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Senior Architect

Company: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Summary:The IT Architect, Senior articulates the architectural vision, conceptualizes and experiments with alternative architectural approaches. This role is responsible for developing and validating the architecture and high-level solution design against business requirements. The IT Architect, Senior works as part of a development team on methodologies, processes and best practices. This role helps teams follow the envisioned business and technology direction by articulating the architectural vision through the scope and lifespan of individual projects.Responsibilities:

  • Articulate and document a solution architecture vision
  • Create solution architectures that are leverage-able for future re-use
  • Actively seek opportunities to leverage existing IT solutions for new business offerings and services
  • Align IT solutions with business functions to improve flexibility, facilitate large scale reuse, and improve comprehensibility and visibility of IT's value to the business
  • Partner with business, Research and other FCE and IT teams in designing IT solutions that match the needs of the business
  • Assess and formulate future architecture and technology direction for IT solutions
  • Aggressively identify enterprise IT application solution/technology initiatives that are of value
  • Collaborate with other architects and teams in execution of the initiatives
  • Review and approve project deliverables to ensure that they are architecturally sound and meet business needs
  • Work with Principal Architects to provide input and assistance from a solution design perspective to the RFP response team for cost estimation using Function Point or Use Case Analysis
  • Influence business strategy by explaining the capabilities of the architecture to management and the SBUs (Strategic Business Units)
  • Maintain a broad business understanding including customer and market trends
  • Contribute to future vision and strategy by conducting research and proof of concepts
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of new technical tools and trends, and apply those tools to improving business processes
  • Map business capabilities and services to IT solutions, and plan IT solutions for future business opportunities
  • Lead the alignment of business strategy to IT strategy, in ways that adhere to IT maxims
  • Actively seek opportunities to leverage existing IT solutions for new business offerings and services
  • Continuously improve processes, technologies, applications to provide best value to business
  • Establish standards in best practice design patterns and pitfalls to ensure that IT solutions perform to expectations
  • Partner with development teams to develop and enhance detailed application designs and interfaces
  • Facilitate cross team and cross component collaboration

    Education, Certification, or Special Licenses:
    • Bachelor's degree with extensive coursework in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.Relevant Years of Experience:
      • 8 years in IT
      • Minimum 3 years in IT Architecture and application designOther Requirements:Varied experience in following areas is preferred:
        • IT Architecture methodologies, standards and best practices
        • Full software development lifecycle (SDLC) experience
        • Software Performance Engineering practice and consultation
        • Rich and varied IT solutions design and development experience
        • Architecture principles and frameworksThe following competencies are desirable: Strategy Competency:
          • Influence business strategy
          • Translate business strategy into technical vision and strategy
          • Understand business domains, customer and market trends
          • Capture customer, organizational and business requirements on architectureOrganizational Politics Competency:
            • Excellent communication skills
            • Listen, network, influenceCOVID-19 Requirements ETS requires all new hires to either certify that they have been fully vaccinated or request and obtain an exemption due to medical or religious reasons by their start date.EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.#LI#ER1

Keywords: Educational Testing Service (ETS), Trenton , Senior Architect, Professions , Princeton, New Jersey

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