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Senior Enterprise Architect

Senior Enterprise Architect
Paramus, NJ
Utilities
1-6 Months

Tekmark Job Number:

140659

Job Title:

Senior Enterprise Architect

Job Location:

Paramus, NJ

Job Category:

IT - Architect/Engineer

Required Skills:

AWS, Azure, WAN, LAN, SaaS, PaaS, IAM, ITIL, Cisco
Job Description:
-Client is seeking a Senior Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities:
-The Senior Enterprise Architect is responsible for aligning the Enterprise Architecture Framework and Strategic Solutions for Client NA. S/He provides technology governance to ensure architectural and strategic fit of projects and business systems to meet the organizations' business requirements. Lead technical evaluation and selection of technologies, participates in RFP creation and evaluation where appropriate. Participates/leads technical solution design and cost estimation of IT projects. Serves as a futurist for Information Systems while keeping abreast of the competition and new innovative trends. This position is responsible for helping manage key vendor relationships and contracts.
-Reporting to the Director IT Infrastructure, s/he sets the technology architecture and oversees delivery of technology architectures services to support the M&S, Utility, Environmental Services and Advanced Solutions portfolios for BTS.
-Oversees adherence to Client North America's Enterprise Architecture framework, policies, standards and governance
-Serves as principal designer for enterprise-wide enterprise architecture solutions
-Vendor Management - formalized oversight of technology selection, integration and collaboration with strategic and tactical vendors as required
-IT Innovation and New Technology Evaluation - drive innovation in IS and functionality to promote business productivity and growth; lead technical evaluation and selection of solutions, participating in RFP creation and evaluation where appropriate, participate in the identification, feasibility assessment, and pilot of emerging technologies
-Pursue training and educational opportunities. Research and study trends, market shifts and news related to our business and technology. Expand knowledge of the business in general and understand the concerns of the business
-Delivery of Technology Strategy, Architecture and Design Services

Qualifications:
- Has experience managing people - team lead
- Cloud experience - AWS
- Must be professional and polished.
-15+ years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, infrastructure planning and operations, with 5-7 years of leadership experience in managing multiple, large cross-functional teams or projects while influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
-Proven experience leading cost reduction initiatives leveraging cloud-based solutions for both short and long terms gains
-Demonstrated experience with AWS, Azure and OCI cloud service providers
-Knowledge with modern service hosting, security, and risk management such as IAM, access control, monitoring, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS
-Proven experience leading quality of services (QoS) optimization efforts, especially with the focus on HA/DR, scalability, performance, and maintenance, leveraging cloud-based solutions with minimal impact on cost
-Solid understanding in technologies like: Cloud Networking, SDWAN, WAN, LAN, NexGen Firewall, Data Center Networks and Wireless
-Experience in evaluating, selecting, piloting and implementing new technical architectures
-Senior level knowledge of the system development life cycle and architecture methodologies for multi-platform environments
-Expert knowledge of design and implementation of enterprise systems, distributed architecture, intranet/internet architecture and communication architectures
-Strong consultative and influencing skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, exhibits calm and confident behaviors under pressure, anticipates the resource needs ahead and galvanizes resources to achieve desired results, finds and optimizes resources to get the job done.
-The ability to work in a team environment and contribute to multiple projects at once
-Strong business acumen on par with technical knowledge
-Must be an excellent communicator (written, verbal, presentation) who can relate well to all levels of management and technical and non-technical personnel
-Bachelor's Degree required
-At least one Cloud Solutions Architect certification
-Cisco Network Professional
-ITIL knowledge preferred
-PMLC/SDLC knowledge preferred

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