Enterprise Architect

IT Architect
Our client is seeking an IT Architect who will lead the implementation of an architectural framework (TOGAF or other) to establish EA capabilities, standards, and practices. The Enterprise Architect will report to the Senior Director of IT and work directly with other experts in the technology organization.

Responsibilities
• Establish Enterprise Architecture capabilities, standards, and practices within the technology organization, potentially expanding to the entire enterprise
• Ensure that an Enterprise Architecture is developed, maintained and integrated with the process of strategy development and architecture planning, aligned with corporate and business goals in mind
• Establish and lead the IT Architecture Working Group, comprised of key members of all technology groups
• Drive common approaches and processes across the enterprise
• Ensure IT governance is aligned with and integrated into strategic and operational planning and monitoring processes

Technical knowledge and skills required
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
• 5+ years of experience as an IT or Enterprise Architect
• Proficient in architecture modeling, integration, practices, governance and reference patterns
• Knowledge of open source platforms and solutions as viable alternatives to commercial solutions
• Thorough enterprise perspective and knowledge
• In depth understanding of Enterprise Architecture standards and the ability to advocate and enforce their use
• Knowledge and understanding of prevailing methodologies
• Certification and documented portfolio of experience with one or more EA frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman
• Practical experience with service management control frameworks (COBIT, ITIL)

Personal skills required

• Thorough and organized
• Excellent collaboration skills
• Ability to execute and get things done
• Self-directed, able to take initiative
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Salary – to 115K
Location – North Toronto

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