Location: Sacramento, California
Requisition Number: RQ-2018-00921
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Enterprise Application Architects identify needed changes to the portfolio of applications across the ecosystem. They develop and administer application-specific standards such as user interface design, globalization, Web services, portal application programming interfaces, XML, and content. They provide design recommendations based on long-term development organization strategy and develop enterprise level application and custom integration solutions including major enhancements and interfaces, functions and features. This position is within the transportation industry.
SPECIFIC TASKS INCLUDE:
Develops the organization's application architectural strategy in alignment with business goals.
Analyzes the current IT ecosystem application architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.
Develops migration strategies to close gaps between current and future states of the application architectures.
Develops IT ecosystem application architecture models, processes and documentation.
Conduct an assessment and prioritization to the portfolio of applications.
Develop application rationalization roadmap which will describe the organization's current state of the IT infrastructure; the legacy applications that are being supported; what has been achieved over the past two years; what must be done immediately to remediate risks to the organization's business operations and the public; and what will be done in increments to bring the infrastructure to a sustainable state and what is the organization's strategy for rationalizing and modernizing its applications over the next ten years.
Defines transition steps and strategy from the current to the future application architecture.
Reviews business drivers and strategies, understands the implications to the application architecture, and identifies/mitigates risks to solutions.
Defines the conceptual and detailed architecture for the development of applications and oversees the evolution of that architecture as the platform is deployed across the entire Institute.
Champions and communicates the application architecture to the business leaders and contracting teams; associating the implication of the architecture to objectives/drivers/goals
Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of applying EA principles; at least five (5) years of that experience must be in a lead capacity.
Must have a minimum of three (3) years' experience planning, developing, and creating EAF plans and roadmaps for integrated business systems, utilizing technology frameworks such as: the Open Group Architectural Framework; the Zachman Framework; the Federal Enterprise Architecture; the Gartner Methodology; California State Government Agency/Department Frameworks or similar EA frameworks.
Must possess specific knowledge of methods including architect enterprise strategy, enterprise architecture development and management; business process design and re-engineering; investment decision making and support for solution architecture development/management; and support the attainment of business strategy and its alignment with processes and information technology strategy.
Must possess strong knowledge in domains that define an enterprise (business, application, data, security and technology).
Must have the ability to pragmatically establish an architecture program able to define and execute incremental strategic roadmap benefits.
Must have the ability to define, apply, and teach methodology and frameworks related to the implementation of EA concepts and solutions such as those defined by The Open Group, The CIO Council, NASCIO or other industry models as well as custom methods to accelerate the delivery of value to clients.
Certifications in project, quality, IT governance, and EA standards (Certified IT Architect, CSSBB, CMQ/OE, PMP, ITIL, TOGAF, COBIT, etc.)
2+ years of experience with the State of CA
Ability to work well under pressure and meet short deadlines
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
Bachelors Degree preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems OR equivalent experience.
Experience in medium to large IT and/or system implementation projects
Experience in dealing with clients at all levels of the organization
Experience in leading cross-functional / cross-departmental teams
Experience in any of the following industries is preferred: Transportation, Corrections, Healthcare, Utilities, Justice