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Sr Enterprise Architect

Company: USCellular
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Sr Enterprise Architect-ENG001942Works with Principal Enterprise Architect in setting the overall direction, policies, standards and guidelines for the IS organization's technology environment. Responsible for defining end to end reference architectures for new technologies and also for evaluating the impact to existing end to end architectures when new services are launched. Familiarity with all aspects of the business at the enterprise level. Lead the development and maintenance of the technical, application, and information strategies. Ensure that enterprise architectures are developed, maintained and integrated within the process of strategy development and technology planning. Partners with key stakeholders for insight into business and technology goals and requirements.

  • Key contributor in the planning of overall IT strategy
  • Understand, advocate and augment the principles of business and IT - and more specifically enterprise architecture (EA) - strategies
  • Analyze enterprise business context (trends and business strategy) to derive technical architecture. Analyze technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise
  • Analyze the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • "Sell" the enterprise architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results
  • Develops strategic technical architectures (current state, reference, transition) for the IS organization, which are used to guide subsequent solution, infrastructure, and application architectures
  • Develops and manages an architecture governance process to ensure compliance of all projects to the desired state architecture
  • Provides Buy/Hold/Sunset recommendations for application portfolio management
  • Designs information systems architectures that are aligned to the enterprise's business objectives
  • Ensures that the business rules are consistent across the organization, that interfaces and information flows are standardized and connectivity and interoperability are managed across the enterprise and outside it where necessary
  • Facilitates and manages change related to technical aspects of the enterprise
  • Develops organization-wide architecture standards for data interchange and common applications
  • Provides deep expertise in two or more technology domains
  • Oversees and facilitate the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurationsBusiness Partnership
    • Acknowledged expert within the organization. Participates in industry/knowledge reference groups. Involves mastery of a specialized discipline and thorough understanding of a number of disciplines
    • Establishes strong working relationships with peer business organizations - including (but not limited to) Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Network Engineering, Human Resources, and Legal - to understand technical capabilities required to enable these groups to meet their respective business objectives
    • Partners with domain architects across the organization to ensure that application, information, and infrastructure domain architectures are congruent with each other, and holistically enable the enterprise to achieve its business objectives
    • Participate in and support cross-technology process improvement initiatives
    • Participate in firm-wide Architecture / Engineering working groups, and ensure that the IS organization is aligned to corporate technology directions
      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems or equivalent work experience is required
      • Masters in Computer Information Systems, MBA, or equivalent is preferred
      • 15+ years' experience implementing Information Technology in an enterprise of similar technical breadth and scale. Ideally across multiple functional roles including Architect, Design, Code, Test, Deploy, and Operate
      • Minimum 4 years performing Enterprise Architecture for a company of similar technical breadth and scale
      • Working Knowledge of architecture methods is required; TOGAF 9 Certification (or equivalent) is preferred
      • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools
      • Familiarity with the technology organization and business application portfolio
      • Understanding of relevant technologies and development life cycles
      • Strong business and product knowledge
      • Big 5 consulting with enterprise architecture methodology / experience desiredRequired Knowledge and Skills
        • Effective conceptualization, pattern recognition and teaming skills; Presentation and facilitation skills; effective influencer; Business domain, data/content and process understanding; Service Oriented Architecture expertise at the enterprise level; Understanding of common telecommunications (e.g., TM Forum) architecture frameworks and models
        • Knowledge of problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and programming techniques; Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs; Strong communication and persuasion skills, including the ability to create marketing and messaging materials to satisfy stakeholder preferences; Ability to analyze project, program and portfolio needs, as well as to determine the resources needed to achieve objectives and overcome cross-functional barriersRelevant Technical Skills
          • Business Applications: Billing & Rating, Activation & Provisioning, Inventory Management, Sales & Marketing (Digital e-Commerce and Advertising applications), Campaign Management, Deal Compensation/Sales Commission, CRM/Customer Service, Amdocs CES, Portal Infranet; Office Automation: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Planning & Design: Microsoft Project, Visio, Requisite Pro, Rational Rose
          • Software Engineering: Eclipse/MyEclipse, C, PowerBuilder, TSql, PL-SQL, SQL Plus, K Shell, JBoss; eSkills: HTML/CSS, Java/JSP, J2EE, XML, Angular, Node.js; Information Risk Mgmt: High-Availability Design, HP Clustering, Veritas Clustering, Microsoft Active Directory, Anti-virus technologies, Anti-Spam Technologies, Content Filtering Technologies; Business Process Management and Integration Technologies: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), MQ Series, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Fusion, BPM, ITSM (IT Service Management) , Informatica; Modeling / Reporting Tools : Embarcadero, Erwin, Metadata Tools, Business Objects, Cognos, Hyperion; Databases: Oracle RAC, Oracle GoldenGate, Microsoft SQL Server (capacity sizing, planning, performance tuning); O/S & Network: HP/UX, Windows LINUX, Citrix, TCP/IP, Telecom Trunking, VPN Servers, Dial-up Servers, Wireless/WAPs, Routers, ACLs, Switches, Firewalls, CSU/DSUs, IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem (IMS); Standards & Methodology: ITILJob:Engineering
            Location(s):Illinois-CHICAGO_ILUnited StatesU.S. Cellular is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information. Associated topics: architecture, backend, c/c++, design, develop, devops, expert, php, project architect, senior

Keywords: USCellular, Chicago , Sr Enterprise Architect, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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