Solutions Architect

Categories: DevOps

Solutions Architect
6 Months

Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Solutions Architect in our (location) office located in (location).

Job Overview:

A Solutions Architect is expected to be knowledgeable in two or more technologies within (a given Solutions/Practice area). The Solutions Architect may or may not have a programming background, but will have expert infrastructure architecture, client presales / presentation, team management and thought leadership skills.

You will provide best-fit architectural solutions for one or more projects; you will assist in defining scope and sizing of work; and anchor Proof of Concept developments. You will provide solution architecture for the business problem, platform integration with third party services, designing and developing complex features for clients’ business needs.

You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients’ business needs. You will also contribute in a variety of roles in thought leadership, mentorship, systems analysis, architecture, design, configuration, testing, debugging, and documentation. You will challenge your leading edge solutions, consultative and business skills through the diversity of work in multiple industry domains.

This role is considered part of the Business Unit Senior Leadership team and may mentor delivery team members.

Job Summary: This position is responsible for capturing current state, define Target Architecture, Solution Architecture and drive solution design and implementation for IT solutions that meet business needs. This position is required to have a deep understanding of multiple application domains of a healthcare organization, including EMR, Professional and Hospital Billing, Patient/Member Payment, Health Plan, web, mobile, social, ERP, the ability to recommend solutions, and have broad understanding of other architecture domains.


Essential Responsibilities:
• Analyze business requirements and lead the architecture, design and implementation of highly scalable and flexible web applications using modern best-of-breed technologies • Collaborate with business partners, IT leaders, and Implementation teams, vendors and other stakeholders, to find right solutions for solving business problems • Drives the execution of multiple work streams by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and updating new procedures and policies; gaining cross-functional support for objectives and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; removing obstacles that impact performance; guiding performance and developing contingency plans accordingly; be very hands-on in solving highly complex issues; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others. • Be Self-Managed and promotes learning in others by soliciting and acting on performance feedback; building collaborative, cross-functional relationships; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership; influencing, mentoring, and coaching team members; fostering open dialogue amongst team members; evaluating and responding to the strengths and weaknesses of self and unit members; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback. • Champion innovation and support IT and business leaders in creating the right strategy that helps in reducing operational costs and improving efficiencies across business programs that are served by these solutions
Top Daily Responsibilities:
1. Coordinate with Product Owners and business analysts to solicit and analyze requirements
2. Define high level conceptual, logical architecture views of Target state for large national initiatives in healthcare
3. Participate in other system vendor demos to understand the integration interfaces to KP backend systems
4. Define solution architecture and drive implementation using Micro Service Architecture, NodeJS framework and APIs
5. Evangelize the architecture with senior management, business stakeholders, development and deployment teams
6. Scan the market trends and Identify appropriate technologies to define the solution architecture (looking at emerging technologies and tracking their hype cycles will be part of this)
7. Drive to completion Solution Architecture Documents which contain the blueprint to help the implementation of the solution
8. Oversee the alignment of the implementation with the defined architecture (by conducting design reviews, monitoring deviations in using standards, SDLC practices, etc.)
9. Work closely with a Principal Architect in providing best solutions to meet business problems.
10. Mentor junior architects


Skills a Top Candidate Should Have:

1. Healthcare related applications (e.g. healthcare Billing, Claims, Digital experience)

2. Ability to define end to end solutions that covers People, Process and Technology.

3. Ability to engage with senior leaders and communicate in non-technical terms to drive/influence the architectural decisions

4. Ability to apply the right tools and techniques to model the solution and drive its translation into implementation

5. Experience with data and integration technologies (e.g., ESB, Cloud Technologies such as Redis, Kafka, NodeJS, Micro services, etc.)
6. Experience with Cloud PaaS and well versed with DevOps, CI/CD processes
7. Experience translating solution requirements into technical application requirements.
8. Experience in the design of target state architecture in a corporate or enterprise environment.
9. Experience in solution architecture, including working with a portfolio of solutions.

10. Experience with Adobe Experience Manager and other products in Adobe Marketing Cloud is desired

Minimum 10 years of professional experience with Html, Java, Spring, Jersey, Oracle ADF, OOP, MVC, CSS, RDBMS, MySQL, LAMP

Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology and lead teams in the implementation of the solution according to the design/architecture.
Experience in project and solution estimation and team structure definition.
Fluent and current on architecture trends with an eye on market/technical conditions and future direction.
Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural stand point.
Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large consulting projects.
Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.
Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical individuals, development teams, and other ancillary project members.
Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills.
Experience working on multiple concurrent projects.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Be independent and self-driven.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

Preferred skills and education:

Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight
Experience leading customer workshop sessions to educate customers on the latest technology trends and best practices
Track record of leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes
Experience working with a globally distributed team and managing off-shore teams


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