IT Architect

IHG

About us **Role Purpose** The IT Architect is a member of a team delivering new technology capabilities to the Company’s owners, customers

About us

**Role Purpose**

The IT Architect is a member of a team delivering new technology capabilities to the Company’s owners, customers, and partners within the organization. The IT Architect helps set the vision and parameters that Agile delivery teams operation within. In addition, the IT Architect helps build and support governance processes that ensure that team deliverables meet the Company’s standards for performance, availability, quality, security, and maintainability.

**Key Accountabilities**

+ Leads the architectural efforts of large, complex projects (e.g., a family of products or IT services) involving multiple vendors, multiple technologies, leading‐edge technologies, and broad implications for architecture and develops roadmap incorporating industry best practices.

+ Leads the development of complex proposals related to integrating multiple architecture domains (i.e., process, application, data, infrastructure).

+ Manages the architectural lifecycle, ensuring that engineering and maintenance phases conform to the architecture.

+ Makes strategic decisions about system design, implementation, and maintenance.

+ Analyzes systems and processes from end to end.

+ Analyzes quality attributes of solutions and evaluates the technical and economic feasibility of proposed solutions.

+ Interacts with clients or senior management in geographically and/or socially diverse teams on strategic operations, serving as an expert in several specialties or components.

+ Participates as a member of a team to assess and recommend a migration strategy to new technologies.

+ Stays current on latest technologies and trends.

**Key Skills & Experiences**

Education –

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

Experience –

+ Typically a minimum of 10+ years of progressive work related experience with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines, technologies, or processes related to the position.

Technical skills and Knowledge –

+ Technical mastery and competency in all architecture, with vast knowledge of the capabilities and constraints of technologies supported.

+ Understanding of the designs and technology footprints of multiple products within a product family.

+ Champion engineering process disciplines (e.g., Scrum, Agile, Kanban, ITIL).

+ Champion industry process improvement programs (e.g., CMMI, IOS‐9000, FDA, Six Sigma).

+ Required Skills:

+ Middleware Focused: 

+ Java

+ ESB e.g. Fuse

+ REST

+ Enterprise Caching Architectures e.g. Gemfire

+ Service Oriented Architectures

+ Messaging Based Architecture e.g. Kafka and MQ

+ Micro Service Architecture

+ Public Facing APIs and API Gateways

+ Enterprise Integration Patterns

+ Data Transformation and ETL

+ Data Focused:

+ Big Data

+ Data Design Principles and Best Practices

+ Reporting and Analytics Design Platforms

+ Data Platforms knowledge for Data Residency decisions (Teradata, Oracle, no-SQL databases)

+ BI tools (OBI, Business Objects, Tableau, Essbase, Alteryx)

+ Analytic Tools (SAS, R)

+ Decision Science Experience, Including Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence

+ Forecast and Demand Planning Applications

+ Master Data Management Applications

+ Hot Skills –

+ Middleware Focused:

+ Web Application

+ Native Application

+ Property Management System

+ Mainframe

+ Big Data

+ Relational Data

+ Reporting and Analytics

+ Data Focused:

+ Hospitality Data

Requirements

**Role Purpose**

The IT Architect is a member of a team delivering new technology capabilities to the Company’s owners, customers, and partners within the organization. The IT Architect helps set the vision and parameters that Agile delivery teams operation within. In addition, the IT Architect helps build and support governance processes that ensure that team deliverables meet the Company’s standards for performance, availability, quality, security, and maintainability.

**Key Accountabilities**

+ Leads the architectural efforts of large, complex projects (e.g., a family of products or IT services) involving multiple vendors, multiple technologies, leading‐edge technologies, and broad implications for architecture and develops roadmap incorporating industry best practices.

+ Leads the development of complex proposals related to integrating multiple architecture domains (i.e., process, application, data, infrastructure).

+ Manages the architectural lifecycle, ensuring that engineering and maintenance phases conform to the architecture.

+ Makes strategic decisions about system design, implementation, and maintenance.

+ Analyzes systems and processes from end to end.

+ Analyzes quality attributes of solutions and evaluates the technical and economic feasibility of proposed solutions.

+ Interacts with clients or senior management in geographically and/or socially diverse teams on strategic operations, serving as an expert in several specialties or components.

+ Participates as a member of a team to assess and recommend a migration strategy to new technologies.

+ Stays current on latest technologies and trends.

**Key Skills & Experiences**

Education –

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

Experience –

+ Typically a minimum of 10+ years of progressive work related experience with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines, technologies, or processes related to the position.

Technical skills and Knowledge –

+ Technical mastery and competency in all architecture, with vast knowledge of the capabilities and constraints of technologies supported.

+ Understanding of the designs and technology footprints of multiple products within a product family.

+ Champion engineering process disciplines (e.g., Scrum, Agile, Kanban, ITIL).

+ Champion industry process improvement programs (e.g., CMMI, IOS‐9000, FDA, Six Sigma).

+ Required Skills:

+ Middleware Focused: 

+ Java

+ ESB e.g. Fuse

+ REST

+ Enterprise Caching Architectures e.g. Gemfire

+ Service Oriented Architectures

+ Messaging Based Architecture e.g. Kafka and MQ

+ Micro Service Architecture

+ Public Facing APIs and API Gateways

+ Enterprise Integration Patterns

+ Data Transformation and ETL

+ Data Focused:

+ Big Data

+ Data Design Principles and Best Practices

+ Reporting and Analytics Design Platforms

+ Data Platforms knowledge for Data Residency decisions (Teradata, Oracle, no-SQL databases)

+ BI tools (OBI, Business Objects, Tableau, Essbase, Alteryx)

+ Analytic Tools (SAS, R)

+ Decision Science Experience, Including Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence

+ Forecast and Demand Planning Applications

+ Master Data Management Applications

+ Hot Skills –

+ Middleware Focused:

+ Web Application

+ Native Application

+ Property Management System

+ Mainframe

+ Big Data

+ Relational Data

+ Reporting and Analytics

+ Data Focused:

+ Hospitality Data

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