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Enterprise Architectat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Information Technology
Post Date: 
Nov 16, 2021
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The Enterprise Architect is responsible for development of complex business applications in a software engineering environment. This role acts as a liaison between the technical teams and business stakeholders to facilitate, conceptualize and define systems solutions while ensuring the solutions are aligned with the system architecture.


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 and 6 years of professinoal experience. 
  • 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). 

Required Qualifications

  • Experience developing architectural standards 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


COVID-19 Update:
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.


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