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Enterprise Architect

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Remote, US Columbia, SC, US, 29201

The Division:  Digital Services
Job Id:  839

Enterprise Architect


Job Summary

Provides overall direction, guidance and definition of an enterprise architecture that effectively supports the corporate business and IT strategies; researches, analyzes, designs, proposes, and prototypes solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies; these IT solutions may include systems, applications, or processes, and may involve the application and integration of a wide variety of products, technologies and services Additional responsibilities include establishing the overall architectural view, identifying major system interfaces, developing module reuse on an enterprise wide scale, building e-business capabilities, and identifying existing architecture weaknesses and opportunities for process reengineering; these professionals performs systems analysis and design, system modeling, performance modeling, integration planning, and technology and component selection to ensure architectural consistency and coherence between technical and business processes.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Leads the technical and business discussions relative to future enterprise direction; aligns architectural strategy with business goals


Provides leadership and technology guidance; mentors other architects throughout the organization


Leads teams in the research and evaluation of software/hardware products and industry trends to assist in project development and operational support activities


Analyzes the current enterprise architecture to identify weaknesses and to develop opportunities for improvements such as expanding capacity, reducing time and cost, and increasing effectiveness


Designs, develops, and communicates architectural policies, principles and standards for the enterprise


Manages the design of enterprise architectural requirements; provides architectural oversight to framework strategies


Approves enterprise LAN/WAN designs and architectures by reviewing end-user, topology, physical, security, performance, and interoperability requirements


Consults on the use of middleware to facilitate the portability and scalability of applications


Develops and presents “white papers” on current and future architecture trends and their impact on the organization


Performs other related duties as required


Professional - Education & Experience


Bachelor's in Degree Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, six or more years of experience in multiple IT areas, IT Architecture or related field, advanced skills in enterprise architecture, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Certificate Enterprise Framework (Preferred)


Job Knowledge & Skills

• Agile Scrum Methodology


• Application & Technology Portfolio Rationalization


• Business Architecture


• Data Entity-Relationship Modeling


• Data Integrity and Quality Assurance


• Design Enterprise Reference Architecture


• Design Enterprise Reference Implementation


• Design Software Architecture


• DevOps Delivery and Change Automation


• Distributed Computing


• Enterprise Architecture Frameworks


• Enterprise Integration Patterns


• Internet Computing


• Mainframe Computing


• Micro-service Architecture Style


• Network Architecture and Design


• Service Oriented Architecture


• Software Evaluation


Organizational Competencies

Acting with Integrity, Communicating Effectively, Pursuing Self-Development, Serving Customers, Supporting Change, Supporting Organizational Goals, Working with Diverse Populations

Nearest Major Market: Eugene