Republic Services Solution Architect Infrastructure in Scottsdale, Arizona

About Us

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

Why Work with Us

Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community, and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider.

Job Description

In this role, the chosen candidate will be responsible for translating business and technical requirements into architecture design artifacts that guide the development and/or implementation of business solutions. The Solution Architect will also be responsible for choosing the appropriate technology platform on which business solutions will be implemented, while adhering to established Enterprise Architecture tenants, design patterns, and guiding principles.

This position provides technical oversight to strategic projects, as well as technology verticals within their area of expertise. It requires the ability to effectively lead multiple initiatives concurrently, while also providing direction to ensure the stability and scalability of existing systems. In addition, the Solution Architect must have strong business strategy acumen in order to forge and maintain effective business relationships.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Principal Responsibilities

  • Owns the development and coordination of roadmaps depicting movement from current to future state, as well as guiding the IT organization in reducing complexity, and simplifying the delivery of services and solutions.

  • Leads investigation, planning, coordination, and preparation of feasibility studies relative to new and/or modifications to existing capabilities in assigned areas.

  • Produces Architecture approaches (Conceptual, Physical, Logical) for large and/or architecturally significant IT initiatives.

  • Serves as an architectural or subject matter expert advisor to senior IT management, and mentors junior level technical staff within multiple functional areas of the IT organization.

  • Partners with business stakeholders to design next generation technology solutions, while continuing to support existing business capabilities on legacy systems.

  • Participates/leads Enterprise level governance bodies such as Architecture Working Group.

  • Researches, analyzes, determines capabilities and proposes technology solution alternatives that address specific business needs across lines of business.

  • Reviews low level solution design for adherence to provided Architectural approaches, as well as principles and standards.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • A minimum of 10 years of direct experience working with a variety of technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications.

  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including agile and waterfall methodologies.

  • Deep understanding of the current state of enterprise infrastructure, automation and orchestration, continuous integration/deployment, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models.

  • Proven knowledge of servers, storage, networks and high availability architecture.

  • Strong understanding of Cyber Security requirements and demands as they relate to infrastructure provisioning and operations.

  • Experience designing, implementing and managing high availability/ clustering and disaster recovery environments

  • Ability to interact with executive level customers and appropriate representatives to analyze, validate, specify, and document infrastructure requirements.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

  • Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

  • Short- and long-term disability.

  • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

  • Employee discount programs.

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.