Solutions Architect

Emeryville, CA 94608

Posted: 02/26/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 15134


The Solutions Architect uses skills in Linux-based and Microsoft Windows Server-based technologies on virtual and bare-metal platforms to scope, design, document, and help implement enterprise solutions using Lean & Agile methodologies.  The Solutions Architect is responsible for the architecture and design of core IT infrastructure.  The position participates in project planning and implementation of new technologies.

ESSENTIAL Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate in key technical and design discussions working closely with the Technical Operations and DevOps to ensure solutions meet SLA, security, and support requirements.
  • Ensure key documentation – e.g., data flow diagrams, architecture or application diagrams, operations guides, server build forms – are accurate and complete for each project.
  • Provide management with weekly status updates of projects for resource allocation, project progress, major milestones, and any blockers.
  • Systematically develop and maintain IT documentation, technical architecture, and operations run-books.
  • Responsible for scope and design of solutions ensuring proper documentation provided, and to ensure the highest level of security controls and automation
  • Negotiate with internal and external partners to ensure correct resource allocation for successful delivery of projects.
  • Gather functional requirements and work with stakeholders to determine project scope based on internal interviews and external research to determine best solution
  • Provide level-of-effort and risk analysis to key stakeholders and project managers for assigned projects and tasks.
  • Present infrastructure and related design updates and knowledge transfer to Technical Operations team.
  • Architect infrastructure to support business needs and address security and compliance requirements.
  • Participate in disaster recovery (DR) exercises as directed.
  • Provide mentorship, support and guidance to other members of the team.
  • Provide ad hoc assistance as needed.




Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, a related IT field, or the equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of six years of experience working within a diverse IT infrastructure.
  • Previous experience in an IT systems or solutions architecture role a plus.
  • Solid understanding and ability to utilize virtualization technologies, such as VMware, to document, design and implement enterprise-class solutions.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows Server technologies.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Linux.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Active Directory design and implementation.
  • Strong understanding of network and server security, including best practices for securing the network architecture and system operating system.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of IT Ops and SDLC principals, and able to apply Lean & Agile methodologies.
  • Solid understanding and experience with leading teams of systems and network engineers through project lifecycles.
  • Comprehensive understanding of engineering architecture and design concepts required to develop, test, and implement systems.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with scripting and automation techniques such as PowerShell, Linux Shell, Ruby, etc.
  • Previous experience with Linux (Red Hat preferred).
  • Previous experience working with the Microsoft Windows platform.
  • Understands the role security has within all aspects of the IT infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and attention to detail while working with data.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with a diverse team of business and IT staff.

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