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Solution Architect – Enterprise Products

Job Description

  • Location: Bethesda, MD
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #74608

Our client is hiring a Solution Architect – Enterprise Products on a contract basis.
Work Location:
100% remote – EST
Summary:
Department – IT Architecture and Development 
Our success is measured by the joy and satisfaction we bring our customers.  Much of that success is driven by our ability to provide hotels with technology to allow personalized guest experience, staying at one of our 7,000+ properties, or taking advantage of the amenities offered at one of our 30 brands.  We are seeking an individual who can advance our global operation architecture. 

This includes extending our property technology architecture to enable associates to deliver guest efficient services through a variety of channels as well as provide cutting edge technology to allow our guests better self-service experiences and to feel at home when away from home.

Works within Product Squads (teams) and receives direction from Product Owner and engineering lead to develop solutions in accordance with technology roadmaps.  Provides inputs to technology roadmaps. Governs and reviews the output of the managed Service Providers who are responsible for the actual hands-on delivery of services, managing outcomes and results.
Required Skills:

Needs to have POS knowledge as well as interfaces of POS with other systems.

CANDIDATE PROFILE 

Education and Experience
Required:

  • Undergraduate degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering) or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years relevant work experience in software engineering with a focus on distributed business systems and integration.
  • 6+ years relevant work experience of solution architecture, creating conceptual, logical architecture diagrams, and gaining stakeholder approval.
  • 6+ years relevant work with Salesforce platform, architecting CRM features and developing solutions on the platform.
  • Working knowledge of POS’s such as but not limited to Toast, InfoGenesis, and Infrasys.
  • 2+ years relevant work with Global Operation systems, both associate and guest facing.
  • 3+ years relevant work with building and deploying applications in Cloud environments.

Preferred:

  • 3+ years of experience in Hospitality or Travel IT
    • Broad and deep experience in Cloud, Web, Mobile, API, Microservices, Search, and NoSQL technologies. 
    • Experience architecting applications that support multi-cloud provider and globally distributed deployments.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Hospitality product suites (OPERA Cloud, Simphony 2.x, OIC, OHIP, OPI).
  • Ability to manage multiple solutions across multiple projects across different timelines.
  • Experience authoring IT standards, frameworks and patterns related to the modern application design.
  • Experience in the deployment of business solutions in Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and On-Prem environments.
  • Working knowledge of architecture frameworks such as the Zachman Framework, TOGAF or FEAF.
  • Demonstrated background in architecting in an Agile-delivery environment, (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe).
  • Passionate learner who actively seeks to learn about new technologies and approaches.
  • Active in the Open Source Community.
  • Excellent client/user interaction skills to determine requirements.
  • Comfortable leading collaborative design work in cross-functional teams.
  • Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES 
                                                                                                                             
Managing the Day-To-Day Architecture

  • Develops long-term strategic goals for architecture vision and standards in conjunction with users, product managers, clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Assesses and determines governance, stewardship, and frameworks across the organization.
  • Creates short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall architecture roadmap.
  • Conducts capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks.
  • Identifies and develops opportunities for technology reuse, migration, or retirement.

Developing and Maintaining Requirements and Standards

  • Develops and promotes architecture methodologies and standards.
  • Defines requirements to implement the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems to support technology goals.
  • Defines requirements for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement in collaboration with the Service Providers.
  • Defines requirements to promote the success of enterprise-level application rollouts (e.g. ERP, SCM, CRM, SAP, etc.).
  • Defines requirements to address issues regarding systems integration, compatibility, and multiple-platform integration.
  • Defines requirements to develop and implement key components as needed to create testing criteria to guarantee the fidelity and performance of architecture.
  • Defines requirements to create strategies and plans for security, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and archiving.
  • Documents architectures and environments to maintain a current and accurate technology views.
  • Defines requirements to verify that strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance.

Building Successful Relationships

  • Collaborates with project managers and business unit leaders for all projects.
  • Acts as a leader and advocate of architecture processes and standards, including coaching, training, and career development to staff.
  • Liaises with vendors and Service Providers to select the products or services that best meet company goals.

Pay range $85 – $95. 
 

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