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Senior Solution Architect

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  May 7, 2024
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  36014

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!


Primary purpose of the position: 
The Senior Solution Architect (SA) is responsible for the work of a team of cross-functional SAs within a community of practice.  This leader is responsible for the process of developing solution architectures and designs that are responsive to business needs while consistent with long term architectures of IT.  The Senior SA is committed to nurturing and assuring the requisite talent across the solution architecture community of practice to accomplish that team’s goals and missions, ensuring that technology solutions meet business requirements and aligned to key deliverables, process, and enterprise architectural requirements while aligning with long-term architectural goals.  In addition, the Senior SA is responsible for evaluating and selecting the technologies required to support those technology solution plans. The Senior SA also provides direction and technical leadership across Ball IT domains.


Essential Responsible Areas: 

  • Provide leadership to the solution architecture community of practice to drive end-to-end solution architecture integrity and the functional relationship with other projects and/or applications consistent with long term architectural roadmap 
  • Provide technical leadership to the business partners by interacting directly with senior business leaders to develop the technical dimensions of a solution that meets the needs of the business
  • Clearly communicate (verbally and in written form) with business leaders to describe the technical solution comprehensively, and address questions from the business users to assure their comfort with the technical solution
  • Understand current technology, solutions, and industry trends and conceptualize solutions that address business needs, opportunities and issues.  Facilitate discussion on solution options/alternatives and associated impacts.
  • Support the enterprise architecture team by providing input into the long term architectural vision for systems and platforms that have an impact on the capability/service delivery area
  • Validate the alignment of solutions with corporate standards and compliance requirements 
  • In collaboration with BCs ensure that capability map, roadmap of technologies aligned to capabilities, and application inventory/lifecycle/TCO established
  • Support capability/service delivery area leaders in acquiring and/or upskilling team members so that the requisite skills to oversee work of suppliers and internal development teams to ensure that solutions support the business needs and align to the articulated solution architectures 
  • Maintain knowledge of technical products and services in order to assess impact to production environment of proposed design (inclusive of applications and infrastructure) 
  • Provide technical guidance to develop solution ideas and provide input for internal delivery teams and/or suppliers in developing solution delivery estimates 
  • Review and approve solutions such that the technical requirements are complete, thorough, and representative of all business requirements 
  • Understand methods and practices for solution development/build in order to support holistic technical requirements for the solution, inclusive of configuration, security, and quality 
  • Drive the preparation for the architectural review process (e.g., ARB) to facilitate discussions regarding necessary modifications to project solution architecture to overcome design challenges or deviations observed in project design.


Professional & Education Qualification:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or similar 
  • 5+ years of experience as a Solution Architect 
  • Minimum 10 total years’ experience in other technical roles such as developer or system analyst 
  • Experience with analysis level tools for: activity diagrams, business use cases, business rules, and system level features 
  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF or similar is preferred) 
  • Experience managing teams of solution architects in the delivery and implementation of software systems and platforms
  • Experience in managing a global, multinational and remote teams in a matrix environment
  • 20% - 30% travel



  • Strong consultative skills at a cross functional level 
  • Broad based platform and technical exposure and complete software development lifecycle perspective 
  • 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 


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hybrid On-Site Work Environment: Based in Colorado, this position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three (3) or more days per work week (with core collaboration days of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). [Travel and local commute between Ball locations and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.]
  • Hiring Salary Range: $106,100 - $161,920 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.


Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.
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