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Enterprise Architect

Company: North Highland
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Do you have the skills, passion, and commitment to transform our clients for the better? Are you ready to be a changemaker? If so, join us.

North Highland is the world's leading change and transformation consultancy. Simply put, we make change happen like no one else. And we're on the hunt for a new -Enterprise Architect.


Contract or Contract to Hire Enterprise Architect leads the program to develop, maintain and Govern enterprise architecture (EA) across the organization. Provides technical direction regarding architecture, tools and approaches. Identifies and designs appropriate technical solutions to enterprise architecture issues. Provides leadership to analysts, data modelers, technical developers and EA contractors in the design and implementation of tightly integrated, efficient, cost-effective, scalable solutions. Assures technical quality assurance. Responsible for defining the EA process and architecture review process (The Architecture Review Board or ARB), and leading the integration of those processes with related business and IT processes.


  • Responsible for defining the EA process and architecture review process (The Architecture Review Board or ARB), and leading the integration of those processes with related business and IT processes. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • -Leads the creation or evolution of the enterprise architecture function/program.
  • -Understands, advocates for and supports the enterprise's IT strategies ensuring that IT strategies map to and are relevant to overall corporate mission and strategies. -
  • -Leads the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive useful business context.
  • -Leads analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement. -
  • Leads analysis of the technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise architecture.
  • Promotes the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the enterprise's IT and business leaders.
  • -Leads and facilitates the creation of governing principles to guide EA decision making. -
  • Leads the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business requirements and IT strategies.
  • -Ensures that the optimal governance structure and compliance activities (such as handling waivers) are associated with EA compliance.
  • -Oversees EA implementation and ongoing refinement activities, including the evaluation and selection of EA standards.
  • -Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs.
  • -Consults with infrastructure development project teams to fit infrastructure to architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.
  • -Identifies organizational requirements for the resources, structures and cultural changes necessary to support the enterprise architecture.
  • -Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.
  • -Leads the development and execution of a communication and education plan for the enterprise architecture.
  • -Assesses and communicates the value of the enterprise architecture.
  • -Owns the support and management of the BiZZdesign Enterprise Architecture Tool.
  • -Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.
    • Eight (8) or more years of relevant experience in at least two IT disciplines (such as technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations) in a multi-tier environment or five (5) years of experience in business analysis or business strategic planning.


      • TOGAF 9 Certification preferred.
      • ITIL Certification preferred.
      • Expert knowledge of holistic enterprise architecture, business reengineering principles and processes, and information management best practices.
      • Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches, tools and model repositories.
      • Experience in business analysis and strategic planning, with the proven ability to translate business needs into EA requirements and apply multiple solutions to business problems.
      • Proven ability to balance the long- and short-term implications of decisions, and demonstrated effectiveness in driving toward short and long-term goals and strategies.
      • Ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives and experience with financial models and budgeting.
      • Ability to craft strategic roadmaps taking broad technology concepts and applying them to business strategy and requirements over a 3-5 year time horizon.
      • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments, and a proven unbiased approach to the assessment of technology, vendor and product offerings and options.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and build and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management, teams, staff and internal customers across the bank.
      • Strong business acumen and leadership skills, with the ability to provide high-level guidance, expertise and consultation.
      • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, with the proven ability to effectively communicate with internal stakeholders and external partners, and influence key decisions.


        Success-for both our clients and our colleagues-is all about putting people first and doing great things together. We believe that when we work as one team, we can take action today to build lasting capability for tomorrow.

        We strive to have the most enviable culture on the planet, inspiring people to reach their full potential. Here's how we make it happen:

        Intentional, flexible growth. We never want you to settle. Leading your own growth and transformation is your prerogative-one which we'll help you nurture and develop every step of the way. We'll inspire you to learn, teach, and ultimately carve your own path. That means you grow, we grow, and so do our clients.

        People-first, and then some. It goes without saying that people come first, but what comes next? Our people are always at the heart; your wellbeing and success is built on a collective understanding that every one of us can be a coach, a friend, and a fantastic listener-regardless of job title. We think of it as a celebration of individuality, difference, and diversity.

        Make your own change happen. With us, your curiosity and creativity know no bounds. The reins are off. All we ask is that you have the courage to transform yourself and those around you-colleagues and clients alike. If you've got the drive to become a changemaker, we'll do the rest.

        Enviable Total Rewards. We inspire our employees to do their best work. North Highland's Total Rewards Program encompasses PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, FSA/HSA, 401(k), and a variety of other perks like a dedicated Health Advocate, commuter benefits, and legal assistance. In addition, a competitive hourly rate of: $100-110 W2


        North Highland makes change happen, helping businesses transform by placing people at the heart of every decision. It's how lasting progress is made. With our blend of workforce, customer, and operational expertise, we're recognized as the world's leading transformation consultancy. We break new ground today, so tomorrow is easier to navigate.

        Founded in 1992, North Highland is regularly named one of the best places to work. We are a proud member of Cordence Worldwide, a global network of truly connected consultancy firms with the ability to think and deliver together.

        This means North Highland has more than 3,500 experts in 50+ offices around the globe on hand to partner with you.

        Please note that applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, either now or in the future, for this position.

        North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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