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Integration Architect

Company: AmeriCold Logistics
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Primary Responsibility :Responsibility for the developing and maintaining the technology architecture and acts as the integration architecture expert for the company. Set long-term strategic goals for systems. Lead the technical analysis of intermediate to large integration projects. Responsible for ensuring that the technical architecture is followed and that services necessary to meet the changing needs of the organization are implemented and maintained. Provide planning, coordination and oversight of activities related to integration of software programs and applications into the organization's information systems.What You'll Do :o Definition of integration architecture design principles to guide and govern how integration solutions will be designed and implemented to lower costs and improve application maintainability, flexibility, scalability, robustness, performance, and ability to troubleshoot. These may include principles such as: insulating the end applications from the variability of the customer, minimizing failure points by limiting the number of data flows, isolating customer impacting changes from other customers by increasing the number of maps, etc.o Define and implement strategies for integrating disparate operating system environmentso Analyzes current integration architectures for opportunities for large efficiency gains in the application administration/management or opportunities for large improvements in robustness or performance. Designs and/or recommends tools and/or customizations that realize those gainso Provides the technical analysis, architecture design and/or architecture review of all intermediate to large integration projects. Works to ensure all designs are compliant with established integration principles and adhere to or move the company closer to the integration architecture strategy with each incremental change. Builds organizational awareness and acceptance of integration principleso Drive out the key global business requirements and translate into workable requirements containing process information, data flows, comprehensive functional specifications and test plans - challenging any requests that may be unreasonable or unnecessary - and ultimately ensuring that project deliverables are met according to requirementso Responsible for working with the application groups to plan and execute integration strategies necessary for the integration of information or functions between key application services and systemso Maintains awareness of emerging integration technologies, supporting infrastructure layers, industry trends and vendor architecture strategies. Provides leadership in the research and evaluation of proposed new integration technologies for applicability to the company, performance, reliability, cost, integration requirements, and determines place in company's software architecture strategy. Mentors team members on new technologieso Provides support for launch team and for data disruptions / loss for sites in production. Also acts as tier III support for technically complex, production critical application outages/slowdownso Advises on and supports customer integration meetings and EDI coordination activities, developing / assisting with the development of sales presentation materials and RFQ responseso Performs other duties and assists other staff as necessary or as directed by management.o Provides off-hours support as required.What Experience and Education You Need :o 10+ years of technical integration experience with multiple standards and protocols, specifically within the food industry. Considered an industry and integration experto Experience in both Warehouse Management and Transportation Management Systemso Bachelor's Degree in MIS or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experienceWhat Could Set You Apart :o Broad knowledge of various application and infrastructure technologies and hardware platformso Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrated strong business backgroundo Strong analytical and problem-solving skillso Excellent oral and written communication skillso Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentialityo Ability to think strategically and act tacticallyo Ability to operate under pressure in a fast-paced environmento Demonstrates and is able to maintain a positive, can-do attitude in stressful situations, leading by exampleo Variable work hours requiredPhysical Requirements :o Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptionso Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bendingo Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office worko Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned taskso May require travel by automobile and airplane up for businesso May require a visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezingo May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 poundso Requires the use of various electronic toolso Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremeso Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive managementWork Environment :The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.What We Offer :Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world.Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with applicable employment laws.EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.

Keywords: AmeriCold Logistics, Atlanta , Integration Architect, Professions , Atlanta, Georgia

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