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Working As An Information Technology Architect

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $126,609

    Average Salary

What Does An Information Technology Architect Do At Rockwell Collins

* Participates in the development, implementation and support of SAP solutions that support all aspects of Financial Accounting
* Works primarily with the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, and Banking modules of SAP with additional involvement in the Vertex tax engine
* Manages complex projects such as development, maintenance, and enhancement of business system applications.
* Takes active part in resolving highly technical complex problems and be called on to consult for other projects.
* Develops system standards to maintain smooth operation and technical feasibility alternatives to system problems.
* Coaches and trains others in the workflow, business processes, and reporting metrics to support business integration / alignment activities.
* Acts as a liaison between applications analyst/programmers and business sponsors.
* Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with enterprise tools / applications
* Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements with an "enterprise first" thinking
* Configures system settings and options; plans and executes unit, integration and acceptance testing; and creates specifications to meet business requirements

What Does An Information Technology Architect Do At General Electric

* Analyze requirements, design, develop, and deliver key components of the company’s logistics Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Global Trade Management (GTM) platforms.
* Enhance and maintain common logistics solution footprint, enabling efficient fulfillment operations across businesses.
* Provide technical solution development to the Business and IT project teams.
* Configure OTM to business requirements.
* Enable and write complex workflows and agents to accomplish business needs.
* Participate in technical integration design mapping and development for external systems to OTM.
* Develop and drive release performance activities with OTM and Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW

What Does An Information Technology Architect Do At Santa Clara Valley Water District

* The IT Architect will partner with key stakeholders to evaluate and implement new information systems designed to meet District operational and informational needs.
* Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Principal technical lead to plan, design, implement, monitor, administer, and maintain the District's enterprise information systems, business systems applications, and support services; ensure the availability of enterprise systems and other information systems and applications.
* Design project and resource plans and schedules; provide written reports and presentations on project status; monitor project quality, performance, and compliance with applicable specifications, rules, regulations, and laws; ensure project quality, timeliness, and effectiveness in meeting the District's business needs.
* Participate in the development and administration of the unit's annual budget; forecast additional funds for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor expenditures; suggest and implement adjustments as necessary.
* Develop Request For Proposal (RFP) documents using cost/benefit analyses and serve as Project Manager from RFP process to the end of the project.
* Plan, organize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff in an information systems unit.
* Provide highly technical assistance to unit manager and District staff.
* Develop work plans, perform evaluations, mentor and coach staff.
* Ideal candidate's background includes:
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
* years of experience implementing or managing information systems, including developing applications, configuring and administering systems.
* Experience developing or supporting Oracle Database Management System (DBMS) and programming language (preferable APEX, an Oracle product).
* Experience as a supervisor coaching and developing staff.
* Experience as a software project manager, including evaluating and implementing cloud-based and off-the-shelf solutions, and managing vendors for performance.
* Experience as a technical lead, including overseeing the development team, setting standard process, and guiding and assisting junior team members.
* Skills and Abilities including:
* Plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of staff; train staff in work procedures.
* Plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and monitor enterprise systems and business systems applications.
* Evaluate information system needs and apply technical principles and concepts to develop business solutions.
* Evaluate, test, implement, and support information systems.
* Analyze and resolve technical problems using logical and methodical processes.
* Prepare clear and concise reports and documentation.
* Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
* Analyze business requirements to design and implement appropriate system solutions.
* Manage information systems projects in assigned program area.
* Identify problems, research, and analyze relevant information, develop and present recommendations, and justification for solution.
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
* Knowledge of:
* Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and staff development.
* Engineering or scientific principles, practices, mathematics, and terminology in assigned program area.
* English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
* Operational characteristics of enterprise information systems and business systems applications in assigned program areas.
* Principles and practices of systems and database analysis.
* Principles and practices of system and software engineering including computer languages, common operating systems, multi-platform applications and software, relational database systems; network environments.
* Functional requirements, structured systems or procedures analysis.
* Data processing technology trends, history, and applications.
* Principles and practices of project development, administration, and Management including project cost estimating, RFP development, contracts negotiation and management.
* Methods and techniques of evaluating business needs and developing information systems solutions including functional requirements development and systems and procedures analysis.
* Development of policies and procedures.
* Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
* Emerging technologies and software, multi-platform applications and software.
* Database concepts such as data warehouse and data modeling.
* Business analytics

