Lead Enterprise Architect

Empower Associates

Full Time/Direct Hire Role.

Lead Enterprise Architect

Scottsdale, Chicago IL




Responsible for technical decisions over large portfolios of technology for the business. The Lead Architect will coordinate with other solution architects to ensure solutions align with the business objectives and technology strategy of the company.  Collaborate with Business, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Security to identify functional, technical and operational requirements for business solutions. The Lead Architect is expected to set the direction for technology lifecycle for all solutions in their portfolio.


Essential Functions


  • Oversee multiple technology projects running within either an entire platform area or production line both by individual work and by leading other Solution Architects.
  • Be the subject matter expert by gaining a complete understanding of the platform / solution requirements through review of functional and technical requirements and interaction with product owners, customers, information security and operations stakeholders.
  • Interact with product teams to validate product requirements develop detailed features.
  • Identify and articulate the technical requirements of solutions to meet project and business needs.
  • Work with the various engineering disciplines to architect and approve the designs for the capabilities of the solution environment.
  • Present technical materials to the architectural review board.
  • Facilitate the resolution of production issues by providing expert-level insight into the entire assigned solution stack.
  • Mentor other architects in the practices of architecture.
  • Oversee Solution Architects handling of incident management for production.
  • Be accountable for one or more portfolios of technology from an Enterprise Architecture practice perspective for rationalization of technology, evaluating and tracking technical debt, and creating technology roadmaps.
  • Contribute to Architectural Standards and Reference Architectures
  • Support the company’s commitment to protect the integrity and confidentiality of systems and data


Minimum Qualifications


  • Education or experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 or more years of progressive experience in technology and architecture development with 5 or more years as an architect.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to integrate across the organization, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and communicate effectively with a variety of technical and non-technical staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Background and drug screen


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with distributed computing solutions, mobile consumer apps and/or financial network architecture.
  • Experience in architecting Cloud based solutions and certification of training in cloud skills.
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) best practices, software development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, LEAN etc) and DevOps practices
  • Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


Physical Requirements:

Working conditions consist of a normal office environment. Work is primarily sedentary and requires extensive use of a computer and involves sitting for periods of approximately four hours. Work may require occasional standing, walking, kneeling, and reaching. Must be able to lift 10 pounds occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently. Requires visual acuity and dexterity to view, prepare, and manipulate documents and office equipment including personal computers. Requires the ability to communicate with internal and/or external customers.

Employee must be able to perform essential functions and physical requirements of position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates responding to this posting must independently possess the eligibility to work in the United States at the date of hire.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow instructions and perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.


Services is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Some of the Ways We Prioritize Your Health and Happiness 


  • Healthcare Coverage – Competitive medical (PPO/HDHP), dental, and vision plans as well as company contributions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) or pre-tax savings through flexible spending accounts (FSA) for commuting, health & dependent care expenses. 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan – Featuring a 100% Company Safe Harbor Match on your first 6% deferral immediately upon eligibility. 
  • 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off – Unlimited Time Off for Exempt (salaried) employees, as well as generous PTO for Non-Exempt (hourly) employees, plus 11 paid company holidays 
  • Maven Family Planning – provides support through your Parenting journey including egg freezing, fertility, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, postpartum, early pediatrics, and returning to work.

 And SO much more! We continue to enhance our program, so be sure to check our Benefits page here for the latest. 


*Unlimited Time Off available to regular, full-time exempt roles only. Our team can share more during the interview process! 

Services is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.




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