Architect, Enterprise Architecture

JM Smucker Company   •  

Akron, OH

Industry: Food & Beverages


11 - 15 years

Posted 169 days ago

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Architect position within the Enterprise Architecture Team. Works with Enterprise Architects to support and grow the architecture practice.  Responsible for coordinating and executing proof of concepts of new technology solutions aligned with business and technology roadmaps.  Supports research requests for emerging technologies and provides thought leadership on adoption of enterprise platforms.


  • Research and provide guidance on industry trends that will impact planning and future platform adoption
  • Build effective working relationships with key stakeholders via collaborative engagement
  • Develop and maintain lasting relationships with key vendors and system implementation partners
  • Lead proof of concept efforts for key architectural investment arenas
  • Configure and maintain proof of concept servers for EA usage
  • Create technology briefs on new technologies and platforms
  • Define total cost of ownership of technology investments including organizational and change management impact
  • Establish and document standards and best practices for new technology adoption
  • Outline impact to software development life cycle and support models
  • Guide teams in the use and rationalization of existing technologies
  • Socialize upcoming technologies via presentations to IS Leadership as well as larger departmental forums
  • Conduct formal post mortem review of proof of concepts with IS Leadership
  • Support key project initiatives by providing enterprise guidance throughout project lifecycle
  • Participate in Architecture Center of Excellence
  • Mentor and guide architects, leads, and developers within the organization
  • Champion an innovative mindset across Information Services



  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical


  • 10 years of IT experience is required
  • 2 years of architectureexperiencedesired
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Solid understanding of open source technologies