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Columbia, South Carolina AFLAC

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

Bachelors 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