What Does An Information Technology Architect Do At Procter & Gamble

* Document current state, perform gap analysis and create target state for enterprise wide network and end point security
* Understand, advocate and augment the principles of business and IT — and more specifically network security architecture — strategies
* Design and lead the network security architecture domain by aligning business requirements and IT strategies, detecting critical deficiencies, and recommending solutions for continuous improvement
* Document, recommend and review network security architecture projects (for example, business requirements, architectural design and build/operate artifacts)
* Oversee and facilitate the evaluation, selection and design of network security technology complying with standards
* Work with information security leadership and cross-functional teams to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks
* Involved in planning the delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members
* Responsible for understanding industry standards/best practices
* Understands current Networking/Security industry trends and emerging technologies
* Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and/or at least 10 years of relevant work experience
* years of experience in designing and implementing enterprise wide technical solutions for network security, including but not limited to firewall, proxy services, VPN/remote access, load balancers, VOIP, RSA and intrusion detection/ prevention
* Strong understanding in mobile/wireless security aspects, including Over
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* Air encryption, Jail Breaking/Rooting , Mobile Device Management (MDM) and BYOD planning
* Enterprise wide CISCO Architecture Design experience
* Strong understanding of various network protocols like TCP, IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, SMTP, POP3 and SSH
* Work with various FOSS IDP/IPS, Netflow and protocol collection and analysis tools such as SNORT, Suricata, Bro, Argus, Silk, tcpdump and WireShark
* Working knowledge of popular cryptography algorithms and protocols such as AES, SHA, RSA, Kerberos, SSL/TLS
* Work with some COTS NIDS/NIPS or HIDS/HIPS tools such as CISCO SourceFire, McAfee IntruShield or Hewlett
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* Working knowledge of various log aggregation tools and SIEM tools such as ArcSight and SPLUNK
* Demonstrates understanding of how to successfully work in cross functional organizations and impacts to schedules
* Experience with end point threat management tools a plus
* Experience with designing and implementing enterprise wide PKI solution a plus
* Previous Enterprise Level Network Architect experience a must
* Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively
* Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
* Strong organizational and problem solving skills
* Ability to mentor junior associates
* CCNA is desired but not required
* All Corporate Information Security roles require CISSP certification.
* Candidates without CISSP must be able to earn the certification within the first 15 months of the joining the role
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.
* Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position.
* Applicants for U
* S. based positions are generally required to be eligible to work in the U
* S. without the need for current or future sponsorship.
* Except in rare situations based on Procter & Gamble's sole discretion.
* Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for permanent residency.
* Any exceptions would be based on the Company's specific business needs at the time and place of recruitment as well as the particular qualifications of the individual.
* Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law.
* Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed

What Does An Information Technology Architect Do At Unitedhealth Group

* developing security policies with CA Layer7 or Datapower to enforce API security; working with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and integration providing API security architecture; providing hands on administration of UnitedHealth Group’s Enterprise Service Bus application; administering the integration of Layer7 API management devices with web service applications to provide security and transformation services; supporting deployment and promotion of Layer7 services, including enhancements and automation of the deployment process; providing incident and problem management and troubleshooting of enterprise service bus; incident management; functions as first line of support during business hours to analyze, triage, and resolve or route problem reports; manages and executes plans for service recovery and problem mitigation; planning, tracking and executing maintenance activities surrounding the Enterprise Service Bus; monitoring infrastructure for early identification of potential issues; documenting and tracking changes to production, testing and development environments; forecasting and planning for additional capacity needs; designing and implementing the hardware environment for a suite of middleware applications; suggesting and implementing cost saving resource optimizations; and working within a managed services organization to install and deployed packaged software applications that augment the enterprise middleware.
* Demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain requirements and impact; knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to architectural solutions; and incorporate software and system architecture (e.g.
* infrastructure, network) into conceptual designs.
* Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g.
* solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, capital plans); ensure API security standards are implemented; and identify gaps between established standards and proposed solutions, and follow the exception/waiver process as needed.
* Use experience with XML, XML Schemas, XSLT, XPath, SOAP, REST, JSON, WADL and WSDL.
* May telecommute from any location in the U
* S. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
* years related progressive, post-baccalaureate experience.
* Will accept experience gained concurrently.
* Must have 3 years demonstrated ability with each of the following: (1) Developing security policies with CA Layer7 or Datapower to enforce API security; (2) Providing API Security Architecture; (3) Experience with API Security patterns using Oauth 2
* and other modern patterns; (4) Experience with at least 2 of the following: XML, XML Schemas, XSLT, XPath, SOAP, REST, JSON, WADL and WSDL; and (5) Experience working with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and integration.
* Employer will accept experience gained concurrently.
* Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
* May telecommute from any location in the U
* S.
* Careers with Optum.
* Here's the idea.
* We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone.
* So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve.
* Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential.
* For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter.
* Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
* UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace.
* Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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Information Technology Architect Typical Career Paths

