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Solution Architect

Company: Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA)
Location: Franklin
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

With a focus on Mobility, Operational Excellence, Value to our Customers and the Electrification of vehicles, you can expect to be part of something exciting. From the sleek design of our vehicles to the unique opportunities we offer around the globe, Nissan exemplifies ingenuity in everything we do. Our people are what drive the business forward.

Were currently looking for a Solutions Architect to join our team in Franklin, TN(Remote).

Job Summary:

The Solution Architect (SA) assists to define and maintain the Nissan Digital Technology Stack (DTS) and architectural patterns, participates in Enterprise Review Board (ERB) meetings, and supports peers within Nissan Digital as needed to solve business problems with digital capabilities and solutions. The SA will guide the development team in building solutions that are well designed, standards based, robust and easily maintained. The SA will support the activities of application development, integration, RFI/RFP process, and data/analytics. In addition, the SA will be familiar with the existing digital landscape to guide in the decisions regarding reuse, make or buy. The SA will have knowledge of domain business processes and ability to engage with SAs in other domains for cross-functional solutions. The SA is considered a senior level individual contributor and is expected to present technology solutions to business management and executives using language appropriate to the audience.

Job functions Include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to establish relationships with business, IT leaders and technology subject matter experts with excellent verbal and written communication skills appropriate for both technical and non-technical audiences. Detail-oriented with the ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new concepts, business models, and technologies as Nissan progresses through a digital transformation
  • Guides development teams towards best practices in the design and development of enterprise solutions; validates that all requirements are met and gains approval from the ERB
  • Seeks innovative solutions to problems through evaluation and proof of concepts with new and existing technology capabilities to determine compatibility with current and future architectural standards and business requirements. Continuously manages, monitors, and updates architectural models as business needs evolve. Interfaces with the business to discuss products and ideas and support Business Analysts as they drive functional requirements
  • Performs requirements analysis for IT systems, effort and sizing estimations, including as-is and to-be cost assessments, and provides input to business case development and validate data requirements for applications. Supports efforts to achieve architectural compliance with Nissan standards and government regulations. Drives the creation of process models for the domains of business, application, data, and technology
  • Collaborates with the Enterprise DevOps team to ensure the solutions designed are aligning to enterprise standards and best practices. Designs resilient architectural platforms with disaster recovery in mind. Assists in the assessment of existing disaster recovery plans as needed
  • Works with architects or technical leads in designing and implementing the CICD pipelines. Creates and manages domain level architecture with all the Technology information and integration details. Should be able to build roadmap to keep systems up to date with technology versions/upgrades

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years in Technology. Proven record of working in cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams and working remotely with a Global organization Experience with DevOps toolchains and delivery and working in agile DevOps environments
  • Familiarity with development best practices to ensure end-to-end fit and design. Demonstrated knowledge of Web design/APIs/cloud native platform architecture. Demonstrated knowledge of native and responsive web mobile application architectures. Understanding of architectural design patterns and best practices to address application, data and technology in the context of business processes within the context of existing and new architectures and standards. Knowledge of integration patterns, technologies and when to use each, such as: ESB, API managers, event-based, messaging and data streaming architectures
  • Ability to articulate and document high-level and detailed architectures, system designs and other architectural artefacts using tools like Visio or EA Tools. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent troubleshooting skills. Prior experience working with off-shore personnel is preferred
  • Bachelors degree in a related discipline. Thorough computer knowledge with personal productivity tools such as word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tools, Visio, and other relevant PC applications. Periodic travel as required.

Preferred requirements include:

  • Knowledge or experience with the following is preferred: AWS Platform Services, Microservices, ERPs and legacy environments. Have familiarization or proactively become familiar with the following platforms and technologies, as the forecasted need arises: IoT, AI, ML, Chat Bot platforms, AWS native cloud and managed services and Native mobile app development tools.
  • Proven track record of designing architectures for medium to large size IT organizations is a plus. Understands the design and implementation principles of hybrid cloud solutions. Familiarity with network architecture: the OSI model, internal vs. external facing applications, communication protocols and firewall technologies. Basic understanding of security architecture and security domains such as: user security, data security and systems security
  • Relational databases with any of the following technologies: PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Aurora, UDB and/or Mainframe Databases (ADABAS, DB2). Concepts of non-relational databases such as: MongoDB or DynamoDB. Emergent/contemporary data technologies including cloud/hybrid/big data/unstructured/open source data tools. Knowledge of AWS, Snowflake, and Hortonworks/Cloudera
  • Have familiarization or proactively become familiar with the following platforms and technologies, as the forecasted need arises: IoT, AI, ML, Chat Bot platforms, Logical and physical data modelling with data modelling tool (ex. Erwin) and Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Understanding of the concepts surrounding Data Marts and Data Warehouses and when to use each. ETL Products (Informatica preferred). Understanding of data architecture design, implementation and support (relational and non-relational databases)

All of us at Nissan regardless of functional area or expertise share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance vehicles. It is Nissans policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.

Franklin Tennessee United States of America

Keywords: Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), Franklin , Solution Architect, Other , Franklin, Tennessee

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