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Graybar Solutions Architect in Maryland Heights, Missouri

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As a Solutions Architect for Graybar in St. Louis, MO, you will be responsible for partnering with our lines of business to develop and implement technology solutions in order to improve business processes. You will review, interpret and respond to detailed business requirements to ensure alignment between business needs and enterprise architecture standards and best practices.

In this role you will: * Participate in establishing standards and best practices for technology design and delivery. * Remain current on emerging technologies and conduct independent research to support business needs and requirements. * Drive the selection of services, technologies, development of standards and reference architectures, focusing on solutions that reduce cost, increase efficiencies, provide more value and capabilities, reduce risk and increase security. * Interact and communicate regularly with business partners and technical staff, conveying ideas and solutions. Translate business processes into technical requirements and technical details into business terminology on a regular basis. * Drive discussions regarding implications and trade-offs of solutions, ensuring an open-minded approach to others’ ideas.

What you bring to the table: * 3-5 years’ experience: IT industry and related experience; technical or solution architecture and enterprise systems and solutions preferred * Bachelor’s degree: Related field or equivalent work experience; specialized degree in an information technology preferred * SAP (ERP) experience is ideal * Solid JAVA experience is preferred * Defining and communicating solutions for complex, cross-functional initiatives, through their full lifecycle * Building strong relationships with partners and defining goals, value and requirements for initiatives * Aligning solutions to architecture strategy, and demonstrating that the architecture/technical outcomes were achieved * Networking * IT infrastructure * Service level agreements * IT application development methodologies and tools * High level knowledge of varied programing Languages * Storage management * Authentication and authorization methodologies * Security concept and standard practices * Management and administration of operating systems * Business acumen * Strong analytical skills * Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills * Ability to influence and lead a team to a solution * Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization * Ability to maintain an open mind and develop creative solutions Why should you join Graybar? * * Graybar is a leading North American distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and a provider of supply chain management and logistics solutions. Come see why Graybar is continually ranked as a top employer across the country.

As an employee-owned company, our employees are the key to our success. We provide comprehensive benefits and opportunities for learning and development. Whether you are just starting your career or have years of experience, you will be proud to work for a thriving company with a solid foundation. Learn more

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Title: Solutions Architect

Location: Missouri-Maryland Heights