ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT at City of Chicago - Department of Innovation & Technology (Chicago, IL)

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As the central information technology organization for the City, DoIT provides a number of technology and telecommunications services to departments, the Mayor, Aldermen, other city agencies, residents, businesses and tourists.

The department also supports City innovation by:

  • Facilitating creative thought about existing business processes across departments
  • Providing departments with tools to deliver valuable new processes and services
  • Designing and implementing systems that deliver these processes and services
  • Applying technology where appropriate to automate processes and services
  • Developing strategic partnerships

If you are interested in becoming a part of something big,  where your work has true meaning and you can experience what it takes to make the City of Chicago work...then this job is for YOU

TITLE: Enterprise Architect

  • With limited direction, functions as key member of the strategic Information
    Technology management team overseeing the City’s overall enterprise
    architecture.  Generally, provides strategic direction, guidance and design principles to the City’s Department of Innovation & Technology. 

  • Ensures close alignment between business objectives, technical design principles and solutions.

  • Provides the ability to de-conflict competing inputs to solve technical challenges.  Uses models and architectural frameworks to identify key relationships and gaps between business objectives, process and technical systems.

  • Develops roadmaps that enhance operational efficiency and provide visionary guidance for solutions.


    Duties may include:

    • Shape the design
      architecture based on strategic business and operating models.

    • Develop
      principles, strategies and frameworks.

    • Ensure standards
      and framework compliance across the business.

    • Develop and
      maintain strategic and technology roadmaps.

    • Develop and
      maintain a strategic vision for the delivery of technology based on key
      business drivers.

    • Provide advice
      and consultancy on strategy to management team.

    • Liaise with
      solutions architects to develop design standards.

    • Produce models
      to describe the artifacts, principles, frameworks and strategy.

    • Lead the
      development of capabilities in all facets of strategic and tactical
      implementation from conception to post deployment.

    • Provide cross
      project architectural governance that includes identifying relevant
      strategy, policy and roadmaps.

    • Monitor and
      report on project compliance and alignment to technology strategy.

    • Provide expert
      consultancy in the development of programs of work and capital budget

    • Liaise with engineers
      and technology experts to ascertain system functional capacity,
      constraints and support lifecycles.

    • Model and assess
      the organizations' baseline Architecture

    NOTE:    The list of essential duties is not intended
    to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular
    positions within the class. 


    Education, Training,and Experienc

    • Graduation from an accredited college or
      university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information
      Technology/Systems, Business Administration or a directly related field
      plus five years of information technology experience of which two years is
      in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position or
      an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

    Licensure, Certification, or Other

    • Applicable
      professional licenses or certifications relative to the specific
      responsibilities of the position are appreciated

      Interested applicants
      should submit a resume to [email protected]

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