Enterprise Solutions Architect – 492247

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Our Columbus, Ohio client has a contract need for an Enterprise Solutions Architect who will manage day-to-day operations and staff and work with the offshore vendor teams on the planning, requirements gathering, design, and testing of application enhancements / modifications for the following applications:

  • Custom Permissions application
  • Commercial, Off the shelf Rights & Royalty application
  • Commercial, Off the shelf Product (Oracle PDH / MDM) application

The Solutions Architect will provide functional and application expertise among a team of business solution analysts and functional solution architects to provide solutions to diverse problems for business units professionals.


  • Conduct reviews and analysis of business and information technology processes and solicit client requirements through interviews, workshops and/or existing systems documentation or procedures
  • Identify customer requirements, write functional designs, review functional designs with end-user for user acceptance/approval
  • Determine underlying issues to common business problems and use appropriate influencing, negotiation, and change management techniques to implement best practice solutions.
  • Responsible for the quality of the solution delivered and ensuring it meets the business requirements and expectations
  • Responsible for defining and communicating the process and organizational impacts of the new technology solution
  • Liaison between the project and other GTS and business unit organizations.
  • Responsible for ensuring other departments that may be impacted by the project are informed, expectations are set, etc.
  • May be asked to assist in the evaluation / selection of implementation services providers
  • May be asked to review / approve the technical solution architectures on assigned projects.
  • May be asked to validate the proposed architectures fit within the client’s standards and enterprise application strategy.
  • Responsible for daily management and operation of critical Product (MDM), Global Permissions, Rights and Royalty applications in the back office landscape.
  • Interface with the business and set and manage the vision (roadmap) for these critical applications. 
  • With the vision (roadmap) set, the role will also be responsible for executing the roadmap through various enhancement or project requests. 
  • The role will also be responsible for management and oversight of both internal and external IT personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • 50%: Project Oversight & Delivery
    • Work with the Business Leadership to identify strategic business needs, high level requirements, potential technology solutions and business benefits for enterprise application projects.
    • Work with client leadership and project managers to develop a high level scope, budget, project plan, resource plan, etc.
    • Work with the business units to define business case for approval and funding as appropriate.
    • Work with client leadership and project management to define the overall scope, detailed timeline, budget, resource requirements, etc…based on guidelines provided from the executive team
    • Work with project managers to define, communicate and manage Risk Plans, Communication Plans, etc.
    • Work with the business teams to understand organizational & business process change management impacts due to the new technology solutions
    • Develop use cases and test scripts and validate with user community and develop test schedules
    • Review testing plans and track/document the development and results of these plans working with onsite and offshore development teams
    • Facilitate user acceptance testing; track quality metrics for SLA purposes.
    • Responsible for successful delivery of projects associated with Rights & Royalty applications (on time and on budget)
  • 25%: Vendor Management
    • Work with the offshore vendor teams on requirements documentation, functional design, assembly testing, and User Acceptance Testing of enhancements/upgrades to related applications
    • Oversee Service Level Agreement (SLA) as defined in contract/statement of work
    • Define and manage vendor metrics for use in SLAs
    • Ensure SLA compliance with contract
    • Leverage SLAs to improve quality and cost effectiveness across vendor services
    • Monitor vendor effectiveness and develop best practices
    • Evaluate and provide vendor contributions and business value
    • Validate and manage vendor invoices 
    • 20%: Staff Management
    • Provide mentoring to GTS staff members reporting to you
    • Perform mid-year and year end performance reviews
  • 5%:
    • Lead in developing the vision for the application.
    • Must be able to coach a team in analysis, design, development, testing and implementation.
    • Reports progress and status toward department goals in a timely and effective manner.
    • Establish Domain expertise in all the relevant back office systems as needed to support project initiatives
    • Promote knowledge sharing of best practices across the Global Technology Solutions organization
    • Utilize project management processes and methodologies for IT that ensure projects are delivered on-time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards, and meet the customer’s expectations 
    • May be required to deliver project implementation from ‘cradle to grave’.
    • May be required to perform some hardware planning in addition to software application development
    • May be required to perform software evaluations
    • Serve as a liaison to the user community and facilitate the demand intake and prioritization process
    • Conduct team member performance reviews
    • Evaluate new Software as appropriate
    • Successfully work with developers in an onsite and offshore business model.
    • Coordinate functional changes across the many divisions.
    • Document requirements via industry standard analysis techniques such as data flow modeling, workflow analysis, and functional decomposition analysis.
    • Staff size is 12-15 team members consisting of staff (4) and vendor resources.


