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Sr. Enterprise Architect
Ref No.: 18-05209
Location: Minneapolis , Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 07/30/2018 to 07/29/2019
Genesis10, www.genesis10.com, is seeking a Sr. Enterprise Architect for a contract position with our client in Minneapolis , MN. Genesis10 has a broad footprint leading to exciting contract, contract-to-hire and perm opportunities for our consultants and candidates. If you’re interested in this role or information on the market, let’s connect.

Summary:
  • The Senior Enterprise Architect (EA) provides leadership and facilitation for the Enterprise Architecture Process. The EA plays a key role in the planning, facilitation, assessments required to manage and guide EA's roadmaps, and help describe Client's business in terms of its functions, business process and business information.
  • The Senior Enterprise Architect will define Enterprise Architecture frameworks and architect major business solutions in line with Client's enterprise IT vision and strategy. He/she should be familiar with deploying technology solutions on a broad, enterprise basis. Development and implementation of a comprehensive vision and strategy such that technology becomes a fundamental business enabler within Client. He/she will define the landscape and enabling technologies and will architect component-based solutions that support business aspirations (which include agility of design, cost effectiveness, high reuse value and optimization of existing components, etc.) to achieve the strategic objectives of the business. KEY OUTPUTS for this role are Solution designs, Technical advisory, Integration activities and Architectural design.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide research into current and emerging technology trends to determine how these may add value to the business, and provide appropriate briefings to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Develop and enhance IT standards, principles, policies and guidelines and secure their endorsement by appropriate review bodies.
  • Must understand the company's business and be able to dive deeply into technology issues.
  • Develops principles, strategies and frameworks, and ensures compliance across the business.
  • Develops and maintains strategic and technology roadmaps.
  • Develops and maintains a strategic vision for the delivery of IT based on key business drivers.
  • Provides advice and consultancy on strategy to management team.
  • Accountable to EA to implement enterprise solutions consistent with the enterprise architecture. Accountable to IT operational areas to implement solutions that are reliable and available.
  • Accountable to IT Governance for solution direction.
  • Understand and advocate EA principles and guidelines and be prepared to "sell " the EA process, its outcome and ongoing results
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of EA Principles, Technology Directions, Reference Architectures and Standards and assists in ensuring solutions follow EA direction.
  • Will assist in championing and leading enterprise solutions that meet EA direction.
  • Uses a disciplined method to ensure consistency and repeatable results and to promote efficiency, speed and agility of our enterprise architecture.
  • Work with the business to help develop business strategies roapmaps, translating into IT based projects.
  • Assist and co-author reference architectures, technology directions and maintenance of standards and documentation.

Qualifications:
  • Communications and relationship building - engage in significant interaction with leadership and technical levels; able to effectively communicate highly technical information to numerous audiences; effectively develop relationships with individuals inside IT. Deliver difficult messages and express disagreement with others with confidence and self-control. Address challenges to technical recommendations and influence others to change their approach and work collectively in a highly matrixed organization to implement new/difficult initiatives. Gain support and consensus from related stakeholders for the solution.
  • Seen by others as a "go-to " technical resource and advisor offering meaningful technical solutions; can quickly resolve issues that are complex and uncharted; accountable for coaching/mentoring associates on their technical versatility and problem solving skills; inspiring and mentoring other senior technologies. Provide technical leadership and architectural direction for multiple projects.
  • The individual is expected to be a long term resource that understands our environment and builds the relationships necessary to succeed. They will be working simultaneously on multiple projects and need to have significant experience working in large highly matrixed corporations.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in design and implementation of business solutions supported by IT
  • 14+ years of experience in the IT field, with at least 10 years Architecture / Enterprise Architecture experience
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse business systems, technologies and processing environments
  • Project solution architecture experience
  • Knowledge of all aspects of enterprise architecture (knowledge of TOGAF is a plus)
  • Experience working with Customer based systems
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud based systems including Salesforce Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent planning, facilitation and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand the long-term ( "big picture ") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of individual solution architecture alternatives
  • Ability to define multiple solution options to business problems
  • Understanding of the enterprise's political climate and how to respond to the political challenges
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies Travel: Minimal to Denver or Minneapolis

If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, apply today!

Genesis10 provides access to career opportunities with over 40 clients in the Twin Cities. As the #3 ranked firm for Business and IT consulting in Minnesota, we offer a variety of opportunities whether you are looking for contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent positions. Let's connect today!

Benefits of Working with Genesis10:
  • Medical and dental insurance available- including HSA
  • Bi-weekly payroll
  • Established consultant re-marketing program with our 50+ local clients!
  • 401k plan
  • Downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul parking allowance
  • Delivery Director for employee success and support
  • Referral program with the opportunity to earn additional income

About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a Professional Technology Services Firm providing Staffing, Workforce Optimization and Domestic Outsourcing Solutions. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at www.genesis10.com “Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”