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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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.
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Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans
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