Enterprise Solutions Architect - Infrastructure

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Company: V2Soft
Location: MI - Auburn Hills MI
Posted: 7/28/2020
Salary: N/A

V2Soft (www.v2soft.com) is a global company, headquartered out of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with locations in Mexico, Italy, India, China and Germany. At V2Soft, our mission is to provide high performance technology solutions to solve real business problems. We become our customer's true partner, enabling both parties to enjoy success. We are committed to promoting diversity in the workplace, and believe it has a positive effect on our company and the customers we serve.

We have an immediate requirement for an Enterprise Solutions Architect - Infrastructure with our client in Auburn Hills, MI.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Enterprise Solution Architect (ESA) is a key representative of Architecture and Infrastructure (A&I), working directly with all departments within Chrysler Group LLC's Information and Communication Technology (CLIENT) department. The ESA works with all teams to understand project timelines and project requirements; align projects to solutions, technologies, and standards; document solutions; and review implementations to validate the proper and timely implementation has been completed. The ESA approaches this work with a focus on execution, delivery, and total cost of ownership.
Within A&I, the ESA performs a number of roles. Specifically, the ESA drives integration amongst A&I technical towers to drive the technical decisions related to project delivery; produce and document standards that can be supported across A&I; document standard solutions for publishing into the Service Catalog; assist with the timely refreshing of infrastructure; assist with reducing operational issues and improving environmental deficiencies; improve the speed of delivery of services from A&I.


The responsibilities of an ESA are broken into categories, as listed below.

Project Roadmap:
  • Document and update multi-year project roadmaps, in conjunction with ADM and A&I Teams
  • Provide high-level alignment of upcoming projects to standard technologies and solutions
  • Highlight key and impactful projects on the roadmap and communicate to A&I teams
  • Highlight key new technologies from the Roadmap and work with requesting group and Enterprise Architecture to obtain approvals for technologies in a timely manner
  • Work/ with A&I Management to identify possible resource and delivery constraints, based on documented Project Roadmap
Drive Collaboration of Standards:
  • Identify technical and/or process standards and/or issues that prevent or inhibit the use of Service Catalog offerings and/or automation of services (e.g. Cloud)
  • Collaborate, across towers, to resolve items identified items
  • Support EA and consult with project teams on the selection of IT products and services
Service Catalog:
  • Work with A&I teams to understand documented standards
  • Document the architecture and detailed architecture for standard solutions, consulting with A&I teams, to be included in the Service Catalog
  • Communicate the Service Catalog offerings to all members of CLIENT
Project Initiation:
  • Consult with project requestors to identify when infrastructure projects should be initiated
  • Inform A&I teams about the start of projects, including a high-level summary of the project scope and technology
  • Consult with A&I project managers to prioritize projects
Document Requirements:
  • Lead the identification and documentation of infrastructure requirements by consulting with project leads and requesting teams
  • Apply known technical standards to guide solutions towards standard infrastructure offerings
  • Evaluate proposed infrastructure technologies and validate the use within the project
Architect Solution:
  • Consult with A&I teams to identify solutions for projects
  • Document the infrastructure architecture for projects
  • Present the proposed infrastructure architecture to A&I Teams; validates/modifies the architecture, as required, to obtain approval and support
  • Assist Server Architecture team in obtaining project estimates
  • Document the detailed configuration of architecture elements
Build Infrastructure:
  • Review updates regarding the build of infrastructure for projects
  • Modify project documentation, if required
  • Drive conclusion of requested infrastructure technology changes, if required
  • Consult with the requesting team to validate the build of the infrastructure
Operate Infrastructure:
  • Assist the Server Architecture team in planning server lease refreshes
  • Highlight technologies that prevent the ability to perform lease refreshes and attempt to resolve issues
  • Consuls with A&I teams to recommend modifications to the system architectures
  • Consult with the owning teams to improve operational delivery and costs for application environments
  • Update environment architecture documentation for any updates
Knowledge Management:
  • Maintain infrastructure architecture documentation for applications
  • Inform operational teams of updates to the infrastructure architecture documentation
  • Assist with and support any SWAT activities to support application and environment availability
Key Competencies:
  • Understands infrastructure architecture, including servers, SAN, networking, database and middleware
  • Understanding of application and database development and methodologies
  • Able to coordinate many efforts and produce high-level plans
  • Able to facilitate meetings
  • Able to perform basic levels of financial and / or time analysis
  • Able to document complex ideas for presentations
  • Able to identify and apply standards and patterns to produce effective solutions
  • Able to formalize standards and applies these standards to create solutions
  • Able to conceptualize new ideas to improve performance or reduce costs in CLIENT
  • Critical thinker - thinks outside the box and asks tough questions
  • Drives for integration across all areas of CLIENT
  • Creates synergies within CLIENT
V2Soft is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( EOE).
https://www.v2soft.com/careers - to view all of our open opportunities and to learn more about our benefits.

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