Lead Enterprise Architect
Monday, January 27, 2020



Our client is seeking a Lead Architect to run and manage the Enterprise Architecture Group. This group exists to facilitate the alignment of enterprise capabilities with business strategies and drive efficiency and flexibility across the organization with consistent patterns, processes, and technologies. As the Lead, you work with leaders and stakeholders across the organization to keep abreast of business strategy and provide direction on arhitectural initiatives, keeping them in line with target and reference architectures that you maintain.

Our client takes a results-oriented approach to Enterprise Architecture and is seeking a leader that can contribute to growing an effective and pragmatic discipline with clear value to its stakeholders. Duties will include:
  • Working with leaders across the organization to understand business strategies, direction, and identify needs
  • Capturing, maintaining, and publishing business, information, and technical architecture artifacts
  • Development of reference architectures, standards, and guidelines leveraged across the organization
  • Development of target architectures and transition plans
  • Leading or participating in enterprise vendor, technology, and tool selection
  • Engaging with enterprise project and portfolio management processes to evaluate opportunities and provide guidance on initiatives
  • Facilitating complex design and technical discussions, reconciling differing opinions and driving the decision making process
  • Presenting architectural decisions and proposals to stakeholders to explain how business strategy alignment is satisfied
  • Collaborating with solution architects, IT leadership, and delivery teams to ensure alignment with target and reference architectures, provide guidance, solicit feedback, and identify enterprise IT needs
  • Proposing the development of enterprise IT assets and services for use across business units
  • Performing in a solution architect capacity for enterprise initiatives
  • Providing subject matter expertise and assessments to business stakeholders
  • Contributing to the growth and maturity of processes as the discipline evolves
  • Monitoring key technology trends and industry standards

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience, preferring a Masters degree in a technical discipline.
  • 5+ years of professional Enterprise Architecture experience, IT frameworks, roadmaps and design patterns.
  • 10+ total years of professional Application, Systems, Solutions, or Enterprise Architecture experience
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written to lead and influence various team members and stake holders.
  • Extensive experience developing architectural models with depth in one or more of the subdisciplines of business architecture, information architecture and application/technical architecture and breadth across all disciplines
  • Thorough understanding and expertise of multiple enterprise technologies, including muliple cloud infrastructures and their migrations/implementations, security, data architecture and virutulization.
  • Previous experience in a heavily regulated industry and its compliance.
  • Relevant experience and and expertise in architectural governance, specific to the cloud and Agile environments.

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