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Appian Solutions Architect
ICF’s IT Modernization Division is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial, technology department, seeking motivated Appian Solutions Architect to join our team.
The Appian Solutions Architect will provide expert leadership and guidance on projects, design review, technical mentorship, performance testing, scaling, and industry specific knowledge. This person will utilize Appian's Best Practices and industry best practices when operating and maintaining existing solutions, and to architect and design Business Process Management (BPM) implementations that reduce overall project risk. The Appian Solutions Architect will design solutions (platform, system, and process) architectures based on end-user requirements and complete design reviews of project team deliverables to ensure adherence to best practices, maximize reuse, and minimize technical debt.
Act as lead liaison with customers to collect, clarify, analyze and translate business requirements into technical design and implementation
Produces technical solutions with detailed narrative for proposal development and supports key personnel requirements during procurement phases such as orals, technical challenges, etc.
Collaborates closely with stakeholders to develop a deep and thorough understanding of the client enterprise while leading large, multi-year program initiatives
Produces vision and strategy collateral, and creates roadmaps to lead modernization efforts
Serves as one of the primary technological points of contact in the organization, responsible for guidance and overarching technical oversight, governance, architecture alignment and construction efforts, including team leadership and mentoring
Create and maintain technical documentation including architecture diagrams, interface diagrams and design best practices
Facilitate meetings with client and internal technical and operational teams
Provide guidance to team members and help solve technical challenges and remove roadblocks
Experienced in Appian 18.x (and above) design, implementation and ability to translate software requirements specifications into Appian application and prototype.
Implementing design, development, and testing best practices across the entire software development life cycle.
Oversee and participate in the day-to-day activities of the development team.
Oversee team of developers to perform root-cause analysis and preliminary problem diagnosis
What you must have:
5+ years of experience in IT with responsibilities in one or more of the areas - Technical Architecture, Application Development, Business process management and/or Enterprise Application Integration (SOA) with Appian or other BPM tools is required.
3+ years in defining and documenting architecture for technology implementations leveraging different architectural views.
3+ years of experience in Enterprise Application integration (SOA, ESB) and n-tier client-server architectures preferred
4+ years of experience in all phases of software development for large-scale business critical applications following Agile methodologies.
3+ years of Business Architecture including identifying & decomposing business capabilities.
4+ years of Business process modeling & optimization experience
4+ years of recent hands-on experience with Appian.
3+ years of experience developing Appian Plugin
4+ years of experience in the design and implementation of SOAP and REST Web Service.
4+ years of working knowledge of Application Servers like JBoss, Weblogic, IIS, Tomcat etc. as part of the installation.
4+ years experienced in configuring, debugging, and systems integration including configuring forms, reports, underlying logic, and interface components as a developer.
4+ years of experience with relational databases and SQL scripting. Oracle Databases preferred.
3+ years Experience working with Appian Tempo.
Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance.
What we would like you to have:
Certified Level 3 Appian Developer
Previous expertise in the role of an architect, responsible for defining the solution architecture on large complex business critical n-tier client/server initiatives involving one or more of the technologies – Mobile/Portals, Workflow, Enterprise Service Bus(ESB), Web Services, Message brokers, Relational Databases.
Exposure to common industry platforms and programming languages – Appian BPM, IBM WebSphere, Mule, LAMP/JBOSS, HADOOP, Java, Microsoft/.Net is preferred.
Masters degree in Computer Science or other related field
Experience working with Appian Sites.
Java developer with Maven builds experience is a strong plus.
3+ years of experience with Agile Framework.
orchestration of modeled process through a Workflow application.
Understanding of Object-Oriented techniques.
Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements.
Excellent analytical and technical skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
- Must be able to work with users to gather and refine requirements.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
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