Lead Solutions Architect
RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce has a client that is seeking a Lead Solutions Architect in Alpharetta, Georgia (GA). The lead solution architect is a -thought-leader- and a -change agent- with strategic and tactical responsibilities.Responsibilities: Responsible for delivering solution designs and architectures for key global initiatives using COTS, MOTS and custom developed applications hosted in a variety of environments considering re-use, scalability and reliability Oversees and sometimes leads the successful implementation of these designs and architectures by managing expectations and risks, ensuring appropriate organizational structures, principles, tools and responsibilities are in place Evaluates solutions to ensure that they are in alignment with the broader organization's mission, strategy / objectives, capabilities and processes using industry recognized architectural models and roadmaps Creates reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business and multi-disciplinary teams, enforcing governance and compliance activities for the solution Acts as a bridge between technical and business audiences during solution planning, development and deployment Works with the business to understand and solve complex problems, by presenting various solution options and technical concepts in a comprehensible mannerNECESSARY SKILLS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, Economics Min of 15+ years overall IT industry background Min of 5+ years in a solution or technical architect role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms Background in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using (Azure) IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities Background with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC / Ping etc. Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc. Managed the end-to-end lifecycles of a project in solution architect capacity Background with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities Background with multi-geography, multi-tier service design and management Extensive background in financial management, solution plan development and product cost estimation Solid business acumen, management and marketing communication abilities Significant background in presenting ideas, products, concept papers to varied audiences Background coaching and mentoring others Leadership capability and proven expertise to manage difficult stakeholders Background supporting peer teams and their responsibilities; such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, details-securityKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All applicants who are qualified will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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