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Reference#:  13-00579 Title:   Cisco Network Architect
Location:  Bloomington, IL Position Type:  Full Time / Contract
Experience Level:  5 Years Start Date / End Date:  02/01/2013 - 12/31/2013

 

Unified Communications Application Architecture role:
 
• Owns and maintains UC architecture strategy and vision by working closely with both business and technical leaders in the architecture space.

• Documents the current and future solutions (Client architecture).  Provides a consistent framework for business solutions.

• Collaborates and works closely with Business Architects and business partners to understand the business needs, vision, and strategy. Conveys architecture strategy to business leadership to assure alignment and influence long-term business strategy.

• Collaborates with Business Architecture in the BCD process to organize, prioritize, scope, and initiate work.

• Works with project teams/working teams to identify areas where there may be integration, continuity, impacts, reuse, and dependencies between efforts.

• Owns and drives resolution of UC application architecture issues. Approves application design changes to ensure alignment with application architecture strategy.

• Documents and maintains a standardized set of application architecture artifacts.

• Builds trust and strong relationship with Business Partner.

• Transforms business needs into current and future states of application architecture. Establishes an application functionality roadmap for constructing business solutions.

• Ensures the use of Flexibility Practices in Application Architecture when working with the Business Partner.

• Influences planning, prioritizing, initiating, and packaging of work efforts.

• Collaborates with other Application Leads (such as DC6, CCN, etc.) to evaluate optimum reuse, consistency, and business integration opportunities.

• Communicates with various audiences, such as business and technical leadership, to acquire acceptance and to articulate decisions for application architecture.

• Stays current with industry/business trends pertaining to application architecture.

• Ensures the use of proven internal and external patterns and frameworks where possible.
 
• Establishes conceptual design of automated business solutions based on the Business Architecture design and the design of our infrastructure from Technical Architecture.

• Create ADD’s and/or Statements of Work (SOW)

• Determine Costing/Funding for changes

Unified Communications Application Architects required skills:

• Must have current skills/experience with Cisco Unified Communications (CUCM) and Cisco Contact Center (UCCE) technologies.

• Leadership and coordination skills.

• Communication skills to both business and technical audiences.

• Architecture knowledge in strategy, artifacts, and governance.

• Ability to navigate the organization.

• Self-starter

Qualification:   Cisco Unified Communications (CUCM) and Cisco Contact Center (UCCE) technologies, Experience with UC Architecture knowledge in strategy, artifacts, and governance Minimum Years Required:  3

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