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Working As A Lead Solution Architect

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  • $112,000

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What Does A Lead Solution Architect Do At General Electric

* Team with Sales and Channel Partners to develop a sales strategy that efficiently identifies valued customer outcomes, qualifies a sales opportunity, then identifies and demonstrates the value and fit of GE Predix and Predictivity solutions, in order to achieve the company’s sales goals.
* Predix and Industrial Internet technical advisor and evangelist for channel partners and strategic alliances.
* Engage with customers to identify the transformation business model capabilities (including their current IT & OT environment and future state vision for data & analytics) that are possible through the Industrial Internet.
* Establish a deep understanding of our customers business and technical needs in order to help design with our GE Labs team the appropriate applications to build on our industrial internet platform, Predix, or collaborate with a partner on existing applications.
* Create a “trusted technical advisor” relationship with our customer’s technologists and internal technical teammates.
* Develop solution architecture framework to support solution selling on an enterprise level supported by a business case and roadmap tailored for the customer, which could be a combination of GE and partner solutions.
* Provide vision, define system and application architecture, problem anticipation and problem solving ability across the landscape of our industrial platform.
* Lead customer facing deep technical whitebaord sessions aligning our current SW capabilities plus our product roadmaps with our customer’s business outcomes.
* Drive key customer facing meetings and events, particularly C level discussions.
* Evangelize GE technology platform and applications in appropriate sales forums to drive demand and continued interest and identify potential partner solutions for value add.
* Build link to Outcome selling model to ensure architecture views are properly integrated in our GTM messaging, assessments, RFP’s and proposals.
* Develop evolution path and migration plans for key GE customers from their current state to the target GE Digital Strategy by deploying industrial internet offerings, which could include partner offerings in concert with other GE Products & Services.
* Shape, drive and be held accountable for delivering significant strategic initiatives with key stakeholders (customers, partners and GE teammates).
* Be part of a sales team that meets and exceeds monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals.
* Identify and remove technical obstacles that could prevent a sale.
* Deliver solution demonstrations that focus on the customers’ desired outcomes

What Does A Lead Solution Architect Do At Travelers

* Drive architecture roadmap, reference architecture and standard efforts
* Provide leadership in all technical aspects of assigned projects, programs and portfolios
* Architect complex end-to-end solutions across distributed, host and business intelligence environments
* Develop solution architecture viewpoints as appropriate for the SDLC phase for business and technical audiences
* Define pros and cons of solution options to arrive consensus around architecture decisions
* Leverage defined roadmap, reference architecture and standards for Claim IT and the Enterprise
* Lead proof of concept efforts for candidate architectures
* Participate in the architecture assurance process including leading peer reviews

What Does A Lead Solution Architect Do At Caci International

* Develop expectations and requirements for hardware and software to support the needs of the various solutions network designs.
* Design Solutions Architectures for transition to project teams for execution within the framework of the designed models.
* Provide any implementation constraints on cable layout, hardware location, and so forth that must be adhered to in implementation.
* Develop models to predict future network needs, including reviews of current data traffic, estimating growth, considering the needs of traffic routing and shaping, and build outs of new technologies, including Software Defined Networks.
* LEADERSHIP: Manage daily tasking and oversight for network engineers at customer site.
* Provide leadership and mentorship to employees and support career progression.
* Responsible for ensuring corporate compliance and other deadlines are met by all employees in his/her chain.
* Duties also include managing and escalating, as appropriate, any program or personnel issues

What Does A Lead Solution Architect Do At Compucom

* Principal Responsibilities will Include:
* Work with development teams and other project leaders/stakeholders to provide technical solutions that enable business capabilities.
* Provide expert consultancy and mentoring to formulate technical strategies and align them to both technology and business goals and objectives.
* Explore and recommend improved methods for meeting technology demands.
* Provide hands-on technical leadership throughout software development lifecycle (requirements gathering, Proof of Concept (POC) development, RFP creation and evaluation, design, development, implementation and close out)
* Work across teams to deliver consistent technology products and promote conforming approaches and standards based development.
* Work with Architecture to develop best-practices and standards for delivering Services, APIs and Messaging capabilities as principal components of our Enterprise Integration Patterns.
* Work with Architecture to establish standards, best practices, and governance around a SOA based middleware offering.
* Work with Architecture to develop reference architectures that outline architecture principles and best practices for technology advancement.
* Gain adoption of platform delivery processes, standards and procedures.
* Create and manage documentation and design artifacts

