Architect Lead Infrastructure

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pleasanton, CA, USA
  • Jan 04, 2019

Job Description

Description: In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for establishing architectures, strategies, and technology decisions in 2 or more of the following technology domains: Server/Compute, Storage, Network, Unified Communications and Collaboration, and consumer-side compute and communication devices. Successful fulfillment includes deep expert knowledge of the next-gen technology and market disruptors, the ability to scope and lead the changes that derive from them, and the delivery of comprehensive architectures that result in successful implementations and transitions. Some of the unique challenges this position will face include developing technology strategies that accelerate technology transformations inductive to solving business challenges in the area of consumerization, externalization, affordability, and rapid time to market.

Essential Responsibilities:

Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.
Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
Defines and communicates the architecture standards, guidelines, and statements of direction by facilitating the design and establishment of architecture standards or controls.
Reviews and contributes to architecture standards or controls which allow business needs to be met.
Creates architectures for large scale, high-impact, or high-cost technology solutions by collaborating with other architects to develop the target state.
Leads the development of solution architectures, roadmaps, and system transition plans to align business, applications, data, integration, and/or infrastructure architecture.
Collaborates with project teams and business users to create architecture artifacts (for example, logical, conceptual, physical) to guide detailed design.
Participates in the adoption of new high-impact technologies by researching technical trends and developments.
Helps determine the selection of technologies.
Collaborates with IT and business leadership and participates in making decisions regarding new technology.
Demonstrates a full understanding of the architecture best practices for assigned domain(s) and educates others throughout the organization on the function of architecture methodologies, governance, and standards by serving as a subject matter expert across business and/or IT teams, and presenting to internal and external audiences, including senior leadership.
Develops reports for executives, business leaders, and IT management to communicate the impact of architecture practices.
Coordinates with architects and other stakeholders to facilitate the continuous development and drive consensus on changes to the company's architecture practices.
Develops and establishes architectural best practices that guide the design of technology solutions.
Contributes to the development of the architecture strategy and technology direction by providing domain knowledge on solutions and technology.
Provides expertise and shares an understanding of current capability gaps, architectural gaps, and market and industry trends that can be used to set future direction.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum three (3) years experience in infrastructure architecture/engineering, including Minimum four (4) years architecture experience in the design and/or implementation of storage, network, server, middleware, and database infrastructure.
Minimum three (3) years experience in the design of target state architecture in a corporate or enterprise environment.
Minimum two (2) years experience with modeling techniques (e.g., BPMN, UML, ER).
Minimum three (3) years experience translating solution requirements into technical architecture requirements.
Minimum two (2) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, Engineering, Business, or related technical field and Minimum eight (8) years IT experience delivering technical solutions, including at least Minimum four (4) years working on projects related to IT architecture. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three (3) years experience working with development frameworks and data and integration technologies.

Three (3) years experience working with IT vendors.

Four (4) years experience architecting, designing, and implementing enterprise-scale, high volume, high availability systems.

Two (2) years experience working with Enterprise Architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF or Zachman.

Two (2) years experience with commercial off-the-shelf package integration.

Two (2) years infrastructure architecture experience.

Two (2) years information security experience.

Two (2) years experience working with large corporate or enterprise business systems.

Two (2) years experience working with emerging technologies related to architecture.

Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS, or related field.

Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security.

Microsoft Architect certification.

Primary Location: California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building A 4460 Hacienda Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty: Architecture Department: Enterprise Architecture Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time