The Enterprise Architect (EA) provides leadership, stewardship, and analysis in efforts to assist the business and Information Systems department in making technology and infrastructure decisions that will enable growth and support of current and future strategic initiatives. Through lifecycle planning and road mapping this individual will be responsible for developing the application & infrastructure portfolios and for assuring these portfolios deliver the capabilities necessary to support Giant Eagle's business needs. The EA will be required to support integrated business and information systems development as well as innovative approaches to technology which support business requirements.
Partner with IT stakeholders in building and implementing a robust, scalable, and agile Enterprise Architecture to support the foundation of Giant Eagle's future.
Partner with IT stakeholders in assessing the IT application & infrastructure portfolios today and design and execute the future state strategy to meet business objectives going forward.
Make recommendations on the strategic use of technology for leveraging business results, and working with IT and business stakeholders to incorporate these recommendations into appropriate roadmaps and life cycle plans.
Develop, establish, enforce, and sustain the Enterprise Architecture, including standards and guidelines for: application & infrastructure solutions and technologies, integration methodologies and practices, development processes, hardware platforms, and enterprise data design.
Anticipate and ensure alignment with long term business requirements, ensuring identified change is reflected in the appropriate roadmaps, providing thought leadership in all areas of applied Information Technology, both internally and externally.
Facilitate and steward the synchronization of the various business, application, and technology roadmaps with appropriate IT and business stakeholders, including change as described in application strategies, Life Cycle Plans, and business initiatives.
Minimize the number of architectural components and total cost of ownership while maintaining a maximum of functional flexibility, reliability, and security.
Must be able to balance the role of strategist with urgency, while simultaneously managing and delivering results in a growing and fast paced environment.
Must demonstrate the ability to manage via influence and have the credibility and interpersonal skills to become respected as a thought leader. Must be capable of articulating pragmatic, sensible and simple solutions while executing across multiple business and technical perspectives.
Act as a role model for service mentality, builds up long-term relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders, is receptive to the customer's needs, and actively manages the balance between costs and services.
Facilitate and steward the documenting of the architecture design and analysis work, including the capture and mapping of the relationships between architecture components.
Assist in executing governance and process improvement activities. Must be able to quickly understand the culture, business issues, and technology requirements, and be able to give unvarnished recommendations as to what is best for the organization.
Reports To: SVP, Information Services
Education and Training Required
Bachelors Degree Computer Science/ Information Science or related experience
5 to 10 years
Minimum of 7 years of hands-on design and implementation experience in IT and/or business process improvement
Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and be respected as a leader.
Capability for being analytical, thoughtful, and collaborative
Motivation that is focused on long-term results while understanding the short-term perspectives of situations.
Minimum of two years knowledge of: Application Development, Network Design, Middleware, Servers and Storage, Database Management, and Operations.
Normal office environment
Gets Things Done
Respect for Self and Others
Open to Feedback
Presentation & Verbal Communic
Technical (specific to job)
Internal Number: 117320BR
About Giant Eagle Inc.
Giant Eagle Inc., is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $9.9 billion in annual sales, which would make the company the 27th largest privately held company on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list. Giant Eagle is also a recent recipient of Grocery Headquarters' Retailer of the Year Award and the EPA's ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year Award. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with 231 supermarkets in addition to 172 fuel and convenience stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland.
Giant Eagle was previously named America's Second Harvest Regional Retailer of the Year for its support of local food banks, and also actively supports numerous community events, the United Way, Children's Hospital, Race For The Cure and other non-profit organizations. The company also has created education initiatives such as Apples For The Students, which has provided millions of dollars in computer equipment, software and other classroom learning tools for local schools and the Be A Smart Shopper school nutrition program. Further information can be found at GiantEagle.com