Solution Architect
Salt Lake City, UT 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

Role Purpose

The purpose of the role is to create exceptional architecturalsolution design and thought leadership and enable delivery teams toprovide exceptional client engagement and satisfaction.


  1. Develop architectural solutions for the new deals/ majorchange requests in existing deals
    1. Creates an enterprise-wide architecture that ensures systems arescalable, reliable, and manageable.
    2. Provide solutioning of RFP's received from clients and ensure overall design assurance
      1. Develop a direction to manage the portfolio of to-be-solutionsincluding systems, shared infrastructure services, applications in orderto better match business outcome objectives
      2. Analyse technology environment, enterprise specifics, clientrequirements to set a collaboration solution design framework/architecture
  • Provide technical leadership to the design, development andimplementation of custom solutions through thoughtful use of moderntechnology
  1. Define and understand current state solutions and identifyimprovements, options & tradeoffs to define target state solutions
  2. Clearly articulate, document and sell architectural targets,recommendations and reusable patterns and accordingly propose investmentroadmaps
  3. Evaluate and recommend solutions to integrate with overalltechnology ecosystem
  • Works closely with various IT groups to transition tasks, ensureperformance and manage issues through to resolution
  • Perform detailed documentation (App view, multiple sections &views) of the architectural design and solution mentioning all theartefacts in detail
  1. Validate the solution/ prototype from technology, cost structure andcustomer differentiation point of view
  2. Identify problem areas and perform root cause analysis ofarchitectural design and solutions and provide relevant solutions to theproblem
  3. Collaborating with sales, program/project, consulting teams toreconcile solutions to architecture
  • Tracks industry and application trends and relates these to planningcurrent and future IT needs
  1. Provides technical and strategic input during the projectplanning phase in the form of technical architectural designs andrecommendations
  2. Collaborates with all relevant parties in order to review theobjectives and constraints of solutions and determine conformance withthe Enterprise Architecture.
  3. Identifies implementation risks and potential impacts.

  1. Enable Delivery Teams by providing optimal deliverysolutions/ frameworks
    1. Build and maintain relationships with executives, technicalleaders, product owners, peer architects and other stakeholders tobecome a trusted advisor
    2. Develops and establishes relevant technical, business processand overall support metrics (KPI/SLA) to drive results
    3. Manages multiple projects and accurately reports the status ofall major assignments while adhering to all project management standards
    4. Identify technical, process, structural risks and prepare a riskmitigation plan for all the projects
    5. Ensure quality assurance of all the architecture or designdecisions and provides technical mitigation support to the deliveryteams
    6. Recommend tools for reuse, automation for improved productivityand reduced cycle times
    7. Leads the development and maintenance of enterprise frameworkand related artefacts
    8. Develops trust and builds effective working relationshipsthrough respectful, collaborative engagement across individual productteams
    9. Ensures architecture principles and standards are consistentlyapplied to all the projects
    10. Ensure optimal Client Engagement
      1. Support pre-sales team while presenting the entire solution designand its principles to the client
      2. Negotiate, manage and coordinate with the client teams to ensure allrequirements are met and create an impact of solution proposed
  • Demonstrate thought leadership with strong technical capability infront of the client to win the confidence and act as a trusted advisor

  1. Competency Building and Branding
    1. Ensure completion of necessary trainings and certifications
    2. Develop Proof of Concepts (POCs),case studies, demos etc. fornew growth areas based on market and customer research
    3. Develop and present a point of view of Wipro on solution designand architect by writing white papers, blogs etc.
    4. Attain market referencability and recognition through highestanalyst rankings, client testimonials and partner credits
    5. Be the voice of Wipro's Thought Leadership by speaking inforums (internal and external)
    6. Mentor developers, designers and Junior architects in theproject for their further career development and enhancement
    7. Contribute to the architecture practice by conducting selectioninterviews etc
  2. Team Management
    1. Resourcing
      1. Anticipating new talent requirements as per the market/ industrytrends or client requirements
      2. Hire adequate and right resources for the team
    2. Talent Management
      1. Ensure adequate onboarding and training for the team members toenhance capability & effectiveness
      2. Build an internal talent pool and ensure their career progressionwithin the organization
  • Manage team attrition
  1. Drive diversity in leadership positions
  1. Performance Management
    1. Set goals for the team, conduct timely performance reviews andprovide constructive feedback to own direct reports
    2. Ensure that the Performance Nxt is followed for the entire team
  2. Employee Satisfaction and Engagement
    1. Lead and drive engagement initiatives for the team
    2. Track team satisfaction scores and identify initiatives to buildengagement within the team

Stakeholder Interaction

Stakeholder Type

Stakeholder Identification

Purpose of Interaction


Delivery teams

Review of architectural process deployment in engagements,escalation management, issue resolution

Pre-sales team

For solutioning and architectural design purpose

Practice teams

To understand the different solution portfolios

Holmes engineering and roll out

For automation purpose

Talent Transformation Team, Competency Group

Plan and support delivery of Technical Trainings, knowledgesharing


For hiring and managing resources


Revenue / budgets

Talent acquisition team



Vendors/ Partners

For strategic alignment and partnerships, training

Industry forums

Best practices, market intelligence, knowledge sharing


Lists the competencies required to perform this role effectively:

  • Functional Competencies/ Skill
    • Domain/Industry Knowledge - Awareness and knowledge of broadeconomic, demographic, technological and global trends within ownecosystem - Expert
    • Market Intelligence - Deep specialized understanding of theecosystem practice, overall market & competition and nuances ofdelivery in that domain - Master
    • Systems Thinking - Understanding of the Wipro system(interrelatedness, interdependencies and boundaries) and perform problemsolving in a complex environment - Expert
    • Leveraging Technology - In-depth knowledge of and mastery overecosystem technology that commands expert authority respect -Master
    • Asset reusability - ability to re-use the assets to ensurescalability and optimization - Expert
    • Technical knowledge - architecture design principles,framework and documentation - Expert

Competency Levels


Knowledgeable about the competency requirements. Demonstrates (inparts) frequently with minimal support and guidance.


Consistently demonstrates the full range of the competency withoutguidance. Extends the competency to difficult and unknown situations aswell.


Applies the competency in all situations and is serves as a guide toothers as well.


Coaches others and builds organizational capability in the competencyarea. Serves as a key resource for that competency and is recognisedwithin the entire organization.

  • Behavioral Competencies
    • Strategic perspective
    • Technology Acumen
    • Innovation
    • Managing Complexity
    • Client centricity
    • Execution excellence
    • Change agility
    • Passion for results
    • Nurturing people
    • Executive presence



Performance Parameter



Support sales team to create wins

% of proposals with Quality Index >7, timely support of theproposals, identifying opportunities/ leads to sell services within/outside account (lead generation), no. of proposals led


Delivery support

CSAT, delivery as per cost, quality and timelines, Identify anddevelop resuable components, utilization %, Recommend tools for reuse,automation for improved productivity and reduced cycle times


Capability development

% trainings and certifications completed, increase in ACEcertifications, thought leadership content developed (white papers,Wipro PoVs)


Team Management

Team attrition %, Employee satisfaction score


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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