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Solution Architect / Technical Lead

Company: City of New York
Location: New York
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Company Description

Job Description

The New York City Department of Transportation's (NYC DOT) provides safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of pedestrians, goods, and vehicular traffic on the streets, highways, bridges, and waterways of the City's transportation network. NYC DOT rehabilitates and maintains the City's infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, streets, sidewalks, and highways.

The NYC DOT IT & Telecom division is an award-winning team leading business transformation through technology innovation to enhance the agency's ability in fulfilling its mission. IT & Telecom acts as a strategic partner with all business units to promote technology initiatives by delivering quality service, and secure solutions that provide new and improved capabilities for the Agency. We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone in the division to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We offer our full-time employee's competitive salaries, excellent benefit options and perks that include:

-Pension and Retirement Plans- Upon retirement, qualified members of the City's generous pension program receive a guaranteed salary and health benefits for the rest of their lives. There are also 401K and 457 plans available to supplement your retirement needs.

-Health Coverage- We offer health coverage to meet your needs and your family.

-Dental and Vision Coverage- We offer a wide variety of excellent civil service title-based union dental and vision coverage to meet the needs of you and your family.

-Paid Time Off- We offer paid vacation and sick time off which accrues over time based on your years of service.

-Professional Development - We offer numerous training programs, leadership development opportunities, and career coaching services, while encouraging employees to attend approved off and on-site trainings and seminars.

-Additional Perks - Our employees are eligible for discounts on top theme parks, hotels, shows, events, movies and more.

IT & T division is seeking for a Senior IT Architect to be a member of our Project Management Office (PMO) Team. The selected candidate will perform technical design, development, API integrations, defining application architecture, evaluating application stacks, providing support for production applications, and maintaining web applications. The candidate will be expected to develop, and deliver quality applications, estimate the timing and effort of development tasks, help the team improve development and deployment practices, interface directly with customers, create documentation, and mentor developers.

Major Responsibilities

-Provide technical leadership for enterprise-level Open Source information technology efforts.
-Lead technical teams through SDLC phases of analysis, design, development, unit/ integration/ performance testing and implementation as per specifications and system design.
-Define application architecture, evaluate application stacks and integration options, document business volume metrics and build performance models.
-Review requirement specifications and business process artifacts for proposed solution implementations.
-Ensure reusability and scalability with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles.
-Understand existing application architecture/design and perform application development according to design specifications and coding standards.
-Understand network design, security architecture and performance constraints.
-Perform data modeling and logical/physical database design.
-Develop and integrate responsive design-based web applications using full stack Ruby on Rails with other Open Source technologies such as Rubymine, RVM, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, LeafletJS, jQuery, DataTables, Bootstrap, Polymer, XML/JSON-based web services on Linux, Windows, Ubuntu operating systems, and Apache/Tomcat web servers.
-Design, develop and optimize application databases using PostgreSQL, MS-SQL, Memcached and Redis.
-Build and integrate with RESTful APIs.
-Perform configuration management, continuous integration, version control, testing and document management with tools such as AWS, Docker, Git/GitHub, RSpec, Cucumber, Travis, PivotalTracker and Jira.
-Implement best practices and methodologies for security, quality, and development approach.
-Participate in the full development of application Lifecycle Management (ALM) using Git/Microsoft Azure DevOps/Jira.
-Adhere and enforce agile methodologies.
-Perform code review, provide feedback to enforce software development best practices and approve pull requests.
-Evaluate and refactor existing code structure to increase efficiency and performance.
-Accurately estimate time required to complete development tasks.
-Test, monitor, and improve solutions through incremental updates/new features/optimization.
-Build secure web applications with user authentication and role-based access control.
-Develop/integrate Geographic Information System (GIS)-based services based on ESRI, Google, MapBox, and Open Source GIS solutions.
-Provide support for existing SSIS packages and SSRS reports.
-Participate in and contribute to formal/informal technical reviews and presentations.
-Explore new ideas and initiatives that encourage innovation.
-Take inputs from reporting manager(s) and appropriately apply comments/feedback.
-Collaborate with diverse teams.
-Design, prepare detailed technical specifications.
-Create/update design artifacts and deliverables such as use case diagrams, application architecture, class/sequence diagrams, and high-level/detailed design documentation.
-Demonstrate the ability to cooperate with a variety of people and achieve results.
-Proactively initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members.
-Accountable for both front-end and back-end technologies in a web production environment.
-Mentor and guide developers.


1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics or related field and six years of satisfactory full-time experience related to enterprise architecture, solutions architecture, network architecture and/or IT infrastructure systems; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and ten years of satisfactory full-time experience related to enterprise architecture, solutions architecture, network architecture and/or IT infrastructure systems; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Keywords: City of New York, New York , Solution Architect / Technical Lead, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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