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Lead Integration Domain Solution Architect

Cleveland, OH 44113

Posted: 05/02/2024 Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 27046118

Job Description

Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) is seeking a Lead Integration Domain Solution Architect to work in the Cleveland, Ohio area. This is a direct hire position that offers a variety of great benefits, including health insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.
The Lead Integration Domain Architect is part of the Architecture, Experience, Digital Platforms & Strategy organization within Digital Technology and is responsible for leading the design of Digital Integration solutions and the optimal information flow between systems across the enterprise. 


The Lead Integration Domain Architect’s role is to architect, plan, coordinate and supervise all the activities in support of a Digital Integration Layer product for the Enterprise. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining Integration reference architectures ensuring patterns and associated technology choices are appropriate and modern. 


The Lead Integration Domain Architect will utilize an extended broad range of technical and functional process knowledge to deliver architectures and design support across multiple initiatives. They are expected be a reliable technical professional that can handle job responsibilities autonomously. The incumbent will engage key stakeholders across the enterprise as well as vendor partnerships;be highly collaborative;drive communication to the application, architecture, and software delivery teams;and apply analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify and design solutions to systems problems.
Essential Functions 

Strategy & Planning
  • Develop standards and guidelines to guide Digital product and platform teams in the use of the right and modern Digital Integrations 
  • Assist with the strategy and building the roadmap for the Digital Integration Layer Technical product and help Enablement groups to build re-usable technical products for seamless adoption by the Enterprise
  • Assist with strategies and plans for breaking Integration platform components into reusable technical products 
  • Drive strategic communication regarding technical considerations and impacts to stakeholders helping them understand implications in detail
  • Provide leadership, direction, and accountability for strategic architecture plans, system design, and implementation standards.
  • Work in synchronization with the overall architecture practice to coordinate the integration by interpreting, modifying and/or producing documented integration frameworks or architectures for a global over-all fabric of integrated systems, in alignment with responsibilities as defined by a published Architecture Job Family. 
  • Ensure that integration projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.
  • Facilitate the process of defining and publishing standards, best practices, capabilities, and roadmap synchronized with the overall enterprise future state architecture.
  • Drive competencies in the integration towards cloud-based and iPaaS solutions to more sharply focus enterprise value delivered in the IT stack.
  • Collaborate with other development teams across the organization to share technical approaches, recommended tools, and subject matter expertise
  • Provide technical expertise and training opportunities to empower technical teams in support of the implementation of solution design
  • Mentor and coach developers, Professional Apprentices, or other team members.
  • Supports work on complex and diverse projects, which can include several applications, cross-functional teams and hybrid, mix of technologies.
  • Identifies and evaluates industry trends in application technologies, to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management. Research tools to identify those that can best help serve the needs of clients.


Acquisition & Deployment
  • Prepares the collection of metrics, prepares ROI analysis and budget proposals to initiate the acquisition of appropriate tools, applications, and services. 
  • Develops processes, guidelines and framework for rapid development and deployment of services. 
  • Provide strategic consultation to peers in defining and designing capabilities, processes, functions, and organizational structures.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.
  • Conduct proof of concepts for potential solutions and facilitate evaluation of integration tools with vendors.


Operational Management
  • Assist efforts to develop and maintain the architectural assets for the department.
  • Participate as a member of Architectural Review Boards that ensures that technology decisions are properly vetted.
  • Align with other Architect roles through participation and collaboration with the Architecture Community is critical for the success of this role.
  • Provide regular, clear, and consistent communication (written and oral) on the status of projects, issues, and deliverables to representatives from the customer/vendor. 
  • Provide guidelines on operational processes to ensure projects and RTB activities held to appropriate frameworks.
  • Develop and maintain understanding of key processes, schedules, cycles, profiles, etc. For the technical systems in use by business. 
  • Partner with vendor technical support to facilitate analysis of and resolution to technical issues for customers.


Incidental Functions 
  • Assist with projects as may be required to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
  • Act as a technical expert in the discovery and investigation of critical production problems as required.
  • Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
  • Facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the technology workspace in terms of current state, future possibilities, forthcoming technologies, and their relevance and impact.
  • Conduct research into new applications, tools, components, and frameworks.
  • Make presentations to management, clients, and peer groups as requested.
Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.G., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.


Knowledge & Experience
  • 10+ years of IT experience.
  • 6+ years of architecture experience in system and software design.
  • 6+ years of experience in Integration and Integration Architecture, or related technologies.
  • Significant experience handling Pub/Sub models especially in a cloud environment
  • Good experience with event / message brokers, preferably cloud-native
  • Experience with EDA (Event Driven Architecture) and platforms such as Kafka, Azure Integration Services, Confluent, Solace etc.
  • Thorough understanding of Distributed Systems architecture, REST-API’s/Web Services, HTTP, XML and API Security
  • Experience with designing and developing complex interfaces using various integration platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze existing technical architectures and recommend and implement alternatives about tools, technologies, and approaches to their use.
  • Adept at IT operations, Agile Methodology, Software Development Lifecycle, LEAN, and Systems Architectures.
  • Experience with Boomi, OIC, Azure, Azure API, Oracle SOA suite, IBM IIB/MQ, Talend/ODI, Application servers, or similar platforms. 
  • Experience in analyzing functional system requirements and designing and developing solutions that fulfill business requirements.
  • Experience with modern integration patterns, techniques, and technologies
  • Experience with cloud technology and platforms


Preferred Knowledge
  • Experience with microservices / API’s 
  • Experience handling logging, error handling, security, monitoring in a distributed system design
  • Knowledge of database canonical data models and metadata management tools is a plus
  • Knowledge of data warehouse, data lake and search data store in support of a data management layer 
  • Knowledge of identity and security solutions or other implementation methodology
  • Strong experience in project management and system architecture methodologies, Agile or Lean training.
  • Exposure to application security technologies and approaches.
  • Experience in developing documentation, white papers and presentations to all levels of management and technical staff.
  • Understand and execute the IT processes of Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, and Configuration Management. 

About Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS)  

ITS is an international recruiting and staffing firm specializing in Engineering, Technical and Professional positions. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of an engineering firm, ITS continues to remain a strategic partner for the job seeker.   

Our clients include some of the largest and most respected architectural, engineering, and manufacturing companies in business today. Our ability to offer a wide range of services, and the flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of our clients, has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation for 40 years.   

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