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Lead Enterprise Architect

Company: Westrock Company
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRocks 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.Our technology organization is transforming how we work at WestRock. We align with our businesses to deliver innovative solutions that:

  • Address specific business challenges, integrate processes, and create great experiences.
  • Connect our work to shared goals that propel WestRock forward in the Digital Age.
  • Imagine how technology can advance the way we work by using disruptive technology.
    We are looking for forward thinking technologists that can accelerate our focus areas such as building stronger foundational technology capabilities, reducing complexity, employing digital transformation concepts, and leveraging disruptive technology.
    The opportunity:This is a unique opportunity to join a newly formed core team of architects to create, execute, and evolve the framework for an Enterprise Architecture practice at WestRock.WestRock IT Enterprise Architects will effectively and efficiently collaborate with business and technology users to satisfy the needs of the business. Enterprise standards, architectural patterns and new technology will be widely adopted to solve both unique and common business problems.The Principal IT Enterprise Architecture function will enable WestRock to transform from a collection of independent acquisitions into a unified, collaborative, and optimized business.
    • Drive continual improvement of Business & Technology Capabilities that will enable WestRock to achieve its goals through strategy formation, roadmap planning, design, and implementation at enterprise scale.
    • Develop and maintain an Enterprise-wide Architecture that aligns business strategic goals with current and future IT capabilities, processes, and technologies.
    • Formalize an Architect Structure for the Enterprise with roles, accountability and responsibilities and governance.
    • Lead the Standardizing and Governing of business & technology policy, processes, and architecture to enable enterprise-wide common business solutions.
    • Establish formalized communication channels, knowledge management practices, centralized document repositories, and Enterprise Architecture Engagement Model.
    • Enhance decision-making processes through establishing detailed measurement systems, OKRs, and KPIs with timely feedback loops and designating accountable parties.
      How you will impact WestRock:
      • Responsible for strategic architecture, such as, Platform Roadmap, Service Roadmap, Cloud Roadmap, and Technology selection.
      • Creation, coordination and communication of the business and technology strategy.
      • Plan and maintain a multi-year Business and Technology Roadmap.
      • Facilitate and collaborate via workshops on domain and solution specific architecture to achieve:
      • Reference Architecture and re-usable Patterns.
      • Development of Technology and Governance Process.
      • Reduce Technical Complexity.
      • Application Rationalization.
      • Technology Risk Management.
      • Cloud Transformation.
      • IoT Architecture.
      • Guide Domain and Solution Architects to experiment with improvements to established architectures.
      • Introduce and own a governance process to create, approve and communicate the business and technology strategy.
      • Assess alignment and compliance with published policy and standard architecture patterns.
      • Document the current state landscape, architecture, policy and standards for the enterprise.
      • Provide in-depth technical consultation to IT executives and senior management to ensure system architecture aligns with the Enterprise Strategic direction.
        What you need to succeed:
        • Bachelors Degree or higher in an applicable field preferred.
        • 15+ years of experience in Information Technology.
        • 5+ years of experience in an Enterprise Architecture role.
        • Experience with one of the major Architecture Frameworks such as Zachman or TOGAF.
        • Expertise in one of the following key domains and experience in each of the remaining key. domains: Application Architecture, Business Architecture, Information Architecture, Technology Architecture, Security Architecture.
        • Knowledge of enterprise and application design patterns.
        • Understanding of architecture governance, design management process, security compliance and risk.
        • Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation, organization, presentation, and collaborative skills to work effectively with executive leadership, IT, and business teams throughout organization.
        • Preferred - experience working in an Agile development environment.
        • Preferred - strong communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to translate technical expressions into easy to understand and clear language.
        • Preferred - experience with IaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Services such as AWS, Azure.
        • Preferred - understanding of Industry 4.0 technology stacks and methodology.
          What we offer:
          Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence. Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities. An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies, and potential. A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
          WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.
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