Overview

INTRODUCTION

 

Workplace Solutions Architects work within the IT &P Enterprise Technology Solutions organization to help define and maintain technology guidelines across the organization. He or she also helps build roadmaps, current state and target state definitions relevant to various technology platforms (incorporating input from Domain Architects), and consistent principles in line with enterprise architecture guidelines. He or she serves as a strategic partner and liaison in translating business needs into the enterprise architecture landscape.

 

Reporting directly to Global Workplace Solutions Lead

 

THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Workplace Solutions Architects work across the organization to ensure consistency of enterprise architectural principles; processes, tools and standards; and technology roadmaps.

 

Your key responsibilities:

 

Support the Workplace Solutions Lead in defining and managing End User Compute technical landscape, technology strategy, and architecture by analyzing functional requirements, generating solutions, and estimating cost/benefits of different options

Engage with engineers, project managers and business process analysts to drive changes in workplace technology platforms and high-level solution architecture

Lead design reviews to assess solution architectures proposed by engineers

Follow functional direction from architects to ensure technical solution designs align with enterprise architecture standards and principles

Evaluate implementation plans including tracking mechanisms and exit criteria

Provide solutions to architecture-related roadblocks during implementation

Support the creation and propagation of architectural standards and guidelines, including key learnings from past solution implementations

Ensure consistency of architectural principles across systems and applications

Develop processes, tools, and standards to be followed for solution development

Support broader Enterprise Architecture processes (e.g., Architecture Review Board)

Leverage input from Domain Architects to build and refresh technology roadmaps

Drive innovation thought leadership by assessing emerging technologies, and appropriately recommending adoption within the enterprise

Identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead Domain Architects to implement such improvements to further project delivery success and implementation efficiency

Build partnerships and work collaboratively across global teams to meet shared objectives

Partner effectively with externally-contracted vendor resources

Proven expertise with technologies and tools used throughout the End User Compute domain

Experience in application development, systems integration, SaaS, PaaS, or similar

Knowledge of enterprise systems and applications, including, but not limited to Microsoft enterprise systems, Virtual desk top architecture