Principal Enterprise Architect - Cargill Animal Nutrition

Principal Enterprise Architect \- Cargill Animal Nutrition
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world\. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience\. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work\.
Position Overview:
The mission of Cargill?s Enterprise Architecture \(EA\) team is to define, drive and maintain convergence toward Cargill?s reference and target architectures by establishing EA strategy and processes, managing risk, and initiating or leveraging investments across business processes, applications, information, technology, and security throughout Cargill\.
Cargill is searching for a Senior Principal Enterprise Architect to lead and manage the architecture for its Cargill Animal Nutrition \(CAN\) global enterprise\. CAN encompasses the Feed and Nutrition \(CFN\), Premix and Nutrition \(CPN\), and Aqua Nutrition \(CQN\) groups\.
This role is focused on enabling business and IT leaders to make process, data, and technology investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational demands and opportunities with the longer\-term strategic vision of the CAN enterprise\. This includes business case development \(i\.e\. NPV\) and accountability throughout the life cycle of architecture, from recommendations to implementation and realization of value\.
This role is also responsible for staying current with emerging business and technology trends, promoting the ?art of the possible?, and driving innovation investments\. This role is able to facilitate the difficult conversations involving balancing corporate strategies and local business requirements\. This requires an ability to see multiple perspectives, steer discussions towards fact\-based comparisons, and drive significant net value for the enterprise\.
Principal Accountabilities:
40% \- Architecture Planning and Development:
+ Develop, maintains, and improves complex architectures, including reference/target architectures, principles, roadmaps, patterns, etc\.
+ Collaborate with strategic IT suppliers to influence product strategy and solutions to align with Cargill business requirements\.
+ Utilizing expert knowledge of architecture, play a role in negotiations with strategic vendors and participate in vendor relationship management process\.
+ Provide leadership and assists managers in setting the long term direction, roadmaps and standards for functional, process, and/or technical solutions, ensuring they align to the overall enterprise architecture\.
+ Serves as an ?agent of change? to lead the development of IT initiatives and strategies across the enterprise\.
+ Accountable for solution evaluation and early\-phase project estimates to contribute to the business case for complex architecture solutions as part of a large portfolio of architecture solutions\.
+ Leads buy, rent or build recommendations for complex architectural initiatives\.
40% \- Business Partnership:
+ Work with businesses to establish clear connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them\.
+ Use business architecture practices to align business, enterprise, and IT strategies
+ Partner with business leadership to understand how to leverage data as a competitive advantage and promote architectural methods and solutions to enable business value \(e\.g\. using big data to drive predictive analytics and improve customer experience\)\.
+ Provide strategic consultation and recommendations for business capabilities, business process design, business intelligence design, software development design/architecture, application frameworks, and/or interfaces during the design and ongoing care of solutions\.
+ Regularly interface with other architects, analysts, process designers, application portfolio managers, business relationship managers, and enterprise subject matter experts to understand and evaluate business capability needs\.
+ Partner with leadership and senior team members to define the architecture and technology opportunities of the organization based on new and emerging technologies\. Independently establish priorities and strategies, ensuring they are consistent with business goals and economic viability\.
10% \- Architecture Assurance:
+ Enforce and secure adherence to defined standards throughout the design, development and implementation processes for a large portfolio of architecture solutions including managing exceptions against the portfolio\.
+ Review new projects and architecture solutions, ensuring they are aligned with the enterprise architecture and meet financial targets\.
+ Play a key leadership role in championing data as a corporate asset, and ensuring the value realization of the investments Cargill is making in the data and information areas are captured\.
10% \- IT Innovation:
+ Maintain extensive knowledge of industry trends and utilize this knowledge to educate both IT and the business on opportunities to build better target architectures that support and drive business decisions\.
+ Drive the definition of the architecture and technology opportunities of the organization based on new and emerging technologies\.
+ Provides organizational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of technical knowledge in the organization\.
+ Demonstrates deep knowledge of a wide variety of technology disciplines\.
Required Qualifications:
+ Bachelors degree, preferably related to IT
+ 15 years of IT and business/industry work experience
+ 5 years of experience influencing senior level management and key stakeholders
+ Experience developing IT and/or Digital Strategies
+ Experience working with industry solutions and processes \(e\.g\. ERP\)
+ Experience with loosely coupled, API driven architectures
+ Fluent in Data Management concepts and Data Architecture
+ Experience with least 4 of any of the following:
+ infrastructure automation
+ infrastructure as code
+ automated application deployment
+ monitoring/telemetry
+ logging
+ reporting/dashboarding
+ continuous delivery technologies
+ Experience with cloud\-based infrastructure as a service platforms: AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure or OpenStack
+ Experience with at least 2 programming and scripting languages primarily Javascript, DotNet, or Ruby
+ Experience with Windows and Linux systems administration
+ Experience with the Agile mindset
+ Experience working in a global team
+ Ability to travel, including internationally, up to 30%
Success Attributes:
+ Ability to articulate complex architectures in a concise way
+ Ability to create clear and detailed technical diagrams and documentation\.
+ Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills
+ Leadership and interpersonal skills including talent development, teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
+ Business fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Experience with continuous integration and deployment technologies such as Jenkin CI, Drone, Github, TSVS, or Artifactory
+ Experience with test\-driven development frameworks for application and infrastructure code
+ Experience with container technologies: Docker, etc\.
+ Experience with configuration management and automation tools such as: Chef, Puppet, Salt or Ansible\.
+ Experience with development using Github, TSVS and TFS
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet\.
Job Information Technology
Primary Location US\-MN\-Wayzata
Schedule Full\-time
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: WAY06434

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