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Architect

DXC Technology - Canberra, ACT

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) is the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. The company’s technology independence, global talent and extensive partner alliance combine to deliver powerful next-generation IT services and solutions. DXC Technology is recognized among the best corporate citizens globally. For more information, visit www.dxc.technology

Applies advanced subject matter knowledge to complex business issues, and is regarded as a subject matter expert. Contributes to the development of new ideas and methods. Works on complex problems / projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of multiple factors. Strong ability to work independently and to exercise significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. Leads and / or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross functional initiatives. Provides mentoring and coaching to lower level employees. Acts as and moves to gain recognition within the account / customer environment as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients.

Due to Federal Government client requirements, applicants must currently be Australian Citizens and be eligible to gain Baseline Security Clearance.

Responsibilities

  • Develop architectural patterns consistent with new application, automation, and “as a Service” approaches to infrastructure and application integration, delivery, and deployment models.
  • Architect custom solutions of project and program or operational scope.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and understanding to new approaches of architecture and design grounded in the application to business value.
  • Mentoring of technical community
  • Architect reusable solutions of project or operational scope.
  • Customize reusable solutions of project and program or operational scope.
  • Capture and share architectural IP at the project and program level.
  • Oversee the implementation and governance of architectures of project and program or operational scope.
  • Contribute to the Architect profession worldwide and across DXC businesses.
  • Develop for client technically feasible long-term ICT strategies and plans
  • Assess business impact of specific technologies/strategies
  • Identify and address technical or operational risks
  • Develop solution and strategy evaluation frameworks in collaboration with client across multiple domains including business, operational, strategic, financial, technical
  • Provide review/input on project activities for medium to large business unit level projects
  • Collaborates with the project manager to develop detailed project plans and work breakdown structures for medium to large business unit level projects.
  • Develop and deliver sales presentations at CEO/Executive Staff/CIO levels for medium to large opportunities (R)
  • Owns, develops, socializes domain specific roadmaps aligned to client strategy

Education And Experience Required

Minimum Industry experience – 5 years to 10 years. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.

Architecting

Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to understand and translate customer business problems, needs, or opportunity.
  • Ability to architect a solution that appropriately addresses the business problem, need, or opportunity.
  • Ability to lead a team, when appropriate, in the completion of one or more architecture, requirements, operational, or implementation deliverables.
  • Ability to lead and mentor design resources.
  • Ability to lead the architectural design, development, deployment, and technical quality of medium to large business unit level based solutions (typically within multiple technology or specialty areas). Ability to interlock solutions with the appropriate strategies and tactical efforts and activities.
  • Ability to provide architectural direction for multiple projects concurrently – depending upon skill and project effort.
  • Understands and applies information system or operational solution related modelling methods and tools.
  • Ability to validate and evaluate if an architecture meets technical requirements and specifications and provides the appropriate business value outcomes
  • Familiar with one or more architectural, development and operational methodologies (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, ITSM, …)
  • Applies appropriate methodologies and subject matter expert (SME) knowledge to resolve complex business issues.

Business Acumen
  • Identifies risks and challenges the customer should expect to encounter with the solution based on similar efforts done with other customers.
  • Develops Architecture Specification deliverables that map customer business requirements into specific technology or operational recommendations.
  • Ability to apply business management and financial concepts, capital investment, financial modelling, and general aspects of business contracts. Appropriately applies this knowledge to analyse business needs and develop meaningful system or operational recommendations.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of how the industry uses ICT to address business challenges using, for example, technical standards and infrastructure, cross-industry trends that impact ICT investment, industry-specific roadmaps, and ICT enablers.

Technical
  • Deep ICT industry knowledge in specific areas combined with the ability to transfer knowledge and experience to new areas as appropriate.
  • Understands and stays abreast of future technology or operational trends as they relate to and support customer business requirements (“trusted advisor” role).
  • Deep knowledge of ICT and business standards and best practices in specific areas and how to apply them appropriately in solutions
  • Expert or Master level of knowledge of specific technologies, ICT operations, or ICT disciplines
  • Able to design planning for accessibility, scalability, and availability

Engagement Delivery
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to write Statements of Work for medium to large business unit level solutions that span multiple technologies or operational areas.
  • Ability to apply program/project management methods and processes to define, plan, cost, resource, track and ensure the accomplishment of targeted goals for medium to large business unit level projects.
  • Successfully works on project teams (individual success defined by how the organization works as a team, including resource and skill sharing across the organization).

Opportunity Pursuit
  • Able to play a leadership role in business development activities for medium to large opportunities.
  • Lead in identifying, qualifying, and closing medium to large opportunities
  • Position DXC offerings against competition
  • Be able to represent to broader DXC with voice of the client account
  • Play key role in preparing proposals and bids for medium to large opportunities
  • Manage internal reviews and contribute to Solution Opportunity Approval and Review (SOAR) process for medium to large opportunities
  • Build rapport and trust with client
  • Demonstrates excellent consultative, solution selling skills.
Leadership
  • Collaborates effectively with the project manager to manage regional medium to large projects as necessary. For architectures of project scope may include the technical management of customer staff assigned to implementation team.
  • Plays a leading role in the Architect profession at the local level.
  • Makes consistent and ongoing contributions (at least 2 per year) to DXC knowledge systems.
  • Make formal recommendations to customers to improve the level of job satisfaction for other DXC employees working on the project.
  • Can contribute in the development of new DXC services and modifications to the methodology.
  • Assists in development and delivery of training.
  • Coaches and mentors Specialist level architects
  • Participates in defining DXC unit’s processes, standards, and policies

Consulting
  • Build and manage long term strategic relationships at Business Unit leader and CIO, CTO level.
  • Good customer influence and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to tactically consider all sides of an issue within the contexts of time, breadth, and range of options.
  • Ability to systematically gather, assess and apply organizational, technical, operational, and sales/marketing information for business decisions.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and persuasive communications for multiple audiences, including demonstrating effective writing and presentation skills, listening actively, and projecting a trustable image.
  • Ability to articulate technical or operational problems or issues into understandable business terms.

Communication
  • Able to design and present high-impact messages to customer’s senior level management.
  • Able to use a wide variety of presentation tools to persuasively communicate complex messages to multiple audience levels, including senior level management.
  • Ability to use prepared and create complete original materials to communicate with the customer. Communicates a mix of Strategic information and Tactical information.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills.