Do you want to drive business strategy and define products for software and digital experiences? The Enterprise Connectivity Business Operations team translates those strategic choices into tangible business propositions. We represent the voice of the customer as we build distinctive, always-on connected vehicle technologies and services that transform the ownership experience.

The Cloud Solutions Architect provides the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards.

In this role, define optimum architecture solution/s across a variety of engagements like experimentation, proof of concepts and production deployments for this, ensuring reuse and alignment to Ford standards and global value delivery framework

The solutions architect provides the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards.

+ Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization’s targeted business outcomes.

+ Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.

+ Works closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.

+ Defines the principles, guidelines, standards, and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise’s future-state architecture vision.

+ Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work.

+ Provides deliverables like standard definitions, reference models and architecture designs to help the architecture review board (ARB) assess the impact of new and ongoing technology investment on the business and IT estate.

+ Analyzes the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, legacy, and technical debt, and recommends solutions for improvement

+ Supports product managers in EOL (end of life) product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire products, services, or systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information).

+ Manages and develops the architecture for a broader scope of projects or products

+ Provides architecture solution to modernize existing on-prem system and promote cloud migration

+ Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences

+ Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements

+ Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions

**You’ll have…**

+ Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or Information Technology or a related study

+ 8+ years of work experience in IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, data management, EDA and cloud development

+ Recent 2-3 years of work experience as an Enterprise / Solution Architect

+ Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments

+ In depth knowledge of full stack and Microservices architectures, hands on in NodeJS, ExpressJS, Angular, React, ReactNative and GraphQL

+ Hands on in two of the three cloud areas AWS, GCP, Azure

+ Ability to set up a devops pipeline for end-to-end automated deployment

+ Good understanding of nuances of high performing Enterprise web and mobile application development

**Even better, you may have…**

+ GCP Certification

+ Knowledge of Salesforce Cloud

+ Understanding of Agile, Devops and DevSecOps

**What you’ll receive in return:**

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.

**Requisition ID** : 11044