Solutions Architect

The Solutions Architect (SA) is a complex position with many processes that bridge gaps between business problems and technology solutions. Afni is hiring for this role that encompasses:

  • Building and integrating information systems to meet the company's needs.
  • Continually researching current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed.
  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects of technologies being implemented to key stakeholders at a high level.
  • Providing updates to stakeholders on product development processes, costs, and budgets.
What you will be doing:
  • Assess the systems architecture currently in place and working with technical staff to recommend solutions to improve it.
  • Resolve escalated technical problems as they arise. (Tier 4)
  • Provide supervision and guidance to Engineering teams through training and mentoring.
  • Assess the business impact that certain technical choices have.
  • Research current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed.
  • Create solution prototypes.
  • Participate in technology selection.
  • Ensure development of solutions by providing policies and procedures around new technologies.
  • Observe IT services and identify areas for improvement.


What you will need:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or at least 8 years of working in one or multiple IT areas.
  • Possess strong technical knowledge of infrastructure technologies, including cloud platforms (AWS or Azure), virtualization technologies (VMware), network technologies (routing & switching, load balancing, firewalls), storage technologies (SAN, NAS), desktop management solutions (Intune, SCCM)
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and scripting (e.g., Ansible, PowerShell)
  • Relevant certifications such as Microsoft Certified, VMware Certified Professional, or Cisco Certified Network Professional are a plus.
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure engineering and architecture design.
  • Can apply an entrepreneurial approach and passion to problem solving when building solutions.
  • Previous project and product management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and ability to handle shifting priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to mentor engineers is required. (negotiation, team-building, positive thinking, can-do attitude, and job flexibility)
  • Must be an assertive team player with positive attitude and high energy level.
  • Able to participate in after-hours on-call activities.

At Afni we provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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Looking for a fun place where you can fit in, fuel your passions, help people, and take charge of your career? You’re in the right place. Join the Afni family and be part of our talented global team passionate about helping people and pursuing the life we dream about.  

Do Your Best Work and Grow Your Career

When you join Afni, we'll instantly make you part of our global family of friendly people focused on making really good customer experiences happen. If you're like us, you want to belong to something special, have meaningful work to do, and know how to achieve your career and life goals. 

Our award-winning training and development programs get you ready to work and grow. If you’re the kind of person who wants to build a career and learn new things, we’ll provide the path and the tools to get you there. You bring the motivation and commitment. 

Work in and Support the Bloomington-Normal Community

Are you the kind of person who loves to get involved in community events and non-profit organizations? We love it and make it a habit to respond to the needs of the Bloomington-Normal community through fund raisers, community events, and other service opportunities. 

When you work here, you’ll have plenty of chances to get involved. In Bloomington-Normal, we regularly support the United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Easter Seals, American Heart Association, CISAR Animal Shelter, and more.

The Perks

Incentives + Bonus
Incentives + Bonus
Competitive Pay
Competitive Pay
Dress for Your Day
Dress for Your Day
Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
Fun Events
Fun Events
Referral Bonus
Referral Bonus