York Solutions Minneapolis , MN 55401
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Title:SAP Technical Architect
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Rate: Market (All Inclusive)
Duration: 12+ month contract
The Senior Principal Technical Architect role is responsible for leading technology strategy definition and related roadmaps. This role works with Enterprise Solution Architects, Business Solution Architects and Data Architects and external service providers to ensure technologies and technically enabled capabilities align with stated architecture strategies and standards and delivery capabilities. This role also mentors other employees to develop architecture and structure strategic planning and subject matter expertise. Key deliverables include:
*Technology vendor assessments
*Technology roadmaps and standards maintenance
*Technology architecture standards & reference models
*Project-level Architecture Definition Documents (technical components)
*Input to business capability models, assessments, roadmaps
*Input to enterprise solution strategy assessments across capability & technology areas
The Technical Architect is a key leader in the identification of risks & opportunities with current technical landscape, identifying & recommending the implementation of overarching platform strategies, directing initiatives to mitigate risk, and contributing to the technical community of practice activities (e.g., templates, processes, execution models).
This role will serve as a delivery team member and responsible to review new initiatives and provide architecture guidance and decisions regarding the viability of components, design and operationalize the landscape, and participate as required within the Architecture Review Board to establish and maintain standards.
Provide thought leadership and drive technology aspects of solution architecture design, implementation, and modification activities across projects, teams and key process and technology leaders.
Ensure all technical aspects of architecture definition (solution design and analysis work) are documented and stored per enterprise standards.
Provide platform strategies, guidance and frameworks to technology (application, infrastructure) development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to business capability needs, and identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs.
Partner with other architects to analyze:
o Enterprise business drivers to determine corresponding change requirements.
o The IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend broad-based solutions for improvement.
o Technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
Establish & document technology architecture design principles and standard reference models (standard architecture design supporting future architecture needs).
Actively support the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results to senior leadership across Medtronic business and technology globally.
Actively support the execution of the Solution Selection Process with enterprise, business solution, and data architects; ensure alignment to enterprise standard solutions and define new solutions to meet business capability needs.
Ensure adherence to the defined IT governance activities associated with the Solution Selection Policy & Procedure (i.e., architecture boards, governance councils).
As a member of the broader Medtronic architecture virtual organization, act as a key contributor to the enterprise reference architecture models (creation, maintenance, governance).
Partner with the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) to ensure alignment and execution of plans with project deliveries.