Enterprise Architect | Security Specialization

| Chicago

An Enterprise Architect serves as a technical leader in the consulting, set-up, estimation, direction, architecture, design, and coding for software development projects and consulting engagements. The Enterprise Architect is expected to collaborate with their peers, including Software Engineers, User Experience Designers, Strategists, and Project Managers to design feasible solutions for client engagements.

As a technical leader, we expect the Enterprise Architect to actively engage in Technology consulting with our clients as well as providing technical directions to the team. The Enterprise Architect acts as a leader and a partner to clients and delivery teams in driving results. Providing technical leadership in pitch efforts to the team of strategists, user experience designers, domain experts, business analysts, data scientists, project managers, engineers and other technologists that will fulfill on our clients' business solutions


  • Strong understanding of programming principles and patterns and comfortable mentoring others
  • Expert knowledge of standard tools used to support software development (e.g. version control, bug tracking, continuous integration, and deployment).
  • Expert knowledge of multiple domains (server architecture, security standards, database access and usage, deployment process; mobile developer: GUI manipulations; web developer: HTTP request/response, JavaScript)
  • Experience delivering future state documentation and roadmaps to drive enterprise business, information, and technical direction aligned to business strategy


  • A combination of higher education and experience representing a thorough understanding of computing fundamentals (architecture, algorithms, data structures, etc.)
  • Strong digital technology strategy acumen including design thinking, technical architecture, and user experience
  • Experience leading multiple, complex work streams concurrently with demonstrated expertise as a technical lead on large-scale projects
  • Strong acumen for product development methodologies such as Agile and Scrum
  • Strong business acumen with experience communicating insights from analysis
  • Experience in providing technology consulting to clients on their business solutions with preferred experience with clients in multiple domains like Retail, HealthCare, Financial Services. Etc.
  • Experience with multiple technology domains and proven record to lead teams through technical excellence
  • Experience in architecting public and public/private hybrid cloud-based solutions


  • Experience designing or migrating a system to comply with modern personal security and privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR, HIPPA, etc.)
  • Experience with industry-standard security standards e.g. SOC 2, NIST
  • Experience with establishing secure SDLC practices and controls

What's Next? 

Once you apply a Talent Advocate (not a robotic system) will review your application and if you're a solid fit, will set up initial phone conversations. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • HTML/CSSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlexFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • CraftCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • gmailEmail


Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking and also a bike room.

An Insider's view of Nerdery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.



What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to be embedded within large clients. The Nerdery is a driving force for change and it's cool to be at the forefront of that. We're responsible for bringing a client's code and development practices up to date with modern standards. It's not always fast or easy, but is rewarding.



How does the company support your career growth?

I've been able to stretch my learning muscles on a variety of interesting projects centered around my discipline. The folks on other teams are also excited to talk to about the work that they are doing. Personal growth appears in many forms. Continued success through specialized focus and discussions of polyglot natures are both supported here.



How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

What are Nerdery Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We encourage our team to be Nerds. On top of all the things listed above we have over 300 clubs including board games, Magic, beer and more. We have a softball team and a hockey team, themed conference rooms, and Lego building. We host multiple Meetups and two of our own events, Nerd Therapy and Nerd Interface. We have weekly gatherings we call Bottlecap where we celebrate cool work at the end of the week and get updates. Plus, special events to encourage Nerd gatherings and bringing in your kids aka Kidzcap.

We feel we are one big family and encourage every Nerd to come as who their are and put their dent on Nerd culture.

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