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U.S. Cellular

Sr Solutions Architect U.S. Cellular
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Sr Solutions Architect - INF001291

A Sr. Solution Architect is responsible for the creation of technical multi-component solution designs. Sr. Solution Architects partner with Enterprise and Technical Architects to identify and implement solutions that enable the business. The Sr. Solution Architect will lead with influence a project team helping to ensure the technical success of a project. Primary expertise is in the evaluation and creation of multiple solution design options meeting complex project requirements and constraints.

Essential Functions

* Author Project Solution Architecture documents that define the agreed solution architecture for a project including scope, interface design, impacted components, risks and necessary trade-offs including finding areas for re-use
* Provide expert knowledge of interface architectures, serving as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to business, operations and technology teams on those topics
* Review, comment, and approve deliverables created as part of the project delivery methodology
* Provide technical leadership to the project team to design the overall solution and to resolve ongoing technical issues within the project
* Provide ongoing support and guidance to development teams during the analysis, development and testing processes
* Present technical issues to technical governance boards for when needed for project decisions and communicate those decisions to impacted teams
* Review designs for their ability to achieve business benefits within the estimated cost restraints
* Negotiate scope and costs with vendor partners as applicable for their project
* Collaborate with Enterprise Architects to review and contribute to Enterprise Technology Roadmaps
* Create and communicate initial estimates including suggested solution, IS impacts, IS costs for minor, small, and enterprise projects
* Identify the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of the Solution Architecture
* Collaborate with vendor partners for integration of partner development activities within project timeline
* Mentor technical resources that are interested in an Architectural career

Business Partnership

* Establish strong working relationships with Solution, Enterprise, and Technical Architects
* Establish strong working relationships with the business, operations and other technology team members
* Participate in and support cross technology process improvement initiatives
* Participate in firm-wide Architecture / Engineering working groups, and ensure that the technology organization is aligned to corporate technology directions

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
* 10+ years' experience implementing Information Technology in an enterprise of similar technical breadth and scale. Ideally across multiple functional roles including Architect, Design, Code, Test, Deploy, and Operate
* 1-3 Years performing Solution Architecture for a company of similar technical breadth and scale
* Understanding of software development lifecycle practices
* Knowledge of Interface patterns, and typical system integration techniques
* Knowledge of project management methodologies
* Knowledge of architecture methodologies, standards and tools
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations

Relevant Technical Skills

* Telecom BSS/OSS experience preferably in Amdocs
* Application experience including: CRM, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Inventory Management, Retail POS, Commissioning, Collections, Data Warehouse, Analytical applications
* Architecture Frameworks such as TOGAF
* Software Development: Java
* Integration Technologies: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Oracle ESB
* Databases: Oracle
* eSkills: HTML/CSS, Java/JSP, J2EE, XML, Angular, Node.js
* Standards & Methodology: CMMI, RUP, Extreme, Agile
* Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments

Job : Information Technology

Location(s) : Illinois-CHICAGO_IL Wisconsin-MADISON_WI

U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.

About U.S. Cellular

At U.S. Cellular, we're not just in the business of connecting calls, we're in the business of connecting people.

U.S. Cellular
10000 employees
U.S. Cellular

8410 west bryn mawr avenue

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