Applications Architect

Date: Dec 28, 2018

Location: Everett, WA, US

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Job ID  9302  Department  ITS Applications Architecture (10000027) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  01/18/2019   Salary/Wage  $100,968.00 - $134,624.00 annually 


Job Definition

Seeking Applications Architect/SAP Technical Lead to play a key role of providing strategic and operational direction for the District’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) program. This is a leadership role involving the development and application of best practices for managing a dynamic SAP solution architecture and technical landscape supporting an enterprise-wide SAP ERP, and other services covering business process areas: Meter to Cash, Procure to Pay, Enterprise Asset Management, Budget to Report, Hire to Retire, and Resource Plan to Delivery.  This role also drives best practices and standards across processes, tools, software, infrastructure, development, and change/release management in multiple application environments for both project delivery as well as system continual improvement. The successful candidate will work across multiple departments including Applications Management, Project Management Office, Operations and business teams.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Researches, analyzes, designs, and recommends solutions for the District’s IT applications systems architecture strategy.


Plans and develops software and hardware requirements in conjunction with other IT Architects, Enterprise Architect, and IT management.


Ensures integration of IT application systems architecture with other IT areas.


Performs cost-benefit analysis.


Oversees and develops security and quality assurance standards and practices.


Participates actively in short and long-range planning, governance, policy development for managing complex issues, standard development practices, software architecture, system architecture, business intelligence architecture, telecommunications architecture, disaster recovery, research and development, risk management, quality assurance, and the budgeting/capital equipment process.


Develops, maintains, and makes available a repository of information describing the District’s application systems architecture.


Develops and maintains documentation.


Handles confidential information appropriately


Oversees, develops, communicates, and follows policies, procedures, standards, and methodologies.

Facilitates actively communication and activities between internal IT department/division, various levels of the organization, and outside agencies/customers.


Leads, coaches, mentors, and provides training to other staff.


Researches, analyzes and apprises management of technology changes/implications and makes recommendations

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions

Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and possible application to the business.


Performs the duties of Senior Applications Analyst as needed.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

• Multiple application systems and application system structure/theory.

• State-of-the art programming languages and object-oriented approaches in designing, coding, testing and debugging programs.

• Development, quality assurance, and integration methodologies.

• Database theory.

• System analysis and design.

• System security software.

• Abstract data, applications or technology modeling theory and principles.

• Problem identification and analysis techniques.

• Project management principles, practices, and philosophies.

• Cost benefit analysis.

• Resource management theory and principles; strategic information systems planning.

• Customer service practices and principles.

• Business writing concepts and presentation techniques.

• Coaching and consulting techniques.

• Formal software development methodology.

• Object oriented design and object oriented programming.

• Enterprise architecture development and deployment.

Ability to:

• Communicate and work effectively with all levels in the organization, customers and external vendors.

• Think logically, be organized and attend to details.

• Coordinate a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously.

• Lead vendor/product analysis relating to system architecture, compliance, and compatibility.

• Work in a fast paced changing environment.

• Effectively develop and integrate business and technology strategies for system-wide information management.

• Complete detailed reports and cost-benefit analysis.

• Analyze complex problems and design integrated solutions.

• Manage complex functions.

• Explain data management/architecture concepts and techniques formally and informally.

• Coordinate, negotiate and meet deadlines.

• Develop and maintain accurate documentation and standards.

• Write formal reports and make presentations.

• Lead, coach, mentor, train staff and provide direction.

• Research, learn, and apply new technologies and trends.

• Learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures.

• Work in a team development and matrix resource environment.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field and seven (7) years of progressively more responsible experience in multiple IT areas including two (2) years of related architecture experience.


• Valid Washington State Driver License

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience with software development lifecycle and change control in an SAP, ERP, CRM, BW environment.  
  • 5+ years’ experience in system design, programming and troubleshooting with in-memory and relational databases (e.g. SAP HANA and SQL Server)
  • Deep knowledge of SAP system architectures, SAP Basis system administration and monitoring
  • Experience with risk/impact analysis and SAP patches/upgrades planning and execution
  • Strong understanding of SAP transport management
  • Experience with technology supporting application integration including cloud integrations with SAP
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to perform complex system analysis and draw conclusions by relating information from difference sources, including root-cause analysis and issue resolution supporting incident/problem management
  • Project Management and technical lead experience on tasks and initiatives of varying size including enterprise-wide technology initiatives
  • SAP project implementation methodologies including blue-printing/requirements, design, development, and testing, implementation, documentation and support phases.
  • Demonstrated experience managing vendors through incident and issue management and resolution
  • Strong knowledge of SAP best practices and product roadmap

Working Conditions

• Duties performed in an office environment and require the extensive repetitive use of a computer keyboard & mouse.

• Travel to business meetings, training and District offices is required.

• 24/7 pager duty may be required.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Architecture, Telecom, Telecommunications, ERP, Consulting, Engineering, Technology

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