Job Description :
Enterprise Architect Role

Job Summary
The Enterprise Architect is responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of IT architecture models and their lower level components. They are also required to interpret, use and apply information contained within IT architecture to inform a range of business improvement activities, particularly those involved in the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of IT support systems.
The Enterprise Architect is the senior level of Technical Architect. The Enterprise Architect is expected to ensure that the overall architecture is maintained in a coherent manner and that appropriate considerations are made for its security and quality. The primary role of the Enterprise Architect is to ensure that the respective business, application, data and technology perspectives are in line with the organization’s technology and governance strategies, policies and standards.

Main Duties
Recommends and participates in activities related to the design, development and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture
o Manage, use and maintain IT/technology architecture models
Researches overall solutions on the market for technical requirements and business needs.
o Implement the strategy for the development of IT/technology architecture work
Conducts and/or actively participates in meetings related to the designated projects
o Direct the IT/technology architecture activities
Advises and recommends enterprise architecture strategies, processes and methodologies and implements or directs implementation.
Recommends and participates in the analysis, evaluation and development of enterprise long-term strategic and operating plans to ensure that the EA objectives are consistent with the enterprise’s long-term business objectives.
Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and solutions.
Collaborates with all relevant parties to review the objectives and constraints of each solution and determine conformance with the EA.
Recommends the most suitable technical architecture and defines the solution at a high level.
Identifies and recommends areas appropriate for further study and participates in any Proof of Concept projects required to thoroughly investigate architectural possibilities and strengthen arguments for their adoption.
Identifies implementation risks and analyses potential impact on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives.

Education, qualifications and experience required
Advanced degree in Computer Science
5+ years’ experience defining and implementing strategies under a senior technology leader
Prefer retail or QSR experience
Experience as technical lead for a major technology implementation

Skills, Knowledge and Competencies required
Extensive experience with enterprise architecture best practices and goals
Systems architecture and design
Technology Infrastructure design and planning
Software development including agile development practices
Database administration
Technology service operations and event management
Information and data security, risk management
Excellent leadership and influence skills
Ability to translate complex technical concepts to senior leadership for buy-in
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail