Infrastructure/Cloud Solutions Architect

Katy, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Development / Other Technologies  -  Direct Placement  -  Job ID: 24-01325

Title: Infrastructure/Cloud Solutions Architect
Location: Houston, TX (onsite)
Duration: Direct Hire  
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holder or Authorized to work in the U.S.

Qualified candidates please email your resume to Erica Shackleton at 


  • Directs the identification and recommendation of appropriate solutions, upgrades, replacements, or decommissioning options incorporating business and technology productivity, usability, and total cost of ownership.

  • Develops and executes solutions which further reduce the percentage of time spent on reactive work.

  • Works with business and technology subject matter experts to derive end-to-end solutions that provide value to the enterprise and these solutions comply with standards and guidelines set forth by Enterprise Architecture.

  • Interacts with business leadership to establish a solid working relationship between IT and operations.

  • Facilitates the requirements refinement process; with special focus on service-level requirements.

  • Collaborates with other parts of IT to ensure a thorough understanding of the proposed architecture; must be willing to accept and factor-in feedback.

  • Participates in design reviews to ensure traceability of the design to the proposed solution architecture.

  • Contributes to enterprise guidelines, standards and principles as precedents are discovered and adopted.

  • Articulates architecture decisions behind the solution architecture.

  • Takes initiative in working with business stakeholders to ensure their requirements (immediate and future) will be addressed by IT.

  • Skills:

  • Ability to bridge the gap between waterfall and agile methodologies.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and interface effectively with individuals at various levels.

  • Ability to build consensus around proposed solutions.

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment.

  • Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills.

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Preferred skills include strong optimization skills stochastic modeling, optimization algorithms, holistic planning.

  • Ability to understand and derive lower-level roadmaps with business leadership to help set requirements' context.

  • Work Experiences:

  • 10+ years of experience related to IT Management or other information technology solutions architecture role.

  • 2-3 years of retail experience is preferred.

  • Experience in Data Integration patterns and tools.

  • Experience in designing solutions in cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

  • Understanding of networks and security as it relates to integration and data flow between systems.

  • Solid grasp of security in both onprem as well as cloud environments.

  • Knowledge of IT Architectural frameworks like TOGAF and Zachman.

  • Knowledge of retail supply chain and planning, including merchandising preferred.

  • At least two implementations of enterprise class supply chain management systems preferred.

  • Strong experience in services (SOA/Microservices) design preferred.

  • Strong experience with retailing COTS enterprise class applications preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or other related Engineering discipline or relevant field of study required.

About INSPYR Solutions:

Technology is our focus and quality is our commitment. As a national expert in delivering flexible technology and talent solutions, we strategically align industry and technical expertise with our clients’ business objectives and cultural needs. Our solutions are tailored to each client and include a wide variety of professional services, project, and talent solutions. By always striving for excellence and focusing on the human aspect of our business, we work seamlessly with our talent and clients to match the right solutions to the right opportunities. Learn more about us at
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