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Solutions Architect

Company: Forward Air
Location: Irving
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

[IMAGE] Menu Careers Home Current Openings Mountain View Careers at Forward Air Corporation Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Solutions Architect Department: IT - IT Location: Irving, TX START YOUR APPLICATION Company Overview: Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company, providing less-than-truckload ( LTL ), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. We are a highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1B annually. As an industry leader, we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. Position: Solutions Architect Job Description: Forward Air is seeking a Solutions Architect to, responsible for portfolio high level designs and architecture including designing architecture back to the ERA. Objectively analyze desired processes and outcomes and advice on the right combination of IT systems and components to achieve company goals Core Responsibilities & Duties: * Responsible for translating business strategies and plans into technical strategies and solutions * Integrates various parts of a technical solution (UI / middleware / infrastructure) into one cohesive design that solves a larger technical problem(s) * Oversees complex technical lifecycles from inception, requirements analysis, design, to fluid implementation phases * Owns getting buy in and consensus on approach / owns concept diagrams and from Infrastructure and software Teams * Ability to provide guidance to leadership about scope of projects and vendor contracts * Coordinates tasks and objectives with internal and external resources * Accountable for detailed solution designed developed by Tech Leads * Ensures use of repositories for deliverables, methodologies, and business development documents * Consulted on Business area roadmap and responsible for aligning application/technology roadmap to address business needs * Responsible for Enterprise Architecture compliance at the portfolio architecture level. * Tracks and manages component interdependencies * Consulted for input on T-shirt sizing of initiatives * Identify holes in enterprise / portfolio architecture / Stacks and works through portfolio architect to resolve * Mentors / Coaching Tech Leads * Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all internal and external Customers * Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company Qualifications: * Bachelor s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or equivalent formal training; required * 5-8 years of work experience in multiple technology disciplines; required * 10 years experience in Software Development (Web Services (SOAP/REST), JMS, and XML/JSON) preferred * Strong Ability to partner with both Business and Technology individuals at all levels of the Organization preferred * 5 years experience in Technical Leadership role preferred * 3 years experience in Software Architecture preferred * At least 2 years of working experience in an Agile/Scrum Environment preferred * Experience in Cloud Design and Engineering preferred Skills: * Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills (ability to address large and small audiences) * Ability to articulate (verbally / visually) ideas, approach, concepts, options, risk, impact, and recommendations to technical, non-technical, and Leadership audiences. [facilitate meetings with medium to large audience of peers] * Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities * Must possess outstanding business acumen, and a sound understanding of industry rules/standards * Must be highly organized, motivated, and capable of working with minimum supervision * Ability to mentor / coach Tech Leads, Senior Developers, and Peers in a domain or technical area * Ability to provide expert technical and Thought Leadership in a domain area/app suite * Outstanding leadership skills including partnering, consensus building, influencing * Advanced knowledge of project management methodology and principles * Outstanding understanding of business process and business rules for a Portfolio * Expert knowledge of computer or network systems hardware, and software theory, emerging practices/concepts, and technology relevant to organizational/portfolio vision Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer START YOUR APPLICATION 2020 Forward Air, Inc. 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