Enterprise Architect, SOA
U.S. Foodservice - Chicago, IL

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Primary Location

IL-Chicago Metro-Rosemont

Basic Purpose

The Enterprise Architect (EA) is responsible for setting and socializing the strategy, vision, and roadmap for enterprise technologies (web, application, SOA, middleware, and database) to support US Foods strategy. The EA provides the technical assistance and expertise to ensure successful transitions from architecture concepts to actual project implementations and business capabilities.


Develop and communicate strategies, guidelines, standards, and solutions.

Inform business and IT leaders of opportunities and constraints presented by the organization's current and potential architecture and capabilities. Actively manage and communicate the enterprise architecture strategy and techniques via creation and maintenance of architecture blueprints, roadmaps and application portfolio management activities.

Develop/socialize architecture standards and architectural patterns.

Provide consultative services on projects focused on architecture compliance, development and implementation of strategic technological directives.

Mentor and support business and IT staffs; when required, dive deeply into technology issues to address them.

Perform industry research and identify trends.

Develop and maintain relationship with vendors; when needed define and implement proof concepts to evaluate vendor technologies.

Maintain broad based technical and solutions knowledge in software and business architecture areas.

Contribute to the ongoing enhancements and evolution of the Enterprise Architecture team.

Interact with management consulting firms.

Present to diverse audiences.


Required Qualifications:
10+ years experience using SOA technologies (e.g., ESB, BPM, BAM WSM, UDDI compliant registry) to deliver SOA or middleware integration projects.

10+ years experience in an IT role with an understanding and / or development experience in Web Services Management Tools.

2+ years of J2EE programming experience.

Prior experience in an IT Solutions Architect or Technical Lead role.

Object Oriented Programming experience.

Experience driving and managing technology portfolio

Prior experience with enterprise architecture planning tools and methodologies (e.g., IDS Aris)

Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree

5+ years experience in an IT role with an understanding and / or development experience in high volume transaction Websites or eCommerce platforms.

Prior experience directly or indirectly managing staff.

Delivering projects using TIBCO.

Delivering project using WebMethods.

Prior experience using Weblogic and WebCenter

Experience with ERPs, Global Cache platforms (Coherence, Terracotta, ActiveSpaces).

Experience with AGILE methodology.

Prior experience managing application portfolio.

Prior work experience with management consulting firm(s).

Prior experience with user experience definition and design.

Advance level in creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and in Excel modeling.

Prior programming experience using Java Frameworks (Spring, ADF).

Experience with any of the following SOA technologies: ESB, BPM, BAM WSM, UDDI compliant registry.

Experience with any of the following Web Services: WSDL, XML, SOAP, UDDI, J2EE, WS-Security.

Physical Requirements

Standard Office Environment



Day Job

Job Function


Technical Architecture Design/Mgmt

Job Level


Individual Contributor




U.S. Foodservice is an EEO/AA employer.

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Many restaurant-goers in the US can thank this company for the food on their plates. US Foods (formerly U.S. Foodservice) is the...