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.Net Solutions Architect

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Job ID Number: 1255
Employment Type:
Minimum Degree:
Location: New York, NY
Contact: web@connectionsny.com
Category: Architect,C#,Web
Salary Range: $110,000.00 - $135,000.00
Consultant Range: N/A
Description:

The Technical Architect will report to the Vice President, Technology. S/he will develop leading edge applications in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Working closely with business partners to determine functional requirements, the Technical Architect will create high-level technical specifications, and work with the IT management staff. This person will be a key player within a close-knit and highly focused team that drives company growth through our online brand, data/web partnerships, and technical ownership of our content management system. The handful of domains include application architecture, development architecture, and information architecture.

Specific responsibilities include:
Guide business analysts/UI designers around potential technology and/or limitations
Enable tighter business/IT alignment, better-quality decisions, and the successful implementation of an enterprise architecture
Assist in business strategy and process engineering
Evaluate and recommend design and implementation options and trade-offs
Evaluate and implement third party solutions and tools, as needed
Define and develop POC (Proof of Concept) for new technologies and implementations

Sample projects include:
Design and develop POC for SaaS (Software as a Service) capability for data partners
Design and develop web services POC (Proof of Concept) architecture for sensitive/secure data
Collaborate and review application architecture for web site
Plan development iterations and develop technical designs
Perform assessment of various 3rd party components and make recommendations
Identify and suggest opportunities to improve efficiencies in IT development process and enterprise-wide business processes
Assist with infrastructure and capacity planning for optimal use of existing hardware
Document existing back-end processes for future information architecture redesign

Requirements:

5+ years prior experience as a programmer, preferably in .NET
3+ years prior technical architecture experience preferably on consumer-focused websites
Data architecture experience with Relational Database Management systems
Strong analytical and technical ability, high tolerance for ambiguity, capable of thought leadership and strategic thinking
Excellent written and verbal communication
Solid organizational and time-management skills
Delivers practical results ? quantifies return on investment
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and realistically

Skill preferences include:
Development architecture experience in Microsoft platform, preferred
Experience with content management systems, preferred
 Experience with the following tools and technologies, preferred:
o VB.NET
o Microsoft SQL server
o Endeca
o ER studio
o XML
o Telligent Community Server

Please submit a brief summary about why you think you might be a good fit along with your resume.