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Solution Architect

Company Description

Valtech is a global digital agency where experiences are engineered

We take the complicated and make it simple. We support our clients in the research, design and marketing of smart digital experiences and interfaces. We develop innovative products.

We’re passionate about digital and we live in the possibilities of the future. We thrive on agility and on constant concern for the end user’s experience.

 

Job Description

As a Solution Architect you will be an active member on client project teams playing a hands-on role in producing client solutions.  You will be encouraged to continue to develop your skills, share your knowledge with team members and peers and effectively lead a project stream on a project. Your contribution to the success of our client work will rely on the skills and responsibilities you bring to each project.

A successful Solution Architect is highly adaptable, shows strong initiative, is able to work independently, has a driving desire to grow professionally towards specific goals, and is energized by working in a team environment. This position requires a focus on client success, client-facing skills and a strong understanding of the project lifecycle and software development lifecycle. You must be a self-motivated individual and take pride in delivering high quality work within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Act as a sales engineer both for new projects and within existing client accounts; assess client requests and propose solutions, estimates and alternatives
  • Provide effort estimates and solution approaches for sales scenarios.
  • Position solutions and options to client business stakeholders
  • Lead development process, solution design and build implementation towards the on-budget, on-time, high quality delivery of client projects.
  • Play a direct role in client communications and expectation/scope management.
  • Participate in requirements analysis and documentation and development of acceptance criteria.
  • Play a senior consulting role for specific areas of domain expertise; working towards industry visibility.
  • Work with project and account managers to build project plans and timelines.
  • Direct development methodology and play a role of technical leader within the team.
  • Contribute to and execute on processes and practices towards delivery excellence, team happiness & client satisfaction.
  • Supervise, mentor and coach Senior Developers
  • Act as a positive and supportive force within the team.

Qualifications

  • Client-facing experience
  • Ability to communicate, produce documentation, prepare and lead client sessions, etc. 
  • Ability to sell technical concepts, sell our team and our capabilities to business stakeholders
  • Technical architecture, including:
    • Solution architecture of multi-tier applications and integrations specifically on the Microsoft/.NET stack
    • Solution infrastructure, including recommending and validating servers, databases, load balancing, performance metrics, etc. in a Microsoft/Windows/IIS/SQL Server environment
    • Nice to haves:
      • knowledge of CMS platforms and solutions 
      • Software upgrades, installation and configuration for our key platforms (Sitecore ideally)
      • Agency Experience 
  • Application lifecycle management/ Dev Ops
  • Architecting source control, continuous delivery, continuous integration, and deployment management for our projects and for clients
  • Knowledge of ALM tools (Jira, TeamCity, TFS, Git, etc.)
  • Knowledge of agile principles – scrum, backlog, etc. 

Additional Information

Some travel is required as part of this position.

We offer a chance to work with an amazing team, global clients, competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance, as well as work from home options.

If you would like to join our growing company please apply today! 

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

*** We do not accept unsolicited candidate profiles from recruiting firms***

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