Solution Architect

Acxiom   •  

Conway, AR

Industry: Information Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 292 days ago

  by    Karen McNutt

This job is no longer available.

Acxiom Corportion has an opportunity availability for a Solution Architect. This opportunity has the ability to be based at Acxiom's Conway campus, or, homebased in Northwest Arkansas.

What you will do:

  • Lead implementation of Acxiom solutions and/or manages complex change that significantly impacts an existing solution
  • Ensure individualized solution incorporates clients? and Acxiom?s overall business strategy and technical vision
  • Technical lead in all solution communications with the client and overseeing its progress throughout the implementation phase
  • Assigned to projects for an existing Acxiom customer or a new logo, OR assigned to existing Acxiom customer requiring on-going solution consulting for customer solution enhancements management
  • Responsible for cross-solution or cross-component impact assessment in the implementation of Acxiom solutions or solution enhancements for assigned Client with emphasis on solution design and business requirements. Ensure overall solution requirements and design incorporates Acxiom and client?s overall solution vision
  • Responsible for overall solution integrity of large and complex solutions, providing direction to other Solution Architects on technology and design choices
  • Engage in project communications with the client using a consultative approach. Anticipate obstacles and recommend solution options as it relates to the solution. Focus on client value and satisfaction while balancing corporate objectives, feasibility and scalability of solution
  • Gather stakeholder requirements and transform the information into a logical process flow. Research possible approaches, evaluate cost, portability, compatibility, and usability, then engage in most efficient solution method for the changes/solution. Ensure the solution design fulfills functional and technical requirements. Accountable for the accuracy, process, integrity, quality, and stewardship of client solution architecture
  • Maintain and enhance the roadmap for the client solution and maintain that solution roadmap with technical changes and direction including Acxiom standard components as often as possible
  • Provide direction with technical and business stakeholder requirements and overall project plan as it relates to the solution. Provide input into risk mitigation assessment. Ensure data solution design fulfills functional and technical requirements and can consistently meet progress against service level agreements (SLAs.) Monitor solution enhancement/implementation progress in order to stay abreast of possible issues and future challenges
  • Maintain subject matter expertise in Acxiom and industry technologies, verticals, and lines of business in order to help align client business needs to products, solutions and services offered. Document and share best practices and case studies
  • Define and adhere to Acxiom solution standards, estimates, processes, policies, and procedures. Utilize standard methodologies to promote consistency and drives adherence to standards within designated teams. Familiar with other department?s methodologies including project management and development methodologies
  • Identify areas of process improvement that drive profit enhancement and client value and instill that mindset while contributing through others
  • Consult, advise, and educate management, affected teams, and clients through communications at the appropriate technical granularity. Share best practices and incorporate lessons learned into estimates, standards, and protocols
  • Have a strong understanding of pre-sales process focusing on scoping and estimation and be able to lead scoping and estimation efforts for new projects for existing account/new log
  • For existing clients:
  • Activities are focused on client consulting for proposed changes, process improvements, issues or research of client data inquiries
  • Function independently as the technical Subject Matter Expert for the end to end solution and provide direction to other Solution Architects to complete the work
  • Coordinate technical aspects of changes, issues, and research in a self-directed manner
  • Provide solution consulting for the client and create and maintain a solution roadmap for future enhancements

What you will need:

  • XML experience
  • Spring Framework
  • REST, SOAP Web Service/JAX-WS
  • JavaScript, JQuery
  • SQL
  • 2years strong experience in XML and related technologies like XSLT, XPath
  • 5+ years of on the job hands-on server-side Java software development experience using Object Oriented methodology in SDLC and Agile Methodologies
  • Ability to manage the troubleshooting of issues and conduct performance tuning, logging
  • Familiar with general security concepts (authentication, authorization, encryption, digital signatures)
  • PACT - Passion, Accountability, Creativity, and Teamwork (a foundation of Acxiom's culture)