Enterprise Cloud Application Architect (Remote)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/21/2022 3:17 PM)
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Knowledge Services is actively seeking an Enterprise Cloud Application Architect for our client, based in Indianapolis, IN. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity. 


This position is responsible for defining modern application architecture to enable current and future business capabilities. This role participates as a top-level expert in the enterprise providing direction and leading multiple efforts, or a single large effort in analysis, design, scope, and approach of a modern cloud native application landscape that includes COTS as well as in-house developed business applications. The Enterprise Application Architect is charged with modernizing application development by leveraging cloud native capabilities. In addition, the Enterprise Application Architect will ensure seamless integration with DXP (Digital Experience Platform) by promoting headless application architecture through Service Integration Layer to deliver consistent user experiences.


  • Assess existing applications inventory and collaborate with other EA team members in tech debt remediation planning and maturing application capability
  • Apply expert knowledge to identify new application capabilities needed to support enterprise and customer needs
  • Create and maintain Reference Architecture, Technology Standards, Policies and Patterns within the Application layer aligned with enterprise IT goals
  • Create policies for architectural exception and manage the exceptions through existing architectural governance process
  • Create and maintain multi-year technology roadmaps, target state architecture
  • Accountable for achieving business objectives and results
  • Partner with the Business, technical and solution architects to enable the development of the cloud native applications and integration of SaaS or hosted COTS applications for various enterprise initiatives
  • Provide guidance to cross functional team members to ensure goal achievement and team success
  • Advise and make recommendations to senior management on application onboarding / offboarding
  • Build strong partnerships with cloud, security, integration, and data architects to ensure alignment and consistency in overall architecture design
  • Lead and support enterprise digital experience transformation programs
  • Interact with key stakeholders to understand business needs and priorities


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Studies, or a related technical field
  • 5 or more years of experience as an enterprise application architect, solution architect role acting as an individual contributor or leading a team in the design and implementation of application architecture
  • 10 or more years work experience in application design, development or related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience
  • Competent at:  Tradeoff Analysis, Roadmaps, Architecture Artifacts
  • Experience with cloud native application architecture leveraging containers, microservices, APIs, and other relevant cloud services
  • Exposure and experience with Microsoft Azure or similar cloud platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge of Financial Services products and processes (Life Insurance, Annuities, Investments, and Financial Advice)
  • Demonstrated strategic thinker, plans application architecture by studying the business/product strategy and target audience, envisioning architectural scheme, features, functionality, and user-interface design with APIs.
  • Develop and deliver application strategy and architecture artifacts; verify alignment of application development to architectural design
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, mentorship, managing stakeholders & collaboration with architectural partners






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