Enterprise Architect

The Woodlands, Texas
03 Oct 2016
21 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Overview:

This individual is responsible for implementing the program to develop, maintain, and govern the enterprise architecture. The Enterprise Architect is also responsible for adhering to the Enterprise Architecture (EA) process and the architecture review process and leads the effective integration of these processes with other related business and IT processes.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Develops relationships with key internal/external customers to identify emerging needs
  • Develops strategic plans to align with business objectives and information technology roadmap
  • Document physical and logical topologies of information systems
  • Develop and maintain reference architectures to be used as the basis of new project deployments
  • Analyze current information systems architecture and recommend solutions for improvement
  • Analyze market trends and determine potential impact upon the enterprise
  • Participate in the planning hardware and software for new projects
  • Consult with business teams to assure projects align with existing technology standards
  • Influences customer and/or organizational leadership to accomplish strategic objectives

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with basic information management practices
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture
  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting
  • Knowledge of network architecture, client/server processing and object-oriented analysis and design
  • Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories
  • Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics
  • Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to translate business needs into enterprise architecture requirements
  • Ability to estimate financial impact of enterprise architecture alternatives
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
  • Ability to comprehend rapidly the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems analysis, or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • 7 + years in at least two IT disciplines in a multi-tier environment, including but not limited to technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management, operations
  • OR 7 + years of experience in business analysis or business strategic planning
  • Respected leader
  • Influential in the organization and a team player
  • Strong supporter of the business ideals and strategies - an advocate of and for the business
  • Sound business judgment toward technology vendor and product choices; more interested in results than in personal choices
  • Calm when dealing with opposition to architectural ideals
  • Has a reputation for integrity
  • Drives short-term actions consistent with long-term goals
Other Details:

Internal Interfaces:
  • Reports to the Enterprise Architect Manager
  • Has close working relationships with IT Management, senior staff, and LOB management
  • Maintains a mentor relationship with the rest of the Enterprise Architecture team as well as across the business and IT organizations
External Interfaces:
  • Has regular contact with outside vendors and contractors/consultants for additional support as needed
  • Develops relationships with professional organizations, user groups, and industry trade groups to stay current with business and technology trends
  • Participates actively in architecture development forums locally and around the world
Company Overview:

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) is a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry. With over 125 years of experience and the expertise of more than 40,000 employees, CB&I provides reliable solutions to our customers around the world while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality.