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Solution Architect - HR Technology

Location : REMOTE (NY)
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Compensation : 166.60 USD/HOUR
Start Date : 01/01/2024
End Date : 12/31/2024
Hours : Full Time
Required Education : Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (Master's preferred).

Job Description :
As a Solution Architect supporting HR Technology, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the alignment of HR technology solutions with our enterprise architecture and standards. In this role, you will provide architectural guidance, oversight, and technical leadership for a diverse portfolio of over 100 systems and tools, many of which are SaaS or vendor-managed. Your contributions will be instrumental in driving the successful evaluation, selection, and implementation of new HR technology solutions in alignment with our business goals and IT strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Technology Alignment:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including HR leadership, IT teams, and vendors, to understand business requirements and objectives.-

  • Assess the technology landscape and conduct comprehensive architectural reviews of existing systems to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

  • Ensure that new HR technology assessments align with our enterprise architecture,  standards, and principles.

  • Provide input and recommendations on technology roadmaps, ensuring they align with the organization's strategic vision.

2. Solution Design and Architecture:

  • Develop and maintain architectural guidelines, principles, and standards for HR technology solutions.

  • Design end-to-end solutions that are scalable, reliable, and compliant with security and data privacy requirements.

  • Collaborate with other architects to ensure a cohesive, integrated architecture across the organization.

  • Oversee the development and documentation of solution architecture blueprints, including system diagrams, data flows, and integration strategies.

3. Vendor Evaluation and Management:

  • Evaluate third-party SaaS solutions, ensuring they meet business needs, architectural standards, and security requirements.

  • Lead vendor assessments, proof-of-concept trials, and contract negotiations to ensure optimal partnerships.

  • Monitor vendor performance and compliance with service level agreements and architectural guidelines.

4. Project and Technical Leadership:

  • Act as a technical leader and advisor on HR technology projects, providing guidance to project teams, developers, and engineers.

  • Participate in project planning, scoping, and estimation activities to ensure alignment with architectural principles.

  • Resolve complex technical issues and provide expertise in troubleshooting and optimization efforts.

5. Communication and Collaboration:

  • Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, including HR, IT, and executive leadership.

  • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and understandable mannerCollaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure HR technology solutions meet business needs and architectural objectives.

6. Providing Recommendations and Roadmaps:

  • Offer recommendations and roadmaps for proposed HR technology solutions that align with enterprise architecture and business objectives.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their requirements and objectives, translating them into actionable architectural plans.

7. Design, Debug, and Performance Analysis:

  • Lead the design process for HR technology solutions, ensuring they are robust, scalable, and high-performing.

  • Conduct in-depth debug and performance analysis to optimize existing solutions and troubleshoot issues.

8. Knowledge Sharing:

  • Document best practices and architectural knowledge for new solutions, ensuring that the team has access to reference materials for continuous improvement.

  • Promote knowledge sharing within the team and across the organization to foster a culture of learning and innovation.

9. Advocating for Process Improvements:

  • Advocate for process improvements related to HR technology solutions and architectural practices.

  • Actively participate in process enhancement initiatives and provide expertise to develop and implement effective solutions.

10. Communication:

  • Regularly communicate new features, enhancements, and benefits of HR technology solutions to partners, customers, and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure stakeholders are informed and engaged throughout the project lifecycle.

11. Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of architects, developers, and engineers throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Mentor team members, sharing your expertise and helping them develop their skills.

12. Proof-of-Concept Projects:

  • Develop proof-of-concept projects to validate the feasibility and effectiveness of proposed HR technology solutions.

  • Use these projects to demonstrate the value and potential of new technologies and concepts.

13. Solution Design Review:

  • Review and validate solution designs proposed by other team members to ensure they meet architectural standards and objectives.

  • Offer constructive feedback and guidance to maintain consistency and quality across projects.


Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (Master's preferred).

  • Proven experience as a Solution Architect, with a focus on HR technology or related domains.

  • Strong knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks and principles

  • Experience with HR technology systems, including HRIS, talent management, recruitment, and payroll solutions.

  • Proficiency in evaluating and implementing SaaS and vendor-managed solutions.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a track record of delivering successful projects.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect) are a plus.

  • Proven expertise in debugging, performance analysis, and optimization of HR technology solutions.

  • Strong ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.

  • A track record of successfully leading and mentoring technical teams throughout project lifecycles.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing proof-of-concept projects.

  • Proficiency in reviewing and validating solution designs and providing actionable feedback.

  • Knowledge of industry best practices in HR technology and a commitment to staying updated with emerging trends and technologies

Additional Information: 

  • This person can sit remote anywhere

  • will be engaging 7 - 10 delivery team leads- running multiple projects, partner iwth each leader to understand the scope of projects- understand the team needs and be aware of what the teams are working on and compare to what they are reviewing product wise.

  • person will be reiviewing products of interest and exploring new solutions /replaing product, or dropping them

  • this person should have domain and functional eperience working in enterprise landscapes looking at over 200 products and tool-

  • should be able to look at the products and ensure they are in compliance with security standards

  • ability to identify gaps and start taking actions to rectify them

Skills :
HRIS SAAS Solutions Architect
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