Solution Architect

Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date Posted: 11-28-2018
NorthShore Resources has a long-term contract opportunity for a Solutions Architect with our client in Bloomington, MN.
The successful candidate will be asked to serve as a liaison between Infrastructure, Operations and Application Development and the Project Management group. The consultant will need to establish good working relationships with the various groups and lead change, advocate for new enterprise-wide solutions and practices that align with IT’s strategic plan and direction. This consultant is expected to keep current, explore and understand new technologies and architectures. The consultant is asked to facilitate wise investment in solutions that give maximum flexibility in the future.
  • The IT Solution Architect will report to the Enterprise Architect and be responsible for driving the development of solutions and leading implementation of solutions.
  • Develop high level and detailed design plans for technical solutions
  • Communicate plans and gain buy-in,
  • Clear understanding of operational requirements for IT systems, applications, and infrastructure
  • Design and Implementation of Technical solutions.
  • Documentation and Diagrams of Technical solutions
  • Coach, mentor, delegate and provide technical leadership to system analysts and engineers
  • Participate in Architecture Reviews of Projects and work
  • Propose changes to improve work and process flows and be a catalyst for change.
  • Pursues ongoing learning opportunities to strengthen skills.
  • Adhere to business processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Mandatory Skills:
  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing, negotiation and reasoning skills to earn support of business leaders, technology leaders, colleagues, and vendor representatives
  • IT system design, project management, Business Analysis, Business Process Reengineering
  • IT Infrastructure Design and Planning experience
  • IT Security
  • IT Operations experience
  • Solid understanding and of the application of current technologies
  • Strong knowledge of software design principles and patterns
  • Experience designing and developing restful APIs

Desired Skills:
  • Software Development and Delivery experience
  • Experience with continuous integration / continuous deployment tools
  • Experience with agile methodologies and familiar with DevOps
  • Solid understanding of Linux and windows
  • Knowledge of all levels of software testing (unit, integration, functional, performance)
  • AWS Experience
  • Microsoft Azure Experience
  • Working knowledge of Airports and Airport Systems

Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, whose focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants. 
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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