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Senior Solutions Architect

Pittsburgh, PA | Fully Remote

Posted: 03/11/2024 Job Category: Software Engineer - Java Job Number: 6908

Job Description

OpenArc - Empowering Your Career. As a leading IT staffing firm, we are dedicated to connecting talented professionals with your ideal opportunities. We are currently seeking a qualified Sr. Solutions Architect to join our client’s organization and contribute to their ongoing success. 


Job summary

The Senior Solutions Architect position is a role that demands a high level of technical expertise across multiple domains, such as software development, testing, security, cloud, integrations, and Healthcare IT. As a Senior Solutions Architect, you will face the challenge of aligning technology strategies with the
business strategies of various projects and department initiatives. Your responsibilities will encompass leading the development of best practices, policies, procedures, and other relevant technical documentation. Additionally, you will take charge of spearheading proof-of-concept (POC) efforts, mentoring and evaluating Junior Solution Architects, and providing leadership to other Solution Architects. You will actively collaborate with Scrum Teams, offering support in researching and proposing solutions, designing and documenting architectures, writing testable code, and providing mentorship to team members. Moreover, you will collaborate with individual contributors and management peers to drive project and team-level initiatives forward.


• Leads POC delivery.
• Performs In-Depth Security Assessments at the Code Level.
• Assesses and recommends complex data acquisition, transformation, data management and data access strategies as needed.
• Provide assessment and recommendations for scaling an application to enterprise application standards and best practices.
• Collaborating and orchestrating across customers, partners, and internal engineering teams.
• Researches current and emerging technologies and proposes changes where needed.
• Participates in feasibility analysis, due diligence efforts and advisory services.
• Collaborating and orchestrating across customers, partners, and internal engineering teams.
• Mentors others within department.
• Acts as a liaison between customers, partners, internal engineering teams, and support to address customer needs.
• Builds, maintains, and utilizes a network of experts inside and outside the organization.
• Initiates contacts with key technologists and other subject matter experts and is a key contact point for others to initiate communications with.
• Evaluates quality work of Architects. Provides performance feedback. Designs, Assesses, Recommends DevOps Solutions.
• Identifies Optimizations for Resolving Tech Debt. Identifies Problem Areas and High-Risk Areas in Software Solutions and Recommends Resolutions. Assesses/Defines/Identifies/Creates Technical Specifications to fulfill Non-Functional Requirements as needed.
• Evaluates and Creates Non-Code Technical Artifacts and Templates.
• Provides guidance and advice on rearchitecting solutions for optimal cloud deployments.
• Solves complex technology problems balancing cost and benefit.
• Analyzes and compares competing technologies and recommends solution approaches.
• Evaluates hardware solutions for compatibility and ease-of-integration.
• Addresses solution approaches for performance improvement. Resolves performance bottlenecks as required.
• Evaluates new technologies for use in support of project goals. Evaluates / performs Due Diligence on existing and new software solutions, engineering teams and deployment infrastructures.
• Creates flexible and resilient solution architectures that address customer business problems.
• Pairs with members of the development team to accelerate POC development, to resolve a complex technical challenge or to design and implement a new set of architectural standards.
• Leads engineering teams by influence and engages in hands-on development as required. Earns respect of those within all technology domains through hands on engagement.
• Demonstrates measurable positive impact.
• Clearly communicates tradeoffs, strategy, and complexity mitigation.



• software engineering and/or technical architecture related experience 
• Capable of leading and mentoring a team of individual contributors.
• Holds deep technical mastery and business knowledge across at least 2 relevant domains - APIs, UI, Security, Cloud, Mobile, DevOps etc.
• Ability to apply extensive experience to highly complex problems.
• Strong understanding of IT strategy and how it relates to business objectives.
• Demonstrates strategic thinking and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to combine broad technical, business, clinical and cultural factors.
• Has a broad background implementing and supporting different architectures, programming languages, operating systems and technologies to meet differing needs.
• Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills and possesses good presentation skills.
• Demonstrates ability to direct the implementation of diverse technologies within a complex organization.
• Exhibits diplomacy and interpersonal skills that lead others to provide inputs for the purpose of planning or implementation.
• Demonstrates experiences innovating beyond the state of the art. Maximizes technical efficiency and sets technical direction.
• Healthcare IT experience preferred.
• Holds and maintains relevant certification(s) - AWS/Azure Solution Architect/Engineer/Practitioner, FHIR, SCRUM etc.


At OpenArc, we prioritize your career success and strive to build exceptional technical teams for our clients. By understanding your experience and aspirations, we ensure to present you with rewarding and fulfilling opportunities. 


As an employee of OpenArc and our clients, you will be eligible to participate in a comprehensive benefits package.


OpenArc is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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