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Manager - Architecture

**Job Title**
Manager - Architecture
St. Louis, MO

Job Description**

**Manager - Architecture**

We are looking for a seasoned, smart, passionate IT professional to join the IT Application Services Team as the Manager of Architecture to lead our team in St. Louis, MO. We're looking for a strategic leader who has the vision to make Architecture an enabler for the delivery teams to drive business value via technology.

Here are some of the challenges we're looking to solve:

+ What should the vision for Enterprise Architecture be across the Application Services Group?

+ How do we ensure that the solutions our product teams are building map into a strategic application vision?

+ How can we get a diverse group of individual Solutions Architects to have a consistent vision on what success looks like for the architecture team?

+ How do we communicate and drive that vision into the business and Application Services teams?

+ How do we develop longer-term business capability and technology plans that span all the Application Services teams and advocate for them with Product Owners and Management?

+ What is the best approach to develop and leverage a future-forward, broader view in how solutions are built?

+ How can we develop, communicate and document technical and functional patterns and best practices?

+ What processes are needed for Architects to use to be most effective across the Products?

+ What is the best approach to enable Architecture to provide governance and structure for our Product Teams without becoming an Ivory Tower?


+ Develops and champions the Enterprise Architecture practice for Application Services.

+ Responsible for the design and architecture of application technology solutions.

+ Leads Enterprise Architecture across the business transformational program.

+ Helps develop the application architecture and blueprints on which functional and non-functional requirements can be met. Reviews technical designs.

+ Helps in designing an application's technical implementation, such as application components, platforms, and interfaces. Helps to identify development tools, and testing approaches.

+ Converts specifications into design approach instructions to solve business problems through automation support.

+ Works with Product Owners and Delivery Teams to map technology to business solutions.

+ Work within the delivery teams to ensure alignment to defined patterns, and drive re-use of technology assets across the organization.

+ Participates in the definition of non-functional requirements and ensures that the application architecture supports these requirements.

+ Help to define architecture standards and anticipate areas where architecture standards may need to be developed that are in-line with business, IT and industry standards.

+ Participates in evaluation of vendor products to determine conformance with WWT technical standards and appropriate fit with business needs and WWT strategic direction.

+ Uses models, hypotheses, and cognitive analysis techniques to elicit real problem-solving knowledge from the experts.

+ Provide end-to-end architecture support, development and implementation of enterprise-wide patterns, blueprints and reference architectures, integrated security architecture, as well as infrastructure architecture necessary to build relationships between employees, business partners and customers.


+ Minimum 10+ years of experience, strong technical acumen and 3+ years leading the architecture practice for a large, online business.

+ Excellent leadership skills coupled with a proven track record of building cohesion while driving a vision.

+ Demonstrated ability to influence a wide variety of stakeholders, and drive ideas through a large organization.

+ Previous management experience in a multi-technology environment.

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Management of Information Systems, or equivalent past IT job experience.

+ Extensive years of experience guiding design & delivery of corporate IT solutions.

+ In depth knowledge of Full Stack Development, ERP and Analytics platforms and how they are best integrated.

+ Proven skills in problem-solving and developing scalable enterprise technology strategies, including demonstrating these by building proof of concepts.

+ Working knowledge of application development methodologies, frameworks, architecture patterns and best practices.

+ Possesses broad knowledge of platforms and applications across all technologies.

+ Demonstrated ability to build consensus across & rally multi-disciplinary product delivery teams.

+ Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills, especially with regards to communicating business justification for technology strategies.

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