders to gain consensus and lead transformation.

Provide specific examples of regular, ongoing decisions made by this position related to this duty.

  • Determine which solutions presented by Senior Solution Architects best meet requirements for customers and align with OIT strategy and planning.
  • Evaluating vendor applications to ensure they meet OIT standards and policies and select the appropriate vendor for the need.

Vendor cost and technology licensing management.

  • Work with business leaders and executives to understand challenges and evangelize innovative solutions which meet their needs, ensuring business objectives are met.

Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility: 

  • Technical and solution leadership of the CDPHE Disease Surveillance System Modernization (DSSM), including the publication RFPs and evaluation of responses, as well as technical leadership and oversight of those resulting projects and contracts.
  • Work in close collaboration with the CDPHE – DCPHR Data Architect to achieve the goals outlined in the CDC Data Modernization Initiative.
  • Take on additional duties as they arise to fulfill the OIT mission and goals.

Qualification

  • Enterprise Architecture

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Thanks

Sam/Siva

Sam@sohanit.com/Siva@sohanit.com

PH: 470-410-3404 EX 106/470-480-2412 EX 103

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Position Keywords: Google Apps,Mainframe Systems

Pay Rate: DOE /If your experience and skills match call us immediately for submission

Job Duration: 12 Months

% Travel Required: None

Job Posted by: Consulting Services

Job ID: OOJ - 4419

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