Chief Architect

Hertz Global   •  

Estero, FL

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


11 - 15 years

Posted 146 days ago

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The Chief Architect is responsible for leading the program to develop, maintain and leverage the enterprise architecture (EA) across the organization.  The Chief Architect is also responsible for defining EA processes such as the EA assurance process and for leading the integration of these processes with other related business and IT processes. 

  • Leading the creation or evolution of the EA function or program, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture viewpoints
  • Understanding, advocating and supporting the enterprise’s business and IT strategies
  • Leading the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements; analyzing industry, technology and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise
  • Analyzing the current business and IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement
  • Leading and facilitating the creation of governing principles to guide solution decision making for the enterprise
  • Ensuring that the optimal governance structure and compliance activities (such as handling waivers) are associated with EA compliance
  • Leading the development of an implementation plan for the EA, based on business requirements and IT strategies; overseeing EA implementation, ongoing EA refinement activities, and the documentation of all EA design and analysis work
  • Consulting with program/project teams to fit solution to architecture across all viewpoints
  • Identify organizational requirements for the resources, structures and cultural changes necessary to support the EA
  • Promoting the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the enterprise’s IT and business leaders; this includes assessing (through appropriate metrics) and communicating the achievement and impact of the EA, as well as leading the development and execution of an EA communication and education plan

Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

  • Degree in business management, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study


Professional Experience:

  • Previous experience as a successful enterprise architect
  • Previous Executive experience
  • 12 to 15 years of experience in at least two IT disciplines (such as technical architecture, solution architecture, network management, application development, middleware design, information analysis, database management or operations management) in a heterogeneous environment – or 7 years of experience in solution architecture, business analysis or business strategic planning
  • Demonstrated track record of leading high-performance teams toward the successful attainment of challenging goals


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with management (theory and practice)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of all components of a holistic EA
  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes
  • Basic knowledge of financial analysis and models
  • Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches


  • Ability to balance the long-term (or “big picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new trends and technologies
  • Ability to understand the political climate of an enterprise and how to navigate the politics
  • Tenacity in the face of adversity
  • Comfort with ambiguity and abstract concepts
  • Effectiveness in driving short-term actions that are consistent with long-term goals
  • Demonstrated reputation for being respected as a leader, influential in the organization and a team player
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting  business and its ideals and strategies
  • Ability to remain neutral toward technology, vendor and product choices , as well as to be more interested in results than in personal preferences 


Preferred Requirements


  • M.B.A preferred
  • Additional training or certification in organization change management highly desirable

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