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Strategic and Innovative leader of IT Solutions Roadmap!
International SOS has an exciting opportunity for a Solution Architect (enterprise focus) who has demonstrated design & delivery expertise in forward looking solutions in a modern cloud based environment. The successful candidate will be technology agnostic but with a bias towards solutions leveraging heavily on the AWS environment that comprise elements of open-source, PaaS and SaaS components.
The Solution Architect works closely with business/product line stakeholders to support intake of business initiatives, vetting them against defined roadmaps and incorporating them into Solution Approaches.
The Solution Architect will be responsible for defining the overall solution approach for the products, capabilities and technologies utilized in the Assistance business line and in accordance with the Architecture Roadmap. The Solution Architect supports the development and maintenance of information technology (IT) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) plans. This position is responsible for the implementation of enterprise-wide service-oriented and component-based technologies. This role also supports promotion of EA standards, policies and guidelines to ensure appropriate application, implementation, and compatibility with company-wide information architectural and technical standards.
As the role will be involved from start to finish in various projects to deliver on the enterprise architecture roadmap, it is essential to understand all aspects of each initiative, from both a business and technical point of view. This means building a full working knowledge of technologies and architectures in play.
?Working with the Chief Architect Develop the enterprise strategy for specific business lines in consultation with International SOS? business needs and aligned with regional and global roadmaps.
?Work closely with Product Managers to advise on development of appropriate solution architectures in response to product development requirements
?Ensures the solution approach is correct and being implemented in the approved manner by working closely with the business and development teams.
?Owning and delivering the Solution Approaches for the next generation of International SOS?s key product lines within a cloud focused environment and in a manner that delivers a high reliability, scalable and extensible design.
?Assist in preparation of business cases for IT solutions, considering infrastructure, licenses, development and support
?Ensure the Solution Architecture Approaches delivered follow the boundaries of the published Enterprise Domain Roadmaps
?Designing technology and solution deployment roadmaps
?Lead in designing, specifying and selecting information system solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure and performance.
?Assisting in identifying which Technology Components to incorporate into the overall designs based on suitability for purpose, cost benefit analysis and research
?Evaluating vendors for architectural recommendations
?Explaining to Technical/Software Architects and developers what is required and providing support as required to ensure delivery of the documented solution
?Rapidly gain an in-depth understanding of the ?as is? architecture landscape.
?Should be a technologist who has hands on experience in multiple technical disciplines.
?Strong leadership skills to push change to effectively meet strategic and tactical solution driven goals
?Knowledge of modern development and coding practices and able to effectively determine the most relevant technologies to choose for a solution approach.
?Experience in defining and socializing the enterprise roadmaps and translating the roadmap into tactical implementable steps
?Demonstrated capability to self-learn new technology trends and approaches
?Develops and implements innovative and creative solutions to business problems. Encourages and expects others to think \"outside the box\" and not be limited by existing methods and procedures, but also be able to understand the business constraints that lead to ?in the box? approaches.
?Experienced in working in environments that are waterfall & agile, lean, dev-sec-ops focused
?Wide knowledge of multiple infrastructure/application technologies including (but not limited to): Open Systems (UNIX/LINUX), Enterprise Databases, Middleware, Web services, RESTFul API?s, Application development platforms, testing tools, HTML, High Availability designs and technologies
?Experienced in delivering cloud based technology product solutions in an enterprise level environment
?Understands the optimum approaches for cloud based applications in relation to high reliability and highly scalable solutions
?Experienced in designing for API & Micro-services centric environment an Enterprise Integration Platform such as Tyk, Tibco, Mulesoft, etc
?Ideally has experience with integrating low-code platforms such as Outsystems, Mendix, etc into solutions
?Has worked with containers, multiple development languages & different DB engines
?Experience with data architecture design and implementation of different DB engines
?Knowledge of integrating solutions with standard Identity and Access management platforms (Okta preferred). Knowledge of Authentication, Authorization concepts (SSO, SAML integration, identity federation etc
?Strong written and verbal communications skills required; must be equally comfortable discussing the solution strategies and enterprise roadmap with executives and implementation details with operational staff and IT
?10+ years of relevant enterprise or solution architecture experience, including architecting end to end cloud based solutions and designing/developing architecture policies/standards
?Bachelor's degree required
?Certification in one architecture discipline (TOGAF, Zachman, etc.) is a distinct advantage
?Certification in one cloud environment is a must (AWS preferred) with a broad knowledge and experience of the cloud platform?s capabilities
?Availability to travel to our offices in Singapore and UK on an as required basis is a must have.
?Permission to live and work in the USA is essentialInternational SOS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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