IT Enterprise Architect - Mesa, AZ

Employer: City of Mesa

Job Description:
This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

The Information Technology (IT) Enterprise Architect focuses across the portfolio of projects and enterprise operations engaged with architecture, while supporting individual system or solution architects in that portfolio. The IT Enterprise Architect ensures that both system and solution architecture work collectively in a way that maximizes service delivery. This role manages Mesa's enterprise architecture roadmap process, facilitates assessments when needed on any architecture discipline, and defines enterprise architecture standards and documentation requirements providing an enterprise architecture foundation for Mesa. Primary responsibilities include: managing Mesa's Enterprise Architecture Roadmap Process, ensuring both system and solution architecture work collectively to maximize City's IT investment; ensuring each roadmap has the appropriate targets, and they are validated against business objectives for that area; providing the transparency and visibility of progress of roadmaps based on the objectives; coordinating and ensuring annual working sessions take place for each roadmap to add, change, or remove initiatives; ensuring appropriate enterprise architecture standards and strategy are incorporated into the roadmaps; facilitate assessments that can be requested on any architecture discipline, systems, technology, data, and solution; incorporating feedback obtained from business customers, and IT teams to understand how well each business system is serving its business customers and recommend improvements; staying abreast of relevant business and technology trends internal and external to Mesa, in order to evaluate new/future information system capabilities; working closely with individual system and solution architects to: ensure appropriate steps are taken to evolve individual information systems; analyze current business and IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement; and define high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the current and future state of current systems. This classification is also responsible for creating and chairing an architecture review group to review solution approach, gain acceptance of solutions, and inform stakeholders of solution architecture review outcomes; ensuring that all individual solution architecture artifacts and changes are documented as per process standards and stored in the Technical Library to facilitate compliance, organization, and access; consulting with program/project teams as requested to fit solutions to architecture across all viewpoints, and identify when it is necessary to modify the Enterprise Information System architecture to accommodate immediate or future needs; and defining metrics to measure and demonstrate Enterprise Information System Architecture value. Responsibilities may include supervising and coordinating day-to-day activities of technical staff (by assignment).

An IT Enterprise Architect operates from established goals and objectives and is supervised by a Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) who reviews performance through observation of work in progress, conferences, evaluation of results achieved, and customer and/or team feedback. The IT Enterprise Architect class is responsible for managing the IT Roadmap including oversight of IT System and Solution Architects' adherence to enterprise architecture standards. Incumbents in this class assist management in planning, directing, and coordinating operational or procedural matters to meet goals and objectives. Employees in this class are required to participate in team on-call support 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. This class is FLSA exempt-computer professional.

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Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, System Analysis, or a related field. Minimum of seven years of hands-on design and implementation experience in IT, with deep knowledge in a minimum of two of the following technical disciplines: application development and support, network design, middleware, servers and storage, database management, or security. Exposure to multiple, diverse business systems, technologies, and processing environments. Project solution architecture experience is also required.

Special Requirements. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required for this assignment. For this assignment, an individual receiving a conditional offer of employment from the City of Mesa must pass a background investigation through the City of Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to commencing employment with the City of Mesa.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Considerable (3 - 5 years) technical, project leadership, and/or project management experience is highly desirable, and may be required (by assignment). Customer service experience is highly desirable. Teamwork is highly desirable. Supervisory experience may be preferred (by assignment).

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Location: Mesa, AZ
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $91,904.20 - $137,384.00 Annually

Posted on June 21, 2021

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