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Director of Enterprise Architecture

Director of Enterprise Architecture

  • Central Location, Orlando, Florida, United States, 32821
  • IT - General
  • Full Time

We Put the World on Vacation

At Travel + Leisure Co., our mission is simple: to put the world on vacation. With a focus on vacation ownership, travel memberships, and exchange programs, we’re shaping the future of leisure travel by creating new possibilities for vacationers. Innovation and growth keep our work interesting and fun. Every day is a chance to learn something new and turn vacation inspiration into exceptional experiences for millions of travelers worldwide.

The Director of Enterprise Architecture will be responsible for leading the growth and execution of the architecture practice. The role will be instrumental in identifying and analyzing the enterprise’s business drivers and aligning a systems strategy to support them. This includes creating and reviewing the architecture roadmap, standards and guidelines.  The director will have responsibility for evolving and maturing the architecture framework.  This individual will be a thought leader with a hands-on approach in developing a pragmatic architecture to bring in tangible and quantifiable results. This individual is also responsible for contributing to the management and efficient execution of the architecture process in the organization, ensuring Travel + Leisure Co. architecture and technology best practices are followed and implemented.

How You'll Shine:

  • Provides guidance and direction to the architecture team on projects, ensuring overall fit with architecture direction. Oversee architectural assessments and unbiased analysis of key decisions within projects including impact on systems, costs, business processes, timelines and other key variables.

  • Manage the demand and capacity needs of the architecture team resources, and continuously monitor and update resource and task plans as necessary to show changes, additions and alterations

  • Drives architecture practices, operating standards and governance process.

  • Provides estimate of effort required for architectural tasks and artifacts as well as be able to manage time and interruption to meet project deadlines for delivery of architecture intents, frameworks and common classes

  • Responsible for staff hiring, team oversight and yearly performance appraisals

  • Develops presentations and communication strategies to ensure enterprise architecture strategy is conveyed and supported throughout the organization.

  • Guides the organization to standard technologies or create new standards as development needs arise. Leads the support and adoption of standards in the organization.

  • Provides direction and guidance to other project team players across multiple teams (I.T. & business areas) as appropriate.

  • Responsible for performance appraisal on the project activities for participating team players. Drives internal process improvement efforts and is solution oriented.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, is preferred.

  • Experience or certification with one or more Enterprise Architecture Frameworks such as Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF), Zachman or TOGAF Frameworks is a plus

  • Certification with one or more  leading technology frameworks and platforms is a plus

  • Proven ability to relate technical issues to non-technical leadership and staff.  Business acumen, ability to understand business processes, challenges and manage stake holder expectations is required.

  • Accomplished leader who displays the persuasiveness, decisiveness and competitiveness necessary to motivate the team to achieve strong results.

  • Proven experience and demonstrated effective facilitation (internal consulting) skills within a large organization

  • Understanding of Business Process Management, Business Process Design, and Change Management.

  • Strong architecture & design, software development experience or background.

  • Very strong written and communication skills. Ability to interface and communicate with all levels of management and internal and external customers.

  • Analytical, problem solving and planning ability.

  • Understand software architectures, frameworks, design patterns, infrastructure architecture and design, and data modeling.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of architecture frameworks (TOGAF, Gartner, Zachman) and the architecture lifecycle.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with EA tools or similar products like Mega, LeanIX, Alfabet Planning or Troux.

  • Knowledge of n-tier design and e-business technologies such as application servers, web server, portals, personalization, content management, web transaction processing, backend integration, API gateways, middleware and messaging.

  • Familiarity with Oracle (Java, service bus, app server, reporting, database), Informatica (ETL, ELT, MDM, data quality), and to a lesser extent Microsoft (C#/.Net, database) technologies.

  • General understanding of data architectures and DBMS technologies.

  • Comprehensive understanding of enterprise application integration (EAI), including SOA, API, open data patterns and middleware technologies.

  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments

  • Experience with API, SOA enabled practices in context of technical agility and digital thinking is desirable

  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible leadership in an architecture function.

  • 10+ Years of hands on architecture design, development and deployments.

  • Proven success in strategic management, leadership, planning and organizational skills required.

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering/enabling highly available, scalable and secure enterprise deployments.

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, SAFE) is desired.

  • IT strategy enablement using SaaS, IaaS or PaaS architecture experience

  • Excellent presentation skills, strong written and oral skills, business relationship skills including the ability to quickly create productive collaborations

  • Experience in application software development methodologies, techniques, processes, and tools.

Unless there is a legal requirement, experience will be accepted for the education requirement.

How You'll Be Rewarded

We offer a diverse range of comprehensive health and welfare benefits to associates who work 30 or more hours per week to meet your needs and support you throughout your career with us. Travel + Leisure Co. benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Spending accounts
  • Life and accident coverage
  • Disability
  • Voluntary income protection benefits
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Depending on position, paid time off, parental leave and holidays (speak to your recruiter for additional information)
  • 401k with employer match (subject to eligibility requirements, including tenure - speak to your recruiter for additional information)
  • Legal and identify theft

Where Memories Start with You

Hospitality is at the heart of all we do at Travel + Leisure Co. Here, you’ll find an inclusive environment where we deliver excellence and take time to have fun, celebrate together, and support one another. We're always looking ahead to what’s next and how we can strengthen our business, its neighboring communities, and the customer experience. Join our global team and build a career where memories start with you.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applications will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to MyCareer@travelandleisure.com, including the title and location of the position for which you are applying.

Job Requisition: R-60219

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