Dir - Enterprise Architecture in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 6/11/2020

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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for proactively leading the Enterprise Architecture function and managing a team of architects (business, information, solution, technical and other) in a solid-line reporting relationship. The Director of Enterprise Architecture is responsible for helping business leaders enable their future-state business capabilities. The person holding this role must be capable of practically applying existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models. They must be able to understand, monetize and operationalize new technologies. The Director of Enterprise Architecture leads and coordinate all aspects of the EA function, including: (1) business architecture- focused on guiding people, process and organizational change; (2) information architecture - focused on the consistent sharing of information across the enterprise; (3) solutions architecture - focused on developing a direction for managing the portfolio of to-be solutions; (4) technical architecture - focused on evolving the technical infrastructure; and (5) security architecture - focused on managing IT risk through the exchange of information between people, systems and things inside and outside the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the evolution of the Enterprise Architecture (EA) function.
  • Promote the business value of the EA function and the results of the EA program to business and IT leaders.
  • Design and construct future- and current-state business models so as to practically apply new and emerging technologies to drive them.
  • Detail potential competitive threats that are considered outside of the firm’s traditional realm of competition.
  • Construct technology-enabled operating models, and provide viable options and visibility into execution opportunities.
  • Scan the market for major disruptive technology and nontechnology trends (trendspotting) that affect business. Provide practical advice and best practices to overcome these challenges and successfully deliver the expected business outcomes.
  • Lead the analysis of business and operating models, market trends and the technology industry to determine their potential impact on the enterprise's business strategy, direction and architecture.
  • Track and apply innovative and existing technologies, anchoring them in the business model to assess their potential, and use rapid prototyping approaches to evolve innovations.
  • Run technology experiments, helping to create new products and services and integrating the best of theses into steady-state operations for the organization.
  • Work with business peers to develop and present business capability models and roadmaps to facilitate discussion and decision making with stakeholders across the enterprise.
  • Oversee the evaluation and selection of EA standards, as necessary.
  • Consult with infrastructure, project and product teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
  • Lead the development and execution of a communication and education plan for the enterprise architecture.
  • Work with the Software Engineering team to increase individual competencies and overall team effectiveness.
  • Teach other IT teammates about new technologies and point them to valuable sources of learning.
  • Extend and improve current DevOps practices, tools and competencies within the team.
  • Evolve the organization’s “cloud first” strategy and assist in mobilizing the organization in the movement of the entire IT ecosystem to cloud-based technologies.
  • Report to and collaborate with the CIO on all IT-related financial and operational requirements to ensure continued company growth
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Typically reports to Management.  Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: Chief Information Officer  
  • Job is directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).  Job title example(s) of employees directly supervised: Engineer, Sr Engineer, Lead Engineer, Admin I - Database

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)

