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Solution Architecture Consultant / Custom Development Pod (Evanston, IL)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

 

ZS's Business Technology group helps companies define and execute their technology strategy by designing, building and operating the business intelligence (BI), cloud, data management, dashboard and analytics capabilities that are at the core of sales and marketing operations.

The Strategy & Architecture team advises clients in diverse areas of strategy development and tactical implementation to help increase the value and effectiveness of their technology investments.

Solution Architecture Consultant 

Responsibilities:

Business Focus

  • Envision and outline technical solutions to business problems within/across domains, including appropriate design tradeoffs, build-vs-buy options, and cost/benefit analysis engaging with varied levels and profile of stakeholders;
  • Design and architect solutions paying close attention to business needs, data nuances, medical device regulation, data privacy compliance, and mission-critical reliability;
  • Work closely with customers and Product team on requirements gathering and design, and keeps customers engaged and up-to-date on development of solutions;

Technology Focus

  • Apply emerging technlogies and best practices (PaaS, microservice architecture, serverless architecture, NoSQL, MVC, MVVM, etc.) to the design of the solutions
  • Design and build solutions with an asset mindset, taking advantage of the existing assets maintaining a balance between architecture requirements and specific client needs;
  • Implement projects involving fllowing technologies and standards: Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, Java, Nde.js, Angular, AWS, REST APIs, Postgres DB/redshift

Delivery Focus

  • Drive scalable technical designs in adherence with project timelines, requirements, user stories, and architectural guidance
  • Guide the prioritization, evaluation, and recommendation of new technologies and services to reduce technical risk ahead of formal development;
  • Lead the direction, development, testing, and delivery of agile software projects leveraging modern software development techniques and internal and external teams;
  • Can cach, mentor and manage project teams

Business Development Focus

  • Support the selling process, including design and solution approaches for the proposals and giving product demos;
  • Build consensus on solution, and work with other senior architects and managers to influence decisions;
  • Create prototypes, conduct proofs of concepts, evaluate options with pros and cons and provide recommendations;
  • Perform design and code reviews of projects delivered by our delivery teams
  • Interact with clients and be able to express a POV on architectural and design decisions

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science or related field from a top university, advanced degree preferred;
  • 5+ years of progressive information technology experience or consulting work experience directly related to architecture/engineering, information security, or other specialized technology field
  • Architected and designed 2-3 end-to-end big data, cloud (Amazon Web Services or other) or Custom Applications across multiple technologies and platforms;
  • Programming experience in 1 or more of: Java, Python, R, Pearl, Ruby, Scala;
  • Experience with collecting and translating user and product requirements to technical requirements
  • Certifications in Agile techniques (Scrum master etc.) and custom technologies preferred
  • Preferred experience with the following technologies and standards: Swift, Objective-C, JavaScript, Java, Node.js, Angular, AWS, REST APIs, Postgres DB/redshift, full-stack development;
  • Preferred experience in healthcare, digital or digital health environments
  • Familiarity with medical device development regulations and health/date privacy regulations preferred;

 

 

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Nearest Major Market: Chicago