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Robert Half International Software Architect in Seattle, Washington


Our client is looking for a Principal Architect for a Contract To Hire opportunity in Seattle, WA.


Role Summary

The Principal Solutions Architect - Data is the one of several subject matter experts in strategic guidance of the data assets for the company. As an individual contributor, this role participates in defining long-term strategy for acquiring, storing, and governing data and exercises considerable latitude and initiative to solve technical, process, and governance issues with data.

Key Duties

Defines the long-term strategy for the design, implementation, and documentation of infrastructure, products, applications, and/or systems in use throughout the airline.

Communicates high-level technical guidance to ensure technology efforts adhere to current architectural standards and guidelines; recommend modifications where needed; and ensure new efforts fit within the overall technology strategy.

Explores, evaluates, recommends, and acts as the lead subject matter in emerging technology trends and proof-of-concept efforts.

Leads technical architecture assessments of potential technologies.

Develops and influences decisions across company and several levels up for improvements to technology architectures, including cost analyses.

Oversees appropriate solution cost models for economic evaluations.

Leads reviews of solutions to ensure architectures are sound and fit the technical strategies of the organization.

Creates and implements technology standards, methodologies, processes, and guidelines.

Provides key inputs to RFPs from the technology perspective and input to the final recommendation.

Guides solution designs, methodologies, processes, and IT technical guidelines.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills




Bachelor's degree, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

7 years of experience in data architecture, or related area.

Experience evaluating and providing assessments of commercial and custom solution architectures.

Experience creating and leading policy and governance efforts with respect to software development and technical infrastructure.

Proven experience architecting, implementing, and reviewing large system implementations.

Experience evaluating RFPs from the technological perspective and providing recommendations.

Proven experiences in quickly learning new technologies and methodologies.

Demonstrated ability in effectively communicating technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences.

Proven ability to identify, analyze, and solve complex business and technical challenges.

High levels of curiosity, initiative, integrity, and flexibility.

Excellent customer service skills.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Minimum age of 18.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


Experience with business requirements gathering/analysis techniques.

Highly organized with a demonstrated systematic approach to carrying out assignments.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Experience producing proofs of concept with different technologies to accurately arrive at working solution to a defined opportunity.

A broad set of experiences with different technical/software architectures.

Deep background in one or more of the following areas: computing platforms (cloud, virtualization, etc.), application development, middleware platforms, or database

Robert Half Technology matches IT professionals with some of the best companies on a temporary, project or full-time basis. From roles in software and applications to IT infrastructure and operations, we provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the technology jobs that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

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Salary: DOE

Location: Seattle, WA

Date Posted: October 15, 2020

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 04410-9502726746

Staffing Area: Technology u0026 IT