Enterprise Solution Architect

Enterprise Solution Architect
US - MI - Auburn Hills

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Enterprise Solution Architect (ESA) is a key representative of CTO, working directly with all departments within company's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) department. The ESA works with all teams to understand project timelines and project requirements; align projects to solutions, technologies, and standards; document solutions; and review implementations to validate the proper and timely implementation has been completed.  The ESA approaches this work with a focus on execution, delivery, and total cost of ownership.

Within CTO, the ESA performs a number of roles. Specifically, the ESA drives integration amongst CTO technical towers to drive the technical decisions related to project delivery; produce and document standards that can be supported across CTO; document standard solutions for publishing into the Service Catalog; assist with the timely refreshing of infrastructure; assist with reducing operational issues and improving environmental deficiencies; improve the speed of delivery of services from A&I.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Document and update multi-year project roadmaps, in conjunction with ADM and A&I Teams
  • Provide high-level alignment of upcoming projects to standard technologies and solutions
  • Highlight key and impactful projects on the roadmap and communicate to A&I teams
  • Highlight key new technologies from the Roadmap and work with requesting group and Enterprise Architecture to obtain approvals for technologies in a timely manner
  • Work/ with CTO Management to identify possible resource and delivery constraints, based on documented Project Roadmap
  • Lead the identification and documentation of infrastructure requirements by consulting with project leads and requesting teams
  • Apply known technical standards to guide solutions towards standard infrastructure offerings
  • Evaluate proposed infrastructure technologies and validate the use within the project

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Understands infrastructure architecture, including servers, SAN, networking, database and middleware
  • Understanding of application and database development and methodologies
  • Able to coordinate many efforts and produce high-level plans
  • Able to facilitate meetings
  • Able to perform basic levels of financial and / or time analysis
  • Able to document complex ideas for presentations
  • Able to identify and apply standards and patterns to produce effective solutions
  • Able to formalize standards and applies these standards to create solutions
  • Able to conceptualize new ideas to improve performance or reduce costs in ICT
  • Critical thinker - thinks outside the box and asks tough questions
  • Drives for integration across all areas of ICT
  • Creates synergies within ICT

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