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Enterprise Architect

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 22, 2024

Job Description

Under the broad direction of the vice president for information technology and CIO and reporting to the associate vice president for IT governance, planning, and strategy, the enterprise architect works to enable university and IT leaders to make investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the longer-term strategic vision of the division, in alignment with the institutional strategic plan.

The enterprise architect provides technology guidance, road maps, principles, standards, and best practices. Work includes collaboration within and outside of Virginia Tech’s Division of IT to understand requirements for functional capabilities, how those requirements are served by IT services and infrastructure and how support for those capabilities is supported by the IT strategic roadmap.

This position is located out of the Blacksburg campus and is eligible for a hybrid working arrangement.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in computer science, information systems or related discipline, or bachelor’s degree with training and experience that would equate to a master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments. 
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
  • Proven experience as an excellent communicator with the ability to articulate complex ideas in easy-to-understand terms to all levels of management, including senior leaders.
  • Proficiency in taking client business requirements and translating them into executable technical solutions, architecture requirements, and long-term value-focused roadmaps.
  • Skill in making the necessary tradeoffs sometimes required for delivering elegant technical solutions within a practical business context.
  • Experience in performing business and process analysis in developing and refining requirements and technical solutions.
  • Proven experience in the development and sustainment of technical review boards or architecture approval committees within a complex technical environment.
  • Experience and understanding of multiple technical domains – application, data, cloud, etc.
  • Experience with IT budget models, detailed understanding of depreciation schedules, accounting concepts, developing business cases, and production of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment.
  • Highly motivated and directed with keen attention to detail.
  • Committed to supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent understanding of systems architecture, systems design, network technologies, software development, database administration and IT security, including identity and access management.
  • Capable of describing how systems interact across networks and how network design choices affect applications and the services they provide.
  • Experience with research computing environments including High Performance Computing (HPC) and storage infrastructures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Azure and Amazon AWS cloud services infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with at least one common Enterprise Architecture framework, such as TOGAF, Zachman, Garner or ArchiMate.
  • Understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) principles, including design and architecture experience in a functioning IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) environment.
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Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact IT Human Resources at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 22, 2024
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