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Senior Enterprise Architect

Company: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Location: Renton
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Reports to: Manager Enterprise Architecture
Functions Supervised: None
Primary Functions: Drive business transformation through the creation of enterprise architectures that align current and future technology decisions with company strategy. Develop enterprise architecture strategies, roadmaps, and standards that promote informed, effective, and impactful business and technology investment decisions.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the long-term ("big picture strategist") and short-term ("small picture tactician") perspectives of situations.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with organizational stakeholders by leveraging consultative methods.
  • Collaborates with the broader architecture community to ensure that proposed architectures and solutions align with target architectures and roadmaps.
  • Providing actionable recommendations using a structured approach to decision analysis that includes technical, risk, financial, and execution capabilities.
  • Leads and facilitates interaction with business leaders, product managers and product owners in a business-driven conversation over the risks and implications of the product decision to the line of business, business unit and greater enterprise.
  • Scanning emerging technologies and the business ecosystem for major disruptive technology and non-technology trends that affect business. Providing practical advice and best practices to take advantage of new, or emerging, opportunities.
  • Translating business architecture and processes into technological decisions to support Product Management teams.
  • Leveraging knowledge of business, operating, and financial models and frameworks.
  • Creative problem-solving around product / domain-specific challenges, while thinking about the effects on the rest of the organization.
  • Understanding, connecting, and articulating technology implications of business goals and vice-versa.
  • Demonstrating leadership qualities, self-motivation and ability to work in a collaborative team environment while navigating the political landscape.
  • Facilitating difficult conversations, having a holistic and empathetic mindset, bringing concepts to life through presentations, showcasing excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Developing to-be architectures.
  • Developing architectural and technical standards.
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies in support of Credit Union initiatives and Information Management strategies.
  • Developing transition architecture to guide migration between as-is and to-be architectures.
  • Creating roadmaps and strategies for long-term planning while advising on potential disruptive technologies and trends.
  • Leading discussions with vendors, value added resellers (VARs), and other 3rd parties.
  • Serving as a visionary in the field of the enterprise architecture discipline.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management, Business Management, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
    Creditable Experience in Lieu of Education: Equivalent in technical training and/or work experience. Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals; exposure to Enterprise Architecture software tools desired. Management/technology consulting experience. Demonstrated experience across multiple domains including cloud, networking, application development, or automation.
    Experience/Skills: Ten years progressive experience working closely with Information Management or related fields with at least 3 of those spent in an Architect role and with at least two years in a senior role. Banking or Credit Union environment industry experience. Familiarity with Agile practices and Product Management methodologies. Intermediate to expert experience in SQL, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Share Point. Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Fundamentals; exposure to Enterprise Architecture software tools desired. Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences. Strong consulting skills such as targeted communications, engagement management, stakeholder management and business development.
    Tenure: Assignment to the Enterprise Architect I category 08, Enterprise Architect II category 07 or Senior Enterprise Architect category 06 will be determined by the candidate's education or experience. Advancement requires management recommendation and will be based on the candidate's certifications and/or performance.
    Salary Pay Range:

  • Enterprise Architect I (Category 08): $72,717 - $119,983 annually
  • Enterprise Architect II (Category 07): $80,000 - $137,981 annually
  • Senior -Enterprise Architect (Category 06): $90,000 - $155,000 annually

    Starting base salary will be determined based on candidate experience, qualifications, education, and local or state wage requirements, if applicable and will fall within the range provided above.

    • Short-term and long-term incentives
    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plan that has HSA and FSA options
    • 401(k) plan with a 5% match
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Life and disability coverage
    • Voluntary cash benefits for accident, hospitalization and critical illness
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Generous leave programs to include Paid Time Off accrual, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays
    • Click here to view Alaska USA's comprehensive Benefits Programs.

      Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Renton , Senior Enterprise Architect, Professions , Renton, Washington

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