Posted On Apr 23

Application Architect

Wipro Limited

Location : Bengaluru, Karnataka

Headquarters : Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Architect

Experience : Mid Level

Wipro Limited
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Role Purpose
  • The purpose of the role is to create exceptional and detailedarchitectural application design and provide thought leadership andenable delivery teams to provide exceptional client engagement andsatisfaction.
  • Develop architectural application for the new deals/ majorchange requests in existing deals
  • Creates an enterprise-wide architecture that ensures systems arescalable, reliable, and manageable.
  • Manages application assets and directs the development effortswithin an enterprise to improve solution delivery and agility
  • Guides how to construct and assemble application components andservices to support solution architecture and application development
  • Maintains the frameworks and artefacts used in theimplementation of an application, with reference to the systematicarchitecture of the overall application portfolio
  • Responsible for application architecture paradigms such asservice-oriented architecture (SOA) and, more specifically,microservices, ensuring business achieve agility and scalability for afaster time to market
  • Provide solution of RFP’s received from clients and ensureoverall design assurance
  • Develop a direction to manage the portfolio of to-be-solutionsincluding systems, shared infrastructure services, applications in orderto better match business outcome objectives
  • Analyse technology environment, enterprise specifics, clientrequirements to set a collaboration design framework/ architecture
  • Depending on the client’s need with particular standards andtechnology stacks create complete RFPs
  • Provide technical leadership to the design, development andimplementation of custom solutions through thoughtful use of moderntechnology
  • Define and understand current state solutions and identifyimprovements, options & tradeoffs to define target state solutions
  • Clearly articulate and sell architectural targets, recommendationsand reusable patterns and accordingly propose investment roadmaps
  • Evaluate and recommend solutions to integrate with overalltechnology ecosystem
  • Tracks industry and application trends and relates these to planningcurrent and future IT needs
  • Provides technical and strategic inputs during the projectplanning phase in the form of technical architectural designs andrecommendations
  • Account mining to find opportunities in the existing clients
  • Collaborates with all relevant parties in order to review theobjectives and constraints of solutions and determine conformance withthe Enterprise Architecture.
  • Identifies implementation risks and potential impacts.
  • Create new revenue streams within applications as APIs that canbe leveraged by clients
  • Bring knowledge of automation in application by embracing Agileand dev-ops principles to reduce manual part
  • Understanding application requirements and design astandardize application
  • Creating Intellectual Property in forms of services, patterns,models and organizational approaches
  • Designing patterns, best practices and reusable applicationsthat can be used for future references
  • Ensure system capabilities are consumed by system components andset criteria for evaluating technical and business value in terms ofTolerate, Invest, Migrate and Eliminate
  • Provide platform to create standardize tools, uniform design andtechniques are maintained to reduce costs of maintenance
  • Coordinating input on risks, costs and opportunities forconcepts
  • Developing customised applications for the customers alignedwith their needs
  • Perform design and code reviews thoroughly on regular basis,keeping in mind the security measures
  • Understanding design and production procedures and standards tocreate prototypes and finished products
  • Work closely with systems analysts, software developers, datamanagers and other team members to ensure successful production ofapplication software
  • Offer viable solutions for various systems and architectures todifferent types of businesses
  • Seamless integration of new and existing systems to eliminatepotential problems and maintain data structure and bring value in termsof development
  • Transforming all applications into digital form and implementand evolve around mesh app and service architecture that support newtechnologies like IOT, blockchain, machine learning, automation, BOTSetc
Cloud Transformation: (Migration)
Understanding non-functional requirements
  • Producing artefacts such as deployment architecture, interfacecatalogue
  • Identify internal and external dependency, vendor and internal ITmanagement
  • Support build and testing team
  • Cloud Transformation: (Modernization)
  • Understanding and Defining target architecture in Integration space
  • Assessing project pipeline / demand and align to target architecture
  • Technical support of delivery team in terms and POC and technicalguidance
  • Keep Up-to-date with the latest technologies in the market
  • Enable Delivery Teams by providing optimal deliverysolutions/ frameworks
  • Build and maintain relationships with executives, technicalleaders, product owners, peer architects and other stakeholders tobecome a trusted advisor
  • Collaborate with enterprise architect for translating businessstrategy to execution
  • Develops and establishes relevant technical, business processand overall support metrics (KPI/SLA) to drive results
  • Bring value in terms of quality in development activities byleveraging cloud based and scalable infrastructure
  • Manages multiple projects and accurately reports the status ofall major assignments while adhering to all project management standards
  • Identify technical, process, structural risks and prepare a riskmitigation plan for all the projects
  • Ensure quality assurance of all the architecture or designdecisions and provides technical mitigation support to the deliveryteams
