Solutions Architect

Post Begin Date 2 weeks ago(7/16/2021 1:55 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-34898
Category
Corporate
Location
US-TX-Dallas
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
20-Technology

Overview

I will demonstrate my Warrior Spirit by striving to be my best and never giving up. I will show my Servant's Heart by delivering Legendary Customer Service and treating others with respect. I will express my Fun-LUVing Attitude by not taking myself too seriously and embracing my Southwest Family.

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

  • Domain area-focused Architect responsible for defining solutions that align to Enterprise strategies and standards. Collaborates closely with IT Teams to ensure designs reflect the intended solutions. Bridges Stakeholder expectations with IT execution in order to meet desired outcomes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for developing and executing against solution strategies and business plans that support business expansion
  • Focuses on integrating various parts of a solution into one cohesive network that solves a larger technical problem(s)
  • Participates in complex technical lifecycles from inception, requirements analysis, design, to fluid implementation phases
  • Owns getting buy in and consensus from Infrastructure and software Teams
  • Consulted on Business area roadmap and responsible for aligning application/technology roadmap to address business needs
  • Defines and manages ongoing domain technical roadmaps aligned to Stakeholder strategies
  • Translates Stakeholder intent into cohesive solution architectures aligned with Enterprise strategies, Reference Architectures, domain technical roadmaps, and non-functional requirements
  • Reviews high-level functional requirements and provides t-shirt size implementation estimates
  • Defines non-functional requirements in collaboration with Stakeholders and IT Team
  • Supports the planning of solution deployment activities and sequencing
  • Reviews and approves IT Team designs and ensures alignment to the solution architecture
  • Collaborates closely with IT Team and provides ongoing mentoring and coaching to Engineers
  • Promotes and enforces Enterprise standards and industry best practices
  • Champions inclusion of architecture runway items as part of planning process
  • Creates and presents Architecture Review Board (ARB) content and other relevant material to Peers and Leadership
  • Creates and maintains Reference Architectures aligned with technology roadmap
  • Serves as steward for applications and technologies in the Enterprise Architecture Management repository
  • Interviews prospective candidates for the IT Team
  • Defines and reviews technical criteria for vendor evaluations, participates in package selections, and ensures contracts include expected technical outcomes
  • Researches airline and technology industry trends and promotes ways they can be applied
  • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers
  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills and ability to address large and small audience
  • Must be highly organized, motivated, and capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, Team-based, Customer Service oriented environment
  • Ability to articulate (verbally / visually) ideas, approaches, concepts, options, risks, impacts, tradeoffs, and recommendations to technical, non-technical, and Leadership audiences
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must possess outstanding business acumen and a sound understanding of industry rules/standards, especially as pertaining to their respective domain
  • Ability to mentor/coach Tech Leads, Senior Engineers, and Peers in a domain or technical area
  • Ability to provide expert Technical and Thought Leadership in a domain or technical area
  • Outstanding leadership skills including partnering, consensus building, and influencing
  • Basic understanding of Project Management Methodology and Principles
  • Exceptional understanding of business process and business rules for a domain
  • Expert knowledge of computer hardware and/or software, emerging practices/concepts, and technology relevant to organizational/domain vision
  • Experience providing technical leadership to a distributed set of Teams comprised of onsite and offsite Teams, including both Employees and third parties

 

EDUCATION

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience - in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or equivalent experience or formal training

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Required: 5 to 10 years of work experience in multiple technology disciplines
  • Required: 5 to 10 years of engineering and/or business work experience
  • 3-5 years of experience with Domain Driven Design preferred.
  • 3-5 year of experience writing Java preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in Service Based Architectures preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with Enterprise Integration Patterns preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience with Messaging Patterns preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience with Relational Databases including both Oracle & SQL Server preferred.
  • Experience replacing large legacy applications preferred.
  • Experience working with professional service teams preferred.
  • Airline or travel industry experience preferred.

 

 

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION

  • N/A

PHYSICAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting 50 lbs, standing, sitting, pulling, pushing, squatting, hearing, climbing, walking, kneeling, reaching, crawling, writing, and speaking
  • Ability to perform work duties from limited space work station/desk/office area for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Five percent travel, with the potential for increased / decreased travel based upon Technology Department needs

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