• Enterprise Architect

    Location US-FL-Estero
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Information Technology
    WHQ - Estero - Only
    Position Type
    Regular Full Time
  • General Responsibilities

    Job Purpose

    The Enterprise Architect is accountable for the overall design and/or re-design of the architecture of enterprise-wide platforms and related support systems.  The purpose is to establish and maintain a global architectural framework across the organization.  The EA has a span of influence relative to a domain (network, infrastructure, solutions/applications, data, security, etc.) considering the near term and long term technology horizons.  The EA is active in the governance of architectural principles and works closely with other architects at the strategic and operational levels.  The Enterprise Architect functions under limited supervision.

    Key result areas

    1. Assess global domain needs on projects and systems and recommend architectural solutions matching company strategies and architectural principles. This effort leads to a unified architectural solution which is efficient in cost, low in complexity, and provides a stable platform from which IT can support the company’s strategy both in the near term and future state.
    2. Assess and plan for the organization’s future needs. Prepare governing principles and standards to guide future decision making pertinent to a domain.  Develop an implementation plan for architecture on the basis of IT strategies and business requirements.  Recommend and implement process changes to improve architecture practices and domain-related management issues.    
    3. Work closely with other enterprise architects in applications, solutions, network, and security to develop architecture suitable for implementing common services and business rules, and information storage, transformation, and movement.
    4. Conduct and lead domain design of stable, extensible architectures (e.g. server topology, environmental placement, and client-side systems for infrastructure) working with teams across the business units. Positively influence a project’s decisions and focus to ensure that it aligns with architectural principles and standards.  Map architectural solutions to business objectives to ensure alignment.
    5. Enforce infrastructure architecture execution (governance) as well as ongoing refinement tasks. Identify the need to modify the domain’s architecture to attain project requirements.  If variances need to be made, ensure they are well documented with plans to remediate discrepancies in the future state.  This ensures that the future state is attainable without introducing unnecessary cost and complexity.
    6. Participate to develop and manage the ongoing enterprise architecture governance structure on the basis of business and IT strategies. Promote the organization’s architecture process and results to the organization inclusive of business leaders and IT.  Ensure that the domain’s architecture contributes to the company strategy and financial well-being and provides cost-effective solutions.
    7. Perform necessary planning to ensure environments or solutions are adequately scalable for anticipated growth and availability (be able to pull that info and validate from the business in design process). Set standards and performance metrics for the architectural domain and report on them regularly. 
    8. Ensure documentation of the architecture design and evaluation work. Develop and maintain a tactical implementation plan to address all elements of the domain’s architecture.   
    9. Develop and execute communication and education plans globally for architecture across the related domain.
    10. Develop partnerships/relationships with IT business partners, operations, and vendors. Act as a sounding board as well as IT consultant to business leaders to develop IT solutions.
    11. Mentor and work with domain-related architects throughout various business units to ensure designs meet established principles.
    12. Other duties as assigned.


    Mandatory Requirements

    Educational Background:

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • University Bachelors degree. MBA preferred.

    Professional Experience:

    Proven track record (7 plus years) in Infrastructure or Solutions Architecture, Systems Administration, Technical Development, Business Analysis. Must demonstrate a history of working across a particular domain – for example, mainframe, mid-tier, and client side environments, even if only on a small scale for an infrastructure architect.


    The ideal candidate should have practical knowledge of at least one of the following:

    • Solid understanding of design principles of enterprise architecture with adherence to company’s stated principles
    • Solid understanding of the pillars of architecture
    • Basic financial and business acumen
    • Industry best practices and emerging trends
    • Current and emerging trends in their domain (e.g. computer hardware, software, and development tools/methodologies)



    • High level of creativity combined with structured strategic thinking for identifying and analyzing complex business issues
    • Ability to transform ideas into action in demanding environments
    • Ability to review and analyze industry/technology trends for applicability to current and future architecture
    • Demonstrated experience as a thought leader
    • Ability to develop, articulate, present, and promote a vision
    • Uses business processes as an advantage to get results
    • Motivate resources from different organizations or support areas to achieve targets
    • Operates effectively within a matrix organization
    • Comprehends the roles of key stakeholders
    • Team leadership skills
    • Statistical/Data Analysis
    • Demonstrated constructive critical thinking
    • Basic project management skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organization skills and ability to work constructively while under pressure
    • Must be resilient, adaptable and flexible under all work conditions
    • Ability to interface and influence all levels of the organization

    Preferred Requirements

    EEO/AA: Females/Minorities/Disabled/Vets



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