Develops strategic direction for IT Application Architecture. Researches and evaluates the suitable processes and technologies which fit the strategic Enterprise Architecture. Develops, installs, monitors, maintains and governs the use of best practices and standards in support of Application Architecture. Prioritizes and guides the basic and applied research of existing and emerging information technologies to assess their impact on enterprise technology needs.
Develop and maintain the Enterprise Architecture roadmaps and reference architecture conveying the direction for enterprise architecture to guide the organization in achieving a cost effective, efficient integration of applications and data, innovative use of technology for business purpose and providing flexible and extensible business solutions. Assess and adopt industry best practices for enterprise architecture frameworks, tools, standards and guidelines, and reference architectures and roadmaps to integrate business capabilities across the enterprise. Develop and maintain vendor product standards in the application architecture domain.
Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure consistency with methodologies, controls, and documentation standards. Guide application areas in developing appropriate system technical maturity cycle planning. Actively participate in or lead business requirements definition and perform systems analysis and design in translating business requirements into technical direction. Assist IT project teams in engaging in the interpretation of business strategy and development of conceptual and technical architectures. Perform cross domain design and integration reviews of in-house and vended applications to ensure adherence to US Food’s Enterprise Architecture standards and best practices. Identify risks, opportunities, compliance issues or architectural concerns and make recommendations accordingly.
Lead applied research, evaluation and selection of technologies and methodologies to ensure that the stated business objectives of US Foods are met and align with the Enterprise Architecture.
Provide leadership and technical guidance to architects and developers on Enterprise Architecture processes.
Identify, execute, and communicate Enterprise Architecture improvement plans.
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*Education/Training:* Bachelor’s Degree in a technical (Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline) or equivalent experience required.
*Related Experience:* At least 15 years total experience in information technology with 5 years’ experience in the enterprise architecture function with direct experience in application architecture, integration technologies, and modern application development methodologies required.
5 years’ experience in application development, business analysis, application architecture, solution architecture and enterprise architecture required.
Hands on involvement with application portfolio management.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven ability to clearly and effectively communicate business and technical information, both verbally and in writing and effectively mediate in situations where conflict arises and understands how and when to escalate issues to the appropriate levels within the organization.
Ability to understand business requirements and translate into architectural deliverables. Demonstrated skills in translating business requirements into technical specifications, project management and providing technical leadership to IT Professional staff.
Knowledge of data, security, infrastructure and application development concepts.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and assess industry technology trends for applicability to the business needs. Experience in distribution a plus. Proven capacity to independently and proactively assess and assimilate industry-wide technology trends and emerging capabilities.
Problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively with other departments to meet complex business needs. Proven ability to collaborate and work horizontally throughout a complex organization including exposure across IT including, infrastructure, networking, security, data management, and application development.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, follow a project plan and meet project deliverables.
Ability to self-prioritize work effectively.
**Primary Location:** Rosemont-IL
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Technical Architecture Design/Mgmt
**Job Level:** Director
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.