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IT Enterprise Architect

Location:

Atlanta - Georgia - USA, Lowell - Massachusetts - USA, Maitland - Florida - USA

Function:

Information Technology

Ref #:

20210016349
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Description

The Enterprise Architecture will be a member of a new enterprise architecture team that will define, implement and enforce an overall architecture practice, including principles and standards. The ability to understand our current and future business processes and strategy and align them to the current and future technology roadmap is an important aspect of the job. Communicating medium-to-high level technology strategies and goals while also being able to dive deeply into technology issues is critical to the success of this position.

The scope of the job includes understanding and aligning business objectives, functions and processes with IT strategy, organization, operations, budgeting, objectives, functions, processes, resourcing and structure for specific disciplines within IT. The architect will provide high, medium, and low-level architecture drawings and plans for specific IT functions such as business applications, shared services, infrastructure, networking, collaboration, and support.


Responsibilities:
• Contribute to the creation and operations of an architecture model that reflects our strategies and goals
• Collaborative brainstorming and selling of ideas to the IT Senior Leadership team.
• Collaboratively participate in presenting and substantiating designs, pros and cons, budgets and timelines.
• Collaborate with Project Managers, IT managers, domain architects, and others to provide estimates, develop overall implementation solution plans, and work to ensure the solution gets implemented.
• Present back to stakeholders architectural options that will meet their needs.
• Ensure that solutions to complex requirements align with the long-term technology roadmap
• Responsible for the development and presentation of the overall vision that underlies the proposed solution and then assists in transforming that vision through execution into the solution.
• Provide expertise to identify and translate system requirements into solution design and architecture documentation
• Provide architectural design leadership and collaboration.
• Maintain a future view of technology trends, aligning and evolving the technology roadmap accordingly.
• Evaluate our systems (applications and infrastructure) and recommend operational and/or technical efficiencies, cost savings and alignment with business and technology goals
• Responsible for understanding internal and external customer needs/requirements and designing systems that allow business users to transform themselves through the creative and cutting-edge use of technology. This involves performing modeling, analysis and planning in order to implement solutions that will meet business needs within financial budget guidelines. This may include researching software and hardware products or services, and defining the best, most cost-effective solutions to meet the business requirements.

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience
• Communication is a key skill; The ability to match technologies to business objectives and explain it in layman’s terms is a core skill.
• Must be current on technologies and systems and be able to explain them to audiences of all levels and functions.
• Must be organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to design and implement a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities.
• Must demonstrate good judgment and pragmatic approach to delivering software that optimizes architecture activities across company needs, business constraints and technological realities.
• Problem solving: Problems will sometimes be complex or unique – the architect must be able to evaluate and solve them.
• Big Picture thinking: Must be able to look at a problem or situation from multiple angles, avoid tunnel vision, and explain them clearly.
• Process orientation: Thinking in terms of process is essential. The ability to build repeatable, reusable processes is a key skill.
• People skills: Interacting with people is a constant with this job. Having great people skills is a must.
• Portfolio management: while not directly responsible for this the architect will be a key contributor to the plan and how many of the core elements come together.
• Strategic project support: The ability to “jump in” and help during a major systems project to ensure its success is a key capability

Additional preferred qualifications are:
• Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent preferred
• Experience with: CRM (Salesforce), ERP (Microsoft) configuration, integration, custom development, IT infrastructure, networking, end-point management, or security.
• Experience with enterprise integration tools
• Strong presentation and communication skills
• Good knowledge and understanding of Web Service API’s for integration purposes
• 5+ years of relevant architecture experience
• 5+ years of systems integration and/or implementation experience

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kronos, a UKG Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com or please call 1 (978) 250 9800.800.