Global Data Consultants

  • IT Architect

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/6/2018 9:36 AM)
    Job ID
    Rigoberto Colon
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for an IT Architect in the Harrisburg, PA area.

    Position Overview

    The Enterprise IT Architect’s primary role is to assist in the IT division’s transformation into a service-oriented organization, with the business as the primary customer base. This is performed carrying out the activities listed below.


    • Enhance IT as a business service provider. To facilitate the requirements of the business and determine an applicable implementation within the existing infrastructure, support and development frameworks. This includes the following high-level tasks –
      • Determination of business requirements in the short (12 months) medium (36 months) and long (60 months) terms and how they relate to the IT operations and future planning.
      • Listens closely to the business to determine their primary areas of concern, and suggests ways that that IT division may work to facilitate their particular needs.
      • Significant contributions to the planning and scoping of IT goals overall.
      • Functions in coordination with the IT division as a forward-facing entity to the business, with the ability to define and explain the implications of various technology approaches.
      • Assists in the budgeting process in determining how future financial allocations can impact the vision outlined in 1.a.
    • Contribute to organizational future state and strategy. To organize and define future IT division direction to modernize the existing systems and place us in a position to be ready for the future.
      • To keep an eye toward the future and understand new technologies on the horizon, and depict their impact to the organization in a digestible format to key stakeholders within the IT division and beyond.
      • To develop and lead key initiatives with regard to business and technical requirements, and interface with leadership within the IT division and external to it.
      • Positions the IT organization to be able to rapidly adapt to changing business conditions.
      • Provides recommendations and go-forward strategies with regard to the disposition of existing systems and their maintenance cycles.
      • Understands that these contributions may require one to step well outside of their particular vertical (development/infrastructure/process design) in order to provide the best possible product to the team and the organization.
    • Be a key contributor to becoming a service-oriented enterprise. To help the IT division leadership transform the IT organization in the direction of a service-oriented enterprise architecture and application delivery.
      • Contributes to controlling the deployment of new IT technologies into the enterprise, reducing overall risk and ensuring supportability for the future.
      • Looks out across the organization and leads efforts to remove inefficiencies, and introduce process improvements.
      • Seeks to move the organization toward a more scalable, supportable, and sustainable atmosphere overall.
    • Work with resource managers, project managers, and all IT teams in providing oversight, evaluation of proposed change requests / projects ensuring alignment with overall IT roadmap.
    • Work with IT management to improve the processes and implementation of best practices.



    Minimum Qualifications

    • 5 years of experience with application and technology architecture.  
    • Experience and participation in developing enterprise road map.  
    • Implementations of legacy modernization and SOA.
    • Ability to advise and recommend enterprise architecture strategies, processes and methodologies.
    • Ability to participate in the evaluation and development of enterprise long-term strategic/operating plans to ensure that EA objectives and IT approaches are consistent with long-term business objectives.
    • Ability to materially participate in the development of architecture blueprints for related systems.
    • Experience in integrating multiple disparate systems which are custom-developed.
    • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC).
    • Proficiency with unit and integration testing of code.

    Preferred Experience

    • BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
    • Experience with large ERP systems in a wholesale/retail environment preferred.
    • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX a plus. 
    • Experience using Progress OpenEdge platform. 
    • 2+ years of hands on experience in .NET technologies, preferably 4.0 versions, C#, WCF, Web Services, Visual Studio 2010/2012 and TFS.
    • Experience in database design, SQL Server 2008+.
    • EDI – Supply Chain preferred, .NET Version 4, C#, WCF, and MSMQ.
    • Experience in integrating multiple disparate systems which are custom-developed.
    • Systems infrastructure knowledges.

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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