  • Degree in Management Information Systems / Computer Science (or equivalent), MBA is desirable
  • Minimum 8-10 yrs of experience implementing Enterprise Business Systems in large global organizations
  • Multiple years of working in a custom development environment is required.
  • Thorough understanding of Agile Software Development Lifecycles (and testing methodologies), preferably working in Offshore/Outsourcing development and support models. 
  • Experience working with on premise, custom, and cloud based application technologies is required. 
  • Experience with Oracle Product Hub is a differentiator.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of multiple database technologies (ie SQL Server or Oracle) in a custom development environment is required.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of multiple application architectures (like J2EE or .NET) in a custom development environment is required.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of programming languages (like Java, JavaScript, HTML5, Spring, C#) in a custom development environment is required.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of web application server technologies (like Apache Tomcat, Apache Solr, etc) in a custom development environment is required.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of integration technologies (like Informatica ETL, SOA services, REST, etc) in a custom development environment is required.

Candidate must demonstrate:

  • Proven track record of successfully aligning technology around strategic business goals in large global organizations
  • Proven track record of delivering enterprise class solutions across a broad range of business processes
  • Knowledge of a broad range of business processes with understanding of impacts to financial processes
  • Proven analytical, decision making & judgment skills, leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work with diverse groups of people in challenging and complex endeavors, as demonstrated by successful team experience.
  • Proven ability to work directly and communicate effectively with all levels and groups across the organization and provide useful information and explanations about technical issues in a complete, accurate, and understandable manner.
  • Ability to manage and direct internal and external resources in a changing environment, e.g., reassign priorities, alter direction, and re-allocate resources.
  • Ability to train and develop staff, estimate personnel needs, assign work, meet completion dates, interpret and ensure consistent application of organizational policies.
  • Strong interpersonal as well as written and spoken communication skills are essential.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving ability are essential.


  • Experience migrating on premise applications to cloud based infrastructure is highly desirable as one or more applications is scheduled for migration to the cloud in the current roadmap.
  • Oracle Cloud experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of data modeling techniques & master data management principles is highly desirable.
  • Thorough understanding of data governance practices and principles is highly desirable
  • Background in reconciliation and audit practices and principles is highly desirable
  • Prior Tier 1 Consulting experience is highly desirable.
  • Background in the Publishing or Media & Entertainment industry (or similar) is desirable.
  • Background in Product Development or Product Engineering processes (specifically around product introduction and maintenance, permissions, rights acquisition, and royalty tracking, calculation, and payment processes) is desirable.
  • Project Management experience and thorough understanding of project management techniques are a plus.
  • Experience in creating and implementing business processes is a plus.

Revel IT (formerly known as Fast Switch) is one of the fastest-growing, privately held, IT Staffing companies in the nation. Our client base includes 32% of the Fortune 25. We have major offices in Dublin, OH, Tucson, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, TX, and are rapidly expanding into new markets from coast to coast.

  • In addition to standard health and 401k benefits, we offer referral bonuses and training/continuing education opportunities.
  • 5-year client retention: 99%
  • No. 1 supplier with customers: 53%
  • Top 3 supplier with customers: 77%
  • Consultant retention: 94%

We do our jobs in a way that brings delight every day to our clients and the people who work with us. Life is simply too short to grind through every day as a small cog in a huge recruiting machine. As a young and high energy company, we aim to help consultants and candidates land fulfilling jobs that offer real career growth.

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