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Department Manager, Solution Architecture

Kansas City, MO 64114

Posted: 04/16/2024 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: IT Manager or IT Leadership Job Number: 16538

Job Description

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

We are currently looking for a Department Manager, Solutions Architecture to join our team.

  • Provide leadership to the team; direct and coordinate work assignments and review performance to ensure the efficient, cost-effective utilization of staff.
  • Provide expert level technical, design guidance and support.
  • Recruitment, development, training and retention of staff.
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluation for department staff.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the department.
  • Responsible for interpreting policies, purposes and goals of the organization to staff.
  • Responsible for overall QA/QC process adherence.
  • Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.
  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with all policies and standards.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, system analysis, or a related field required.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of strategic and emerging technology trends.
  • Familiarity with product management, agile principles, and development methodologies.
  • Previous leadership and/or management experience.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly and effectively present complex information to all levels of employees, management, and clients.
  • Position requires the ability to thoughtfully and positively influence, lead, and manage change.
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, and DevOps)
  • Understanding of IT standards and controls

Preferred Qualifications
  • Organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate organizational politics.
  • Knowledge of various backend development languages
  • Knowledge of various database technologies like MySQL, MongoDB and Oracle
  • Knowledge of various front-end web development languages like JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Experience in the C4 model or related methodologies
  • Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making.
  • Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements.
  • Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders and IT development teams.
  • Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice and is more interested in results than personal preferences.
  • Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams.

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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