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Sets the technical direction for a portfolio of assigned applications. Shapes, designs and plans the portfolio’s long-range technology roadmap, to anticipate future business needs and to maximize the value of long-term technology investments. Provides guidance, mentorship and technical expertise to application development leads across multiple projects. Creates and maintains the team’s application and technology architectures, integrated with the foundation’s enterprise architecture.-Solution Design: Develop and maintain a comprehensive technical blueprint of the team’s services. Create solution options that align IT services with business sponsor’s missions, goals and objectives with consideration of both technical and non-technical implications and trade-offs. Review and recommend selection of third-party software platforms. Follow foundation Enterprise architecture best practices, adhering to standard activities and deliverables for project solutions.-Solution Implementation: Produce blueprints that guide the development and implementation of business solutions across multiple projects. Provide direction to technical teams during project delivery. May validate and approve the deliverables of the technical team.-Team Leadership: Effectively articulate how the team can realize business value through technology. Mentor technical team members. Direct the day-to-day work of contingent technical staff. Contribute to the foundation’s Enterprise Architecture.-Customer Engagement: Deeply understand the customer’s business capabilities and business strategies. Incorporate customer feedback into the team’s solution architecture to support business strategies.-Product and Service Strategy: Develop and maintain the technology roadmap for assigned area. Collaborate with business and IT partners to ensure that the roadmap creates business value with technically sound solutions. Ensure implementations support technology and business roadmaps. Seek out opportunities to apply technical innovations to customer needs.-Continual Improvement: Frequently monitor the business capability landscape to identify opportunities for greater long-term business value. Frequently monitor the industry solution landscape to track the development of available solutions, and identify opportunities for adapting the team’s solution architecture. Provide ongoing feedback to Enterprise Architecture team to ensure the framework remains relevant and useful.-People Management: This role manages people and is responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned.
-Bachelor’s degree, with a degree in computer science desired.-A minimum 7 years of IT software development experience with:-3 years of application architecture design leveraging the relevant technology stack-5 years of software development on the relevant technology stack-Experience in outlining solution architecture descriptions, monitoring and governing their implementation and identifying continual improvement opportunities in alignment with Enterprise Architecture framework.-Experience mapping business capabilities to long-term technology solutions.-Deep expertise with the assigned solution technology stack.-Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentations; ability to articulate technology impact to business customers at all levels.-Relationship building and consulting skills, including development of effective relationships with senior business and IT leaders.-Complex problem-solving knowledge and skills, including conflict resolution and facilitation.-Ability to estimate and recommend total cost of ownership with and for colleagues & customers/business ownersAs part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.