Consulting Architect Architecture Management and Architecture CoE
Ford Motor Company
Job Description Job Title: Consulting Architect / Architecture Management and Architecture Center of Excellence
Position Overview/Description: The role of the Consulting Architect AM/CoE is a critical enabler to ensure that architecture processes fully support the goals and requirements of IT and business demand. The Consulting Architect AM/CoE works closely with individuals from each architecture role, business relationship manager teams, delivery teams, infrastructure engineering teams, operations teams, and external strategic partners to drive efficient, well understood, aligned, and flexible architecture processes. • Provides thought and technology leadership as the Chief Architect of Architecture Management processes • Leads the implementation and operation of a cross functional Center of Excellence for architecture functions in all regions. • Directs the operation of the AM/CoE team
Tasks: • Manage a team of 15+ Architects, Program Managers, Business Analysts, and external partners located in Dearborn, Chennai, London and Shanghai • Manage the Architecture Management Office and the Enterprise Architecture 2.0 initiative • Manage the delivery of the Enterprise Blueprint and associated Enterprise Priority initiatives • Manage the Architecture Modeling function to ensure financial and technical requirements are balanced • Lead development of the Center of Excellence key strategies (e.g. process, methods, information, and tools) • Manage and coordinate architecture learning and development • Provide the organizational interface to the Architecture CoP and other organized CoPs globally
Complexity: • Innovation and technical excellence – Provide process and methods leadership in a complex, highly interdependent environment with challenging financial, technical and project management constraints • Courage – Drive long term enterprise view against tactical requirements. Tradeoffs between tactical expediency and long term business improvements are difficult to negotiate and sustain. • Drive for results – Persevere and persist in situations with conflicting objectives and multi-variable problems. • Global responsibility – Manages a team of architects in all major locations and delivers architecture consultancy and services in all Ford locations.
Relationship Management: • Aligns with stakeholders to drive results (issue resolution, risk mitigation, issue avoidance) • Interfaces with senior management, vendors and other IT groups • Provides departmental feedback to other IT groups regarding processes and standards • Leads and motivates department • Shares best practices with other IT groups
Budget • Responsible for departmental budget • Responsible for Integration and Commonality budget
Supervisory • Leads an organization (Ford and/or agency)
Job Requirements: • Provide thought and technology leadership as the Chief Architect of Architecture Management processes • Lead the implementation and operation of a cross functional Center of Excellence for architecture functions in all regions. • Direct the operation of the AM/CoE team
• Bachelor’s degree • 8+years of experience within IT • 8+ years of experience in architecture or infrastructure management and architecture consultancy
• Familiarity with Ford architecture management processes • Hands-on experience in multiple roles across the spectrum of the lifecycle of applications and/or technologies
The distance between imagination and creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.
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