What Does A Lead Solution Architect Do At Johnson Controls

* Mentor and foster the growth of high performing technical teams to meet strategic objectives.
* Translate business activities into reusable service components.
* Translate business requirements, using patterns and standards, into application level design artifacts.
* Create comprehensive application designs that address the needs of key stakeholders from the business, solution delivery, and operations areas.
* Engage with the solution process to transition the solution architecture to implementation, supporting delivery through the deployment phase to realize the defined design artifacts.
* Seek to consolidate and improve HR technology toolsets utilized in the course of software development.
* Continuously improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the HRIT organization through common processes and adherence to technical best practices that increase speed to production for solution delivery.
* Monitor adherence to corporate standards in architecture, application design, development, and testing frameworks.
* Research and maintain knowledge of emerging HR technologies and possible application to the HR business strategy.
* Lead the prototyping effort of new technologies establishing best practices, patterns and architectures.
* Facilitate the evolution of the solution architecture and governance processes for HRIT solution delivery.
* Continuous evaluation of the overall HRIT solution architecture to recommend improvements that reduce operational cost and increase efficiency and effectiveness of the HRIT application portfolio.
* Facilitate the process of approving new development standards, solution designs and solution proposals.
* Works closely with other IT teams outside of HRIT to collaborate and align on solution designs and approaches.
* Mentor HRIT application team members in architectural principles and standards.
* Provide technical leadership to assist in the most difficult and complex operational support problems.
* Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization (respectful workplace).
* Lead the effort of defining disaster recovery plans and working closely with the DR Lead and HRIT to implement and test all DR plans for HRIT applications.
* Work closely with SOX/Auditing teams to ensure that HRIT processes are SOX compliance and act as the liaison between HRIT and Auditing teams during the performance of IT audit activities for HRIT applications.
* Work closely with system administrators in HRIT and outside of HRIT to ensure that the appropriate infrastructure is deployed to support the HRIT solutions.
* Participate in software selection processes including taking the lead on analyzing the technology components of solutions and gathering input from system administrators and other key stakeholders in Corp IT to ensure that the selected solution is aligned with the enterprise and HRIT technical standards and strategies.
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* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline.
* MBA is desired.
* At least 8 years of experience in applications design, development, testing and implementation of business applications (preferably Human Capital Management related).
* At least 3 years of leadership and design experience at a management level in software development is required.
* At least 5 years of experience in solution architecture for HR Technology projects is highly desired.
* Experience with technical tools in the Workday HCM Suite or other equivalent HCM applications is highly desired.
* Experience with Payroll and T&A system deployments is highly desirable.
* Understanding of Environment Health & Safety technologies and processes is a plus.
* Ability to resolve technical issues with versatility, flexibility, and proactive technical thought-leadership.
* Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities.
* Expert analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
* Ability to expertly solve complex technical problems, including architecting and presenting solutions is required.
* Proficient knowledge of architecture design concepts and techniques and the ability to communicate and evangelize those concepts to a broad based team.
* Practical application of software product development standards and methodologies including Agile, XP and/or UML is highly desired.
* Experience in developing disaster recovery plans is highly desired.
* Experience in working with internal auditing teams to execute IT audits is highly desirable.
* Proficient knowledge of enterprise class software requirements including security, scalability, and usability is required.
* Demonstrated ability to integrate cloud solutions with other cloud or on-premise solutions.
* Experience with research and development of technology solutions including providing technical leadership during software selection processes.
* Demonstrated experience and passion in exploring new and emerging technologies and solution delivery approaches.
* Keen attention to detail is a required characteristic for the ideal candidate.
* Proven ability to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues who use English as a second language.
* Must be fluent in English.
* Proven ability to work effectively with functional and technical teams.
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Average Length of Employment
Chief Architect 3.6 years
Architect Manager 3.3 years
Architect 3.1 years
Senior Architect 2.9 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Lead Solution Architect
Consultant 6.9%
Developer 3.6%
Architect 3.6%
Manager 2.3%
Top Careers After Lead Solution Architect
Consultant 6.7%
Architect 5.5%

