Applications Architect

Detroit Metro Area, MI

Post Date: 04/05/2018 Job ID: JN -042018-3626
Our fast growing industry-leading technology client, with Michigan offices in both Ann Arbor and Detroit, is in need of an Applications Architect to define and implement the company s high-level architecture for their business applications. The Applications Architect will work closely with key stakeholders across all the business teams to meet strategic technical objectives that translate into value for our customers and for the company. This is a contract-to-hire opportunity for the right candidate. Those who pursue roles in architecture, solely to hear themselves pontificate, need not apply. We want doers!

  • Work with business and IT owners to help define, develop and maintain alignment of strategic and tactical programs and plans
  • Create effective plan to build out management of app data and processes across the organization and provide recommendations on best technologies to use
  • Create business architecture models that reflect our strategies and goals
  • Provide ongoing support and leadership in resolving risks and issues related to the architecture throughout execution.
  • Work with business unit and technical resources to cultivate appropriate solution required to meet business goals.
  • Recommends options, conducts cost-benefit analysis, and develops the business case for services.
  • Supports strategic planning and annual budgeting processes to ensure technology strategies are aligned.
  • Leads the adoption of strategic technologies across all IT stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with IT peers in business relationship management, solution architecture, development, project management, application development, business intelligence, and infrastructure.
  • Provide business architecture and systems processing guidance in the product (engineering and security) and internal support (Data Warehouse, internal apps, enterprise service hub, transformation) areas

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business or a related field, or equivalent work experience. 7-10 years of IT experience and 4+ years of architecture experience especially experiences that leverage technology as part of the solution.
  • Extensive experience with enterprise architecture best practices and goals
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
  • Experience in a broad range of IT systems required (Jitterbit, Mulesoft, relational/non-relational databases, Workday, any type of ERP/CRM experience, Netsuite)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with ability to quickly develop impactful presentations.
  • Strong business and financial acumen; ability to communicate at an executive level
  • Strategic minded thinking with critical thinking skills, strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability.
  • Experienced in conducting Architecture Assessments.
  • Adhere to MDA guidelines
  • Security background is a plus

About Vivo:

Having been in business since 2006, Vivo is a full-service recruiting and consulting company, specializing on mid to senior level technology resources. Our brand promise is simple: we get people. We get that our clients don t want to waste time, and that our candidates and employees thrive when given honest feedback and an opportunity to grow.

Whether you re onsite at our Pleasanton headquarters or working for one of Vivo s clients the best brand names out there our promise to you is unwavering: we will treat you like you are our most important employee.

Do you think you get people get what they really need, and get how to deliver? We re not perfect but we re accountable. We re not in 32 countries, but we are in the heart of it all. So, if you are looking for a flexible, fun, and high-energy work environment, along with the opportunity to work with some of the world s technology leaders, we can t wait to talk to you.

Vivo We get people!

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