Average Length of Employment
Architect Manager 3.7 years
Chief Architect 3.5 years
Systems Architect 3.2 years
Architect 3.0 years
Senior Architect 2.8 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
Business Architect 2.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 8.1%
Architect 4.3%
Manager 3.9%
Top Employers After
Architect 9.1%
Consultant 7.2%

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Real Information Technology Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
IT Lead, Store Technology/Architect Lord & Taylor Holdings, LLC New York, NY Sep 14, 2016 $225,000
Executive IT Architect IBM Corporation Coppell, TX Mar 23, 2016 $199,489
Executive IT Architect IBM Corporation Sherwood, AR Mar 23, 2016 $199,489
Director, IT Architect Domino's Pizza, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Jan 04, 2016 $180,000
Principal IT Architect Qualcomm, Inc. San Diego, CA Mar 21, 2016 $174,221 -
IT EIM Data Architect Bank of The West San Ramon, CA Dec 10, 2016 $168,500
IT Architect F5 Networks, Inc. Seattle, WA Oct 01, 2015 $168,271 -
Principal IT Enterprise Architect Microsoft Corporation Issaquah, WA Sep 18, 2015 $166,900
Principal IT Enterprise Architect-Strategic Enterprise Services IT or Other Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 01, 2016 $166,900 -
IT Architect Keysight Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Nov 07, 2016 $164,382
Principal IT Business Systems Architect Dynavax Technologies Corporation Berkeley, CA Jul 11, 2016 $160,000
Principal IT Business Systems Architect Dynavax Technologies Corporation Berkeley, CA Sep 21, 2016 $160,000
Domain Architect, IT Cisco Systems, Inc. Parkton, NC Jul 30, 2015 $158,496 -
IT ERP Architect Regal-Beloit Corporation Grafton, WI Dec 15, 2015 $120,751
IT Architect Aclat, Inc. Arlington Heights, IL May 07, 2015 $120,619
IT Architect Dax Software Solutions Inc. Los Angeles, CA Aug 13, 2015 $120,000
IT Architect Dax Software Solutions Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 13, 2016 $120,000
Advisory IT Architect IBM Corporation Piscataway, NJ May 03, 2016 $119,928
IT Architect Equifax, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Oct 05, 2016 $118,000
IT Architect TSYS Alpharetta, GA Mar 27, 2015 $117,881
Advisory IT Architect IBM Corporation Chicago, IL Jun 26, 2015 $100,000
Associate IT Architect (Adobe) IBM Corporation Chicago, IL Nov 19, 2015 $100,000
IT Architect TSYS Columbus, GA Nov 26, 2015 $100,000 -
Associate IT Architect IBM Corporation Chicago, IL Oct 25, 2016 $100,000
Associate IT Architect IBM Corporation Chicago, IL Mar 11, 2016 $100,000
IT SAP Technical Architects Littelfuse, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 28, 2016 $100,000
IT Architect TXU Energy Retail Company LLC Irving, TX Oct 28, 2015 $100,000 -
Architect IT Caesars Enterprise Services Las Vegas, NV Nov 29, 2016 $100,000

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Top Information Technology Architect Skills

  1. Reference Architecture
  2. Network Infrastructure
  3. Web Services
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  • Developed reference architectures and best practices
  • Network infrastructure is primarily Cisco based.
  • Implemented prototype environments using Linux and Windows servers on Amazon Web Services.
  • Worked on Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 operating system.
  • Analyzed and designed new servers, storage, and network architecture for numerous projects.

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