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are team and project thought leaders at CDWG. Enterprise Architects apply their
technology vision and consulting experiences to drive successful strategic planning
and completion of customer projects. The Enterprise Architect will generally
provide these services to support multiple offices within a larger region.
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Develop and maintain enterprise
architecture models, such as performance, application and security.
- Develop architecture governance
strategy and controls to ensure consistency between various systems and
network architectures and configures systems to meet requirements of the
- Provide advice and present
strategies for stakeholders at different levels within the organization.
- Work with stakeholders to help
define business requirements for complex systems, focusing on
understanding and documenting the business processes and data flows
between each component.
- Work with organization on
defining processes which result in a highly simple, extendable and
- Help drive the development of
future state architecture and the strategic plan for supporting both
transactional and information systems.
- Work with third parties to
integrate systems or components into the customer’s environment.
- Research and assess emerging
technologies and recommend technologies that can simplify development,
reduce effort, or solve problems.
and defines services that complement and/or round out proposed hardware
and software engagements; estimates required engineering effort.
- Promotes a culture of knowledge
sharing and collaboration by organizing knowledge bases, contributing
regularly, and encouraging team members to contribute.
- Coaches and mentors team members to
improve their technical, consulting, and sales skills.
- Conducts technical assessment and
expertise evaluations during the candidate selection process.
up on implemented solutions and identifies new opportunities that complement
the work that was completed.
- Advises team
members and sales prior to customer calls and/or sales strategy sessions.
with Technical Architects to identify and validate emerging Advanced Technology
opportunities within the region, assist Technical Architects in building
standard operating procedures and best practices for cross-vendor
implementations (ie. Datacenter Architecture – Storage, Server, and Virtualization,
or Collaboration Architecture –UC, Video, and Presence)
- Collaborate with
Partner resources (Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, etc.) to identify and validate
emerging Advanced Technology opportunities within the region. Shares best
practices and effective territory planning approaches with peers to
leverage successful approaches across the team.
- Shares best
practices and tactics for enhancing profitability and closing deals.
- Regularly creates
forward-thinking thought leadership deliverables (e.g., external monthly
blog posts, internal technical strategy documents); provides insight into
emerging technical trends affecting CDW’s portfolio; regularly contributes
to major industry publications and/or speaks at national conferences
- Planning –
participate in kickoff meetings, build solution implementation roadmaps,
collaborate with Project Managers, Technical Leads, and Senior Engineers
to ensure successful execution of project plans, as required by customers
- Design – create
and/or evaluate technical designs for customer systems, develop test
plans, build proof of concepts and participate in design reviews to ensure
alignment with customer’s business requirements
- Implementation –
lead both first-to-market and large-scale advanced technology pilots,
along with cross-vendor engagements to help establish CDW as the first
choice provider of Advanced Technology solutions
- Closure – drive
post-project debrief sessions, archive intellectual property and transfer
knowledge to Sales, Engineers, Managed Services, Technical Architects, and
- Project Escalation
- Provide leadership and support to resolve mission–critical customer
issues, both technical and customer satisfaction
The information in this position description is intended to
convey information about the key responsibilities and requirements of the
position. It is not an exhaustive list
of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated
with the opportunity. Responsibilities are subject to change.
Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or 10 years of data center experience
CCIE Certification in Datacenter, Security, or Route/Switch
10 years of experience in working with government organizations
Stay up to date on products, applications, technical service, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising, and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature, seminars, and online training
Experience with developing technology pilots/proof of concepts to demonstrate technical capabilities.
Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge in networking (campus/datacenter)
Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge in datacenter (compute/storage)
Willing to travel (25%)
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent attention to details.
Abilities to work independently and to manage time effectively.
Effective communication skills with an appreciation for the appropriate ways to interact with managers, coworkers, customers and vendors.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge in unified communications
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge in DevOps
Job Category: Solution Architect
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 25%