Architect, Solution Design - Rewards Job Listing at Sears Holdings Management Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois (Job ID 122001BR)
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.
The Solution Architect is responsible for understanding client requirements and delivering solutions through the standard practices including the identification of framework, selection of development language and methodologies, and analysis and plan to implement a solution that will meet business needs within financial budget guidelines. In addition, the individual is expected to maintain latest knowledge in software and hardware products or services, trends, select best solutions to meet business requirements, and support the presentation and explanation of design solution to customers. Job responsibilities: • Participate in project kick off meeting and business requirement gathering meetings conducted by the Business analyst with the client. • Maintain a good communication channel with the Clients, Business analysts and projects teams. • Establish strong working relationship with business analysts to understand requirements. • Analyze technical needs, requirements, and state of the client’s infrastructure design, integration, and operations with business analyst team and the client. • Research software and hardware services, and define most cost-effective solutions to meet client requirements. • Follow design models, plans, internal standards, budgets, and processes. • Plan for how code will be organized; how the contracts between different parts of the system will look; and monitor the ongoing implementation of the project's methodologies (delete) • Implement all applicable IT architecture principles, standards and guidelines in the data, integration, application, infrastructure, solutions, security and technology domains. • Create High level design document (HLDD) and Low level design Document (LLDD) showing the architecture diagram with pointers to detailed feature specifications of smaller pieces of the design. • Prepare details documents like business process flows, data flow diagrams, best practice guidelines describing project phases and tasks, deployment scenario for the solution in terms of hardware and software technologies needed etc. • Establish strong working relationship with Systems Architect to review the design documents and the feasibility of implementing the solution in terms of cost and technology infrastructure availability. • Collaborate with Project Managers and to estimate cost involved in the solution design proposed and compare with customer's budgets; develop overall solution implementation plan. • Communicate and present proposed solutions to client with detailed documents prepared. • Provide support in implementing application installation, customization, and system integration. • Support development teams to review codes, when in doubt • Support QA teams to ensure functionalities are satisfactory and is in adherence to the design and the client requirement. • Provide support for projects in case of issues in development or implementation of solutions. • Follow knowledge management practice in capturing design notes, deliverables, methodologies, and solution development activities for traceability and troubleshooting purposes. • Support design process re-engineering and make recommendations for continuous design quality improvement purpose.
Skills/Requirements: • Bachelor's degree in engineering/computer science or related field preferred; minimum of five (5) or more years of experience in devising and deploying solution designs and/or software development; experience working in a large global IT environment strongly preferred • Strong understanding of Software development life cycle • Strong understanding about architecture models • Goods understanding about database structure and networking • Good understanding of technologies and client business • strong understanding about design models and patterns • Strong understanding about customer requirements and project objectives • Strong critical thinking to analyze and solve problems with significant information • Strong creative thinking to deal with imperfect information and ambiguity • Strong relationship management skills • Strong Team work skills & Time management skills • Strong negotiation skills • Strong judgment and decision making skills • Excellent presentation skills to present the solution design to customer and other stakeholders convincingly • Strong oral and written communication skills • Ability to facilitate discussion, drive consensus, and build partnership • Ability to produce high quality work products under pressure and within deadlines. • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and switch between tasks quickly. • Ability to construct an approach/plan for the execution of priorities • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:
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