Florida, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Cl
The basic function of this position is to lead the technical research, architect solutions that fulfill strategic technical and business requirements and serve as a subject matter expert in the implementation of new technologies in order to successfully enable activities critical to the client' s success.
Analyze current technical and operational processes along with existing technology platforms, manage the creation of a strategic technical architecture approach that satisfies business and systems requirements and oversee their implementation.
Will assist Information Technology in organizing, planning and resolving issues impacting the successful completion of assigned projects and also interact with employees, external clients and vendors.
Additionally, the role will provide guidance, leadership and develop architecture standards for all systems and applications.
Monitor and review existing and emerging technology activities for adherence to architectural standards, and provide specific recommendations in the management of technology and product development projects.
Ability to demonstrate strong reasoning and analytical skills resulting in in-depth technical and operational analysis.
Ability to research, recommend and architect complex new solutions within a dual-site high-volume, 24 X 7 data center.
Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats with individuals and/or groups and give presentations utilizing various audio/visual support aids.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and deal effectively with senior management, staff members, clients, and vendors.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in making decisions that will have a significant impact on the organization.
Ability to utilize personal computer, telephone, facsimile, copier, calculator and other general office equipment.
Ability to travel as needed.
Manage the creation of the technical and systems architecture for all solutions.
Create and implement technical architecture policies utilizing best practices that ensure that all solutions will be delivered in a manner that allows PSCU-FS to maintain market leadership.
Monitor the progress of technology projects and assist in the resolution of issues and delays impacting the successful conclusion of the project. Serve as the subject matter expert on assigned projects.
Oversee solution initiatives between in-house developers, third-party applications developers and outside consultants.
Critique completed projects to determine variations from established processes and identify opportunities for process and architectural standards improvement.
Resolve issues arising from requests to change systems specifications or defined tasks.
Monitor new technological advances in application development and Information Technologies through professional groups, trade publications, and personal networking. Recommend and plan for the adoption of appropriate new technologies.
Bachelor' s Degree in Information Technologies or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required. MBA Preferred.
Minimum of ten (10) years diversified business experience required with eight (8) years experience as a software/systems architect, with three (3) years experience as an enterprise architect in an organization of at least equivalent size and complexity, including demonstrated experience with enterprise software, EAI and SOA.
Proven experience creating and managing technology standards and governance issues.
Minimum of eight (8) years of diversified technical experience including deep expertise with Java, .Net, Oracle, SQL Server, Unix, Microsoft, VMWare, Active Directory, Lawson, Salesforce.Com; including experience configuring and optimizing application and database servers and extensive knowledge and experience with object oriented design and mentoring others in architectural principles and design patterns.
Experience with Nortel and Symposium is strongly desired.
Minimum of five (5) years experience in full system design including relational database design, infrastructure design, OS choices, capacity planning, server sizing, transaction severs, server mirroring and load balancing, fault-tolerance, data integrity, system security, etc.
Experience with data warehousing and data mining is strongly desired.
Minimum of five (5) years experience in managing all phases of complex technology projects including the selection, implementation and support of various technology solutions and applications deployed through the use of local and wide area networks and integration with host-based legacy systems, with a particular emphasis on services based approaches (i.E. SOAP, REST, WOA).
Minimum of three (3) years experience in the financial services industry.
Strong project management, time management and organizational skills required, including proven experience with a variety of development methodologies (i.E. Waterfall, spiral, agile, iterative).