Company: Universal Studios
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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Requirements JOB SUMMARY: The Solutions Architect's role is to
strategically design systems and networked software architectures
that support core organizational functions, while designing for
their high availability. This individual will gain commitment for
all technology and software plans, as well as evaluate and select
and help implement technologies required to complete those plans.
In addition, the Solutions Architect provides technical leadership
to implement their solutions with cross functional Agile teams
across the organization, from strategic decision making down to the
project planning and implementation guidance.
The Solutions Architect will have to work with cross functional
teams that will include Product Owners, Technical Analysts,
Development staff, Business Teams, IT Security and Agile Scrum
Masters and others in the organization to succeed. The Solution
Architect will gain approvals for the proposed designs from the
Data Architecture and Implementation team, IT security and other
relevant teams. The Solutions Architect may also provide direct
support and coaching to front-line IT managers and supervisors as
they help their direct reports deliver approved solutions. The
Solutions Architect will also support project teams in the
documentation of development, configuration, and integration
activities. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Solution Design - Where applicable, architect, design/develop,
and oversee implementation of end-to-end integrated solution. Be a
subject matter expert for development teams as part of
implementation. Document and maintain the organizations existing
solutions architecture and technology portfolio; make
recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives. Review new
and existing solutions design projects and procurement or
outsourcing plans for compliance with standards and architectural
plans. Interface and coordinate tasks with internal and external
technical resources. Collaborate with Project Managers, vendors and
IT stakeholders to provision estimates and develop overall
implementation plan for installation, customization, and
integration efforts. Model business and systems processes based on
findings through use case scenarios, sequence diagrams, swaggers,
workflow diagrams, and data models.
- Strategy & Planning - Act as visionary and strategist for their
solution domain area. Assist, design and implement long-term
strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and
maintaining corporate technology and software. Ensure that proposed
and existing solution architectures are aligned with Data
Architecture and Enterprise Architecture. Provide architectural
expertise, direction, and assistance to Business Analysts, Business
System Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Architects, and software
development teams. Develop, document, and communicate plans for
investing in solutions architecture, including analysis of cost
reduction opportunities. Conduct research on emerging technologies
in support of systems development efforts and recommend
technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems
flexibility. Provide technical assessments for new work efforts.
Lead development of formalized solution methodologies. Build and
maintain repository for deliverables and methodologies.
- Operational Management - Confer with end-users, clients, or
senior management to define business requirements for complex
systems (including interfaces) and infrastructure development.
Provide mentoring or guidance to junior members of the team.
Participate and actively provide feedback to the proposed
architectures at the solution review board.
- Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health
& Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy,
procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS:
- Lead or participate in major end-to-end business process
re-engineering or business transformation initiatives.
- Hands-on experience with business requirements
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including a
thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs
and translate them into practical applications and operational
- Demonstrated ability to produce requirement artifacts: Business
Requirements, Functional Specifications, data flow diagrams, UML
modeling techniques include sequence, component, deployment and
- A background in software development with ability to code at
some level and knowledge of APIs and SDKs.
- A technical architecture background. You understand at a
high-level networks, routers, switches, firewalls, BGP, caching,
SANs, servers, and operating systems form a part of the solution
- Extensive experience in developing strategic systems
- Proven experience in system design and development.
- Proven experience in system and network design and
- Strong understanding of information processing principles and
- Solid grounding in core enterprise applications
- Strong knowledge of software evaluation principles and
- Proven project planning and management experience.
- Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and
- Demonstrable experience in solution architecture
- Aptitude to work as change agent that believes in a continuous
- Excellence in visual communication using modeling languages
such as UML.
- Comprehensive understanding of software development lifecycle
(SDLC), continuous integration, agile software development
methodologies, values and procedures.
- Excellence in architecture documentation skills.
- Strong experience with reverse proxies, web servers, gateways,
service-oriented architectures, web services (REST), microservice
patterns, service buses and integration patterns, security
practices, database technologies.
- Proven experience with databases and data storage including
NoSQL and SQL databases, along with in memory key value stores.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Systems Engineering or similar essential required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 15 years of IT experience with large integrated
projects; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a
competitive compensation package. Universal is not accepting
unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment
opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee
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method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this
position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the
sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the
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organization and drive successful business decisions. And, as an
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