Full Time, Employee

Harrisburg PA

8 plus years software architecture, development, testing, and project management
Experience with .Net, SQLServer, Java, Oracle and GIS technologies
4 year college degree in computer science or related field with advanced study preferred

The Senior Architect is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing application infrastructure to provide highly-complex, reliable, and scalable applications and systems to meet the organization’s objectives and requirements. Senior Architects are familiar with a variety of the application technologies, environments, concepts, methodologies, practices, and procedures and rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Senior Architects are able to perform a variety of complicated tasks with minimal or no direct supervision. They have proven experience defining systems and application architecture and provide vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving ability to organization. They consult with the client to define needs or problems, conduct research, perform studies and surveys to obtain data, and analyze problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization.

  • Conduct architectural evaluation, design and analysis of enterprise wide systems
  • Produce architectural diagrams and design documents for specific project requests along with backfilling architectural diagrams of existing systems
  • Evaluate business requirements and provide high level architecture solutions along with development estimates
  • Coordinate solutions across multiple development teams and technologies
  • Define technology and architecture standards
  • Lead efforts to define solution architecture best practices
  • Evaluate third party software solutions and custom development alternatives
  • Evaluate enterprise systems for consolidating technical solutions
  • Collaborate with IT development team to assure architectural solution could be suitably translated into effectual and robust implementation
  • Identify customer requirements, analyze alternatives and conduct product recommendations related to software, platform and network configurations
  • Leads systems analysis for architecture and development of new applications.
  • Provide architectural guidance to the project team
  • Ensure compliance to solution architectural design in the implementation of projects
  • Works with organizational leadership to ensure projects are in line with long-term IT strategies and initiatives.
  • Works with management to articulate systems and programs purpose, identifies problems, suggest changes, and determines required changes to existing applications.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to agency personnel and leadership.
  • Consults with personnel in other information systems groups to coordinate activities.
  • Manages, organizes, and administers systems analysis and preparation of applications and operating systems programming to process data and solve problems by use of computers.
  • Establishes priorities and schedules, and oversees and reviews work of systems analysis personnel and programming personnel.
  • Reviews feasibility studies and time and cost estimates of new or revised systems.
  • Assists in the development of standards, procedures, and operating systems applications.
  • A combination of directly-related technical training and hands-on experience.
  • Works with stakeholders and management to ensure projects are completed on time and according to organization standards.
  • Consults with personnel in other information systems groups to coordinate activities.
  • Consults with management to clarify systems and programs intent, identify problems, suggest changes, and determine extent of application systems changes required.
  • Participates in developing a project plan and schedule with key milestones, contingency plans, workflow charts or diagrams, considering factors, such as resource requirements, computer storage capacity and speed, extent of peripheral equipment, and intended use of output data.
  • Manages conversion of workflow charts to language that can be processed by computer and entering of program codes and test data into computer.
  • Analyzes test runs on computer and supervises correction of coded program and input data.
  • Manages the revision of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.
  • Compiles documentation of program development and subsequent revisions.
  • Trains subordinates in systems analysis, feasibility studies, programming, and program coding.
  • Prescribes standards for terms and symbols used to simplify interpretation of programs.
  • Collaborates with computer manufacturers and other users to develop new programming methods.
  • Prepares records and reports.

Software Architecture, Development, Testing, and Project Management

4 year college degree or equivalent technical study with advanced study





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