Principal Application Architect
DXC Technology
6d ago
source : Shine

Provides architectural oversight for the development of highly complex new and / or enhanced applications or products. Integrates components built by application developers and / or programmers as needed.

Provides technical advice to other departments within the company.

Essential Job Functions

  • Reviews and conducts technical research, testing, evaluation and documentation of complex hosting / configuration tools and methodologies to ensure that tools are current and functional.
  • Creates complex application architectures and populates an application host / configuration matrices with appropriate strategies, timelines and cost information to increase cost efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coordinates with application developers, managers and customer application experts to ensure that required features and modifications are included in the appropriates releases to support cross-
  • product features and to communicate architectural designs and standards.

  • Develops and designs complex multi-tier web applications; determines project requirements and functional specifications to ensure that client specifications are met.
  • Defines and approves application standards and specifications; provides oversight for definition of product content to ensure that appropriate parties are kept informed of client and company requirements and policies.
  • Designs application modules that work together to produce desired product. Ensures that completed modules provide functionality described by application experts and to ensure that performance guidelines are met.
  • Plans technical support infrastructure through the creation of service level agreements; leads the transition from application development to support to ensure that appropriate support is available to clients in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provides analysis and design reviews to other department members to avoid duplication of effort in solving the same application problems with different products.
  • Works with product development teams and senior designers on complex projects to develop architectural requirements to ensure client satisfaction with product.
  • Works with third party vendors to develop software and / or integrate their software into company products.

  • Evaluates new technologies and software products to determine feasibility and desirability of incorporating their capabilities into company products.
  • Acts a liaison between third party vendors and company to procure, develop and / or integrate their applications into company products and to ensure that applications are in accordance with company product standards and guidelines.

  • May provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business, software engineering, computer sciences or related field preferred
  • Twelve or more years of application architecture and / or product development experience
  • Experience working with software systems, applications and network markets
  • Experience working with technical products, vendors, and families of technologies and company hardware and software products
  • Experience working with broad business area and knowledge of competitor products and services
  • Experience working with application design principles and product configurations
  • Experience working with appropriate programming languages, operating systems, hardware and software to understand product line software and hardware
  • Experience working with mainframes, scheduling software, and other related technologies
  • Experience working with software development life cycle and client requirements
  • Other Qualifications

  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Strong skills in application administration, design and architecture
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills for design, coordination and testing of applications
  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel
  • Good communication skills to communicate with customers, support personnel, application development personnel and management
  • Good interpersonal skills for communicating with business unit personnel, customers and vendors
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to create and maintain formal and informal networks
  • Ability to work with relational databases
  • Work Environment

  • Office environment
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