Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance•
11 - 15 years
Posted 180 days ago
The Solution Architect's (SA) role is to plan, coordinate, architect, and coach technical teams during the software development life cycle as required to realize the business requirements of the organization. The Solution Architecture discipline defines the application architecture for Ally's leading auto business focusing on the mapping of IT capabilities to business needs. The focus is on defining the relationships, flows and implementation of business capabilities (processes/activities/functions, information), applications, data and technology in the organization and the transitional process necessary for implementing technology in response to changing business needs.
The successful candidate must also exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills and have experience interacting with internal technical and business partners as well as external partners. Experience with on-shore and off-shore contractors is a big plus.
The Solution Architect creates and maintains architectural best practices, addressing application, data and technology in the context of business processes across the division. The position provides leadership direction and accountability for strategic application architecture plans, system design, and implementation. The Solution Architect collaborates with other architects, the technology delivery team and the technology infrastructure team to define architectural approaches and solutions, conducts business reviews, document current systems in the portfolio, and recommends how to proceed with the applications (replace, retire, maintain, etc.). The position develops and tailors application design concepts and implementation plans for the efficient transformation of the current application portfolio. The SA is also responsible for developing and maintaining application design patterns, overseeing the development of application components and overseeing performance and security testing of application modules and interfaces. This role will also identify emerging trends, provide thought leadership in software engineering to the application/project.
Mandatory - 5+ years formal solution architecture design and implementation experience