US IT Enterprise Architect

PwC - Tampa, FL (30+ days ago)4.0

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Job Description
Exciting opportunities await you as a member of PwC's US IT team. Our team of technology professionals provides internal technology services and solutions that transform and achieve PwC's mission of becoming the leading technology-enabled professional services network. We enable PwC to achieve its goals by driving innovation, enhancing digital capabilities and integrating technologies to create competitive business advantages for PwC and our clients.

Within US IT, we have exciting opportunities at all experience levels in our domains to deliver world-class IT solutions across a diverse range of portfolios and business areas.

The Enterprise Architect (EA) team is responsible for the business strategy in the enterprise's processes and systems. The team members lead the effort and thought leadership to develop, maintain, govern, and evolve the enterprise architecture for the Firm. This team establishes the Firmwide strategy for the enterprise architecture, manages its development and governance, and facilitates the changes required by the Firm to use enterprise architecture to gain the maximum value for the business while minimizing disruptive impacts.

Our enterprise architects and teams are multifaceted and extremely dynamic, focused on information technology concerns as well as business concerns. Enterprise Architects are visionaries, team leaders, business-to-technical liaisons, and subject matter specialists of technical architecture striving to align IT and the stakeholder business through strategic initiatives.

Position/Program Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
Prior experience in the delivery or guiding delivery of work in the areas of Enterprise Architecture.

Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8

Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma or GED

Degree Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates thought leader-level knowledge with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in various Enterprise Architecture concepts and implementations including the following areas:

  • Leveraging business and domain acumen to interpret and translate architecture plans to business plans of the enterprise, and then design decisions that are traceable to the business plan;
  • Leveraging architectural domain knowledge including cloud application architecture, infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service, Software as a service, Docker Container, Modeling Skills
(UML, Domain Driven Design, Domain Models),application Design, Enterprise Architecture design patterns, system integration, performance testing, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), and Zachman Framework;
  • Leveraging business knowledge and interpersonal skills to build, maintain, and influence relationships with senior leaders in IT and throughout a business;
  • Utilizing IT business processes and frameworks including application brokering, automatic resource provisioning and management, allocation and deallocation of resources, automatic deployment of application components, scheduling and load balancing, migration planning, and modernization strategies; and,
  • Leading complex large scale program efforts within an enterprise.
Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing efforts in IT-related leadership, including the following areas:

  • Leading architectural and IT strategy, tying the strategic plan of the enterprise architecture to the architecture governance process for the enterprise so design decisions are not circumvented for tactical convenience;
  • Defining the enterprise architecture to integrate processes and systems to maximize value and minimize impact associated with the change;
  • Working with business leadership to understand and set enterprise architecture direction to realize Firm strategic initiatives;
  • Providing technical recommendations to senior leaders to assist the decisions on proposed IT investments/solutions, while assessing the completeness (fitness-for-purpose) of the architecture to adequately address all the pertinent concerns of its stakeholders and satisfactorily reconciling potential conflicting concerns of different stakeholders and showing the trade-offs made in doing so;
  • Collaborating with other Solution Architects and Developers to provide technical design guidance that will align with the strategy and applicable technical standards including Software Engineering, Enterprise Application design patterns and Integration Patterns;
  • Working independently to evaluate and make strategic decisions that will address specific technology design needs and issues within their technology area;
  • Owning and driving thought leadership to influence their sphere of technology in the use of innovation to advance business capabilities;
  • Providing coaching and technical mentoring through extensive leadership, communication, and teamwork skills;
  • Developing, maintaining and participating in IT Governance processes;
  • Engaging with vendors and third parties in regards to future state;
  • Promoting a culture of innovation by continuously seeking opportunities for improvement within roles, processes, team and the IT organisation as a whole; and,
  • Keeping abreast of enterprise architecture practices and trends.