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IT Architect

Description
The IT Architect’s role is to develop and maintain the high-level design plan for the overall logical and technical IT architecture. This individual will provide technical leadership and consulting across the organization, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level. The IT Architect will gain organizational commitment for all high-level infrastructure plans, and initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans.

Responsibilities
Strategy & Planning  Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s strategic business plans.  Provide architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, and other Systems Architects.  Document and develop in-depth knowledge of company’s existing IT architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio.  Develop and manage an infrastructure capacity plan.  Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a technology standards policy.  Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.  Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.  Design, develop, and oversee implementation of end-to-end integrated systems.  Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement. Acquisition & Deployment  None Operational Management  Collaborate with end users and senior management to define business requirements for complex systems development and gain buy-in for all infrastructure plans.  Review new and existing IT projects, systems designs, and procurement/outsourcing plans for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans.  Provide guidance to junior members of the team.

Position Requirements
Formal Education & Certif
								
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