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Enterprise Architect

Komadix Des Plaines, IL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are looking for an Enterprise Architect for a direct hire position located in the Chicago area.


Enable business and IT leaders to make investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the longer-term strategic vision of the organization. Provide technology guidance, road maps, principles, standards, and best practices.


·         Provides overall direction, guidance, and definition of IT architecture to effectively support the corporate business strategy.

·         Supports all architectural disciplines and champions’ architectural initiatives.

·         Reviews existing business processes and establishes metrics to improve business processes, as well as support of all architectural disciplines.

·         Establish and oversee the architecture team, including the recruitment, development, and maintenance of the architecture staff.

·         Leads programs to develop, maintain, and govern the enterprise architecture across the organization.

·         Works on projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains.

·         Leads the Enterprise Architecture review board and ensures that the solutions are compliant with target-state architecture models.

·         Aligns architecture strategy with business goals.

·         Defines, explains, and advocates technology strategy.

·         Develops and communicates architectural policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.

·         Leads and facilitates the creation of governing principles to guide Enterprise Architecture decision making.

·         Leads the Enterprise Architecture governance processes.

·         Manages exceptions to architectural standards at an enterprise level.

·         Reviews and develops architectural requirements as needed for the organization.

·         Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solutions.

·         Leads teams in developing technology plans.

·         Approves modification of the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs.

·         Provide consultation to business and IT leaders.

·         Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities.

·         Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy.

·         Develops a communication plan for architecture at the enterprise level.

·         Approves the tools and components used within the enterprise.

·         Works with senior leadership to approve allocation of budget to meet architectural initiatives critical to business/mission success.

·         Collaborates with project management and IT leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.

·         Responsible for the overall training and development of the architecture team


·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, system analysis, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

·         15 or more years of IT and business experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations.

·         Leadership experience in managing multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.

·         Requires exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.

·         Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.

·         An MBA a plus.


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