Enterprise Architect

Location: St Paul, MN, United States
Date Posted: 10-09-2018

NorthShore Resources has a 12 month contract opportunity for an Enterprise Architect with our client in St Paul, MN.

  • Insure the IT strategy and planning is aligned with the organization’s business mission, strategy, and processes and document this using multiple architectural models that show how the current and future technology needs of the organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner
  • Provide technical guidance, road maps, principles, standards and best practices focused on enabling business and IT leadership to make investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the longer-term strategic  vision of the organization
  • Define the “as is”, “to be” and “future” architecture
  • Provide oversight of infrastructure, security, data and application architecture
  • Analyze and translate business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives
  • Develop a consensus based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and in sync with ever-changing business needs
  • Develop road map for evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state including operating in a bi-modal manner
  • Provide advice and guidance to IT leadership and management team on latest architecture principles and approach

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in Enterprise Architect role
    • A Master’s degree substitutes for three years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, or an Associate’s degree substitutes for one year.
  • Four (4) engagements lasting more than three (3) months in Enterprise Architect role.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a governmental setting (Federal, State, County, or City)

Desired Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering
  • Systems thinking – the ability to see how parts interact with the whole (“big picture” thinking)
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operations
  • Knowledge of financial modeling as it pertains to IT investment
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills – servant leadership, collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation skills
  • Communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand
  • Project and program management planning and organizational skills
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Experience as a Lead Architect on an integration project. Be sure to list the technologies used for each integration project

Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, whose focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants. 
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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