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Enterprise Architect

Company: Stefanini
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Stefanini is looking for a Enterprise Architect in Richmond, VA


Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.

Understand emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.

Translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and document all solution architecture design and analysis work.

Act as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes.

Lead evaluation, design and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements and enterprise standards.

Create architectural designs to guide and contextualize solution development across products, services, projects and systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).

Create reference architectures focused on detailed design principles, decision points, detailed APIs, major systems and dependencies between business and IT.

Define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.

Support product managers in EOL (end of life) product decisions to maintain, refresh or retire products, services or systems (including applications, technologies, processes and information).

Assist with the development of a roadmap for the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from future to current state (as defined by the solutions architecture).

Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.

Work closely with the product owners and product managers to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle.

Consult with application and infrastructure development projects and products to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify projects to accommodate the solutions architecture.

Support a community of practice (CoP), guiding and helping agile teams, product owners, and application architects to align with the overall enterprise architecture governance and assurance.

Identify gaps in capabilities or other opportunities to solve a business need

Assess new technologies or solutions that would benefit the organization to invest in and building the business case for the need


The Enterprise Architect will bring an extensive background in technical architecture, business architecture, solution development, business processes, integration, and security.

You will have a deep understanding of business goals, objective and business outcomes, business capabilities, value-streams, and business processes. In the role, you will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to support the development of technology solutions to ensure that solutions meet business needs, strive for simplification and standardization where possible, and align with architectural governance and standards.

You will create deliverables for managing and building the organization's portfolio of "to be" and "as is" solutions - including systems (applications, processes and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes.

Required Skills:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management, application management, or cloud development

Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments

Experience with Workday HCM, Financials, or Ariba a plus

Should have a strong background in at least one major end to end process grouping - Hire to Retire, Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Budget to Report, etc.

Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models

Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt

Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps

Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences

Knowledge of various aspects of an enterprise technology architecture like business, information, data, network and security

Knowledge of information principles and processes

Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps)

Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages (such as UML and ArchiMate)

Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls

Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture

Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical and skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate organizational politics.

Skilled at influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making.

Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences

Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations

Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements

Keywords: Stefanini, Richmond , Enterprise Architect, Professions , Richmond, Virginia

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