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Principal, Enterprise Architect

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Job ID 2023-223278
Address 3200 Hackberry Rd, Irving, Texas, 75063, US
Store-ID Store Support Center Store-Type US Non-Store

▶ Who we are

Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.

As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®.  “Brain Freeze” is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee® and with over 77,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.

But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written.  We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services. 

At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.

Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways...we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us

▶ How we lead

At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.

  1. Be Customer Obsessed
  2. Be Courageous with Your Point of View
  3. Challenge the Status Quo
  4. Act Like an Entrepreneur
  5. Have an “It Can Be Done” Attitude
  6. Do the Right Thing
  7. Be Accountable

Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.

  Work location options" Irving TX; Enon OH

▶ About This Opportunity

The role of Enterprise Architect is to synthesize business objectives into key technology decisions and partner with business functions/units and engineering teams to buy, build, launch, and scale platforms with a focus on design patterns, technical debt, automation, and master data. This role reports to the Sr. Director Enterprise Architecture.

  • Provide leadership, analysis, and design expertise for the development, maintenance, and governance of enterprise architecture models, standards, and design patterns to ensure reliability and scalability of the application ecosystem.
  • Develop technical roadmaps to evolve the application ecosystem from current to future states, in support of strategic and business capability goals and policies.
  • Drive application portfolio health programs with focus on avoiding, identifying, mitigating, and where prudent, eliminating technical debt.
  • Evaluate new applications and platforms to ensure respective business, application, data, solution and technology perspectives are in line with the organization’s technology and governance strategies, policies, and standards.
  • Develop and maintain system diagrams, highlighting the relationship between business value, capabilities and technology by creating logical, business, integration and functional architecture artifacts for review by engineering teams and security
  • For responsible domain, collaborate with product solution architects to create future state refernce target architecture diagrams and debate and align on investment and implementation paths to achieve the company's strategic objectives throughout implementation.
  • Contribute to a Community of Practice for solution architects and engineers to collaborate, debate, and educate technical teams on acceptable design patterns and solutions.
  • Develop and promote modern architectural approaches that encourage value exchange with partners and customers, digitization of processes, business connectivity, and partner collaboration.
  • Lead analysis and evaluation of leading and emerging technology and market trends to determine their impact and opportunities for the enterprise architecture with focus on Digital capabilities and innovations to enable business strategy.
  • Work closely with solution architects, providing frameworks, guidelines and best practices for implementing and configuring applications and database technologies.
  • Contribute to large-scale, enterprise-wide transformation initiatives, from current state assessments through technical oversight alongside the delivery teams.
  • Improve Enterprise Architecture maturity in non-functional requirements and security review processes by providing actionable feedback to the organization
  • Improve application portfolio health and address technical debt, working with application delivery teams to ensure backlogs include technical debt work items

Education: Bachelors/4 year Degreee

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 12+ years

Certifications/Licenses: TOGAF v 9 or 10

  • 5+ Years of Experience as Leader is Enterprise Architecture & Solution Architecture field with demonstrated experience building Strategic Future state Architecture in complex cross functional environment; 7+ years’ experience Preferred.
  • 5+ Years of Experience working with Merchandising / Supply chain Business & IT Leaders to understand their vision / strategy and build Future State (3-5 Years) Strategic Architecture while ensuring their current needs are met.
  • Working Knowledge of Demand Forecasting , Replenishment  & Inventory Management etc  concepts and Information systems such as Manhattan
  • 7 years' hands-on experience within application development, systems design, infrastructure, data management, and PaaS/SaaS implementations; 10+ years' experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise architecting in several business and technical verticals with multiple technologies within a large and highly complex environment (Fortune 500)
  • Experience facilitating Architecture Review Board (ARB) meetings with Domain Architect's. Conducting Pre-ARB meetings to ensure quality as ARB will be chaired by EA capability Leader & CTO and will include Several  C-suite & VP level leaders among Approvers.
  • Working knowledge of current systems infrastructure and technology such as Azure, AWS, Angular, DevOps, etc
  • Proficiency in AWS, Microservices architecture and modern Software technology practices.
  • Familiarity with The Open Group Architecture framework (TOGAF), Business Architecture Guild Body of Knowledge (BizBok) , Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Architecture & AWS well Architected Framework
  • Proficiency in any Architecture tool such as MEGA Hopex, LeaxIX , Software AG ARIS, OrbusInfinity.
  • Working knowledge of content management systems (CMS) and data collection and reporting tools.
  • Working knowledge of user segmentation and customer journeys.
  • In-depth knowledge of systems integration, data interoperability, on-prem and cloud infrastructure, operations, security/privacy requirements, and commercially available services and solutions.
  • Strong technical problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to make strategic recommendations that have a direct impact on daily operations of the department.
  • Must be experienced, organizationally savvy, and these skills must cross multiple IT disciplines including, integration, application, and data domains.
  • Ability to guide others in resolving complex issues of significance to the organization.
  • Proficient in API Management Features and multiple topologies to implementApi run times
  • Superior analytical skills and ability to prioritize objectives.
  • Excellent collaboration, summarization, as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to represent strategic projects and roadmaps to senior leadership.
  • High level of proficiency utilizing the Microsoft Office suite, to include Visio, Project, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to work in-office and remotely according to Store Support Center's hybrid work environment.
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