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Microsoft 365 Solutions Architect Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Job Summary

The Sherwin-Williams Company
Cleveland, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
7+ to 10 Years
Job Reference Code

Microsoft 365 Solutions Architect

About the Job

Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.

The Microsoft 365 Solutions Architect is a member of the digital workplace team and maintains the architecture (and related artifacts) for a related set of applications and systems, which together comprise a program. The Solutions Architect is responsible for leading collaboration with Business and IT Stakeholders throughout the organization to design solution architectures that deliver the required business capabilities while being aligned to Sherwin-Williams business and technology strategies. This role specifically is responsible for understanding and implementing Office 365 adoption strategies and advising delivery teams on approaches to the cloud services, ensuring a secure, engaging end user experience.

This position translates business capabilities/requirements into specific business, application, information, and technology architectures to deliver business value. The incumbent will need to build relationships with key business and technology stakeholders across the enterprise; be highly collaborative; drive communication to the business, security, legal, architecture, and software delivery teams; and apply analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify and solve systems problems.

An effective Solutions Architect will have a broad range of technical knowledge and will deliver solution architectures across multiple projects, as well as consultative technical leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making to project planning to architectural governance and oversight. This position will work closely with others to grow their base of knowledge, but also share their knowledge with the business and IT teams via collaborative meetings, documentation, and formal presentations.

Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning
*Provide strategic, technical and operational knowledge in support of business and technology transformational activities.
*Conduct research on new enhancements, releases and other emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts; identify technologies, new features, or other non-functional requirements for assessment.
*Help to define business requirements for complex systems development - from both functional and non-functional perspectives (i.e. concept of operations, performance, test, cost, schedule, training, support and disposal).
*Work with Technical Domain and Enterprise Architects to develop comprehensive solutions architecture.
*Communicate the Solution Architectures to business, architecture, and development teams through deliverables, presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums.
*Support system development teams in implementing reference architectures and standards.
*Collaborate with SOA CoE/Integration Competency Center to facilitate design of Services and Integrations to realize reliable business value.
*Collaborate with Application Security team to identify and support Delivery Teams' realization of requirements in the security space.
*Stay current on emerging design patterns, software development or infrastructure concepts and industry best practices.

Acquisition & Deployment
*Provide technical oversight for multiple project initiatives.
*Participate in technology life-cycle projects including technology evaluation, selection, implementation, support and retirement/replacement.
*Develop prototypes of system designs, working with Technical Architects and Delivery Teams, to prove viability where necessary

Operational Management
*Document architectural designs and standards for implemented solutions.
*Create and maintain reference architectures, systems models, use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models to provide architectural direction and guidance to IT delivery teams.
*Validate the architecture's compliance to the requirements and verify the system's compliance to the architecture.
*Document, communicate, and enforce system standards and solutions review processes.
*Mentor and/or provide guidance to all members of the team.
*Support risk identification and mitigation process and provide issue management recommendations as required.

Incidental Functions
*Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and other business/technical entities.
*Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
*Minimal travel is required.
*Work outside the standard office 7.5 hour workday may be required.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification
*Bachelor Degree or foreign equivalent in IT - related field or equivalent experience.
*Certification or experience with enterprise architecture methodologies and frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, or FEAF a plus.
*Professional training and/or certifications using Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft tools and technologies a plus.

Knowledge & Experience
*8+ years IT experience.
*5+ years experience designing, developing, implementing middle-tier and distributed systems.
*3+ years experience in enterprise and/or solutions architecture and architectural frameworks.
*4+ years experience developing on, or administering, a Linux operating system environment
*3+ years across at least two of the following disciplines (Requirements Engineering; Risk Management; Technology Planning, Design, and Development; Systems Integration; or Quality Assurance Engineering).
*Strong working knowledge of architecture with the ability to analyze and resolve moderately complex, cross-system issues, and demonstrate an understanding of specific technologies (and their architectural connectivity).
*Knowledge of what a cloud provider's service catalog is and how to utilize it.

Preferred Attributes
*Experience developing a cloud adoption plan
*Experience with analysis of public, private and hybrid cloud strategies
*Experience creating cloud application architecture and supporting diagrams
*Demonstrated knowledge of networking technologies (TCP/IP, IP addresses, HTTP, DNS)
*Understanding of high level security concepts (firewall, F5, best practices from groups like OWASP)
*Experience with application deployment to a cloud environment
*Experience configuring hosts in a cloud environment
*Experience with virtualization, cloud computing, or container technologies.
*Experience with various key business and operational activities of a manufacturing and retail enterprise, including Sales and Marketing, Product Development, Identity and Access Management, Financial Processing, or Digital Workplace Management a plus
*Experience in working in a Lean or Agile development environment a plus (SAFe framework is an additional plus)
*Knowledge of various legal and regulatory obligations such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, or similar standards a plus
*Knowledge of common testing methodologies, terminology and industry standards a plus
*Experience with defining, utilizing, and guiding the appropriate use of various data integration techniques (ETL, EAI, EII) a plus

Personal Attributes
*Excellent verbal and written communications
*Highly responsive and alert to new learning opportunities, growth and development of technical, interpersonal and business skills.
*Motivated and competent to develop objectives and timelines to accomplish goals.
*Attentive to detail with focus on multitasking and the application of resources required to achieve goals.
*Well organized and able to manage multiple and changing priorities.
*Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
*Ability to conduct research, determine issues, identify solutions and propose business/technical solutions.
*Excellent customer service orientation.
*Strong individual contributor and team player among peers, management, clients and vendors.
*Flexibility, able to adapt to change and embrace it.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-CLEVELAND
Work Locations: USA OH Cleveland Prospect Ave Headquarters
101 West Prospect Ave
 Cleveland 44115

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Diversity Supportive Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.

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