Solution Architect

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Solution Architect
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:
Develop solution architecture designs engaging engineering teams, vendors and customers to insure solutions align to Ford Business, Information/Data, Application and Technology Architecture Standards. The successful candidate will be consulting with the IT programs and projects providing Value Creation @ Market Speed aligning to IT Blueprints and Reference Architectures in a Product Driven Organization.


  • Guide the project teams in arriving the appropriate solution that meets the user requirements and at the same time maintains the Ford IT Architecture Standards and Principles
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationship with the project teams, BIT and AD management supporting a product driven organization
  • Participate in AAA (Adaptable Architecture Assurance), HIR (Hosting Infrastructure Review), SOR (Service Opportunity Review) reviews and Solution definition Service requests
  • Conduct Architecture Assessment Events and vendor evaluations
  • Contribute towards creation of new reference architectures or updating existing reference architectures
  • Consult with other Architects and engineering teams when their specialized knowledge is needed
  • Review SDM Architecture related documents
  • Develop high-level architecture for applications
  • Work with the project teams to evaluate product vendors and SaaS opportunities
  • Responsible for mid-size to large projects / programs
  • May lead a technical team of architects
  • Prepare technical presentations and present to IT management / project teams whenever required
  • Should have acquired any technical certification related to Architecture
  • Should be adept in preparing and making technical presentations
  • Should be adept in preparing technical documents
Should have excellent communication skills, flexibility to accommodate working across different time zones and sensitivity to cultural and geographical differences.

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ Years of progressive experience within IT Solution Architecture
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of JAVA / J2EE development experience
  • 8+ years of experience with XML, EJB, Servlets, JSP JDBC
  • 8+ years of experience with WSAD/ RSA / Eclipse
  • 8+ years of experience with WebSphere application server or equivalent (Weblogic, JBOSS, Glassfish)
  • 5+ years of experience in UML
  • 5+ years of experience with Struts (MVC) framework
  • 5+ years of experience with Object Oriented Analysis and design concepts
  • 5+ years Web Services Design / Development experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with Cryptography, Authentication, Authorization, Single Sign On, Message Level Security
  • 5+ years of experience in (SQL / ORACLE / DB2 / SQL server)
  • Exposure in creation/modification of Application Infrastructure Landscape/footprint
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and provide technical guidance and/or solutions
  • Exposure to MS-Visio, Excel, MS Sharepoint
  • Exposure in developing interfaces / integration of applications with Legacy and/or Niche systems like MainFrame, SAP
  • Knowledge about Software Change Management (SCM) tools
  • Knowledge about Application Build & Deployment Process
  • Knowledge about Application Infrastructure and Infrastructure capacity assessment/sizing
  • Knowledge about Application Deployment on Virtual environments – VMWare, Citrix
  • Knowledge of Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Knowledge of ITOM Systems and Processes
  • Hold Any of the Following:
    • TOGAF Certification
    • J2EE Certification

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, you discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.