The Enterprise Architect is a seasoned expert who takes leadership of and performs the necessary analysis and design tasks related to the development of an enterprise architecture.
As the primary subject matter expert and consultant to senior client and IT management in their area of expertise, the Enterprise Architect partners to develop architecture designs and innovation proposals that address operational imperatives and / or provide a competitive advantage to the organization.
Transforming traditional IT organizations that are under pressure from digital disruptors requires superb technical, communication, and organizational skill.
The Enterprise Architect combines these to deploy a Lean Startup approach, using design thinking, minimum viable product development and growth hacking, to innovate and support the digital transformation with internal and external stakeholders and partners.
Participate in key project design reviews as part of the methodology process to ensure infrastructure and application designs adhere to enterprise architecture guidelines and standards.
Analyze the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement; analyze business trends and strategy to derive applicable architecture.
Analyze industry best practices and market trends, determine their potential impact on the enterprise, and provide leadership for adapting to our business.
Evaluate emerging technologies and suggest suitable controls. Be responsive and decisive on adjusting architecture as customers' requirements, market conditions and technology evolve.
Partner with IT Solutions Delivery to facilitate the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard software and solution configurations.
Consult on application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to the technical architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify the architecture to accommodate project needs.
Ensure existing data / information assets are identified, stewarded and leveraged across the enterprise. Balance the need for access to information against security and performance requirements.
Ensure information security is built into enterprise architecture solutions to address all identified risks to assets within the organization, meet regulatory and legislative compliance while ensuring security solutions are leveraged across the organization.
Prepare Security advisory on existing technology platforms. Provide assistance and support to the Enterprise Security Risk, Governance, Compliance and Operations functions.
Key Success Factors
You have an innovative mindset to improve operational efficiencies and ability to influence change, with a primary focus on client needs.????
You use critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions and proactively propose solutions.??
You have strong communication skills to clearly convey messages and explore diverse points of view.???
You build trusting relationships and provide guidance to support the development of colleagues.
Bachelor's degree in Business or Computer Science along with at least 16 years of progressive experience in financial services or consulting.
Proven experience in multiple IT disciplines (Cloud Native, Mobile First, Microservices Integration, Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Operational Resiliency, Immersive UX, Information Security) in a large, complex shared services environment.
In-depth experience designing and implementing information solutions and creating policy to support effective design for use across the enterprise.
Experience writing proposals and translating complex solutions into simple business terms that demonstrate the value of architecture management initiatives.
Experience partnering with startups, scale ups, established vendors and business colleagues on concepts from design to production.