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Enterprise Architect

Company: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Job Description:

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:To strategically design and implement information systems and networked software architectures that support core organizational functions and assure their high availability.-- To provide technical leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level and support project teams in the documentation of development, configuration and integration activities into their project plans.--MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Designs and implements long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining corporate technology and software.
  • Ensures that proposed and existing solution architectures are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Provides architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Business Analysts, Business System Analysts, Systems Engineers, Architects, and software development teams.
  • Leads development of formalized solution methodologies and, where applicable, designs, develops, and oversees implementation of end-to-end integrated solutions.
  • Reviews new and existing solutions design projects and procurement or outsourcing plans for compliance with standards and architectural plans.
  • Interfaces and coordinates tasks with internal and external technical resources. Collaborates with Project Managers, vendors and IT stakeholders to provision estimates and develop overall implementation plan for installation, customization and integration efforts.
  • Builds and maintains repository for deliverables and methodologies.
  • Documents and maintains the organization's existing IT Enterprise Solution Architecture and technology portfolio; makes recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Develops, documents, and communicates plans for investing in IT Enterprise Solution Architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommends technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Surveys market landscape for solution insights, direction, vendors, and methods.
  • Provides expertise to identify and translate system requirements into software design documentation.
  • Provides quality assurance for services within the solution area.
  • Confers with end-users, clients, or senior management to define business requirements for complex systems (including interfaces) and infrastructure development.
  • Models business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models.
  • Works with technical writers to ensure quality internal and external client-oriented documentation.
  • Provides guidance on the development and execution of best practices for end-to-end lifecycle of core technology platforms and overall technical performance. Reports on findings and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Provides oversight to the systems capacity plan and establishment of technology standards.
  • Provides mentoring or guidance to junior members of the team.
  • Establishes, manages and runs the Enterprise Architecture Review Board.----QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least 10 years of experience in solution design.
  • At least 5 years of experience in architecture.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or similar essential.
  • TOGAF 9 Certified desirable.
  • COBIT Foundation desirable.
  • ITIL Foundation desirable.
  • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer. business needs and translate them into practical applications and operational solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce requirement artifacts: Business Requirements, Functional.
  • Specifications, data flow diagrams, UML modelling techniques, interface designs, test plans and test cases.
  • A background in software development with ability to code at some level and knowledge of APIs and SDKs.
  • A technical architecture background. Understanding of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, SANs, servers and operating systems form a part of the solution stack.
  • Extensive experience in developing strategic systems architecture plans.
  • Proven experience in system design and development.
  • Proven experience in system and network design and development.
  • Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.
  • Solid grounding in core enterprise applications.
  • Strong knowledge of software evaluation principles and practices.
  • Proven project planning and management experience.
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Demonstrable experience in solution architecture.
  • Demonstrable experience in integration solution design.
  • Ability to deliver solution architectures conformant with a TOGAF defined Enterprise Architecture.
  • Aptitude to work as change agent that believes in a continuous improvement approach.
  • Excellence in visual communication using modeling languages such as UML and IDEF.
  • Comprehensive understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC), continuous integration, agile software development methodologies, values and procedures.
  • Excellence in architecture documentation skills.
  • Some experience with reverse proxies, web servers, gateways, service oriented architectures, web services, service buses and integration patterns, security practices, database technologies.
  • Knowledge of highly available, highly scalable cloud based infrastructures (Azure or similar) and continuous delivery.
  • Knowledge of frameworks and standards for solution architecture such as US DoD Systems Engineering and IEEE 1016-2009 Standard for Information Technology - Systems Design - Software Design Descriptions.
  • Demonstrated experience and presence to gain the confidence of and influence senior management and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation of workshops involving participants from senior management to business users.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce effective written reports, analysis and other communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and mentor a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience at working in a team-oriented, collaborative and consultative environment.
  • Ability to assess and react to communication styles of business and technical team members.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers and subject matter experts.
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment's 12 Core Competencies.

Keywords: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?, Burnsville , Enterprise Architect, Professions , Burnsville, Minnesota

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