Principal Architect Applications II in Springdale, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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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.

  • Chief technical architect, overseeing technology strategy, direction and initiatives across the IT organization.
  • Develop, own, implement and manage the strategy to drive the design and implementation of the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise technology architecture compliance.
  • Put in place, own and govern the strategy to address the gaps between the current and future state, typically in sync with the IT budgeting or other capital planning processes.
  • Lead, oversee and facilitate the research, evaluation, and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.
  • Collaborate with executive leaders, other team members, project teams and staff in various IT and business functional areas as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.
  • Be the trusted technical advisor, providing guidance, recommendations and input to the IT architecture leader and staff.
Skills / Characteristics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation with direct experience in working with senior executives across IT and business functions.
  • Knowledge of many, if not most, aspects of an enterprise technology architecture
  • Organizationally savvy, with understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics.
  • Ability to balance the long-term (big picture) and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills.


Education/Experience: College degree (or equivalent experience) with 12+ years of progressive experience in a business or IT environment or advanced degree with 10+ years progressive experience. Master's degree preferred.

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.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interact, influence and work directly with IT and business executives

Travel: 6-11 trips per year.