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Applications Architect

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
November 18, 2016

The Applications Architect influences the development and implementation of Information Services (I.S.) strategy, initiatives, and governing policies. He/She conceives solutions, builds consensus, and sells and executes solutions across business areas. This position assists in defining the direction for projects and solution architecture. The Applications Architect supports I.S. leadership by planning and championing the execution of broad initiatives aimed at delivering value to internal and external stakeholders. He/She leverages data, technical, and business knowledge to drive the development of technical frameworks and solutions at portfolio and enterprise levels. This position is involved throughout the project life cycle with emphasis on the initiation, feasibility, and analysis phases.


Provides Input to Architecture Strategy and Initiatives

Contributes to the development and review of the systems capability strategy to meet business requirements.

Provides guidance and information to support consistency of vision with business objectives.

Researches business capabilities to ensure effective incorporation of new technologies.

Develops and evaluates innovative ideas to assess value added, impact, risks, challenges, opportunities, and benefits for the organization.

Provides Leadership for Technical Initiatives

Leads complex technical project reviews to assess deliverables.

Assists in technical plan preparations to meet business needs.

Assists and collaborates with cross-functional teams to prepare technical resource plans.

Identifies, assesses, and manages risks to ensure successful achievement of project deliverables.

Evaluates requirements to perform impact analyses and to specify effective business processes.

Identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches to ensure optimal performance and to meet business needs.

Guides Applications Architecture and Systems Design

Serves as the lead technical resource to provide strategic oversight and planning of strategic portfolio initiatives to ensure proper architectural aspects.

Manages the roadmaps for key portfolio assets to ensure systems will scale and evolve in meeting future business needs.

Reviews and recommends changes for systems to meet business needs and to align with enterprise architecture strategies.

Develops and reviews applications designs and technical approaches to ensure systems and processes align with I.S. strategy.

Provides guidance as a subject matter expert on application and integration architecture to support the development of complex systems.

Analyzes business processes and systems to rationalize the technical approach and to improve aspects of information systems.

Provides guidance on applications designs and integrations to ensure strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards, and practices are properly applied.

Leads development and adoption of core application building blocks and processing and integration patterns to increase productivity, improve customer service, and strengthen competitive advantage.

Provides Guidance for Architecture Solutions

Produces detailed component specifications to support systems designs.

Creates designs of candidate architecture to ensure accuracy and fulfillment of requirements.

Assists in preparing and implementing plans to execute business and technical initiatives.

Provides technical guidance to support systems development and integration and to enable the timely delivery of I.S. solutions.

Recommends technical strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards, and practices to ensure consistency and compliance.

Primary Skill: .NET Environment

Additional Skills:

Javascript - Intermediate

Client Server Architecture - Intermediate

J2EE Development - Intermediate

Brio - Intermediate

Citrix - Advanced

Network Security Engineering - Advanced


The desired Applications Architect will possess Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics or related field or the equivalent in education and work experience.