Parsippany, New Jersey

Avis, a Fortune 500, $5.4B global company is seeking a Solutions Architect to join our dynamic team. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar, and others- are shaping the future of mobility with innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our global reach and strong data-based market intelligence position us well as a leading provider of mobility options, with more than 70 years of mobility experience and 11,000 locations. At Avis Budget Group, we believe mobility as a service should be completely connected, integrated, and on-demand for our customers and other businesses, connecting people to more.

The impact you’ll make:

The Solutions Architect is a seasoned, senior technologist with knowledge and skills that are both broad and deep.  This person will have complete ownership of the “solution” for a project; this includes defining and documenting the logical architecture/design for all components across the architectural landscape.  This person will apply subject matter expertise to identify and translate business and system requirements into software architecture and design artifacts and documents; ensuring that the proposed solution addresses all the requirements and aligns with the future-state, enterprise-level architecture.  This person will serve as an advisor to the project teams throughout the SDLC.  This person will be act as a leader within the Application Development practice as well as the broader IT organization.  This person is a key driver for the project or release and provides a vital link between the business and IT. 

A Solutions Architect is a strong listener, able to ensure collated business and technology strategies are reflected in an architectural vision and design approach that guide software development teams and serve immediate and future business needs.  This individual is technically as well as organizationally aware. 

This individual will also be responsible in partnering with Enterprise Architects in defining strategic roadmaps for products, lines of business, applications, and use of technology – and participating in workshops to document and revise these roadmaps.  This individual will help to define and enforce architectural mandates, guiding principles, rationalization opportunities for applications, systems, and platforms.  This person will need to develop a good understanding of the solutions landscape of all systems and applications globally (with some deep knowledge in specific areas) enough to provide consulting and recommendations to strategic and innovation product owners and leaders.

What you’ll do:

Demonstrates knowledge of one or more primary ABG business models, key drivers, systems, technologies and/or support systems

Is comfortable with planning and leading workshops and Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions and collaborates with both technical subject matter experts as well as business analysts and stakeholders

Determines the “right” solution approach and use of technology for projects based on the business requirements, goals, and financial objectives that aligns with Enterprise Architectural vision

Builds models including conceptual, logical, and physical – for platforms, systems, services, components, integrations, and data

Provides consulting for projects, programs, and initiatives in ABG in reference to architectural direction, compliance, and strategy

Helps manage, direct, and coordinate long-term strategic planning of application architectures

Determines and makes recommendations to IT leadership regarding initiation of architectural programs and projects and other strategic ideas

Consistently leads and influences broad, cross-functional teams, including IT and non-IT teams

Helps lead the definition of roadmaps and rationalization efforts for global applications, services, legacy systems, and databases.

What we’re looking for:

Significant IT experience

Reasonable experience of designing, developing, and implementing multi-tiered and/or cloud solutions as a developer, tech lead or analyst (discipline may vary)

Experience serving as a project architect or lead architect on some large scale, enterprise-wide projects

Considerable experience leading and working with multi-site and/or offshore development teams

Skills and abilities you should have:

Knowledge of and enthusiasm for Cloud platforms and technologies such as AWS or Azure

Expertise in building container applications using Docker, Kubernetes

Depth and breadth of experience across multiple technologies and programming languages including Java/J2EE, Go, Python, Angular, NodeJS, SQL, JavaScript, HTML/CSS

Some appreciation for database platforms such as MongoDB, Couchbase, Redis, Redshift, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, EDB, Neo4J, Oracle, IMS, DB2 and Cassandra

Excellent knowledge of building and testing technologies and CI/CD concepts and implementations

Excellent working knowledge of: Microsoft Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint

Great analytical, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Exemplary teamwork skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills

Consistently uses time effectively and efficiently

Intellectually sharp, capable, and agile

Self-starter: able to initiate, prioritize, and complete assignments with little to no supervision

Eagerness and ability to learn and adapt technologies, industry practices, tools, and trends

Regularly makes commitments and leads teams in consistently meeting targets

Knowledge of Waterfall and Agile/Scrum SDLC methodologies

Serving as a widely trusted individual; able to present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner to colleagues and senior staff

Leading with integrity and able to motivate others, manage conflict, and maintain composure in high pressure situations

Regularly finds common ground and bonds with others; easily evokes trust and credibility

Expertise in software architecture and technology, including some of the items below:Cloud/AWS

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)

Micro-services/APIs

Event Driven Architectures

Web or Mobile

Business Intelligence & Reporting

Messaging

Big Data

Perks you’ll get:

Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance

Eligible to elect other voluntary benefits including: Group Auto Insurance, Group Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Legal Assistance, Identity Theft Protection, FSA, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, and additional life insurance coverages

Contribute up to $270 as a tax-free benefit for public transportation or parking expenses

401(k) Retirement Plan with company matched contributions

Full training to learn the business and enhance professional skills

Employee discounts, including discounted prices on the purchase of Avis/Budget cars

Access to an Employee Assistance Program for services including counseling, financial and legal consultation, referrals for care service and more

Community involvement opportunities

Who are we?

Glad you asked! Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of mobility options, with brands including Avis, Budget & Budget Truck, and Zipcar. With more than 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries, we are shaping the future of our industry and want you to join us in our mission. Apply today to get connected to an exciting career, a supportive family of employees and a world of opportunities. 

The fine print:

Avis Budget Group is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled.

This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. This advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. This position may be with any affiliate of Avis Budget Group.

Parsippany, New Jersey

Here at Avis Budget Group, we’re as passionate about getting things right for our employees as we are for our customers. And that’s saying a lot. We understand that personal aspirations matter. So, wherever you want to go in your career, you’ll find the right route here.

With 11,000 rental locations across over 180 countries and world-famous brands including Avis, Budget and Zipcar – joining our team can take you further than you could imagine.

Whether it's a leisure or business trip, we help people come together during those times that matter most to them. Avis Budget Group is the global leader in car rental services and home to Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network. No matter where customers are in the world, we can offer them a mobility solution tailored to their needs.

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