Director of Enterprise Systems and Architecture

Mathematica Policy Research   •  

Princeton, NJ

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


15+ years

Posted 168 days ago

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We are looking for a Director of Enterprise Systems and Architecture to join our Princeton, NJ headquarters office.  He or she will select, manage, upgrade, enhance, develop, define and support the core business applications. The position is responsible for planning activities that support the back-office application and data needs of Mathematica.  The Director will review data requirements, review and approve application architecture, decisions, and development of processes, policies, and controls. The position will establish a focal point for understanding data from the corporate perspective and representing the data so it can be understood uniformly throughout the company. Working with the business and IT leaders, the Director of Enterprise Systems and Architecture role is also responsible for leading our initiative to create a roadmap for enterprise applications portfolio to retire, replace, or update applications and integration capabilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages the business applications team in its work to support and manage enterprise applications
  • Develops an Enterprise Systems and Architecture roadmap
  • Determines when off-the-shelf or custom tools should be deployed
  • Oversees migration to new tools sets and retirement of legacy tools
  • Leads any projects of new or upgraded enterprise systems
  • Manages relationships with key stakeholders to ensure alignment with operational and administrative goals
  • Recommends technologies that reduce dual entry, manual processes, and protect sensitive data
  • Partners with the Infrastructure and Security lead to establish requirements for enterprise systems
  • Manages support for enterprise applications
  • Manages health and risk of projects related to team
  • Develops a Data Warehousing and enterprise reporting capability
  • Participates as a member of the IT Leadership Team and fosters relationships with peers in IT and Business
  • Manages a team of application managers and developers

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science or equivalent experience and 15 years of relevant experience in a computer and networksupport environment
  • Five or more years in a leadership role with Enterprise Systems
  • Proficient in the SDLC and Project Management tools/language
  • Experience with enterprise systems that include financial management, Human Resources, Procurement, and Professional services  
  • Experience in enterprise architecture best practices
  • Knowledge of methods for conducting activities which identify and address stakeholders’ needs
  • Consulting capabilities with the business on the application systems potential impacts.
  • Experience leading technical solution design, data mapping along with overall financial analysis
  • Successful track record of leading large scale projects and multiple projects with varying priorities
  • Experience with cloud architecture, preferably AWS
  • Knowledge of the Deltek suite is preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others
  • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure
  • Ability to work independently for long periods of time