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Enterprise Architect - Contract - Houston in Houston, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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Job Description

Vaco has a contract opportunity in Houston, Texas for an Enterprise Architect. This is not a technical architect role. Looking for experience with either Orbus (highly preferred), Alfabet, MEGA and/or Unicom Systems Architect tools.

The Enterprise Architect (EA) is responsible for providing leadership and technical guidance in the use of information technology (IT) to meet the strategic and tactical business goals of the business units serviced by our client. The technical guidance and direction will be provided to teams on the selection, design, implementation, and ongoing management of technology to sustain a flexible information technology infrastructure.

The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the assigned domains technical direction of the enterprise. The EA will provide consulting expertise, and leverage business and technical knowledge to support business strategies and deliver business value. This role will play an integral role in building and enhancing the software platforms in terms of robustness, scalability, availability and efficiency. The EA will work with Technical and Business teams to ensure development and support the business and IT strategic plan.

The EA will provide technical knowledge, guidance and direction to technical teams within IT business users groups by defining and validating IT architectural principles, direction statements and standards. Considerations in this regard will include the alignment of information technology with business needs, architectural principles that impact or enable interoperability of information systems, technology standards, and the useful life of technologies and suppliers of technology.

Essential Functions (in order of importance)

  • Act as the SME for at least three of the following IT domains (Business, Apps, Data, Security, Server, Networks or Storage).
  • Assist with creating and maintaining IT as-is architecture, to-be architecture, gap analysis and 3-year roadmaps for each business organization.
  • Works with Technical and Business teams to ensure application development aligns to business and IT strategy.
  • Partners with the Technology and Infrastructure organizations in determining practical adaptations of enterprise standards through informal feedback sessions.
  • Works with the Directors of Business and Technical teams to identify technical solutions and business process improvements in support of the business and IT strategic direction; ensures application development supports the business and IT strategies.
  • Interacts with business partners to share and direct architecture practices that may affect business solution delivery.
  • Ensures that platform(s) supported meets the business, technical and infrastructure needs by over­seeing the health and well-being of the technical infrastructure.
  • Ensures that platform and project technical design documentation is completed to a high standard.
  • Provides architectural governance by reviewing projects (Architecture review, Architecture Health check) to ensure alignment to architectural and technical strategy.
  • Creates or documents frameworks, methodologies, standards that the enterprise will leverage across all technologies and businesses
**** This is a contract role, but the client may decide to take this contract to hire. Therefore, US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. Our client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas at this time.