Application Architect

Application Architect

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration: April 2021

This role assists in the creation of overall direction, policies, standards and guidelines for the Enterprise IT Infrastructure organization's technology and operational environment. This position will lead the development and maintenance of technical infrastructure strategies focusing on systems integration, stability, reliability, automation and serviceability.

This role assists in the development and maintenance of technical infrastructure patterns focusing on systems integration, stability, reliability, automation and serviceability focusing on the data domain (Hadoop, RDBMS, NoSql, Kafka). This position will ensure infrastructure architectures solutions align with technology standards and patterns in both the infrastructure and application domains.
• Responsible for creation of architectural solutions and strategies by leading efforts with cross functional teams.
• Responsible for aligning technology patterns and approaches to business goals, especially from the point of view of customer satisfaction.
• Lead the design and integration of business-critical projects' technical infrastructure, while overseeing and approving of technical designs from other solution providers, internal and external.
• Ensures that the architectural design of the technology organization and its information systems are aligned to the organization's / business' objectives by partnering with Enterprise Architecture's and Business specialists' roadmaps and business plans.
• 7-10 years relevant work experience required in Fortune500-level complex infrastructure design, implementation and operation is required
• 1-4 years performing Infrastructure Architecture for a company of similar technical breadth and scale is required
• 1-3 years' experience with: Big Data (Hadoop) solutions:
o Understand of how data is stored within Hadoop, differences between Hbase, Hive, Kudo, text based files, parquet files
o Understanding of data movement processes in and out of Hadoop
o Understanding of user access (ex. Kerberos)
o Experience with defining technical patterns in Hadoop

• 1-3 years' experience with: Data Movement Tools
o Basic understanding of data movement tools such as Talend, Informatica
• 1-3 years' experience with: NoSql Databases
• Understanding the different types of NoSql databases
• Understanding of the difference between an RDBMS, NoSql and Hadoop
• Experience in defining logical and physical architectures for data technologies

• 3-5 years' experience with:Databases: Oracle RDBMS, Oracle RAC, Oracle ASM, Microsoft SQL Server
• Highly flexible and able to adapt to change
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Strong team player with proven collaboration skills
• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Proven change agent who consistently delivers results
• Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership about complex technical issues, strategies and vision
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Visio (na), Confluence, Jira
• College BS degree in relevant areas of technology is preferred