Domain Architect, Integration/Middleware
Ahold USA - Greenville, SC
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The Domain Architect for Integration is responsible for providing in-depth technical expertise on decisions and priorities regarding systems architecture. Educates and facilitates the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions. Develops and documents the framework for integration and implementation for changes to existing technical architecture.Focuses on designing complex application architectures to solve business problems. The primary focus is on custom enterprise frameworks and re-usable components. Independently creates strategies for the enterprise and then uses excellent communication and influencing skills to drive implementation.Provide's a bridge between specific business problems and issues and the solutions which are needed to support them. This role is project facing and provides two areas of support. With a business focus, ensuring the solution meets the business requirements. With an Enterprise focus ensuring that the enterprise requirements for reuse, compliance to standards, principles, traceability to enterprise reference models, and alignment with the target enterprise architecture vision.
Responsible for the architecture of business solutions developed by solution delivery teams. Leveraging existing enterprise architecture assets (business processes, applications, data, technology) and ensuring compliance with the target Enterprise Architecture blueprint.Develop solution architecture, in collaboration with other solutions team members that balance the goals of the business and the constraints on the project; including strategic IM plans. This includes Identifying and developing innovative solutions that enable business strategies and that are highly scalable and performing.Facilitate the development of target state architectures related to business oriented and IM oriented projects. Develop solutions architecture artifacts including future state application architecture, service
candidate blueprints, and future state information architecture. Identify and/or design tooling and patterns that simplify and accelerate the development process, promote governance and reduce risk.Identify, evaluate and drive the adoption of new products and product versions in adherence with corporate standards and meeting functional and non-functional requirements.Enable the feedback of repeated engineering issues to the Enterprise Architecture team for the creation of new referential patterns, new standards, new enterprise infrasturcture assets. Publish direction statements that guide planning and implementation of strategies and systems projects. Work with the Solution Team to provide SME support in design activities for services and integration solutions. Drive rationalization of integration solutions in order to minimize point to point interfaces, replacing them with true services. Research options, conduct proof-of-concepts and make recommendations. Conduct technical reviews of applications to assess the quality of their architecture Act as steward for driving standardization of interfaces that promote reuse of data, services and other software assets across the enterprise. This includes creating catalog of services and other integration solutions and interfaces.Essential SkillsQualified candidates will have the following required experience and have current knowledge in the following technology areas:
XML, Soap, and JMS
Experience with one of the following Middleware technologies:
TIBCO (preferred), JBoss, Websphere, WebLogic
One or more of the following Operating Systems:
AIX, Linux, Windows
Understanding of data management technologies required with experience in one or more of the following databases:
Oracle (preferred), SQL Server, or DB2
Must have solid understanding of the basic Enterprise Architecture concepts, and Enterprise Architecture theory, SOA principles, methodology and framework, agile methodology, architecture and design patterns. The ideal candidate will thrive in seeking challenging problems, proposing and presenting solutions, building relationships, soliciting feedback, and finding ways to demonstrate the value or architecture throughout the enterprise.