Name of position Functional Architect Location Pennsylvania PA Job Description The primary responsibility of a Functional Architect is to provide expertise in the business process supported by the application, to prepare and review designs, to recommend improvements, and to provide guidance during the testing process. The Functional Architect helps the Programmers establish a clear understanding of the business functional requirements and either creates the functional designs to meet the requirements or reviews and approves the designs written by the Programmers. 5+years in particular application area 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study Guides processes for Functional Architects and direct work planning and design activities. Provides standard, well-structured work planning which defines scope, resources, commitments, quality, risk, tasks, and acceptance criteria. Ensures that overall application designs remain within project scope. Works with customer business units to understand their business processes. Works with customer business units and client to identify direction of software. Ensures business requirements are supported by the software. Ensures goals for Functional Architects are being met and manage team commitments. Analyzes, defines, and documents how the applications will support functional and business requirements. Coordinates these efforts with Functional Architects. Understands supportinginterfacing system applications. Approves the determined need for new softwarehardware. Understands prioritization work based on business needs requestreleases for work affecting an application. Manages the accomplishment of delivery metrics, Service Level Agreements and other contractual obligations within areas of responsibility. Sponsors coordination of the required skills, training, methodologies, and processes to ensure the success of teamprojectprogram goals. Coordinates and conducts project review meetings with Group Lead Functional Architects and Team Leads. Communicates and resolves application interface issues with other Lead Functional Architects as needed. Monitors and measures maintenance and development process effectiveness. Communicates clearly the programapplication goals, operational and organizational philosophies, and policies and procedures to the Functional Architects. Communicates to team members the relationships between their work and assignments and the organizational and or program objectives.