IT Consultant Principal Solutions

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pleasanton, CA, USA
  • Jul 05, 2019

Job Description

Description: In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for managing support for customers (users), assigned applications, and/or information systems, including software implementation, integration across functions and regions, complex configuration, system testing, and customization of software utilities. Additional responsibilities also include leading complex solution design support efforts and research initiatives for translating requirements into workable technical solutions, and supporting the evaluation of third-party vendors as directed.  As an IT Consultant Principal, you will be responsible for evangelizing, building and enhancing DevOps frameworks/shared libraries enabling a journey for the automation first thought process. You will participate in setting direction and execution of DevOps enablement activities across application portfolio. As a member of DevOps enablement team, you will closely work with the delivery teams to develop/enable frameworks which encompasses the area of Continuous integration, Continuous delivery, configuration management and Infra as code. This role will require knowledge of: Configuration management/System automation frameworks (e.g. Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, etc.); building cloud native applications; familiarity with container ecosystem; Ci/CD/CT.

Essential Responsibilities:
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; solving highly complex issues; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.Practices self-leadership 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.Leads a team of IT consultants in the development of requirements, for process or system solutions which may span multiple business domains by leveraging partnerships with stakeholders and appropriate IT teams (for example, Solutions Delivery, Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture).Leverages multiple business requirements gathering methodologies to identify business, functional, and non-functional requirements (for example, SMART) across the enterprise.Leads and oversees the development and documentation of comprehensive business cases to assess the costs, benefits, ROI, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of highly unique or complex solution proposals.Leads the evolution of applications, systems, and/or processes to a desired future state by translating how current processes impact business operations across the enterprise.Leads teams of IT Consultants in the mapping of current state against future state processes. Defines the impact of requirements on upstream and downstream solution components.Provides insight and influence to executive management and business leaders on how to integrate requirements with current systems and business processes across the enterprise.Reviews, evaluates, and prioritizes value gaps and opportunities for process enhancements or efficiencies.Leads solution design by translating requirements into workable business solutions and leading in design sessions with IT teams.Recommends and advocates for additional data and/or services needed to address key business issues related to process or solutions design.Leads the evaluation of third-party vendors as directed.Drives continuous process improvement by leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of standardized tools, templates, and processes across the enterprise.Recommends and advocates for regional and national process improvements which align with sustainable best practices, and the strategic and tactical goals of the business.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum three (3) years experience in software or system testing across multiple IT environments.Minimum two (2) years software or application development experience.Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS or related field and Minimum ten (10) years experience in IT consulting, business analysis, or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five (5) years experience working for an IT organization Four (4) years experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or business solutions. Five (5) years experience in workflow analysis, including the use of modeling software (e.g., Visio). Five (5) years in a leadership role working with project or technical teams. Six (6) years experience in business case development and analysis Four (4) years experience managing vendor relationships. Four (4) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with executive leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above) Four (4) years experience in process modeling. Five (5) years experience in solutioning process/service metrics and reporting.

Primary Location: California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building F 5810 Owens Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 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: IT Consulting Department: CDTS ADS Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.