Data/Solutions Architect | Minnestar


CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, clients, and communities! We are currently looking for a Data/Solutions Architect to join our Data Engineering team at CLA. You’ll have an opportunity to work closely with the Senior and Lead Solutions Architects to build a holistic view of the overall architecture for the firm.


  • The focus of the position is to assist in the creation, endorsement, and utilization of architecture and standards that guides the Firm through acquiring, building, modifying, and interfacing ITS resources throughout the organization.
  • The Solutions Architect supports the Senior and Lead Solutions Architects by creating high level and low level architecture drawings, providing level 4 support, and managing Technical Projects that span across all IT teams.


Essential Job Functions:

Business Solutions: The Solutions Architect acts as the fulcrum between Business Analysts and Technical Leads on IT projects. They work directly with the IT Leadership and the business to design technical solutions for a business problem and assist the Project Manager to create and document project requirements. Solution Architects work with Senior Solutions Architects and technical teams to forecast and roadmap technologies. They assess requirements and translate them into system guidelines and high-level technical requirements.


Technical team Initiatives: They guide and counsel technical team performing implementation activities, and review implementation outcomes, to ensure design compliance. Provide peer review of technology initiatives. Create documentation around architectural initiatives as required.




Experience • Six years of general IT experience.


Education • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.


Certifications / Licenses • None required.


Technical Competencies The Solutions Architect works within the OSI model, and should be conversant across the model, and competent in the session, transport, presentation and application layers.


We’re looking forward to seeing your application!




CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities.  We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posted by CLA on January 23, 2023