IT Architect

The IT Architect is responsible for establishing technology standards and providing architecture recommendations and designs for specific disciplines:

Security (incl. PCI), database, network, collaboration, desktop, storage, backup / recovery, Store Systems application technology platforms, web engineering, Citrix, directory services, and integration (EAI, batch and real time solutions).

The IT Architect is also responsible for working closely with the appropriate teams to ensure adherence to published standards:

  • Enterprise Backup/Recovery (supports the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise backup / recovery platforms for Mainframe and open systems solutions.)
  • Enterprise Collaboration Platform Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise collaboration platforms: email, calendaring, instant messaging, mobile communications infrastructure, and portal).
  • Enterprise DBA Platform Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise database platforms.)
  • Enterprise Desktop Engineering Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise desktop platforms: desktops, desktop software, browsers, software provisioning, asset management, anti-virus, kiosks, and mobile devices).
  • Enterprise Network Engineering Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise network platforms: routers, switches, firewalls, security, load balancing, and core and distributed network design).
  • Enterprise Storage Platform Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise storage platforms).
  • Identity Management, Enterprise Directory Services, encryption.
  • Enterprise Web Engineering Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise web platforms: MS eCommerce service, IBM WebSphere, IBM HIS / Apache, tomcat, JBOSS, and portal).
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Project Office Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company enterprise infrastructure platforms)
  • Integration Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of the company custom developed and vendor purchased integration solutions as well as bulk data movement throughout the enterprise and to the company external vendors).
  • Store Systems Platform Services (support the architecture, engineering, implementation and support of server technology platform within the company's Store Systems solutions suite).
  • Corporate Information Security.

 Essential Job Functions:
  • Develop technology strategy and roadmap to support project portfolio and business strategy.
  • Define engineering and engineering process standards for the given discipline.
  • Conduct technology market research to understand emerging / future technology trends and recommend new technology adoption in the given discipline.
  • Architect and design technology discipline solutions for projects with infrastructure technical engineers.
  • Perform technical problem solving for technology issues.
  • Develop and maintain deployed technology list for each infrastructure discipline.
  • Develop and maintain detailed architecture documentation for large complex systems.  Architect and design technology discipline high availability architecture frameworks.
  • Evaluate vendor technical and support capabilities.
  • Build partnerships across application, business and infrastructure teams.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of large and/or architecturally significant software applications.

Gentis Solutions offers excellent compensation and benefits including:  higher wages than regional averages, full health, dental, vision, 401K, and two weeks of paid time off in year one. 

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