Solutions Architect - IBM InfoSphere Platform

Requisition Number J16\-0404
Title Solutions Architect \- IBM InfoSphere Platform
City Open
Description \ \ Open Location w/ East Coast Highly Preferred\ \
You?ve worked hard to get to where you are and want to work alongside people who?ve done the same\. You?re looking to be challenged and to grow professionally, and you want to be valued and recognized for your contributions\. Sirius Computer Solutions agrees\.
As a nationally recognized IT solutions provider with an over 35\-year history of success, Sirius is known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally\. We deliver best\-of\-breed IT solutions from the world's top technology innovators, including Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nutanix, VMware, and many more\. If you want to work with the Brightest Minds in the Business, contact us today\.
The Brightlight Business Analytics team here at Sirius is looking for a Data Architect with deep skills, both technical and pre\-sales focused, on the IBM InfoSphere Platform\.
In this exciting role, you will provide thought and technical leadership, and will have overall technical responsibility for the success of solution design, implementation, system integration, testing, and delivery for large scale projects for clients in various industries\.
This role can require overnight travel an average of 50%\.
Position Summary:
The primary purpose for this position is to provide technical leadership to a Solution Services Program while also serving as a technical resource to Sirius sales personnel and account managers in support of our clients\. This position will also handle engagements requiring knowledge of multiple application server environments, to assist in the architectural design of client applications, and to provide technical sales support as needed\.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
? Promotes and sells assigned Program by:
? Conducting customer calls and on\-site visits with Sirius sales personnel
? Creates and consults with Program Manager on SOWs and estimates
? Builds assigned Program by:
? Providing technical leadership in the 2\-3 core competencies and related offerings of assigned Program
? Conducting research & development work targeted to create frameworks, utilities, or best practices to enhance the efficiency and quality of the Program?s development efforts
? Cataloguing Program?s existing intellectual property \(IP\), determining strategic areas for IP development \(including input into training and education plans for program specialists\), and evangelizing the use of Program IP by Program development teams
? Develops assigned Program?s team by conducting meetings and training for developers in Program to build and enhance skills in core competency areas
? Oversees technical delivery for assigned Program by:
? Understanding the business driving client technologies
? Participating in technical requirements gathering and solution architecture for clients
? Serving as a technical escalation point for Lead Solutions Specialists and Senior Solutions Specialists
? Provides solution architecture, requirements gathering, and application design to our clients via services delivery, including \(but not limited to\):
? Assisting clients to develop or express an organizational strategy for accomplishing strategic technology goals
? Assisting clients to identify appropriate technologies for accomplishing their strategic technology goals
? Developing technical and conceptual specifications in support of the overall application design
? Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work \(SOW\) prior to services delivery
Requirements Basic Qualifications:
? Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science or related field
? At least seven \(7\) years? software development experience, to include the following \(experience in different areas can be concurrent\):
? Two \(2\) years? technical team leadership experience
? Five \(5\) years? DB2 experience
? Three \(3\) years? experience installing, implementing and delivering IBM InfoSphere solutions and products
? Five \(5\) years? project delivery experience, including solution design, implementation, system integration, and testing
Other Position Requirements:
? Demonstrated product knowledge on the IBM InfoSphere platform
? Demonstrated understanding of relational databases, normalization and denormalization
? Experience in business intelligence and data warehousing architecture ?best practices? and tools, including BI reporting and ETL tools
? Demonstrated ability to design logical data models for databases and applications, adapting logical models in designing physical models appropriate for the business and technical environment
? Demonstrated ability to work with a development team on database performance and tuning
? Demonstrated understanding of design choices, including risk comprehension and contingency planning
? Experience leading a Business Intelligence team from the requirements gathering stage through to final implementation
? Experience performing data quality analysis, creating and maintaining data domains to aid in the improvement of data quality, and designing data quality plans to minimize costs and maximize data integrity
? Experience developing detailed test plans so that unit and integration testing is comprehensive and able to meet all possible data outcomes
? Demonstrated ability to understand a client?s requirements and present appropriate architectural options to technical, as well as non\-technical audiences
? Demonstrated presentation, problem solving, and communication skills
? Demonstrated knowledge of operating systems including Windows, i5/OS, z/OS, AIX, Linux, or others
Preferred Qualifications:
? Experience with IBM InfoSphere Warehouse and/or Information Server
? Experience architecting ETL solutions
? Proficiency with ETL tools
? Full software lifecycle development experience
? Experience in a consulting environment
Essential Functions:
The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis\.
The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive\.
Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity\. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug\-free workplace; and participates in E\-Verify\.
Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre\-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug\-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act\.
Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility\. 3d2c490b5bdf4ea582b4e53f6b33109d

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