Architect Applications in Springdale, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

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Career Description

Summary: The technical architect is accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting Enterprise Architecture activities that create deliverables that guide the direction and development for technological responses to disruptive forces, and driving targeted business outcomes. Technologies may include data center, infrastructure, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Technical architects provide the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required for the development of an enterprise's technical architecture. They create deliverables that help develop target-state guidance (reusable standards, guidelines, individual parts and configurations) for evolving the technical infrastructure across the enterprise, in order to enable business strategy and deliver targeted business outcomes. They facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes through technical decisions.
  • Work with Enterprise Architecture peers (e.g., enterprise, information and solutions architects) and other IT stakeholders to analyze enterprise business context (business strategy and trends), as well as change requirements in other enterprise architecture viewpoints (such as business, information and solution) to derive the technology architecture future state. This includes defining the requirements, principles and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.
  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Assist in the leadership of digital innovation by leveraging innovative new technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.
  • Assist with the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. In addition, lead the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture.
  • Assist with designing the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise technology architecture compliance.
  • Help the enterprise architect define metrics to measure and demonstrate enterprise technology value.
  • Document necessary enterprise technology architecture design and analysis work, possibly including project postmortem documentation and metric collection.
Skills / Characteristics:
  • Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice, and is more interested in results than personal preferences
  • Ability to work with developers in an in-and-out outsourced environment Organizationally savvy, with understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics.
  • Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps)
  • Knowledge and understanding of different programming languages (such as JavaScript, Java, 56.Net, etc)
  • Understanding of design patterns and solution development


Education/Experience: College degree (or equivalent experience) with 6+ years of progressive experience in business or IT environment or advanced degree with 4+ years of progressive experience.

Computer Skills: Advanced computer skills; assisting with installation programming and maintenance of PC data base applications, writing and executing programs in a production language, or analyzing and designing complex changes to existing systems; software/hardware architecture experience and expertise.

Communications Skills: Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Travel: 6 – 11 trips per year.