Staff Enterprise Architect
IGT - Reno, NV

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Job Overview:
Leads the program to develop, maintain and govern the enterprise architecture (EA) across the organization. This individual is also responsible for defining the EA process and architecture review process, and for leading the integration of those processes with related business and IT processes.

Scope of Activities: · Lead the creation or evolution of the enterprise architecture function/program
· Understand, advocate and support the enterprise's IT strategies
· Lead the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive useful business context (trends and business strategy)
· Lead analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement
· Lead analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise architecture
· Promote the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the enterprise's IT and business leaders
· Lead and facilitate the creation of governing principles to guide EA decision making
· Lead the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business requirements and IT strategies, as well as rectify gaps and pain points within the current state
· Ensure that the optimal governance structure and compliance activities are associated with EA compliance
· Oversee EA implementation and ongoing refinement activities
· Oversee the evaluation and selection of EA standards
· Consult with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs
· Consult with infrastructure development project teams to fit infrastructure to architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs
· Identify organizational requirements for the resources, structures and cultural changes necessary to support the enterprise architecture
· Ensure the documentation of all necessary architecture design and analysis work, possibly including project post mortem documentation and metric collection
· Lead the development and execution of a communication and education plan for the enterprise architecture
· Assess and communicate the value of the enterprise architecture
Skills and Credentials: · Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.
· Seven to 10 years of experience in at least two IT disciplines (such as technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations) in a multitier environment — or five years of experience in business analysis or business strategic planning
· Familiarity with basic information management practices
· Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
· Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
· Strong leadership skills
· Excellent analytical and technical skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Excellent planning and organizational skills
· Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture
· Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
· Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting
· Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories
· Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics
· Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
· Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements
· Ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives
· Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
· Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

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