Kforce Junior Application Architect in Miami, Florida

Kforce has a client seeking a Junior Application Architect in Miami, Florida (FL).Position Summary:The Application Architect supports the overall standards and direction of architecture in the applications domain within the IT organization. They are accountable for the application architecture, ensuring it supports the business needs and performance goals.Primary Duties:

  • Define and maintain application architecture standards required to operationalize business needs for a new application or service

  • Identify how different application components will need to interact

  • Ensure the application design at the project/program level is aligned with the application architecture standards

  • Support solution development as an application architect on how to best leverage standards, best practices, design patterns and frameworks

  • Provide blueprints for individual application systems, including interactions and relationships to core business processes

  • Determine major solution components and associated integrations/interconnections

  • Manage the roadmap for the portfolio of applications including the lifecycle and replacement schedule

  • Ensure that the application portfolio meets established operational and disaster recovery standards

  • Review industry trends and vendor application roadmaps to determine required application upgrades and replacements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field/Advanced degree strongly preferred

  • TOGAF 9.1 Level 1 & 2 Certification

  • 10 years of experience as an application developer

  • 4 years of experience as an application architect

  • Experience at working as a leader and collaborator in a team-oriented environment is essential

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines

  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and operational skill sets

  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products

  • Strong analytics skills

  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies

  • Strong Customer service skills and focus required

  • Tenacious, driven, energetic and a high degree of professional integrity

  • Understanding of the application architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices

  • Ability to identify architecture components for reuse

  • Proven architecture modelling skills

  • Experience with one or more EA tools

  • Effective understanding of application architecture standards and components

  • Ability to understand the current application portfolio

  • Ability to understand the implications of business requirements to the application architecture

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years