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Alpharetta, Georgia - USD Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
PDS Tech is seeking a Principal Solutions Architect for Alpharetta, GA 30004. Contact Elisabeth Laspe for details.
6 Month Contract with possible extensions. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify
What does an excellent Principal Solutions Architect do?
A Principal Solutions Architect (Principal SA) is the relationship manager for architectural engagements with an assigned business unit technology team. You will hold and participate in road mapping sessions, what-if design theories, prioritization of work, contribute to technology debt management and assist in annual and long-range business unit technology planning. You can expect to advocate technical architecture and build consensus for the adoption of new technologies across multiple functional teams.
As part of the relationship with the business unit technology team, you will act as a liaison between any new technologies the business unit may be investigating and the platform teams that own that type of technology. Youll work with those platform teams, the Technology Design leaders, and various committees in the enterprise to enable the adoption of new technologies to meet business needs.
You partner with internal product groups and engineering teams to develop technical designs for top priority and complex needs, while advocating alignment with enterprise standards. You will collaborate with Development, Product, Engineering, and Architecture teams to provide the right level of agility within a defined delivery process.
As a Principal SA, you are part of the Technology Design chain. This means that you will be mentoring other Solutions Architects and Business Analysis to further the capabilities of those individuals and build a stronger team. Youll also provide 2nd tier architecture support for projects; if there are execution questions on any designs, they will be escalated up through the chain to you if deep inspection is needed.
In addition to future looking designs, youll also be responsible for conducting deep analysis of current environments and projects and providing detailed writeups and recommendations to business presidents and C-level leadership.
We are a high energy, highly driven, and highly collaborative team. If this sounds like a good fit for your skill set, were looking for you!
Basic qualifications for consideration:
High School Diploma and 10+ years of relevant work experience
6+ years of experience designing and building enterprise class distributed systems.
6+ years of experience in the financial services industry or other highly regulated industries.
6+ years of indirect or direct technical leadership.
Expert level skill in the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Expert in collaboration with co-workers and subject matter experts that may be in remote locations.
Highly organized and able to work multiple efforts simultaneously.
Excellent written communication skills, including the use and creation of slide presentations and drawings.
High level of public speaking skills, presenting designs to groups of peers and business unit leadership and C-level leadership.
Experience interacting with customers a to analyze, validate, specify, verify, document and lead solution requirements.
Experience with .NET/Java development, private and public cloud environments (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud), and Automation/Continuous Integration (Salt, Fabric, Jenkins, Octopus Deploy, etc.)
Experience in SDLC including associated deployment methodologies, QA processes, and performance tuning.
Previous Infrastructure/System Engineering experience in heterogeneous environments.
Expert level technical skill in at least one of these: Windows, Linux, Storage, Networking and/or Security.
Recent experience leading the technical design of high transaction volume distributed systems or other complex projects.
Ability to travel up to 20%.
Preferred qualifications: Bachelors degree
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States of America
PDS Tech Inc
PDS Tech Inc
8/14/2019 8:19:12 PM

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