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Solution Architect

Reference ID: R-2018-4545

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Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: The Solution Architect will be a key technical lead in our Performance Solutions team to design and implement next generation customer facing IoT solutions. This position will work with stakeholders, vendors, creatives, and partners to build the technical strategy, mitigate risk, and evaluate new technologies and solutions. The Solution Architect will balance the needs of multiple competing priorities and ensure we think big and plan for future changes and growth.

Job Description:
Major Job Functions
  • Converting requirements (functional and non-functional) into a solution architecture design for customer solutions, digital platforms, and integrations
  • Participating as a member of the project team, the Solution Architect will support the technical team with decision making, trade-offs and technical /architectural evaluations, and recommendations/decisions
  • Facilitate and liaise with related teams, vendors, and partners providing technical and architectural perspective
  • Working with existing documentation and with delivery and operations teams to discover and document the current state to facilitate gap analysis with required future state
  • Working with internal groups, external vendors, and partners to create a holistic solution architecture which will guide each of the work-streams' technical and functional designs ​
  • Engaging with the Finning International Architects to ensure alignment on Enterprise strategy, direction, standards and policies
  • Ownership of the development of the end to end Solution Architecture and Design and related deliverables, completeness of solution designs as well as quality factors
  • Ownership of the technical risk for the project, identification of risks and contingencies, and mitigation's for all technical risks
  • Expected outcome of work will be a fully integrated platform that combines the work products of each work stream

  • Customer Focus: Being successful means continuously paying attention to customer needs and adapting as these evolve. This heightens the importance of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer centric solutions
  • Cultivates Innovation: Paying attention to what customers want and need - new and improved products, services, solutions, and experiences. Taking initiative and collaborating with people who have diverse points of view. Embrace the mindset you and Finning are never done, never satisfied, never standing still
  • Drives Results: Infusing the team and organizations with a sense of urgency. Creating a culture where organizational performance is always top of mind. Communicating a vision, setting priorities, developing and executing plans that achieve the desired outcome for Finning
  • Courage: Being comfortable with the conflict that is inherent to being a champion of an idea or course of action. Meeting tough situations head-on to constructively resolve them. Saying what needs to be said at the right time, to the right person, in the right manner to effect change

Specific Skills & Knowledge
  • Highly skilled in multiple programming languages and technologies, considered a true polyglot
  • Ability to communicate using sketches, workflows, wireframes and functional specifications to communicate technical design options
  • Ability to evaluate, select, and propose new technologies, tools, and processes
  • Evangelize new development practices and ideas
  • Customer obsessed and data driven with strong analytic skills
  • Ability to grasp technical challenges without losing sight of the business goals and the big picture
  • Knowledge of the Agile/ Scrum methodology
  • Programming languages and technologies

Education & Experience
  • University degree in Computer Science or other relevant field of engineering
  • 8+ years of development and architecture experience
  • Experience using sketches, workflows, wireframes and functional specifications to communicate requirements
  • Expertise in the design and development of highly available, customer facing web solutions
  • Experience developing and balancing long term architecture strategy and short term tactics
  • Backend integration experience with multiple systems
  • Proven experience with Microsoft Azure
  • Experience implementing DevOps practices
  • Experience with blended and virtual teams
  • Experience with modern testing practices incl. automation

We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: December 11, 2018
Closes: February 9, 2019
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10,000+ employees
Transportation and Warehousing

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