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Associate Director, Solutions Architecture - Remote

Company: KPMG
Location: Melville
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Solutions Architecture to join our Digital Nexus technology organization. This is a remote work opportunity.

Responsibilities:

* Provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical, physical, and process views within a shared platform technology domain
* Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the firm with respect to technology domain standards and design goals
* Develop, maintain, and communicate platform roadmaps together with platform leads, including platform use cases, product selection, versions, upgrades, projects and milestones
* Conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks and increase security
* Lead efforts for technology evaluations, which involves identifying a weighted feature matrix for a specific need and evaluating and scoring products against the desired features; research activities include defining, building, and testing proof of concepts (POCs) for solutions with use case verification; focus areas include SQL Server, Oracle, Azure Databricks, and ServiceNow
* Collaborate with project teams to assist in delivery of the solution implementation by providing guidance as needed to engineer and operations teams; communicate best practices and promote platform usage by giving presentations, use case demos with project teams and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies and otherwise defined best practices

Qualifications:

* Minimum eight years of recent experience managing and supporting a technology team, and technical projects; ability to analyze, understand, and identify the best design for a technical solution with respect to the tradeoffs of architectural principals including agility, complexity, cost effectiveness, deployment effort, flexibility/extensibility, interoperability/compatibility, maintainability, operability, performance, productivity, scalability, security, speed of delivery and standardization
* Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
* Experience in an IT environment as an architect, delivering enterprise solutions in the database and shared platform technology domains; experience presenting and communicating to leadership and provide mentorships to team members during the delivery process; extensive experience designing/implementing advanced database solution from provisioning to administration areas, including resiliency and high availability use cases, as well as backup, recovery, and capacity planning
* Advanced and hands-on knowledge in database platform and analytics solutions including SQL Server and Oracle in OnPrem / Azure environment, as well as Azure Data Bricks
* Ability to execute project design and manage schedules in an agile fashion with team resources across offshore and onshore geographic locations; experience knowledge in ServiceNow workflow and orchestration, DevOps practitioner with automation and container technologies, with understanding of machine learning
* Prior knowledge in database cybersecurity hardening, including privileged access control, audit logging, and monitoring for regulatory compliance; excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, analytical and presentation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and teamwork; must be able to set goals and participate in strategic initiatives for a team and foster the development of high-performance teams and interface with all levels of the organization; ability to participate in development of resource plans and structures and influence organizational priorities
* US Citizenship is required

Colorado Salary Statement:

The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.

Colorado Salary Range: Low: $114400 - High: $208100

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

Keywords: KPMG, New Haven , Associate Director, Solutions Architecture - Remote, Accounting, Auditing , Melville, Connecticut

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