Position Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for building the long-term strategic architecture roadmap for all IT systems and related services,  aligned to the company’s business objectives, with a focus on data management and data integration
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend emerging technologies and technology  service providers that will improve the business
  • Advise business partners on technology alternatives and technology implications of business directions
  • Consult and advise business and technology subject-matter experts, ultimately translating business requirements into technology solution approaches
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis to determine whether requirements are best met by manual, software or hardware functions; making maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf or prebuilt in-house components
  • Lead and/or oversee the design and modeling of tactical architectures for solution delivery, and verify alignment of physical solution to architecture
  • Develop and maintain policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the company
  • Promote the use of a shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve information flows
  • Manage and facilitate a review board to evaluate project proposals for architectural fit

 

 Qualifications

 

  • BS and MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years IT experience, with a preference for breadth of domains, technologies and roles, with depth in:
  • Data modeling
  • Meta-data management
  • Data acquisition
  • Data integration and ETL architecture
  • Reporting, analytics and data visualization tools
  • Data quality
  • Data governance
  • Demonstrated expertise in modeling and visualizing technology architectures and solutions
  • Ability to document and effectively communicate complex technical subject matter
  • Experience building enterprise architecture roadmaps
  • Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex technical solutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, networking and systems engineering
  • Ability to “think big” and challenge conventional technology wisdom
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and consensus-building skills with business and technical groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to recommend new technologies and directions with incomplete information