  • Recommend tools for reuse, automation for improved productivityand reduced cycle times
  • Continuously review session with customers for sustainabledevelopment practices
  • Leads the development and maintenance of enterprise frameworkand related artefacts
  • Develops trust and builds effective working relationshipsthrough respectful, collaborative engagement across individual productteams
  • Ensures architecture principles and standards are consistentlyapplied to all the projects
  • Ensure optimal Client Engagement
  • Support pre-sales team while presenting the entire solution designand its principles to the client
  • Negotiate, manage and coordinate with the client teams to ensure allrequirements are met and create an impact of solution proposed
  • Demonstrate thought leadership with strong technical capability infront of the client to win the confidence and act as a trusted advisor
  • Competency Building and Branding
  • Ensure completion of necessary trainings and certifications
  • Develop Proof of Concepts (POCs), case studies, demos etc. fornew growth areas based on market and customer research
  • Develop and present a point of view of Wipro on applicationdesign and architect by writing white papers, blogs etc.
  • Attain market referencability and recognition through highestanalyst rankings, client testimonials and partner credits
  • Be the voice of Wipro’s Thought Leadership by speaking inforums (internal and external)
  • Mentor developers, designers and Junior architects in theproject for their further career development and enhancement
  • Contribute to the architecture practice by conducting selectioninterviews etc
  • Team Management
  • Anticipating new talent requirements as per the market/ industrytrends or client requirements
  • Hire adequate and right resources for the team
  • Talent Management
  • Ensure adequate onboarding and training for the team members toenhance capability & effectiveness
  • Build an internal talent pool and ensure their career progressionwithin the organization
  • Manage team attrition
  • Drive diversity in leadership positions
  • Performance Management
  • Set goals for the team, conduct timely performance reviews andprovide constructive feedback to own direct reports
  • Ensure that the Performance Nxt is followed for the entire team
  • Employee Satisfaction and Engagement
  • Lead and drive engagement initiatives for the team
  • Track team satisfaction scores and identify initiatives to buildengagement within the team
  • Stakeholder Interaction
Stakeholder Type
  • Stakeholder Identification
Purpose of Interaction
  • Internal
Delivery teams
  • Review of architectural process deployment in engagements,escalation management, issue resolution, delivery assurance andexcellence
Pre-sales team
  • For solutioning and architectural design purpose
Quality Assurance
  • Periodic review of architecture
  • Practice teams
  • To understand the different solution portfolios
  • Holmes engineering and roll out
  • For automation purpose
  • Talent Transformation Team, Competency Group
  • Plan and support delivery of Technical Trainings, knowledgesharing
  • HRBP
  • For hiring and managing resources
  • External
  • Vendors/ Partners
  • For strategic alignment and partnerships, training
  • Industry forums
  • Best practices, market intelligence, knowledge sharing
  • Display
  • Lists the competencies required to perform this role effectively:
Functional Competencies/ Skill
  • Domain/Industry Knowledge – Awareness and knowledge of broadeconomic, demographic, technological and global trends within ownecosystem – Master
  • Market Intelligence – Deep specialized understanding of theecosystem practice, overall market & competition and nuances ofdelivery in that domain – Master
  • Systems Thinking – Understanding of the Wipro system(interrelatedness, interdependencies and boundaries) and perform problemsolving in a complex environment - Expert
  • Leveraging Technology – In-depth knowledge of and mastery overecosystem technology that commands expert authority respect –Master
  • Asset reusability – ability to re-use the assets to ensurescalability and optimization - Expert
  • Technical knowledge – architecture design principles,framework and documentation - Master
  • Competency Levels
  • Foundation
  • Knowledgeable about the competency requirements. Demonstrates (inparts) frequently with minimal support and guidance.
  • Competent
  • Consistently demonstrates the full range of the competency withoutguidance. Extends the competency to difficult and unknown situations aswell.
  • Applies the competency in all situations and is serves as a guide toothers as well.
  • Coaches others and builds organizational capability in the competencyarea. Serves as a key resource for that competency and is recognisedwithin the entire organization.
  • Behavioral Competencies
  • Strategic perspective
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Technology Acumen
  • Innovation
  • Managing Complexity
  • Client centricity
  • Execution excellence
  • Self-Learning
  • Domain Experience
  • Change agility
  • Passion for results
  • Nurturing people
  • Executive presence
  • No.
Performance Parameter
  • Measure
  • Support sales team to create wins
  • % of proposals with Quality Index >7, timely support of theproposals, identifying opportunities/ leads to sell services within/outside account (lead generation), no. of proposals led
2.Delivery support
  • CSAT, delivery as per cost, quality and timelines, Identify anddevelop resuable components, utilization %, Recommend tools for reuse,automation for improved productivity and reduced cycle times, # ofreusable components
3. Capability development
  • % trainings and certifications completed, increase in ACEcertifications, thought leadership content developed (white papers,Wipro PoVs)
4. Practice Building
  • Identifying opportunities for architects in the account and outsidethrough known contacts, Contribute towards domain and technologyaccelerator kits, Mentoring junior architects
5. Team Management
Team attrition %, Employee satisfaction score
Wipro Limited