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Enterprise Architect

Company: United Fire Group
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Enterprise Architect Job ID 2# of Openings 1Job Locations US-IA-Cedar RapidsPosted Date 2019-05-22Category Information TechnologyTravel NoneCompany Car Provided NoOverviewUFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we've always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes' "America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies" every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.The Enterprise Architect plays an integral role in building a holistic view and roadmap of the company's technology strategy, processes, and information technology assets. They will work with stakeholders, both leadership and subject matter experts, to build a holistic view of the organization's strategy, processes, information, and information technology assets. The role of the architect is to take this knowledge and ensure that the business and IT are in alignment and that the IT infrastructure (hardware and software) support business objectives. They will evaluate, recommend, and purchase of technology assets that support the business operation, work with development and infrastructure staff to implement and integrate new and emerging technology into the operation and assist with managing technology vendor relationships and negotiate purchases.INDHPResponsibilitiesAs part of a two-person Enterprise Architecture team, you will:Contribute to the building of long-term strategic roadmap for all IT Systems ArchitectureAligns IT Strategy and planning with the company's business goals and objectivesSeamlessly integrates business and service strategy into enterprise architecture roadmapPartners with business and technology subject matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutionsLeads the design and modeling of tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of projectsPartners with other enterprise architect to provide a consensus based scalable and adaptable architectural solutionDevelops and maintains policies, standards and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the companyPromote the use of shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve how information flowsManages and facilities a review board to evaluate project proposals for architectural fitEvaluates new, emerging technologiesCirculates roadmaps to align IT priorities with business partners needsKey contributor with technology vendor relationshipsTroubleshoot systems as neededQualificationsBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field.10+ years of experience in Information Services experience including application development, systems integration and hardware management.Experience building enterprise architecture roadmapsExperience designing, integrating, and managing complex infrastructure solutionsComprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and system engineeringDemonstrated Experience with business process and performance modeling, benchmarking and financial analysisAbility to "Think Big" and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hypeStrong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groupsStrong project management and organization skillsDemonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholdersComfortable with ambiguity and willing to take principled bets on new technologyAbility to establish, implement and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirementsEffective communication skills both written and verbalPreferred Qualifications:Understanding of architecture industry trendsExperience with waterfall, agile and a hybrid of methodologyKnowledge or experience within the Insurance industryExperience with the Guidewire platform is ideal but not required.

Keywords: United Fire Group, Cedar Rapids , Enterprise Architect, Professions , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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