Architect II Network

Yrc Worldwide Inc. Overland Park , KS 66204

Posted 6 months ago


The Architect II is responsible for the realization of architecture strategy through the design of complex systems, which are founded on both industry and corporate standards. The Architect II is also a contributor to and an evangelist of YRC enterprise architecture strategy.

The Architect II works with other teams to provide technical guidance and to foster overall alignment with YRC enterprise architecture and industry best practices. This role collaborates with Project Managers, IT Leadership, other architects, and various technical team members throughout IT to develop solutions to complex business needs and deliver, implement, and train other teams on the solutions.

This individual will possess advanced communication and technical skills along with practical experience in multiple areas within their architectural discipline (i.e. Infrastructure, Data or Applications). The Architect II is expected to resolve large and complex problems, challenges and issues that cross multiple teams and business units. The Architect II is expected to serve as a subject matter expert in several areas within their architectural discipline (i.e. Infrastructure, Data or Applications). They also possess the skills needed to be able to step into many roles within their architectural discipline and contribute to various IT initiatives in need of such expertise.


Requirements Gathering, Design and Implementation (50%):

  • Leads the development of road maps describing evolution of infrastructure technologies from current to future state

  • Leads the collaboration of requirement gathering and technology selection process across multiple infrastructure lanes

  • Manages team and small departmental projects. Coordinates the successful execution of project activities. Assists and develops project presentation. Presents project presentation to technical groups.

  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems

  • Assists with the documentation of work and implementation standards/processes/procedures for the broader work group

  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of information technology concepts and principles, as a means of relating business needs to technology solutions.

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of project management, and experience providing tasks, milestones and time estimation within project plans.

  • Perform analysis of current environment to identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement; recommend solutions and collaborate with infrastructure engineers to develop processes to implement changes

  • Ensures solutions fit strategically in the overall infrastructure architecture and meet existing technology, application and business standards

Technology Innovation: (30%):

  • Seeks opportunity to automate, simplify and consolidate Infrastructure platforms and processes

  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks

  • Actively participates in and assists with vendor contract negotiations for areas of technology expertise

  • Stays abreast of technology trends as well as how it pertains specifically to the freight and logistics industry

  • Assists with strategy/roadmap, and identifies and recommends new technology solutions to meet business needs

Process and Support (10%):

  • Provides highest tier level of support

  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

  • Works complex incidents, performs troubleshooting, administers repairs. Drives team to meet team SLAs

Peer Leadership (10%):

  • Actively coaches systems engineers, providing feedback as necessary

  • Is as a SME for key areas of expertise and drive key projects or ongoing operational functions

  • Drives meeting agendas and expectations for biweekly touchpoints with operational managers


  • Adaptability
  • Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • Building Trusting Relationships
  • Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
  • Collaborating
  • Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
  • Communication
  • Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others. Coaches others on team as needed
  • Continuous Learning
  • Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Initiating Action
  • Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Work Standards
  • Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Integrity Earns others' trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related subject or equivalent experience

  • 10 years within IT Infrastructure.

  • 5 years' experience in both design and operational support across 2 or more of the key infrastructure silos (Network, Storage, Compute, Security, Virtualization and Cloud systems)

  • Excellent analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills.

  • Appreciation of risk management, change management, and configuration management

  • Ability to provide objective and impartial technology, platform, tooling assessments and recommendations, ensures compatibility with strategic technology backlog at all times

  • Passionate about technology, and has interest in emerging tools, trends and techniques across the industry

  • Possesses or displays the ability to learn multiple technologies and systems

  • Professional experience demonstrating the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees and contractors, to prepare reports and to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing


Experience in any of these areas network/security areas would be preferred: Cisco or related networking technology (routing/switching), load balancing, WAN/Wireless, Packet Brokers, Network Security and Cloud Gateways, Privileged Access Management, SIEM, IDS/IPS, Multiple Firewall Implementations (Palo Preferred), Security Assessments and MFA. In addition to the above, an emphasis on automation and scripting is a plus, PowerShell, Ansible. Python, etc.


This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Continually speaking and hearing, giving and receiving directions. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 50 lbs of supplies and materials is required.

YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

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