The System Architect and Engineering role operates mainly with Agile Teams to provide technical enablement concerning systems and capability areas. This position has a balanced mix of technical and business skills, and will often work with an enterprise architect for strategic direction. It will provide technical leadership for the evolving architectural capabilities of the entire solution in the context of the Infrastructure Software Engineering team.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Partner with key stakeholders to provide technical direction.
Design and provide support for the organization's application systems, components and/or infrastructure for an assigned technology domain.
Provide architectural framework for application systems and/or information system development, maintenance, and enhancement efforts.
Work closely with developers and engineers to develop road maps for applications, align development plans, and to ensure effective integration among application systems, information systems and infrastructure.
Keep current with trends and technological innovations in the Cable and IT industry in order to contribute to the execution of proofs-of-concept for new approaches and platforms.
Understand the interactions between systems, applications, and services within the environment, and evaluate the impact of changes, additions or decommissions.
Execute and document tests that ensure performance, reliability, scalability and security requirements.
Collaborate with leadership and key stakeholders to define and develop technology strategy, technology standards, roadmaps, and practices.
Address problems relating to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platform integration.
Participate in collaborations with business and technical teams to review conflicts/gaps between functional goals and existing capabilities.
Participate in business unit and may participate in enterprise project prioritization planning with executive management.
Provide technical assistance to development and operations project teams on new system projects and existing systems, and provide formal skills development training.
Adhere to best practices for code development, API design, version control, test automation and build automation.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Proven analytical skills to solve complex technology and business problems
Inquisitive nature. Eager to explore new concepts and approaches
Strong written, verbal and presentation skills to peers within the organization
Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively and independently multiple projects and tasks
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to show good judgment, initiative and to accomplish job duties
Strong business sense and sense of urgency to achieve business results
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Aptitude and eagerness to learn from a new environment and make an impact quickly
Strong knowledge of software development and delivery (cloud computing, containerization, high-availability, mobile apps, big data and machine learning)
Strong knowledge of coding and business processes design and functionality
Build good working relationships with business owners and key stakeholders
Strong knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology
Strong knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
Basic knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations.
Basic knowledge of network devices and basic network appliances
Basic knowledge of network designing software, such as C4
Strong level of 2 or more programming languages
Strong level of Python/PowerShell Scripting/programing/systems analysis
Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment and ability to learn new technology quickly
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or equivalent combination of education and experience
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Engineering work experience 5-10
Project management/Agile work experience 5-10