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Director -Enterprise Architecture in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

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Job Description


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.  



  • 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.
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  • 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


  • 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: Sr Architect - Enterprise

Job Requirements

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




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. 

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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.