VP, Architecture and Standards at Unisys Corporation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Job Description:


We Believe in Better!

We are a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions that can help change the world. Enhancing people's lives through secure, reliable advanced technology is our vision.

At Unisys, we believe in better! Here, you have the opportunity to learn new skills, apply your expertise, and solve complex problems with cutting edge technologies and solutions. You are part of a global diverse team that supports you, drives change, and delivers successful results consistently.

Our associates are at the forefront of everything we do, driving our clients' successes while giving back to communities and making this world a safer and more secure place to live and work. Our success is a direct result of the work of our people who live and breathe our Core Beliefs.Simply put, we believe in better lives. Join us!

Learn more about Unisys and our key solution offerings: Unisys, Stealth, CloudForte,InteliServe

What success looks like in this role:

The Unisys Solution Innovation and Architecture (SI&A) organization is responsible for establishing and maintaining Unisys platform architecture standards and to ensure technology cohesiveness across BUs and to guide Business Unit innovation and the adoption of new and emerging technologies.

Architecture & Standards: Unisys seeks an experienced technology executive to drive the Unisys platform Architecture and Standards Function of the SI&A organization. The Architecture and Standards function provides Enterprise-class integrations for external Partner capabilities and products, as well as a modern, consistent and world-class User Experience. This Technical Leader will manage small highly technical Architects, and guide cross-Business Unit platform integration, architecture and design standards. The overall charter is to establish standards and guidelines to ensure technology cohesiveness across the Business Units.

Establish and maintain Unisys platform architecture standards to ensure technology cohesiveness across BUs. Under the Architecture & Standards lead, there will be a team to support standards for UI/ UX, Unisys Connect and Microservices. Some of the key activities will be:

  • Define Technical Solution standards and guardrails for BU development teams.

  • Define style guide and reusable UX components for Unisys design system.

  • Design reusable microservices architecture e.g., Ai Ops.

  • Drive comprehensive integration strategy through Unisys Connect.

  • Serve as technical platform SMEs providing input/ guidance (as needed) on:

    • M&A technical due diligence.

    • Cross BU-solution offerings.

The Strategic Imperatives for the organization include:

Solutions Architecture

  • Unisys Reference Solution architecture, with Micro-services and consistent Stack - "factor" all products and services into functional components

  • Enterprise Class Platform integration with external partner capabilities

Modern Architecture for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

  • Cloud native architectures leveraging Kubernetes and GitOps capabilities

  • Hybrid and multi-cloud management solutions and architecture patterns

Modern UI/UX

  • Design Thinking, Lean UX & Agile Development to facilitate adoption of
    user-centric & design-led development

  • Develop UI/UX standards with a common experience that delights and excites

  • Enhance online reusable UI design assets & coded components

What success looks like in this role: Cohesiveness and modern technology adoption across all the Unisys Business Units in the following areas:

Modern Architecture

  • Innovate new Solution capabilities with the addition of new Technology and Modern Architecture capabilities.

  • Provide a common Integration Platform with a unified security capability - APIs, Virtual Gateways, Integration Gateway.

  • Deliver Hardened Software Infrastructure Architecture blueprints.

  • Share Best Practices around Cloud Adoption - SaaS enablement of Unisys solutions.

  • Evangelize and embrace new Technology and Architecture trends for Micro-servicesand Serverless computing.

Micro-services Platform & Architecture

  • Deliver a common Technology Stack which helps with use of tested/qualified components, tools, technologies.

  • Enable a common Software and Data Engine (SDE) with common Micro-services.

  • Establish Deployment strategy using Container, K8s framework which enables DevSecOps Automation with a consistent CI/CD process.

  • Establish Technology Standardization & Governance for OSS, 3rdparty capabilities.

  • Provide a Catalog of reusable Micro-services

UI/UX Design-Design System, Design thinking, Lean UX-Agile Development

  • Enable UI/UX Design Experience and User Interfaces withfunctional and accessibility compliant user experiences and interfaces.
  • Enhancement of Unisys Application Design System (Intranet) which enables reusable design/graphic assets and reusable coded UI components; UI Architecture acrossallsolutions

  • Differentiate Unisys market positioning through UX

    • Regularly benchmark against leading competitors

    • Create a brand presence through UX

    • Establish Virtual Experience Centers

  • Drive Unisys UI Development Skills, UX Certifications and Skill Enhancements

    You will be successful in this role if you have:

    Required Education/Experience:

    • Minimum 20+ years of experience

    • BS Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent; Advanced degree preferred.

    • A proven technology executive with thought leadership credentials and experience.

    • Highly credible Architecture/Engineering skillset, with exceptional leadership experience in large scale technology organizations and aligned to the latest technology trends, market demand and new standards.

    • A strong balance of strategic and business acumen, a high level of intellectual agility, and capacity for original thought.

    • Entrepreneurial by nature with a demonstrated ability to lead senior technology professionals and quickly build credibility.

    • Proven ability to evangelize and influence innovation

    • Strong executive presence, innovative leader in the technology market, influential communicator (at the C-Suite / Business Unit Leadership level, natural collaborator with customers, vendors, leadership and peers.