It Solutions Architect, San Jose

Published 2022-01-23
Expires 2022-02-23
ID #850676476
It Solutions Architect, San Jose
United States, California, San Jose,
Published January 23, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: It solutions architect
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IT Solutions Architect Valley Water Salary: $12,414.13 - $15,891.20 Monthly Job Type: Full-Time Job Number: 01364-E Location: CA, CA Department: Information Technology Closing: 1/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific Description IT Projects & Business Support (Position Code 1074) COVID-19 vaccination requirement: To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all new hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting). Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to work within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in (San Jose, Sacramento) California by their start date. This position is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule, typically working 40% remote and 60% onsite. Overview: Valley Water is a premier Water District in Santa Clara County; supplying wholesale water, providing flood protection, and serving as environmental stewards for clean, safe creeks and healthy ecosystems. Valley Water serves approximately two million people in 15 cities: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mt. View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale, and the towns of Los Altos Hills and Los Gatos, and manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, and 275 miles of streams. The IT Solutions Architect is a critical technical position with a deep understanding of business goals, business processes and solutions architecture. They will help design and support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural standards. They will evaluate, recommend, and implement new information systems designed to meet the operational and informational needs for business clients within Valley Water. They will also form partnerships with Valley Water's business units; consolidate overlapping systems; facilitate discussions to select tools that are scalable; set standards for where and how data is queried, stored, and secured; and modernize legacy systems. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Serve as the information systems lead in the evaluation of enterprise information systems and business system applications; participate in the vendor selection process; recommend integration technologies; coordinate the deployment, administration, and maintenance of software; organize training for staff to support new system. Plan, develop, implement, and manage information systems projects to meet client needs; evaluate assigned projects; assess client needs and translate into information systems solutions; establish goals and objectives; develop Request for Proposal (RFP) document using cost/benefit analyses and serve as Project Manager from RFP process to the end of the project. 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. Solution Requirements and Documentation: Translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives. Documents solution architecture design and analysis work. Solution Design: Create architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development. Collaborate with enterprise architecture, information security, applications, and infrastructure teams to produce optimal designs. Solution Evaluation: Participate in the evaluation, design, and analysis for the implementation of technology solutions. Facilitates the evaluation and selection of software products and services. Evaluates technology solutions for compliance with IT, enterprise, and business standards. Portfolio Analysis: Analyzes the business-IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy, and technical risks, and recommends solutions. Supports IT managers in EOL (end of life) product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire products, services, or systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information). PMO Collaboration: Works closely with the program management office (PMO) or project management office to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project or product lifecycle. Business Partnership: Act as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings Ideal Candidate's Background Includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below. ideal Experience: 6 years of experience in systems analysis, development, or software implementations. Experience eliciting requirements, evaluating, selecting, and implementing various technology solutions. Experience reviewing application portfolio to ensure technology solutions are properly utilized and leveraged across the organization. Project Management experience with technology solution implementations. Ideal Skills and Abilities: Lead evaluation, design, analysis, selection, and implementation of enterprise-wide solutions. Translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives. Propose solution recommendations and alternatives to satisfy customer needs. Collaborate with enterprise architecture, information security, applications, and infrastructure teams to produce optimal designs. Produce technical documentation of systems and architectures. Ensure solutions are scalable and non-redundant. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Act as a collaborative liaison between IT and the business Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ideal Knowledge: Principles and practices of system and software engineering including computer languages, common operating systems, multi-platform applications and software, relational database systems; network environments. Methods and techniques of evaluating business needs and developing information systems solutions including functional requirements development and systems and procedures analysis. Principles and practices of project development, administration, and management including project cost estimating, RFP development, contracts negotiation and management. Emerging technologies and software, cloud computing, multi-platform applications and software. ITIL principles and practices. Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). ideal Training and Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, IT Management, Management Information Systems, or related field. Required License or Certificate Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click [here](https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id2777971&targetURLhttp://apps2.valleywater.org/About_Us/_Jobs/Salary_and_classification/_Spec_PDFs/CS Information Technology Architect 5-2019.pdf) [(Download PDF reader)](https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id2777971&targetURLhttps://get.adobe.com/reader/) Selection Process (1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview. (2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended. NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary. Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification. COVID-19 vaccination requirement: Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California's July 26, 2021 Public Health Officer Order. Limited Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement An individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they: 1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine's manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable; 2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or, 3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request. Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 1-408-630-2260. Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff is not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants. To apply, please visit [https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd/jobs/3264845/it-solutions-architect](https://apptrkr.com/2777971) Copyright ©2021 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. [Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency](https://www.jobelephant.com/) jeid-56d1c24288bdcc44b2d626ea2621aeb0

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    Information technology (IT) is the application of computers to store, study, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. IT is considered a subset of information and communications technology (ICT). In 2012, Zuppo proposed an ICT hierarchy where each hierarchy level "contain[s] some degree of commonality in that they are related to technologies that facilitate the transfer of information and various types of electronically mediated communications". The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, telecom equipment, and e-commerce. Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in about 3000 BC, but the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that "the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT)." Their definition consists of three categories: techniques for processing, the application of statistical and mathematical methods to decision-making, and the simulation of higher-order thinking through computer programs.

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