Architect I - Cloud Infrastructure Services at UST in Bellevue, Washington

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Role Proficiency:

Design and implement Infrastructure/Cloud Architecture for a small/mid size projects


  1. Design and implement the architecture for the projects

  2. Guide and review technical delivery by project teams

  3. Provide technical expertise to other projects

Measures of Outcomes:

  1. # of reusable components / processes developed # of times components / processes reused

  2. Contribution to technology capability development (e.g. Training Webinars Blogs)

  3. Customer feedback on overall technical quality (zero technology related escalations)

  4. Relevant Technology certifications

  5. Business Development (# of proposals contributed to # Won)

  6. # white papers/document assets published / working prototypes

Outputs Expected:

Solution Definition and Design:

  1. Define Architecture for the small/mid-sized kind of project

  2. Design the technical framework and implement the same

  3. Present the detailed design documents to relevant stakeholders and seek feedback

  4. Undertake project specific Proof of Concepts activities to validate technical feasibility with guidance from the senior architect

  5. Implement best optimized solution and resolve performance issues

Requirement gathering and Analysis:

  1. Understand the functional and non-functional requirements

  2. Collect non-functional requirements (such as response time throughput numbers user load etc.) through discussions with SMEs business users

  3. Identify technical aspects as part of story definition especially at an architecture / component level

Project Management Support:

  1. Share technical inputs with Project Managers/ SCRUM Master

  2. Help SCRUM Masters / project managers to understand the technical risks and come up with mitigation strategies

  3. Help Engineers and Analysts overcome technical challenges

Technology Consulting:

  1. Analysis of technology landscape process tools based on project objectives

Business and Technical Research:

  1. Understand Infrastructure architecture and its' criticality to: analyze and assess tools (internal/external) on specific parameters

  2. Understand Infrastructure architecture and its criticality to Support Architect/Sr. Architect in drafting recommendations based on findings of Proof of Concept

  3. Understand Infrastructure architecture and its criticality to: analyze and identify new developments in existing technologies (e.g. methodologies frameworks accelerators etc.)

Project Estimation:

  1. Provide support for project estimations for business proposals and support sprint level / component level estimates

  2. Articulate estimation methodology module level estimations for more standard projects with focus on effort estimation alone

Proposal Development:

  1. Contribute to proposal development of small to medium size projects from technology/architecture perspective

Knowledge Management & Capability Development::

  1. Conduct technical trainings/ Webinars to impart knowledge to CIS / project teams

  2. Create collaterals (e.g. case study business value documents summary etc.)

  3. Gain industry standard certifications on technology and architecture consulting

  4. Contribute to knowledge repository and tools

  5. Creating reference architecture model reusable components from the project

Process Improvements / Delivery Excellence:

  1. Identify avenues to improve project delivery parameters (e.g. productivity efficiency process security. etc.) by leveraging tools automation etc.

  2. Understand various technical tools used in the project (third party as well as home-grown) to improve efficiency productivity

Skill Examples:

  1. Use Domain/ Industry Knowledge to understand business requirements create POC to meet business requirements under guidance

  2. Use Technology Knowledge to analyse technology based on client's specific requirement analyse and understand existing implementations work on simple technology implementations (POC) under guidance guide the developers and enable them in the implementation of same

  3. Use knowledge of Architecture Concepts and Principles to provide inputs to the senior architects towards building component solutions deploy the solution as per the architecture under guidance

  4. Use Tools and Principles to create low level design under guidance from the senior Architect for the given business requirements

  5. Use Project Governance Framework to facilitate communication with the right stakeholders and Project Metrics to help them understand their relevance in project and to share input on project metrics with the relevant stakeholders for own area of work

  6. Use Estimation and Resource Planning knowledge to help estimate and plan resources for specific modules / small projects with detailed requirements in place

  7. Use Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques to participate in the knowledge management process (such as Project specific KT) consume/contribute to the knowledge management repository

  8. Use knowledge of Technical Standards Documentation and Templates to understand and interpret the documents provided

  9. Use Solution Structuring knowledge to understand the proposed solution provide inputs to create draft proposals/ RFP (including effort estimation scheduling resource loading etc.)

Knowledge Examples:

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