The Enterprise Architect is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining artictectural artifacts such as guardrails, standards, reference architectures, and assisting and guiding software architecture team to develop and maintain conceptual, logical, and physical architecture artifacts, and ensuring solutions are aligned with enterprise architecture. This role acts as a liaison between the technical teams and business stakeholders to facilitate, conceptualize and define systems solutions.
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Define and develop platform roadmaps and technology lifecycles, transformational initiatives, M&A technology due diligence and integration plans, and solution design and oversight across a wide and diverse portfolio of solutions.
- Create standards, models, and guiding principles to help define and govern the future state architecture, organization structure, business processes, information systems and infrastructure.
- Provide consultative services on projects focused on architecture compliance, development and implementation of strategic technological directives.
- Develop and present business cases, for high-level initiatives, for approval, funding and prioritization.
- Solution architect providing technical guidance and training others within capability scope.
- Represent the EA organization for application, data, and infrastructure domain specific initiatives by managing, and at times leading these initiatives from an EA perspective.
- Support architecting cloud-based applications, mobile applications and infrastructure, web services, middleware and databases needed to support the future state technology platform.
- Establish the contribution that technology can make to business objectives, conducting feasibility studies, producing high-level business models, and preparing business cases.
- Ensures coordination and completion of design review based on formalized standards.
- Ensure compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities.
- Lead vendor selection process and provides recommendations for investment in technology solutions, supported by appropriate ROI, total cost of ownership, and/or cost benefit analyses.
- Develop architectural standards and roadmaps to migrate to standards that will add significant value to the business.
- Develop and maintain the Enterprise Architecture models for CDW.
- Direct business stakeholders to follow enterprise architecture guidance for all projects within capability scope.
Education and/or Experience Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- 10 years of professional experience (7 years of Information Technology experience, 5 years functioning as an Enterprise Architect, Enterprise Architecture certified or equivalent experience using industry standards such as TOGAF).
- Experience developing architectural standards, reference architectures, and road maps.
- Experience being an evangelist for a bigger picture strategy, integrating the business and technological vision, connecting the dots across business needs, technologies, processes, and information.
- Proven experience in large-complex technical efforts, maximizing current investment and optimizing process complexity.
- Proven experience with future state architecture, taking business to the next level, creating competitive advantage to the business.
- Proven experience in large, complex scale projects.
- Solid presentation skills, ability to effectively influence.
- Experience developing architectural standards and road maps.
- Able to work autonomously and exhibit excellent judgment.
- Strong Technical leadership of development teams and vendors.
- Ability to work in a team in a matrix with multiple reporting lines, and may extend outside the organization including suppliers, partners and customers.
- Possess a strong business and technical acumen to contribute to the strategic business plan and operational direction.
- Experience with the following: Cloud SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Azure, O365, Cloud Integration.
CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.
CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation. Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.