The Enterprise Architect is responsible for the overall direction, standards and performance of enterprise architecture domains, including Application, Information, Data and Security. They also participate in support of solution development, Enterprise Architecture governance, and Enterprise Architecture planning processes.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Define and maintain enterprise architecture standards
- Support the development and implementation of the IT Enterprise Architecture roadmap
- Translate business priorities into IT architecture requirements for each respective Enterprise Architecture domain
- Understand as-is architectures and the implications of the architecture requirements on current and future architectures
- Define, document and maintain to-be domain architectures applying architecture guiding principles
- Augment architecture guiding principles
- Collaborate with domain architects to develop architecture roadmaps for all architecture domains
- Identify architecture gaps and inefficiencies and provide recommendations for improvements and alignment
- Assist in identification and development of new Enterprise Architecture assets, standards and frameworks
- Research industry-wide architecture and technology trends for the respective domain and present relevant point-of-views
- Review project architectures for compliance with enterprise standards as part of the Architecture Review Committee and make domain-specific recommendations
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters degree or multiple certifications preferred
- 10+ years’ experience architecting and delivering solutions across multiple architectural domains
- 10+ years’ experience in any of the architectural domain
- TOGAF 9.1 Level 1 & 2 Certification
This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the Enterprise Architect to have the ability to operate computer equipment, speak, hear, bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and carry up to 25 lbs. Finger dexterity is necessary.
- Experience at working as a leader and collaborator in a team-oriented environment is essential.
- Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
- Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
- Flexible during times of change.
- Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
- Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
- Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
- Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
- Ability to bring project to successful completion through organizational dynamics.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal and operational skill sets
- Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products – strong analytics skills.
- Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
- Strong Customer service skills and focus required.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
- Tenacious, driven, energetic and a high degree of professional integrity.
- Understanding of business and IT priorities
- Deep understanding of respective domain architectures
- Ability to set strategic architectural direction
- Capability to depict enterprise information conceptually, logically, and physically
- Ability to determine architectural implications of business requirements for the respective domains
- Deep understanding of industry architecture trends
- Understanding of EA governance & planning processes
- Experience with business process architectures and management
- Follow directions from a supervisor.
- Interact well with co-workers, supervisors and management.
- Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.
- Accept constructive criticism.
- Maintain Professional appearance and demeanor at all times.