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166795,  Systems Architect -

Category: IT
Job Title: Systems Architect
Region: CA-Southern California - San Diego
City: San Diego
State: CA
Rate: $62 to $72.00 DOE
Duration: 6-12 mo CTH
Description: Chipton-Ross is seeking a Systems Architect for a contract-to-hire position in San Diego, CA

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Systems Architect for EMS programs who makes high-level design choices, dictates technical standards, including coding standards, tools or platforms, and acts as a liaison to hardware designers. This individual will choose a standard way to pursue application development, create, define and choose application frameworks, promote reuse in the organization, observing and understanding the broader system environment, creating component design and subdividing complex applications into manageable pieces. Responsible for grasping the function of each component within an application, understanding the interactions and dependencies among components, and communicating these concepts to the software developers.

Provides leadership and act as an advisor for determining technical objectives for user requirements and specifications and plan software development within the broader organizational scope.
•Defines system solutions based on the user/client needs, cost and required integration with existing applications, systems or platforms.
•Documents and communicates the architecture ensuring that the team is using the architecture and using it correctly, stages its development in a timely fashion so progress can be made before it is complete and makes sure that the system and software architectures are in synchronization.
•Acts as the emissary of the architecture, ensures that management understands the architecture to the detail necessary, as well as interacts with all stakeholders to ensure their needs are being met, resolves technical problems and disputes, and makes tradeoffs.
•Formulates detailed long-range plans for the implementation of systems and software solutions including language, coding, platform, resource requirements, testing, and documentation, while considering evolutionary paths and new technology insertions.
•Plans and coordinates the maintenance of solutions including debugging, maintenance, and updating to ensure viability in an evolving environment.
•Plan for future applications based on new developments in engineering and computer technology, manage risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the architecture.

REQUIREMENTS:
- Must have a detailed and extensive expertise of systems and software development concepts, principles, and theory and have applied that knowledge in the development of new principles and concepts.
- Prefer candidates to have Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems degrees along with progressive architecture development.
- Demonstrated project and/or program leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established project deadlines or milestones.
- Must possess the ability to contribute to the development of new concepts and principles; resolve unusually complex problems; serve as spokesperson on projects and/or programs; and be an expert in one or more areas of software development.
- Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective leadership interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives.
- Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced software development problems.
- Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
- Able to work extended hours as required.

EDUCATION:
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; fifteen or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, thirteen or more years of experience with a masters degree, or ten or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

MISCELLANEOUS:
1st shift. 5/40

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Contact:
Kent Hayes at khayes@chiptonross.com
CHIPTON-ROSS, INC.
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x271 or (800) 927-9318 x271


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