Randstad SOA Architect-NJ in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

SOA Architect-NJ


Mount Laurel, NJ

Date Posted:

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Looking for a senior Architect with SOA experience for a year long contract in southern NJ.


Solution architect that defines the most efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure solutions to meet the business needs and technology strategy; this includes planning, evaluating, recommending and designing the solutions to ensure that technology projects are cost effective, compliant with enterprise standards and do not diverge from business and technology strategies. Support estimation process, provide architecture estimates for upcoming/planned initiatives. In addition, this role contributes to the technology strategy formulation by contributing and providing SME expertise to developing a 3-year technology roadmap and prioritizing investments.

  • Contribute to, design and/or develop an architecture framework including technology architecture strategy, policies, guiding principles and standards to govern how technology solutions will be developed and implemented

  • Research/analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture

  • Contribute to the development of project plans by providing input and manage projects/initiatives by directing assigned resources, communicating project status and providing timely escalation of issues

  • Ensure projects are compliant with technology architecture and design/operate processes to provide ongoing review of in-progress activity against technology architecture and development standards

  • Provide expert consultation and participate as a subject matter expert on projects

  • Apply knowledge of business requirements and architecture to the maintenance and enhancement of the enterprise-wide and/or project specific architecture framework

  • Apply industry/technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and/or minimize risk

  • Contribute to meeting key project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, within budget, adhering to standards

  • Conduct pre and post implementation reviews, ensuring all technical solutions have met business requirements

  • Develop/maintain expertise in architecture planning, processes and standards

  • Develop/maintain a proficient knowledge of system development methodologies, key business initiatives / issues, IT implications for systems or technologies and their impact on business solutions

    • Oversees other architects and IT professionals on complex, highly-visible architecture projects
  • May provide leadership/ consulting/ direction to a larger team on all aspects of architecture to ensure advanced learning occurs

  • Primary subject matter expert with specialized knowledge related to architecture of multiple TD applications and/or lines of business

  • Provides recommendations on value-added architectural improvements / enhancements

  • Lead solution development on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Map the business process to the supporting applications and services to understand the impact of the requirements (functional and non-functional)

  • Define the solution architecture guiding principles and determine which integration capabilities are to be implemented

  • Analyze the use cases and activity diagrams to identify integration requirements

  • Work with Technology Business Analysts to develop a Requirements Traceability Matrix to ensure end-to-end traceability of the solution to the requirements

  • Engage Domain Architects to define components of the solution blueprint; oversee their creation and compose them together

  • Review the detailed solution architecture and design to ensure that the design meets the requirements and complies with the architectural and security standards, patterns and frameworks

  • Support Solution Designers with the detailed technical design; review and sign-off the detailed design

  • Work closely with the Technology Business Analysts to ensure requirements support service reuse


  • Work with Security and Enterprise Architecture to understand the security standards, risks and ratify solution security design


  • Contribute and/or conduct ongoing assessments of architecture strategy, influencing business and IT decisions as necessary to ensure consistency in approach over time

  • Support the development, documentation, communication and execution of a comprehensive strategy, policies and solutions

  • Contribute to and/or develop the process by which decisions will be made regarding technology standards

  • Protect/enhance the security, availability of technology, brand integrity and shareholder value by establishing parameters for continued investment in technology solutions, and by providing technical risk analysis and assessment

  • Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise in own area and keep current with emerging industry trends, new technologies and best practices in the external market that can contribute to delivering effective client solutions

  • Develop expert knowledge of broad scope of architecture, technology, tools, processes and procedures, as well as broader organization issues and technology

  • Develop advanced and specialized knowledge of client applications, programming languages, industry best practices, business/organization, Bank standards, infrastructure, architecture and technology in related areas from an architectural design/solutions perspective

  • Foresees architectural issues / gaps and identifies emerging industry trends (i.e. future-focused)

  • Influences product direction and integrates technology from an architectural perspective within the business environment; fulfills an IT governance role

  • Track the usage and benefits of architecture frameworks, standards and patterns (e.g. improved quality, reduced development time)

  • Lead the supplier/software selection effort for the solution components with the assistance of other Architects

  • Identify enhancements and gaps in architectural frameworks, standards and patterns to raise them for consideration for inclusion in the future versions


  • Build consensus and alignment between enterprise-wide technological direction and business specific initiatives and requirements

  • Facilitate collaboration and decision-making within/across business units to ensure consistent application of IT strategy and compliance with architecture framework

  • Collaborate with business leaders, IT professionals, vendors and outsourced partners to assess viability/priority of projects/initiatives and ensure architecture issues are clearly communicated

  • Communicate project status and provide timely escalation of issues to ensure project objectives are met

  • May develop and/or contribute to negotiations of third party contracts/agreements

  • Participate in knowledge transfer with senior management, the team, other technical areas and business units

  • Work effectively as a team, supporting other members of the team in achieving business objectives and providing client services

  • Provide guidance and leadership to the Solution Architects to develop technical solutions

  • Provide guidance to Solution Designers for detailed technical design; review and sign-off the detailed design

  • Facilitate joint application design sessions with the interfacing application teams to ensure cross-team communication and collaboration

Qualifications / Skills Required:

  • 5-10 years of experience in an Architecture/Design role, preferably in the Financial Services sector

  • Experience in leading a team of technical resources (architects, designers) to build a solution

  • Experience or knowledge of design concepts

  • Ability to define and communicate the "big picture" in terms of the overall integration solution and break it down into smaller manageable work units

  • Experience in designing and developing cost effective solutions that meet functional, technical, and performance requirements

  • Ability to review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for re-use and process improvement

  • Ability to document and communicate the status of progress against plans and take corrective actions

  • Experience in managing multiple projects and/or sub-team activities simultaneously, including the ability to delegate key areas of responsibility

  • Ability to work effectively with internal business and technology partners at all levels of the organization

  • Support a work environment that promotes partner service, quality, innovation and teamwork

  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills


MUST HAVE: (5-10 years)

1.) Experience with creating and presenting Solution Options

2.) Understands design concepts associated with APIs, data, services, cloud

3.) End to End solution architecture and leadership

4.) Architecture diagraming and creation of associated artifacts

5.) Experience in designing and developing cost effective solutions that meet functional, technical, and performance requirements

6.) Enterprise Architecture Experience

7.) Applying strategic direction to solutions

8.) Ability to communicate effectively with peers and senior leadership


1.) Banking/ Finance

2.) Prior client experience

Skills needed for submittals

Application Architecture Experience Yrs.

Architecture Yrs.

Communication Skills - Please Provide Rating - 1 to 5 (excellent) *

Enterprise Architecture and end-to-end solutioning experience *Yrs.

IT Architecture *Yrs.

SOA Architecture *Yrs.

Any upcoming vacation plans? -Yes or No

Has your candidate worked at our client as a full time employee within the last 12 months? --Yes or No

Is this candidate required to give notice - Please elaborate in the comment section-Yes or No

Banking / Financial Industry ExperienceYrs.

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