In 2013, a number of Texas companies made the Fortune 500 Global list, demonstrating the impressive economic growth that has occurred in the state during the past several years. Twenty-six of those companies were based in the Houston area, according to an article in the Houston Business Journal. These included Philips 66, the chemical company that made the list for the first time last year.
These companies are crucial to the region's economy, but they can only remain so by filling technology jobs in Houston. That's why, among the many other positions being filled, an area Fortune 500 company is seeking a solutions architect.
This crucial information technology position is responsible for managing the strategies behind an organizational infrastructure and its many applications. One of they key roles that this position plays is ensuring that different projects maintain interoperability—a key task for any large business.
The definition of this role can seem vague, but that's because it is still evolving and changing as businesses realize that they need solutions architects. As Mike Rosen, chief scientist at Wilton Consulting Group, told Tech Target, "The solutions architect really has to understand the principle of 'good enough is good enough.'" They must have the ability to create conceptual models for projects, while also understanding how different aspects of a company work together.
Though it is important for people in this position to understand their company's core business and have a significant amount of hands-on experience, it is just as important that they be dedicated problem solvers who can do so on a strict deadline.
Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Solutions Architect. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.