IT Architect Principal - Sales Force Competency Center Lead

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">In this exciting position, you will lead a team of SMEs to explore opportunities to utilize Salesforce and other digital technologies to solve business problems.&nbsp;</span>Key activities include working closely with business and technical leaders to utilize design thinking practices to evaluate end to end processes, identify opportunities for improvement, evaluate potential solutions and perform conceptual pilots.<br /><strong><br /></strong>Provide support for architecture discipline as defined by departmental requirements. Provide overall direction, guidance, definition, and facilitation for the development of architecture required to meet business strategies and goals. Identify, support, and analyze the enterprise&rsquo;s business drivers, IT strategies, and current IT environment and recommend solutions to improve, develop, and align IT to the business. Lead, consult or oversee multiple highly complex projects/programs/domains that have significant impacts and require in-depth technical knowledge across multiple specific architecture disciplines such as technology, solution, business or information/data.&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Collaborate with business and IT leaders to frame opportunities and potential solutions in the Salesforce domain</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Lead architect resources to perform pre-project analysis and prototyping</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Influence stakeholders to gain alignment on key solutions and approaches</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Coach and mentor technical resources to build business-facing consulting skills</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Additional attributes:</span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Critical thinking skills</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Knowledge of design thinking principles</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ability to actively listen and develop consensus</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Knowledge of Salesforce capabilities.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1502.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;"><strong><em><u>Corporate Requirements:</u></em></strong></span></p> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Lead and analyze the information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Develop, review, and communicate domain-wide policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.&nbsp; Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes, and results.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Participate in the IT Architecture Governance process.&nbsp; Lead and facilitate the domain&rsquo;s architecture governance process based on governance structure. Manage exceptions to architectural standards at a domain level.&nbsp; Review and approve recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure, services, and strategic requirements.&nbsp; Guide the design of enterprise-wide initiatives to integrate systems.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Provide strategic consultation to clients and IT teams/leaders.&nbsp; Consult on application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to the technical architecture, and identify when it is necessary to modify the technical/solution architecture to accommodate project needs.&nbsp; Keep IT&rsquo;s technology and delivery managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts. Develop a communication plan for architecture at the domain level.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Coordinate architecture implementation and modification activities.&nbsp; Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solution.&nbsp; Work closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Lead the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project/program development and/or operational support activities.&nbsp; Consider potential application and impact to the domain&rsquo;s architecture.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Identify the tools and components used within the domain based on the enterprise toolset and can define exceptions as warranted.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Recommend expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Provide leadership, technology guidance and mentor others throughout their domain.&nbsp; Provide coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Other duties may be assigned.</span></p> </li> </ul> </div> <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1558.row1" class="contentlinepanel" title=""> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <div>Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.</div> </li> <li> <div>Ten (10) years of experience in multiple IT areas with five (5) years of relevant architecture experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) required.</div> </li> <li> <div>Strong Leadership skills.</div> </li> <li> <div>Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration required.</div> </li> <li> <div>Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments required.</div> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES</strong></span></p> <ul> <li> <div>Ability to self motivate, take initiative and endure leadership skills to seek out work and accomplish goals.</div> </li> <li> <div>Decision making and critical thinking abilities to relate to and understand issues to reach productive decisions.</div> </li> <li> <div>Subject matter expert knowledge of products and services.</div> </li> <li> <div>Ability to think and act strategically to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the organization.</div> </li> <li> <div>Extensive experience in client relationship management through knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements.</div> </li> <li> <div>Ability to provide technical and business guidance in multiple situations both internally and externally.</div> </li> <li> <div>Ability to develop and integrate new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization.</div> </li> </ul> </div>