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VP, Head of Solution Architecture

Norcross, GA, USA | FLEETCOR

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Solutions Architect is responsible for designing comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements in support of a given line of business. They will partner with key roles (e.g. project managers, application owners, business analysts, technical architects) to create solutions that are aligned to the architecture principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits). Within the solution development lifecycle this role will be accountable for solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business case. They will provide consulting during the detailed design, build, test and deploy phases, and reengaged to perform benefits realization. Routine accountability is for technical knowledge and capabilities as a team member or as an individual contributor. Will not have direct reports but will influence and direct activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITY

Represent Technology Strategy & Architecture in programs/initiatives

Assist in Work Effort Sizing with PM support

Support Functional & Technical Requirements gathering

Produce conceptual and logical architectures to meet strategic business, financial and technology objectives through documentation of systems, architectures, process flows and value-chains

Ensure alignment of initiative and low level designs against the agreed architectures and technology strategies

Provide continuous feedback between strategic and solutions architecture.

Promote adherence of designs to Fleetcor policies and standards, architectural principles and guidelines

Manage tradeoffs between speed to market, quality and financial impact.

May support multiple projects with competing deadlines

Technical leadership and exposure across a broad scale of tools, technologies, and architecture models

Will not have direct reports but will influence and direct activities of a team related to special initiatives or operations

Support customer sales cycles, RFPs, and on-boarding

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

10+ years industry experience with technology domain experience

5+ years in enterprise, application and information architecture design

Understanding of service oriented architecture databases, data modeling techniques

Ability to create pragmatic, strategic technology alternatives which deliver short-term results while contributing to long-term strategic direction

Strong, proactive leadership capabilities – inspiring fellowship

Effectively Influence, Negotiate and Lead technology alternative evaluations and implementations across the Technology and Line of Business organizations

Ability to comfortably and credibly present to senior management. Be able to articulate the value proposition of getting solutions built using sound architecture principles

Ability to work in a matrix environment with minimal supervision

Excellent written, verbal and diagramming skills

DESIRED SKILLS

Degree in Computer Science or related technical field

Financial Service or Bank experience preferred

Understanding of industry trends and relevant application technologies

Experience in designing and implementing analytical environments and business intelligence solutions


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