Our client has an immediate opening for a Technical Architect for Contract to Hire located in the Chicago Area. For immediate consideration send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Technical Architect will create documents that ensure consistency in development across the IT organization. Participates in the definition of software architecture to ensure that the IT organization's software solutions are built within a consistent framework and aligned to strategy. Implements activities that generally impact multiple components / processes and the work of own and possibly other teams. Assigned complex undertakings that regularly require the application of independent judgment. Receives work in short– and mid- term outcomes and operates within the context of approved methods. Job Responsibilities •Creates design documents that ensure consistency in development across the IT organization. Participates in the definition of IT architecture to ensure that the IT organization's IT solutions are built within a consistent framework. •Participates in the decision-making processes related to the selection of software architecture solutions. •Serves as a technical and business-savvy resource to software development engineering personnel on a range of software design issues. •Implements and improves core software infrastructure. Participates in improving software development lifecycle, technical operations and technology innovation. •Participates in developing technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools. •Shares complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions. •Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur. •May perform systems and applications performance characterization and trade-off studies through analysis and simulation.