Acxiom LLC Solution Architect in Des Moines, Iowa
The Solution Architect is responsible for estimating, crafting, implementing and managing change to custom client solutions. You will work with the external Acxiom client to gather and translate customer requirements into solutions, through architecture and design artifacts, and provide technical leadership to the project or account team, ensuring both the client’s and Acxiom’s overall business strategy and technical vision are incorporated into the solution. You will provide client support that requires a focus on consulting for proposed changes, process improvements, issue resolution, research of client data inquiries, and working closely with internal and external associates.
What you'll do:
Lead implementation of Acxiom solutions and/or run sophisticated change that significantly impacts an existing solution
Ensure individualized solution incorporates client's and Acxiom’s overall business strategy and technical vision
Technical lead in all solution communications with the client and oversees its progress throughout the implementation phase
Responsible for overall solution integrity of large and complex solutions, providing direction to other Solution Architects on technology and design choices
Engage in project communications with the client using a consultative approach. Anticipate obstacles and recommend solution options. Focus on client value and satisfaction while balancing corporate objectives, feasibility and scalability of solution
Gather partner requirements and transform the information into a logical process flow. Research possible approaches, evaluate cost, portability, compatibility, and usability, then engage in most efficient solution method for the changes/solution. Accountable for the accuracy, process, integrity, quality, and stewardship of client solution architecture
Maintain and enhance the roadmap for the client solution and maintain that solution roadmap with technical changes and direction including Acxiom standard components as often as possible
Provide direction with technical and business requirements and overall project plan as it relates to the solution. Provide recommendations into risk mitigation assessment. Ensure data solution design fulfills functional and technical requirements and can consistently meet progress against service level agreements (SLAs). Supervise solution improvement/implementation progress to stay abreast of possible issues and future challenges
Maintain domain expertise in Acxiom and industry technologies, verticals, and lines of business in order to help align client business needs to products, solutions and services offered.
Define and adhere to Acxiom solution standards, estimates, processes, policies, and procedures. Utilize standard methodologies to promote consistency and drives alignment to standards within designated teams. Familiar with other department’s methodologies including project management and development methodologies
Identify areas of process improvement that drives profit enhancement and client value and instill that attitude while giving through others
Consult, advise, and educate management, affected teams, and clients through communications at the appropriate technical granularity. Share standard methodologies and incorporate lessons learned into estimates, standards, and protocols
Have a solid grasp of pre-sales process focusing on scoping and estimation and be able to lead scoping and estimation efforts for new projects for existing account/new log
Do you have?
4-year college degree in related field of study or equivalent work experience
4+ years’ experience in technical roles, including experience designing solutions as an architect, developer or similar role
Ability to collaborate with mid to high-level client partners and communicate effectively. Ability to adjust communication and presentation styles based on different audiences
Ability to take detailed, highly technical concepts and present in a high-level non-technical fashion. Capable of effectively communicating the business benefits of the solution
Ability to exhibit and demonstrate leadership within a given implementation or major change project and provide technical leadership to the team
REST, SOAP Web Service/JAX-WS
Hands-on server-side Java software development experience using Object Oriented methodology in SDLC
Solution design experience
Strong written interpersonal skills
What sets you apart:
Solid experience in XML and related technologies like XSLT, XPath
Ability to manage the troubleshooting of issues and conduct performance tuning, logging
Possess clear understanding of large enterprise sized middleware infrastructures and able to support the XML and Web Services of that environment
Familiarity with general security concepts (authentication, authorization, encryption, digital signatures) #GD17
Primary Location City/State:
Homebased - Conway, Arkansas
Additional Locations (if applicable):
Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics or other protected status.
Who is Acxiom?
We are leaders in helping brands achieve the number one mantra for every business – know your customer. For fifty years, we’ve helped marketers deal with a fast-changing future of growing channels, data and technology. By understanding the customer, marketers can communicate with relevance everywhere and drive better customer experiences that build a better brand and, in turn, better business.
We’re one of the marketing industry’s most experienced, respected and forward-thinking leaders. For nearly fifty years, we’ve helped the world’s best marketers understand their customers so that they can reach people with relevance rather than randomness. Our products and solutions form the data foundation that make it possible for marketers to drive better customer experiences and meaningful interactions at scale across every channel.
Our job opportunities will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents, grow your skills, and expose you to cutting-edge technologies, whether you’re an engineer, developer, products guru, systems and security expert, sales and consulting executive, or an intern looking to gain real experience with a company that will make you stand out.
At Acxiom, our values begin with our associates, who are the single most important driver of our success. We’re looking to hire people who share our core values: collaboration, excellence, innovation, a focus on outcomes, and being empowered to make and own decisions that benefit our clients and our company. Our values represent our brand promise – to our clients and to our associates – and define our company culture.
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