Data Architect
at SkillStorm

Date Posted: 5/26/2018

Job Description

SkillStorm is seeking a Data Architect for one of our clients in Deerfield Beach, FL.


Job Description:

  • The Technology Architect will play a critical role in defining the next generation cloud architecture including API management, microservices, PaaS and containerization.
  • The candidate filling this role is expected to take the lead in gaining technical understanding of technologies and in particular gain working technical knowledge building applications that can leverage cloud capabilities.
  • This role will be working hands on to develop proofs-of-concepts (POC) to identify viable options for implementing technology capability needs.
  • This role will also define technology use standards and pass on the learning to solution architects through knowledge sharing and mentoring.
  • Candidate should be highly organized and analytic, capable of solving business problems through the appropriate use of technology.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining the application reference architectures that turn business and technology strategic needs into actionable solutions for teams to execute on
  • Set future state direction for application development technologies by continuously staying abreast of the technology marketplace 
  • Set design standards, guidelines and patterns for use by Solution Architects
  • Lead engineering teams in the product selection and POC process
  • Assesses Technology Portfolio for lifecycle impacts, consolidations and optimization opportunities that best align with business needs 
  • Develops technology roadmaps and defines future state capabilities
  • Understand the implications of software design and implementation choices on performance and maintainability
  • Is an evangelist of technology across the organization
  • Defines risk mitigation strategy of technology introduction

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ more years of Information Technology experience
  • 5+ more years of experience working as an Solution Architect with multiple projects through the entire SDLC
  • 5+ years of experience developing architectures that solve both complex application and infrastructure problems to efficiently deploy enterprise services
  • 3+ more years of experience working as a Solution Architect designing applications utilizing cloud capabilities
  • 3+ years of experience facilitating Cloud & Infrastructure strategy alignment to architecture development 
  • Passion for continuous improvement and advancing technology solutions
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Development Languages - C#, Java, JavaScript (Node.js)
  • PaaS/Serverless - Azure Service Fabric, AWS Lambda, Azure Functions 
  • Database - Azure SQL, MongoDB, Azure HDInsights, AWS EMR
  • Security Tools - Illumio, Palo Alto, Alertlogic, CA Vault, AWS IAM, Azure ACS
  • Scripting/Template - Chef, Python, AWS Cloud Formation, Azure Resource Templates
  • CI/CD - GitLab, Team City, Jenkins, SonarQube, Selenium, Cucumber, Artifactory
  • Logging/Monitoring - ELK Stack, AWS/Azure monitoring, Sensu
  • Amazon Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, or Google Cloud Platform Qualified Developer certification
  • Private Cloud - VMware, Hyper-V,VMware VIO, Openstack


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: 

  • Strategic and forward-thinking technology leader with deep expertise in technology strategy
  • Able to elicit technical requirements with limited information or guidance to architect solutions that meet both business and enterprise needs. Identifies deficiencies in technology solutions and works with appropriate technical teams to resolve
  • Can break complex and large technical solutions into manageable activities and prioritize. Nature of the work is such that is performed on own responsibility
  • Ability to communicate with both business and technical resources, particularly the skill of expressing complex issues with clarity & simplicity 
  • Takes personal ownership for the outcomes
  • Speaks up in group situations with clear, supportive and honest communication to bring solutions to problems
  • Effective in use of listening skills and earning trust of others up, down and across the organization
  • Flexible and responsive; able to perform in a fast paced, dynamic work environment and meet aggressive deadlines 
  • Open to idea exploration with strong problem-solving/analytical abilities 
  • Embodies a learning spirit through continuous self-learning and sharing of knowledge with others. 
  • Leads, motivates and inspires teams.
  • Able to recognize the true meaning of opportunities, situations and circumstances to provide meaningful mentoring and guidance. 
  • Teaches by example in daily actions and provides personal feedback and coaching to others 
  • Possess executive-level communication and presentation skills 
  • Should be self-driven and innovative
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels, either independently or as part of a team
  • Understands how to leverage the organizational structure and through the use of interpersonal relationships is able to influence others to drive decisions quickly

Job Snapshot

About Us

SkillStorm is one of the nation’s fastest-growing I.T. Services Company. We have been providing technology consulting, outsourcing and staffing solutions since 2002. SkillStorm can provide you with the right tools to ensure you have the best technology team in place to fuel your organization’s continued success. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500 and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception.

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