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Solution Application Architect in San Diego, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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Job #:  940667

Apex Systems, the nation’s 2nd largest Information Technology Staffing organization, has an opening for a Solutions Application Architect to work within one of our large clients in the San Diego area. This position is a long-term contract with an opportunity to convert full time.

 

Please send your resume to Kiersten Schaefer at kschaefer@apexsystems.com if you're interested in learning more about this role.

 

Summary: 
• Responsible for solution development, competitive costing, commercial proposition integration and business case alignment of Enterprise Services solutions supporting client business, applications and/or information technology environments. 
• Solution scope includes ongoing delivery of services, services startup and transition, initial people, technology and process transformation as well as ongoing refresh, meeting client's specifications, strategic direction, technology context, and business needs. 
• Confidently articulates all aspects of solution and persuasively communicates value to the client. Influences client evaluation criteria and decision making. 
• Works individually, in teams or as leader, to determine customer requirements in complex and often ambiguous outsourced environments. 
• Interacts effectively with team, pursuit leaders, internal governance and business leadership to advance sales efforts. 
Responsibilities: 
• Opportunity Analysis 
• Engages IT, business and CxO management, key presenter and influencer, trusted advisor. 
• Develops business and technology roadmap and strategy. 
• Ensures competitive position is fed back to portfolio management. 
• Understands the company's end to end solutions which best address customer needs. 
• Creates value and constantly qualifies for the company. 
• Identifies services opportunities for the company in customer's enterprise information technology and business processes. 
• Contributes to win strategies and definition of win themes, including business case development and solution approach. 
• Is aware of market price for offerings in scope. 
Solution Design and Development:
• Shapes, interprets and helps define client requirements to ensure they address business goals. 
• Redefines services, service level agreement and other requirements based on client objectives. 
• Integrates additional services, approaches that add value, improving Total Cost of Ownership and/or business case. 
• Allocates allowable cost targets for solutions. 
• Validates results using comparable deal history, competitor and market data. 
• Captures and highlights risks and any associated costs. 
• Creates innovative delivery approaches to meet real client needs. 
• Applies top-down or yellowpad tool estimates where appropriate in deal cycle. 
• Validates against client base and business case. 
• Provides feedback and ownership for cost issues. 
• Models major components of most towers. 
• Understands impact and estimates variation across all towers caused by changes in significant deal variables. 
• Optimizes solution through balancing cross-tower interactions. 
• Optimizes overall client Total Cost of Ownership impact of solution. 
Solution Leadership:
• Contributes to solution methodology (repeatability, innovation, speed). 
• Delivers concrete, sustainable improvements to the team and broader solutioning community. 
• Shares and advocates best practices 
• Influences internal leads, pursuit team leaders, offering management, Delivery at first or second line leader level. 
• Drives solution and/or pursuit realignment to support higher business value, supports pursuit win themes and value propositions, generates Total Cost of Ownership impact, engages and leads vendors and partners to create solutions. 
• Articulates client business value previously not discovered or identified, integrates into company's story and solution. 
• Engages and tasks peers and subject matter experts appropriately, defining vision, desired services and products. 
Solution-Pursuit Integration:
• Leads, coordinates inter-tower solution linkage and optimization. 
• Leverages in- flight and scheduled client and delivery projects and initiatives for enhanced solution efficiency and/or cost advantage. 
• Identifies opportunities to leverage portfolio, delivery and client strategic directions and investments. 
• Guides integration in solutioning and client value communication. 
• Review and provide input to financial assumptions, commercial T&Cs and contract definitions. 
• Drafts and reviews contract adjustments to support solution provisions. 
• Highlights terms and conditions impact of cross-tower solution provisions. 
• Identifies and mitigates business risk. 
• Analyzes solution, delivery and client requirements to identify transition issues, asset or employee transfer needs. 
• Defines new approaches for transition, enhancing speed, efficiency, accuracy and client satisfaction. 
• Includes integration with client processes and policies, delivery tools deployment, staffing and process startup. 
• Directs governance activities, negotiates with governance process leaders on deal needs. 
• Drives and leads reviews, including higher-level Delivery review, commercial and executive governance reviews. 
Client/Customer Relationship:
• Builds strong professional relationships with key IT and business executives globally. 
• Communicates the value of technology in business terms. 
• Understands and addresses CxO issues in relevant business terms. 
• Applies strong consultative delivery techniques to advance opportunities. 
• Is perceived as a trusted technical advisor by the customer. 
• Manages problem resolution and customer satisfaction issues through strong partnering capabilities. 
• Participates in client negotiations, influences strategies and leads technical contract elements. 
Account Team Collaboration:
• Actively participates with the account team in account and opportunity planning on a global basis. 
• Understands the roles and effectively directs other teams and resources within the company and partners. 
Education and Experience Required: 
• Technical university or Bachelor preferred; Masters degree preferred or equivalent experience. 
• 12+ years experience in solution delivery and account management. 
• 5-10 years experience in project/program management. 
Knowledge and Skills: 
Technical/Solution:
• Experienced in Software Architecture, Design and Implementation using .net framework. 
• Experienced in Architecting and Designing Software using frameworks such as TOGAF and UML. 
• Experienced in n-tier and SOA Architecture. 
• Demonstrates expert knowledge of outsourcing services and solutions. 
• Keeps informed about industry platforms and surveys, news, leaders. 
• Applies deep understanding of technical innovations and trends to solving customer business problems. 
• Has in-depth understanding of the product and services portfolio roadmaps of multiple business units, deep knowledge in area of specialization. 
Business:
• Understands and applies best practices for innovative financial models in outsourcing services that bring long term business value to customer solutions. 
• Expertly leverages financial and accounting concepts in demonstrating business value of proposed solutions to customers. 
• In-depth knowledge of customer value chain used to create and propose new solutions. 
Industry:
• Extensive level of industry acumen; keeps current with trends and able to converse on multiple client levels about requirements, solution, issues and challenges. 
Ongoing Development:
• Participates in company-sponsored programs and initiatives. 
• Provides expert input to account and delivery activities. 
• Self-assesses areas for additional development and initiates action. 
• Formal and informal technology training. 
• Maintains industry certifications. 
• Mentors lower tiers. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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