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Application Architect  

The primary function of the Application Architect is to research, design and develop enterprise-wide architecture and solutions to meet business needs. Architects are experts in multiple technologies and are capable of taking abstract requirements and ideas from conception to actual implementations.

Identify new technologies with intrinsic value for application in company solutions. Lead activities with external vendors and internal team to identify, evaluate and recommend system hardware and software. Defines and leads proof of concept activity associated with technology assessment.
Work with IT and business representatives to identify opportunities leading to the design and development of tools and applications in support ofcompany business operations.
Document the desired future state of application architecture, and document the gaps between current and future states. Define transition plans to close the gaps.
Design, document and drive adoption of enterprise-wide architectures and frameworks.
Assume a leadership role in establishing and insuring compliance with IT governance policies and initiatives including standards, best practices and policies.
Serve as subject matter expert in multiple technology areas.
Assure that solution designs meet requirements for scalability, performance and quality in accordance with negotiated service level agreements.
Participate in the assessment and resolution of software defects discovered during the quality assurance process.
Work with software engineers, QA engineers, technical writers, configuration management and infrastructure, as needed, to ensure quality and the successful implementation of new applications or features.
Assist IT Managers in assessing feature and requirement tradeoffs.
All other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related years of experience.
10+ years experience in software or applications engineering and/or technical operations.
Work and/or academic experience building applications employing the following:
- Java
- Java, JSP, Servlets
- Common Java frameworks and approaches such as J2EE, EJB, XML(JAXB), etc
- Java Application Servers with IBM WebSphere products and services preferred
- Extensive background in the .NET Framework with emphasis on version 2.0 - 3.5
- Experience architecting ASP.NET web and web service solutions, Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation a plus.
- Relational database with emphasis Oracle 10g+ and Sql Server 2005+
- XML, XSL, XSD and XPath
- Common web protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, etc.
- Object relational mapping tools
- Internet and hardware technologies such as load balancers, Firewalls, clustering, encryption devices or accelerators.
- Detailed knowledge of operating systems or components such as transaction processing, asynchronous implementation and load balancing is a plus.
- Heterogeneous operating environments emphasizing Windows and Linux.
- Experience with design tools, design patterns and familiarity with application of UML and class diagram representations
Works effectively in a fast paced environment.
Works well in team scenarios and possesses characteristics representative of a self-starter and motivator
Creative and effective problem solving skills
Ability to work on/manage multiple tasks concurrently
Excellent communication skills.
LocationPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States of America
CompanyLantek Computer Svc
EmailContact This Company
Posted Date05/26/2011 12:46:11
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