The Enterprise Architect role, reporting directly to the CIO, is responsible for developing and driving technology vision, strategy, and execution of the enterprise IT architecture (systems, processes, workflow) and ensuring a modern technology stack that delivers highly available, scalable, and secure IT infrastructure and business applications.
In this unique and highly strategic role, the person will develop a strategic roadmap and ensure the company's IT structure aligns well with the business’ organizational structure and processes. To be successful, they will work very closely with all the key leaders in the business,engineering leaders and shared services (who are peers with the CIO reporting to the CFO).to
This person is expected to provide hands-on architecture leadership, guidance, and facilitate efficient and strategic decision making towards objectives listed above. It is expected and critical that the candidate be a close collaborator and trusted advisor to our IT leaders and distinguished engineers. This person will need to be a thought-leader, bringing real-world business sense, strategic vision and technology transformation experience to the CIO organization. This person will need to drive collaboration across functions. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of SaaS platforms, modern software and cloud technologies, and proven industry experience at scale. This person is expected to have exceptional communication and negotiation skills and work effectively with senior CIO team members, senior business stakeholders including senior leaders of the product,engineering, security, finance, HR,sales and marketing organizations.
Experience and Education Requirements
Demonstrable experience in industry, with a background in software engineering, cloud & SaaS with recent experience working in a similar role
Demonstrated impact & leadership through a career progression of increasingly challenging and strategic technology and architectural leadership roles
Demonstrated industry leadership (in building and scaling) innovative solutions, including leading technology transformations at scale
Experience working in an organisation that has gone through significant growth
Passion & experience for driving and maintaining high standards across global technology teams
Strong analytical DNA, with experience in evaluating diverse technical approaches, and making the optimal choices to meet and exceed expected business outcomes.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to influence, guide and facilitate key stakeholders in decision making
Advanced Engineering education
Further leadership / business / strategy training (e.g. EMBA) is not required but is a plus