The Team Lead, Service Planning & Architecture is accountable for proactively and holistically leading and supporting Enterprise Architecture activities that create deliverables that guide the direction and development for technological responses to disruptive forces and driving targeted business outcomes. Technologies may include data center, infrastructure, middleware, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
This role provides the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required for the development of an enterprise's technical architecture. Incumbent will bring a consistent EA-driven approach while leading a team of technical architects with varied expertise. This role creates deliverables that help develop target-state guidance (reusable standards, guidelines, individual parts and configurations) for evolving the technical infrastructure across the enterprise, in order to enable business strategy and deliver targeted business outcomes. They facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes through technical decisions and implementations.
Scope of Activities
Work with technical and business stakeholders to analyze enterprise business context (business strategy and trends), as well as change requirements in other enterprise architecture viewpoints (such as business, information and solution) to derive the technology architecture future state. This includes defining the requirements, principles and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
Drive digital innovation by leveraging innovative new technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.
Define high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the current and future state, typically in sync with the available funding.
Lead the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. In addition, lead the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture.
Coach, mentor and collaborate with technical team members to develop technology architecture that enables and drives new business capabilities and operating models.
Assist with designing the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise technology architecture compliance.
Oversee, or consult on, technology implementation and modification activities (for example, projects), particularly for new or shared infrastructure solutions. Consult on application or infrastructure development projects to harmonize systems or infrastructure with the enterprise technology architecture and identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise technical architecture (ETA) to accommodate immediate or future project needs.
Oversee and facilitate the research, evaluation, and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.
Identify the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures and culture) and financial impact of the enterprise technology architecture.
Document necessary enterprise technology architecture design and analysis work, possibly including project postmortem documentation and metric collection.
Define metrics to measure and demonstrate enterprise technology value.
Understand, advocate, and augment the business and IT strategies — and, more specifically, EA development and service delivery. Be prepared to "sell" the EA and Service Planning process, its outcome and ongoing results, and to lead the communication or marketing activities needed to ensure enterprise success and use.
Collaborate with business constituents, other team members, project teams and staff in various IT functional areas as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.
Credentials and Experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
Minimum of five years of design and implementation experience in IT, with a deep knowledge in a minimum of two of the following technical disciplines: infrastructure and network design, application development, application programming interfaces (APIs), middleware, servers and storage, database management, and operations
Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments
Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as 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 many, if not most, aspects of an enterprise technology architecture
Knowledge of information principles and processes
Knowledge of financial models and budgeting
Understanding of network and security architecture
Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, agile, and scrum software development, rapid prototyping, and DevOps)
Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Knowledge and understanding of different modeling languages (such as UML)
Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls
Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations and how they relate to achieving targeted business outcomes
Ability to estimate the financial impact of technology alternatives
Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to enable future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive targeted business outcomes
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of existing, new and emerging technologies that enable and drive new business designs and models
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and be respected as a leader
Organizationally savvy, with understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics.
Ability to balance the long-term (big picture) and short-term implications of individual decisions
Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes
Team player and collaborative
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