Enterprise Transformation Architect (Virtual)

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 10, 2024
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Job Summary:

The Enterprise Transformation Architect is responsible for leading the transformation and technology road mapping needed to modernize our aging systems and develop new systems on a modern stack. This senior role requires designing a sustainable technology ecosystem that addresses our technical debt and coaching existing staff in new technologies and software development practices. The Enterprise Transformation Architect will work closely with Zac and Maya, who are currently the only qualified resources to map out the required technology improvements, to ensure a successful transformation while maintaining the IT function's operations.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but will lead and mentor the existing IT staff.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Lead the transformation and technology road mapping required to modernize aging systems and develop new systems on a modern stack.
  • Design a sustainable technology ecosystem that addresses technical debt.
  • Collaborate with technology leaders to map out all necessary technological improvements.
  • Coach existing staff in new technologies and software development practices.
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize the IT function and improve efficiency.
  • Ensure the continuity of IT operations during the transformation process.
  • Provide technical leadership and direction in the implementation of new technologies.
  • Design and code solutions as needed to support transformation efforts.
  • Prepare and present reports on the progress of the transformation to executive leadership.
  • Establish and lead an architecture review board
  • Establish an ideation and incubation function to prove out new technology patterns and conduct proof of concepts
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Proven experience in enterprise architecture and technology transformation.
  • Strong understanding of modern technology stacks and software development practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring IT staff.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Sense of urgency, accountability, and effective communication.
  • Proficiency in modern software development stacks including:
    • Front-End Technologies: React.js, Angular, Vue.js
    • Back-End Technologies: Node.js, Java/Spring Boot, .NET Core
    • Database Technologies: SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL), NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra), Cloud Databases (AWS RDS, Azure SQL Database)
  • Skills and experience with legacy technologies and on-premise solutions including: C#, C++, VB6
  • Redesign of large-scale client-server applications to modern design patterns.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in IT, with at least 5 years in an enterprise architecture role.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading technology transformation initiatives.
  • Strong coding skills and hands-on experience with both modern and legacy technology stacks.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Certification
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional (AWS)
Travel Required:
  • Travel required approximately one week per month to spend time on-site and with resources in the field.
Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.