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State of Delaware
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6 Months
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25 Oct 2012
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Short Description:


The Senior Technical Architecture Specialist (STAS) is the project SME that is responsible for the selection of an appropriate solution for a set of high level requirements.


Complete Description:

This role is one where the ideal candidate will seek to identify key enterprise IT trends, products and services beyond State technology boundaries to the ever-evolving IT practices in the private sector. 


This role may interface with Department/Agency heads, Directors and division managers to ensure communication and technical scope is accomplished with the goal of defining overall system needs and architectural challenges. 


A qualified candidate will have worked with technical architecture including, but not limited to: ERPs, CASE Management, Infrastructure and application design. 


An ideal candidate will have experience in architecting systems and selecting solutions based on variety of criteria such as State and Federal standards and policies. 


An ideal candidate will extensive experience in understanding and implementing broad policies and procedures designed to accommodate enterprise architectural environments.


This role will involve planning, configuring, documenting and testing the architectural design of a system or platform solution in support of new projects and services.  This individual will be responsible for identifying IT Best practices.


This individual is responsible for setting the TECHNICAL approach and direction and implementation for work. The Senior Technical Architecture Specialist provides technical design expertise, defines what technical requirements are needed to support defined business requirements, participates in detailed design and code reviews, reviews system performance issues, reviews test plans, and provides technical guidance to development experts and vendors.


The Senior Technical Architecture Specialist will interface with Executive Sponsors, Group Leads, and Lead Functional Architects to convey infrastructure requirements, plan, and schedule deployment of tasks, and resolve any issues that impact the deployment of the Application Delivery systems that cross agencies, divisions and may include federally integrated projects.


Years of Relevant Experience: 5 to 8 years

Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study and 1 to 2 years project management experience


Additional Description:

•Architect systems and design infrastructure/applications for industry specific roles that require integration with statewide systems or applications.

•Will interact with executive level business users or technical experts.

•Will function as an expert related to architectural best practices.


This is not a project management role.

It is a Solution Architect role.



Experience evaluating architecture

Required 4 Years


Experience evaluating designs and solutions

Required 4 Years


Exp evaluating solutions for compliance to technology standard/policies

Required 4 Years


Prior experience architecting solutions that integrate across systems

Required 4 Years


Technical architecture and design including hardware/software integration

Highly desired 4 Years


Work with executive stakeholders

Highly desired 2 Years


Work with Enterprise Architectures

Highly desired 2 Years


Prior experience leading a team's technical strategy, direction and approach

Highly desired 4 Years


Analyzing new technologies and trends

Highly desired 2 Years


Prior experience in negotiation and mediation

Highly desired 4 Years


Experience working as a Solution Architect

Highly desired 4 Years


Excellent verbal and written communication skills






Question 1

Please list projects where the candidate has had experience as an architect on State or Federal Government projects (from the governmental side).


Question 2

Please list projects where candidate had experience qualifying projects based on best practices and existing development guidelines.


Question 3

Please list projects where the candidate was responsible for mediating/facilitating project teams that were from different groups/departments. These departments should be under different levels of management.


Question 4

Please list projects where the candidate had leadership responsibilities as part of a role as an architect.