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Mks Instruments

Principal IT Architect Mks Instruments
Irvine, CA

MKS Instruments is a provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions.

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MKS Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of Newport Corporation®, Spectra-Physics® and Ophir®, leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. MKS is a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research.

POSITION: Principal IT Architect - SharePoint


Leads technical projects and responsible for the deliverables set by application managers.
Design and deliver a variety of SharePoint / SharePoint Online centric solutions, including:
Web Content Management (e.g. Intranet, Internet, Extranet)
Collaboration (e.g. Team/Project/Community sites, MySite/OneDrive)
Business process management (e.g. workflow, electronic forms)
Document Management (e.g. custom content types, policies, metadata)
Recommend best-in-class solution architecture identifying functional as well non-functional parameters.
Act as a senior technical resource at company locations and guide the project teams on important technological decisions and ensure smooth and top-quality delivery of projects.
Participate in design, code, test reviews cycles
Provide detailed architecture analysis and design, and direction on development activities.
Provide leadership in gaining insight on functional and non-functional requirements related to the technical delivery of projects.
Assist in the creation of prototypes, POCs, presentations, collateral, etc.
Provide documentation on all architecture decisions and best practice approaches to architecture design implementation based on communication with project teams.
Define the long-term content and collaboration strategy and create a roadmap on how to get there.
Work as both an individual contributor and team member on projects across multiple pillars throughout the enterprise.


Excellent leadership skills with a strategic vision.
Detail oriented and excellent organizational, time and stress management skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication (verbal, written) and customer-facing skills.
Willingness to expand knowledge and skills to other technologies and solutions
Ability to work with and manage offshore resources for development projects.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field) and a minimum of 12 years of overall software development experience.
Deep and demonstrated understanding of Microsoft Information Worker infrastructure and architecture, software architecture principles as applies to solutions and application architectures (specifically for portals, web sites, and systems integration projects).
Solid understanding and proven ability with SharePoint 2010/2013, Office 365 / SharePoint Online, Web parts, Visual Studio, AJAX, SQL Server, Web services, WCF, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint features, Visual Studio, BDC/BCS, ASP.NET, .Net, WWF
Experience with other products in SharePoint ecosystems such as products from AvePoint, Metalogix, Quest, etc.
Deep knowledge of the Microsoft technology stack with demonstrated expertise on the SharePoint platform and experience with enterprise projects on SharePoint including intranet and extranet portals.
Experience with Central Administration, MySites, Lists, Content types, workflows, web parts, and other components
Working understanding of web services, BDC/BCS, Excel services, etc.
Experience with creation and modification of master/layout pages, web parts, and other components.
Relevant working experience including expertise in "Enterprise Architecture" consulting skills such as interviewing stakeholders, conducting architecture reviews, and consensus building.
Experience performing upgrades within the SharePoint ecosystem, E.g. SharePoint 2010 to 2013 or SharePoint Online.
Experience with workflow integrations with Enterprise Applications - E.g., SAP, Oracle.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

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About Mks Instruments

MKS Instruments is a provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions.

10000 employees
Mks Instruments

2 tech drive, suite 201

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