• Enterprise Data Architect

    Requisition ID
    2018-7595
    Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date
    Full-Time
  • Overview

     

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!

     

    Enterprise Architects! Are you an expert in big data, analytics and artificial intelligence technonlogies? Are you ready to be responsible for creating a technology roadmap that supports Tractor Supply’s business strategy, defining and enforcing technology standards across the IT department and providing technology governance to IT projects? 

    Using knowledge of architecture and design solutions, the Enterprise Architect will work with domain experts to ensure individual technology area visions for current and emerging technologies align with the overall long-term roadmap and technology vision. Defines new processes and aligns them appropriately with existing architecture and operations processes. Assesses, recommends and builds compelling business cases for emerging technologies and appropriate technical approaches for solutions. Reviews Tractor Supply’s technology landscape and identifies opportunities for cost savings.

    Responsibilities

    • Reviews market trends within the retail space and recommends technology strategies to align with the business initiatives.  Develops and maintains the technology roadmaps that drive innovation within the organization. 
    • Reviews technical designs to ensure that they are consistent with defined architecture principles, standards and best practices. Accountable for the availability, stability, scalability, security, and recoverability enabled by the designs. Works with business partners to ensure design meets desired outcomes.
    • Defines and promotes processes, policies, standards and procedures to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies. 
    • Collaborates with both IT and business senior leadership to influence decisions controlling millions of dollars in annual technology and business investment .
    • Develops and maintains artifacts in the Architecture Library. 
    • Governs the introduction of new technologies.  Reviews, aligns, and drives technology plans with enterprise goals, business plans and business processes. 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field.
    • 15+ years of Information Technology experience.
    • 5+ years of experience in solution architecture for larger organizations.
    • Retail industry experience preferred.
    • Superior knowledge of multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments across enterprise, including the movement, storage, governance and analysis of big data.
    • Superior knowledge of big data, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies including HDFS, MPP, NoSQL Databases, Columnar Databases, machine learning, deep learning, batch data analytics and real time streaming data analytics.
    • Superior knowledge of enterprise integration platforms, such as SoftwareAG, MuleSoft or IBM Application Integration Suite.
    • Superior knowledge of enterprise ETL and data management tools such as Talend, Informatica, or Oracle Data Integrator.
    • Superior knowledge of the following technology architecture domains: application, collaboration, data integration, networks, platform, security and systems management, site reliability engineering.
    • Superior knowledge of SOA and object-oriented analysis and design.
    • Superior knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.
    • Superior ability to estimate the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.
    • Superior ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
    • Superior ability to comprehend business strategies to ensure technical directions are supportive and consistent within the company.
    • Superior ability to conduct analysis sessions and may contribute to "Closure Documents."
    • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, in both business and technical contexts.
    • Superior critical thinking skills with the ability to develop completely new problem-solving approaches and formulate innovative solutions.
    • Advanced ability to work independently, work in a fast paced environment, and manage workload prioritization to deliver high quality work products on time with minimal direction.
    • Advanced collaboration skills with the ability to handle conflict and to work with a distributed team.

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