Solutions Architect

Dex Media   •  

Grapevine, TX

Industry: Software


8 - 10 years

Posted 370 days ago


At DexYP, we champion and empower our clients to thrive in today's competitive environment and we feel good about that. We specialize in providing them the tools they need to compete against the big guys, the national chains that are dominating the marketplace. These tools will save them time, money and keep them connected with their customers, wherever they may be. They also allow them the ability to control their operations at anytime, anywhere, from the palm of their hand.
Why choose DexYP?
Our team members are our most valued asset. We give them the chance to grow their skill set and take their career as far as possible. They work hard, make great money and have fun doing it. You'll be a part of a strong and stable company that's current client base exceeds 700,000 and who's forecasted 2017 sales are over $2 billion. You'll feel good about what you do and that you're making a difference by supporting local business across the country to help ensure they continue to succeed and survive.

Job Description
A solutions architect on the Internet Technology division within Digital Solutions organization is responsible for architecting and designing comprehensive software engineering solutions, that meet business requirements, in support of a given portfolio. The solutions architect will be accountable for partnering with key roles (e.g. project managers, application owners, business analysts, enterprise architects, etc.) to create solutions that are aligned to the architecture principles, leverage common and cloud based solutions and services, and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits). Within the solution development lifecycle, this role will be accountable for solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the technology needs and business case. Partner and vendor engagement / interactions is expected. The solutions architect will provide consulting during the detailed design and build phases, and reengaged to perform benefits realization. Serves as a fully seasoned/proficient technical resource. The solutions architect has routine accountability is for technical knowledge and capabilities as a team member.
The role will be part of the Digital Solution Enterprise Architecture team, and influence and direct activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations.
7-10 years of digital systems experience is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Represent Technology Strategy & Architecture in programs/initiatives;
Work alongside Product and Marketing to design and provide feedback on strategic and solutions architecture.
Partner with vendor engagement.
Produce conceptual and logical architectures to meet strategic business and technology objectives through documentation of systems, architectures, process flows and value-chains.
Conduct research into new technologies.
Support multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Provide continuous feedback between strategic and solutions architecture.

Promote adherence to architectural principles and guidelines; influence and direct activities of the organization.
Ensure alignment of initiative and low-level designs against the agreed architectures and technology strategies.
Manage tradeoffs between speed to market, quality and financial impact.
Produce conceptual and logical architectures to meet strategic business and technology objectives through documentation of systems, architectures, process flows and value-chains.
Participates in Architecture Working Groups and forums for research and design of enterprise architecture.


• Proven delivery leadership experience
• Experience in services gateways or access-control environments
• Background in cloud based solution and consumer facing environments
• Background in both application and infrastructure environments
• Proven experience performing similar functions in complex and large organizations
• Understanding of service oriented architecture databases, data modeling techniques
• Ability to comfortably and credibly present to senior management.
• Ability to create pragmatic, strategic technology alternatives to deliver short-term results while contributing to the long-term strategic direction.
• Be able to articulate the value proposition of getting solutions built using sound architecture principles
• Ability to work in a matrix environment with minimal supervision
• Excellent written, verbal and diagramming skills
• Partner and vendor engagement experience required
• Desired experience in designing and implementing Big Data environments and solutions with Hadoop
• Front-end knowledge: Java, Spring, AngularJS, JS, NoSQL design
• Architecture competence: TOGAF, SOA
• 7-10 years of digital systems experience with software engineering domain experience.
• 3+ years in enterprise, application, information data, and infrastructure design.
• BA Degree in software engineering , computer science or similar degree
• Travel up to 25%

DexYP is an equal opportunity employer.