IT Senior Architect - Bellevue, WA in Bellevue, WA at MDI Group

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

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Job Description

IT Senior Architect

Bellevue, WA


MDI Group is hiring an experienced IT Senior Architect for one of our clients in the Bellevue, WA area. Ideally, this individual will be able to blend strong leadership, communication, business acumen along with a deep technical knowledge as it applies to application architecture in order to meet key business success factors and requirements. This role requires a candidate who has strong analytical skills, deep technical and functional understanding of Cloud CRM solutions (Salesforce, SAP CRM), deep business process knowledge in sales, marketing, services and support business areas, SaaS/Subscription business expertise, learns quickly, is end customer focused and enjoys solving complex business problems with technology as an enabler. This position requires working closely with other high performing teams and could travel up to 20%.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing and presenting solution proposals & recommendations, including analysis of options, justifications, and tradeoffs in your areas of responsibility (CRM (Salesforce, SAP, etc.), sales, marketing, services and support).
  • Building relationships with business sponsors, understanding their requirements, establishing trust and dialogue on how to meet those requirements and lead discussions with stakeholders to formulate cross-functional decisions.
  • Envision and drive application architectural design for short term and long-term integration projects and drive technical impact assessments within the Go-to market, CRM, and e-Commerce space.
  • Partnering with Sr. Development and analyst resources to translate functional specifications into logical, component-based technical designs.
  • Provide deep functional/technical/application guidance to project teams in support of solution design and development.
  • Develop solution architectures and roadmaps in conjunction with business process partners and strategy teams.
  • Document selection criteria, evaluation and final selection of application solution options with a focus on engagement of all key parties. Emphasis on gaining alignment, sharing keying decisions, impacts and implications.
  • Working with other architectural leaders and application owners within IT to support key integration projects and enhancements and ensure end-to-end integrity of solutions.
  • Maintain oversight and responsibility for project solution design document (SDD) materials.
  • Prototype and Proof-of-Concept innovative technologies within your area of responsibility.
  • Lead development of conceptual and application architectural solution blueprint for assigned projects to meet business requirements ensuring compliance with established architectural principles, standards, and processes.
  • Provide technical oversight to the team on system interoperability and business process impacts.
  • Partner with other architecture disciplines to develop reference architectures and best practices. Participate on architectural governance team(s) and processes to guide and sanction critical architectural decisions.
  • Lead identification of assets or services that can be re-used by the project teams to drive consistency, cost reduction, and increases speed to market within assigned architecture or functional domains
  • Proactively monitor strategic direction of vendors, technology and market trends, and determine their potential impact and value to the customer systems.
  • Mentor junior team members and provide technical leadership


  • Broad-based experience in systems architecture and development, with demonstrated experience integrating multiple systems and business processes
  • Strong understanding of CRM (Salesforce, SAP), sales, marketing, services, support and CX business process, and strong understanding of challenges, opportunities and industry trends in 2 or more of these areas.
  • Hybris Commerce or other e-commerce platforms and Cloud CRM platform experience will be highly desired.
  • 8+ years of experience working with enterprise applications
  • 6+ years of experience working in hi-tech industry, Cloud based SW company is a plus
  • 6+ years of experience in large transformational programs and projects as a lead
  • 8+ years of experience in application development and design
  • 10+ years of java engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience working with hosted/cloud applications and integrations to internal systems
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Rest/SOAP, XML, XSD, XSLT skills
  • Strong scripting experience, ability to script in Ruby, Python, or Perl
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef and Puppet
  • Network troubleshooting experience with layer 2-7 tools (dns, portquery, trace route, ping, telnet, tcpdump, wireshark)
  • Experience with virtualized and/or cloud-based solutions for either virtual machines and/or containers
  • Experience with project tracking tools like JIRA, HPSM, BMC Remedy or similar.
  • Strong communications and a natural curiosity around technical developments
  • Critical thinker with broad subject and domain expertise
  • Experience working within an agile team to vet requirements and estimate work
  • Experience with automated build/test/deploy and continuous integration tools preferred
  • TOGAF or other Enterprise Architecture framework experience is a plus
  • Ability to read & write complex SQL queries – T-SQL knowledge a plus
  • Experience with virtualized and/or cloud-based solutions for either virtual machines and/or containers is a plus
  • Experience working closely with development teams
  • Ability to Travel internationally, up to 20% of the time

MDI Group, part of the Motion Recruitment network, provides IT Staffing Solutions (Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire) in major North American markets. Our unique expertise in today’s highest demand tech skill sets, paired with our deep networks and knowledge of our local technology markets, results in an exemplary track record with candidates and clients.

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