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Solution Architect

Company:  Ball Corporation
Location: 

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, São Paulo, BR, 12242-000

Date:  Apr 16, 2021
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  8859

Who we are?


Headquartered in Westminster (Colorado), Ball Corporation is a global company that manufactures aluminum packaging for beverages, personal care and household products and provides aerospace technology to commercial and government customers.


In South America, we have aluminum can and beverage factories in several regions of Brazil, including Chile, Argentina and Paraguay, as well as an office, an IT unit and a shared services center (GBS), both in São José dos Campos (SP).


We are aggregators. We encourage inclusion.
We recognize that diverse teams favor an environment of creativity and innovation and, therefore, we work to provide an inclusive environment that promotes all forms of diversity, be it gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other. At Ball, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of belonging, providing opportunities for our people to feel welcomed, valued, respected and to prosper in their careers.


We help to build a better community. A better society. A better environment.
Social, environmental and economic sustainability is at the heart of our business and operations strategy. And it is not just an existing feature in our infinitely recyclable products. We believe that social sustainability is strongly influenced by the strength of our relationships with the community, the extent of our partner networks and the impact we have created around the world.


We solve problems. We overcome challenges.
Career opportunities, the desire to overcome challenges and continuously promote the sustainability of our products, operations and communities. We are building the future today, helping people, our customers and the planet.

General Description

The Solution Architect (SA) designs and implements information systems and software architectures that support Ball functions and ensures those designs completely and accurately support the needs of the business. The SA is committed to the development of all technology solution plans, assuring that technology solutions are aligned with applicable enterprise architecture frameworks and meet business requirements. SAs are responsible for evaluating and selecting the technologies required to complete those technology solution plans and assisting in project planning.

 

Essential Function

 

1. Interacts directly with business partners to develop the technical dimensions of a solution that meets the needs of the business

2. Clearly communicate (verbally and in written form) with business users to describe the technical solution, and address questions from the business regarding the technical solution

3. Support the development of technical requirements for the solution, inclusive of configuration, data, process, security, and quality

4. Drive end-to-end solution architecture integrity and the functional relationship with other projects and applications consistent with long term architectural roadmap

5. Validate the alignment of solutions with corporate standards and compliance requirements

6. Ensure that solution architecture supports realization of technology investment – ensure that we maximize the value of the investments we make by understanding and leveraging existing technology capabilities before making new investments

7. Develop technical design specifications that can be used by solutions/systems engineers to produce detailed technical design documentation

8. Understand the architectural review process and engagement (e.g., ARB) to facilitate discussions regarding necessary modifications to project solution architecture to overcome design challenges or deviations observed in project design

9. Have knowledge and ability to assess impacts of proposed solution and the need to engage build resources that may be required to modify configuration or code to support implementation of the solution

10. Challenge the design documents in order to refine the design as necessary to align with architectural intent

11. Follows established architectural standards, frameworks, and policies to ensure conformity and impacts to architecture standards for design under review

12. Effectively manage technology portfolio to maximize the return on IT investment, reduce tech debt, ensure appropriate lifecycle management, and reduce TCO;

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 College degree  in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

 3-5 years of experience as a Solution Architect

 5+ years of total experience in technical roles such as developer or system analyst

 Strong consultative skills at a cross functional level

 Experience with analysis level tools for: architectural diagrams, technical design specification, business use cases, business rules, and system level features

 Experience in Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF or similar is preferred)

 Broad based platform and technical exposure and complete software development lifecycle experience

 Good presentation and communication skills, with the ability to translate and clearly formulate technical issues for technical and non-technical stakeholders

 Strong project and team management skills

 Ability to work in global, multinational and remote teams in a matrix organization

If you identify with our values, come join the Ball team in South America!

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