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Lead Enterprise Architect – Pega Architect

Wolters Kluwer

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted May 3, 2021.

Under limited supervision, works on more complex IT architecture projects with full competency.

Applies hardware engineering and software design theories and principles in researching, designing, and developing product hardware and software interfaces.

Provides integrated systems planning and recommends innovative technologies that will enhance the current system.

Recommends appropriate desktop, computer platform, and communication links required to support IT goals and strategy.

May coordinate the activities of the project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and co

The Lead Enterprise Architect – Pega Technical Architect for Wolters Kluwer (WK) CT Corporation is responsible for analyzing, designing, and implementing the solution architecture for CT’s Pega platform.  These activities are in support of the implementation of medium to large scale new/upgraded customer facing or internal Pega feature and process improvements to improve revenue growth, optimize operational efficiencies and achieve company goals and objectives.

This role will serve as a point of escalation for technical issues as well as provide technical direction to an Agile software development team.

Essential Duties and responsibilities

Act at a core technical stakeholder for advanced and broad ranging Pega initiatives:

Provide technical consultation supporting new system development, new product evaluations, and enhancements of existing Pega modules.Solve problems with innovative ideas to affect change in Pega platform strategy, business strategy and operations.Engage with Enterprise Architects regarding technical architecture and details of Pega integrations and migrations.Lead and facilitate project discovery to define business, functional, and technical requirements.Serve as an advisor to management and Pega stakeholders/users to understand their needs, provide meaningful solutions and recommend best practices.

Analyze, design, and implement technical solutions in Pega:

Develop and support code as required for complex and cross-functional feature enhancements and integration points (customer web portal, Salesforce, and 3rd party integrations)Write technical specifications and architecture diagrams for feature enhancements and integrations.Oversee the technical design, implementation, and release for all Pega modules by applying architectural principles, methods, and tools.Partner with IT and external partners on Pega integrations to ensure alignment with architecture and code strategy, collaborate across multiple internal teams (e.g., technical and business resources).Provide hands on development and mentoring as necessary for other members of the development team; coding/configuring approximately 30%-of the timeLead Proofs of Concept and technical solutioningManage and mentor junior team membersProduce deliverables within a diverse, fast paced environment, collaborate effectively across dispersed teams, and manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.

Design and implement Pega system governance and standards:

Stay current on Pega releases, new features, product roadmaps and Pega Marketplace offerings.Oversee the Pega Support team governance and ensure team processes and procedures align with architectural best practices.Follow modern Dev-Ops process using Git and Continuous Integration toolsCreate and enable best practices for custom and configured solutions on the Pega platform.

Other Duties:

Proactively pursue professional development activities.Manage time and company resources appropriately.Perform other duties as requested by the Business Enablement
– Director – Business Capabilities.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline; OR, if no degree, 9 years of experience in, Pega Administration and Development.Preferred: Master’s Degree in Information Technology or Computer ScienceExperience:8 years of experience in Consulting, Software Development, Business Analysis, including:A minimum of three years of Pega consulting, administration, or developer experience.Pega certification(s)Hands-on experience implementing/supporting Pega PRPC, DX APIHands-on experience implementing Pega Foundations
– BPM, BRE, RPA,Apex REST and SOAP Web Services, Outbound MessagingProgramming Languages – JavaScript, JSON, CSS, HTML, MySQL,Strong understanding of database design concepts, data migration and data integrationAnalytical and problem-solving skills.Participating in the software development lifecycle (e.g., Waterfall, Agile), including experience with DevOpsDemonstrating project management skills.Demonstrating organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills.Coaching and mentoring team members.Demonstrating strong written and verbal communication.Utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).Utilizing Microsoft Visio.Strong communication skills – including the ability to describe technical concepts to non-technical audiencesOther Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications: Pega architect or developer certification(s).Pega Customer Service, Customer Decision Hub