Cincinnati Bell Enterprise Architect in Cincinnati, Ohio

Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect

March 19, 2018

Architect-Cincinnati

CBTS is currently has an immediate need for an Enterprise Architect.

Job Summary

The Enterprise Architect will influence and educate the best practices of building highly scalable applications to support our growing business. They will partner with both technical and product teams to deliver a quality product.

The Architect will strategically design and implement in-house information systems and networked software architecture that supports core organizational functions. This individual will provide architectural governance over systems and software plans, as well as evaluate and select technologies required to complete those plans. In addition, the Systems Architect establishes and defines architectural principals across the enterprise, provides technical leadership, and consulting across the organization. The architect will gain organizational commitment for high-level infrastructure plans and initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s strategic business plans

  • Document and develop in-depth knowledge of company’s existing IT architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio

  • Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a technology standards policy and best practices

  • Ensure that proposed and existing systems architectures are aligned with organizational goals and objectives

  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to all teams

  • Research, develop, document, recommend, and communicate plans for investing in systems architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities

  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility

  • Work closely with Project Managers, business users, and stakeholders across various projects to understand functional and technical aspects of projects, ensuring adherence to Architecture principles

  • Provide portfolio governance and oversight to drive lifecycle optimization and alignment across all initiatives

  • Present ideas with qualitative and quantitative findings and ensure all projects follow quality and security standards

  • Model business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models

  • Develop and manage a systems capacity plan including key performance metrics documented

  • Review new and existing IT projects and systems designs for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans

  • Understand interoperability issues and the strengths and weaknesses of platforms and products with the ability to provide a trusted voice at the decision-making table

  • Thorough understanding of cloud based system integration, Enterprise Data Security, and Enterprise Architecture Governance

  • Modeling skills including business, process, requirements, security, applications, software, data, or technology

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in related field preferred

  • 8+ years of experience in a related area

  • 2+ years of experience working in an architect capacity, most recent role included

  • Ability to create an effective framework and process model for establishing enterprise-wide technical architecture and architecting high volume, scalable transactional systems

  • Experience creating a common architecture vision and implementing the strategic alignment between lines of business and IT

  • Demonstrated competency in communicating the value of enterprise architecture to stakeholders and senior management

  • Experience with SOA, security, and data architecture practices required

  • Experience in SDLC processes, architectural patterns, and development frameworks

  • Experience with design of C# and .NET technologies

  • Cloud-based architecture experience required, especially Microsoft Azure

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to develop and conduct executive-level presentations

  • Self-directed with the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines

  • Financial Services or related business experience preferred

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