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How much does a Lead Solution Architect make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Solution Architect in the United States is $112,504 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $88,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $143,000.

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Real Lead Solution Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lot QRT Solution Lead Accenture LLP Jun 14, 2015 $200,000
Commerce Solutions Leader IBM Corporation Oct 20, 2016 $198,762
Commerce Solutions Leader IBM Corporation Oct 20, 2016 $198,762
Global Sourcing Leader Industrial Solutions General Electric Company Aug 19, 2016 $190,600
Lead Security Solutions Architect (Manager) Edgile, Inc. Sep 17, 2015 $162,000
Lead Security Solutions Architect (Manager) Edgile, Inc. Sep 17, 2015 $162,000
Lead Security Solutions Architect (Manager) Edgile, Inc. Sep 17, 2015 $162,000
Solution Architect/Lead Developer Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco May 07, 2016 $160,000
Solutions Delivery Lead IBM Corporation Feb 18, 2016 $158,592
Lead Solutions Architect Broadsoft, Inc. Jan 08, 2016 $155,400
Lead Solutions Architect Broadsoft, Inc. May 10, 2016 $155,400
Solution Delivery Lead Accenture LLP Jan 07, 2016 $154,000
Lead Solution Architect Amdocs Inc. Jul 22, 2016 $118,218
IT Lead, Project Management/Solution Architect Janssen Research and Development, LLC Apr 27, 2015 $116,400
Lead Solution Architect Scriptpro LLC Jul 03, 2016 $116,300 -
Manager/Solution Architect Lead Capgemini U.S. LLC Sep 21, 2015 $115,500 -
Solution Lead Monitise Americas, Inc. Jan 12, 2015 $115,000 -
GIS Lead, SAP Basis Solution Architect Whirlpool Corporation Sep 19, 2016 $112,000
Technical Solutions Lead Bluecross and Blueshield Association Oct 15, 2016 $111,218 -
Technical Solutions Lead Bluecross and Blueshield Association Dec 09, 2016 $111,218 -
Lead Solution Architect EPAM Systems, Inc. Jun 05, 2015 $95,000
Solution Architect Leader United Software Group Inc. Dec 31, 2016 $95,000
Solution Architect Lead/Manager Capgemini America, Inc. Mar 27, 2015 $93,600 -
Peoplesoft Solutions Lead (Peoplesoft Service Operations) Ascension Health-Is Dec 09, 2016 $93,517
Peoplesoft Solutions Lead (Peoplesoft Service Operations) Ascension Health-Is, Inc. Oct 12, 2015 $93,108
Lead (Senior Business Intelligence) Solutions Architect Ivedix Inc. Apr 27, 2016 $93,018 -
Corporate Solutions Delivery Lead Medassets Net Revenue Systems, LLC Aug 15, 2016 $92,851 -
Advisory Lead Solution Advisor Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP Mar 16, 2016 $91,770

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Top Skills for A Lead Solution Architect

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  3. Web Application
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  • Maintained constant communication with customers to guarantee their business requirements were in accordance with architecture and implementation.
  • Involve in requirement analysis discussions, solution architecture and troubleshooting efforts involving multiple levels of leadership.
  • Design, architect, lead, develop, and implement complex software solutions and advanced web applications for the Merck Corporation.
  • Led a team to produce comprehensive, phased development plan to transition from current infrastructure to consolidated data warehouse architecture.
  • Created nightly process to vastly simplify report creation and consistency of critical reports to business customers utilizing PL/SQL and materialized views.


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