IT Solution Architect (Katy, TX)

  • Full Time
  • Katy

Paladin Consulting, Inc

Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a IT Solution Architect to join our team working onsite at our client’s office located in Katy, TX.

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Job Title: IT Solution Architect

Work Location: Katy, TX

Education/Experience Required: 10+ years’ of experience related to IT Management or other information technology solutions architecture role; 2-3 years of retail experience is preferred

Job Description & Responsibilities :

Directs the identification and recommendation of appropriate solutions, upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning options incorporating business and technology productivity, usability, and total cost of ownership.

Develops and executes solutions which further reduce the percentage of time spent on reactive work.

Works with business and technology subject matter experts to derive end-to-end solutions that provide value to the enterprise and these solutions comply with standards and guidelines set forth by Enterprise Architecture

Interacts with business leadership to establish a solid working relationship between IT and operations

Must be able to model solutions from conceptual, logical and physical perspectives (N+1 views)

Creates artifacts that define the N+1 views of the end-to-end solution (context, data domain, logical, physical, and deployment)

Facilitates the requirements refinement process; with special focus on service-level requirements

Collaborates with other parts of IT to ensure a thorough understanding of the proposed architecture; must be willing to accept and factor-in feedback

Participates in design reviews to ensure traceability of the design to the proposed solution architecture

Contributes to enterprise guidelines, standards and principles as precedents are discovered and adopted

Articulates architecture decisions behind the solution architecture

Takes initiative in working with business stakeholders to ensure their requirements (immediate and future) will be addressed by IT

Develops a thorough understanding of policies, procedures and safety rules

Duties may change; Team Member may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications :

Education :

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or other related Engineering discipline or relevant field of study required

Work Experiences:

10+ years’ of experience related to IT Management or other information technology solutions architecture role

2-3 years of retail experience is preferred

Experience in Data Integration patterns and tools

Experience in designing solutions in cloud and hybrid cloud environments

Understanding of networks and security as it relates to integration and data flow between systems

Solid grasp of security in both on-prem as well as cloud environments

Familiar with vendor management tools and integration with EA tools

Knowledge of IT Architectural frameworks like TOGAF and Zachman

Knowledge of retail supply chain and planning, including merchandising preferred

At least two implementations of enterprise class supply chain management systems preferred

Strong experience in services (SOA/Microservices) design preferred

Strong experience with retailing COTS enterprise class applications preferred


Ability to bridge the gap between waterfall and agile methodologies

Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and interface effectively with individuals at various levels

Ability to build consensus around proposed solutions

Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment

Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills

Self-motivated, with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Preferred skills include strong optimization skills stochastic modeling, optimization algorithms, holistic planning

Ability to understand and derive lower-level roadmaps with business leadership to help set requirements’ context

Strong Microsoft Office program experience, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and SharePoint

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