Position: Senior Technical Architect
Location: Santa Clara, CA, or Plano, TX

Senior Technical Architect (#864903), McAfee, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, or Plano, TX

The Senior Technical Architect will be responsible for understanding the technical business requirements and defining architecture-based solutions that align to McAfee’s overarching architectural strategy and the business unit’s needs. The Senior Technical Architect will be part of a seasoned team of experts responsible for ensuring that the business unit’s technology-driven needs are met.  To ensure alignment with McAfee’s overarching IT architecture and integration strategy, the Senior Technical Architect will work closely with that team but will report into the Strategic Technology Partner team responsible for the service and support of a specific business unit - (Customer Support or Marketing). The successful candidate will exhibit leadership, highly hands-on skills and business focus.

- Evaluate and propose architecture, design and technology alternatives
- Propose recommendations to infuse new technology and serve as a resource for the Strategic Technology team in evaluating and proposing technical alternatives for resolving project issues
- Work within the team to research, analyze, and document recommended solutions
- Produce and obtain agreement on design specifications; clearly articulate to the client the pros/cons of evaluated solutions and be able to support recommendations
- Architect and design new solutions in conjunction with the EA team & process, as well as the development team.
- Engineer new code, work with and enhance existing code base
- Ensure architected solution is tightly integrated (technology stack, workflow, and data) with the existing solutions
- Design technology enhancements & improvements
- Collaborate with the IT Architecture and Integration team to review recommended solutions to ensure compatibility with IT’s architecture strategy

Job Requirements:
- 10+ years overall IT experience including 8+ years of strong progressive IT experience in the application development and/or architecture space, with 6 years hands-on Solutions Architecture and /or System Architecture design experience
- 8+ years experienJava, JDeveloper, Core Java API, ce in developing web-based applications using JSP, Servlets, and HTML
- Considerable experience implementing iterative system development solutions in a lead position
- Has led a team of technical developers either project based or organizationally
- Extensive experience using SQL, PL/SQL and front end J2EE technologies
- Extensive experience with systems development utilizing an Oracle database with ADF/UIX (or later) Java components
- Knowledge and utilization of the tool set (e.g. Java, Eclipse, DROOLS) required for completion of BPA activities. Experience overseeing a tech refresh
- Experience integrating multiple systems
- Broad knowledge in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle
- Full application / system development lifecycle knowledge and experience
- Expertise in interoperability standards and methods
- Expertise with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) methods and implementation technologies such as web services
- Knowledge of frameworks, architecture patterns and design patterns
- Previous experience as lead architect on multiple large-scale product or enterprise initiatives, preferred
- Ability to work closely with application developers ensuring the goals of the business are achieved
- Experienced in Architecture governance processes and conducting Architecture reviews and evaluations Outstanding and proven leadership skills in working with senior-level management helping in decision making
- Experience with making presentations to business and senior management
- Ability to articulate the effect of technology on business
- Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; including the ability to work with both business and technical representatives at all levels
- Experience working in or with a Marketing or Customer Support organization understanding their business processes, issues, and common challenges
- Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

- Bachelors Degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering or equivalent required
- MBA or MA in Computer Sciences, Engineering strongly desired
- Certification in Six Sigma, ITIL, PMP strongly desired

Maria O’Connor, McAfee Recruiter,
maria_o’connor AT mcafee DOT com