  • COLLABORATE: Able to act as part of a larger team outside of the immediate department or group; Able to understand the importance of working with peers in other areas or management to reach "best practice" solutions for the organization; Able to inform and seek information to anticipate and consider the impact of decisions or actions on the overall organization
  • DEMONSTRATE SOUND JUDGMENT: Able to make appropriate decisions and has the vision to understand their impact; Able to use factual information to develop logical assumptions; Able to examine alternatives and consider resources, constraints and risks before committing to action
  • BE PROFESSIONAL: Able to project a positive, professional image with both internal and external business contacts; Able to create a positive first impression; Able to gain respect and trust of others through personal image and demeanor
  • DELIVER QUALITY RESULTS: Able to deliver top quality service to all customers (internal and external); Able to ensure all details are covered and adhere to company policies; Able to strive to do things right the first time; Able to meet agreed-upon commitments or advises customer when deadlines are jeopardized; Able to define high standards for quality and evaluate products, services, and own performance against those standards
  • THINK STRATEGICALLY: Able to see the "big picture" and be future-thinking; Able to anticipate future trends and consequences accurately; Able to take a broad perspective; Able to create a vision of organizational objectives; Able to make decisions based on long-term company goals
  • DEVELOP SELF: Able to accurately assess own strengths and development needs; Able to strive to improve those areas identified as needing development; Able to seek opportunity for development through the job, special assignments, training, or external activities
  • SOLVE PROBLEMS: Able to apply both rational and creative processes and approaches to identify root causes of problems and solutions
  • BUILD EFFECTIVE TEAMS: Able to promote team cohesiveness, cooperation and effectiveness; Able to actively seek the ideas and help of others, and contribute own ideas and actions to achieve team goals; Able to consider feelings and needs of others when working together to meet common goals
  • DEVELOP OTHERS: Able to provide a challenging and supportive climate that encourages development in the work team; Able to assess the strengths and development needs of staff; Able to actively seek and promote opportunities for the development of others; Able to take an active part in the training and ongoing development of direct reports
  • EMPOWER OTHERS: Able to establish an environment where risk-taking, ideas and initiative are encouraged; Able to "push down" authority and responsibility, creating a sense of ownership of jobs or projects; Able to reinforce and coach, offering help without removing responsibility
  • PROVIDE DIRECTION: Able to establish and communicate a common vision; Able to translate company strategy into team goals and objectives; Able to set clear priorities; Able to clarify roles and responsibilities through individual performance plans; Able to make self available for questions
  • TAKE INITIATIVE: Able to exhibit tendencies to be self-starting and not wait for signals; Able to be proactive and demonstrate readiness and ability to initiate action; Able to take action beyond what is required and volunteers to take on new assignments; Able to complete assignments independently without constant supervision
  • SPEAK COMPETENTLY: Able to speak clearly and concisely; Able to use appropriate vocabulary for the audience; Able to get point across unambiguously and check for understanding
  • WRITE PROFICIENTLY: Able to convey information clearly and effectively through both formal and informal documents; Able to write in a well-organized and concise, yet complete, format; Able to use vocabulary appropriate for the audience; Able to constructively review and edit the written work of others
  • PLAN: Able to develop short- and long-term operational and / or financial plans that are appropriately comprehensive, realistic, and effective in achieving goals; Able to anticipate obstacles and define alternate strategies; Able to integrate planning efforts across work units
  • ORGANIZE: Able to assemble appropriate resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; Able to manage multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish goals; Able to schedule and coordinate work of others; Able to establish efficient work procedures to meet objectives; Able to form the right structures and teams to enhance productivity
  • BE ANALYTICAL: Able to effectively gather all relevant information; Able to identify key issues; Able to qualitatively and / or quantitatively process data; Able to identify relationships, draw logical conclusions and interpret results for use in decision-making
  • ADVANCED COMPUTER USER: Able to use required software applications to produce correspondence, reports, presentations,  electronic communication, and complex spreadsheets including   formulas and macros and/or databases. Able to operate  general office equipment including company telephone system
  • ADVANCED TELEPHONY USER: Able to use required telephony system which may include call flow, control, routing and reporting in a contact center environment

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • BA/BS in Management Information Systems (MIS), Information Technology, Telecommunications, Business, Computer Science, or equivalent experience required. Masters degree preferred
  • 10-15 years’ experience in the MIS or Information Technology field, including at least 5 years in a software developer or application architecture role, and at least 5 years in a management capacity.
  • Experience with Start-Ups and Full-Stack Cloud development and deployment is a plus.
  • Experience in contract negotiations with vendors
  • Solid written and oral communications, planning and documentation background
  • SDLC experience and Sarbanes-Oxley background preferred
  • Possess math skills sufficient to perform required duties
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer for up to 8 hours a day; Ability to use hands and fingers to type on a keyboard and use a mouse to navigate; Vision sufficient to view small details on a computer monitor.
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, bend and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate using a telephone handset and/or connected headset device.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Regular business hours.  Some additional hours may be required.
  • Travel requirements:  Negligible
  • Climate-controlled office environment during normal business hours.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality required
  • May be subject to  pre-employment criminal background check and/or drug screening as well as random drug screenings in accordance with company policy

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this job. 

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

PODS Enterprises, LLC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We will not discriminate unlawfully against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any term or condition of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, place of birth, military service status, or other basis protected by law.

It is essential for us to work in an atmosphere of friendly cooperation; it is your responsibility to:

• Ask your direct supervisor for an explanation of anything you do not understand.
• Attend Orientation class and any required training sessions.
• Read your job description and Associate Handbook; sign the required acknowledgement documents and return to HR.
• Ask any questions about these items as well as any information given to you at meetings and through individual or group instructions, which will assist your understanding of this position.

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