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Position Details: Enterprise Technical Architect - Client Systems #3068

Location: Issaquah, WA
Openings: 1
Job Number: $130-190k



Position Summary

Enterprise Technical Architects work on behalf of the OCIO and EA to establish and govern Client’s Enterprise Technical Architecture (ETA), comprised of a coordinated set of enterprise technical principles, technical strategies, technical standards, target state technical architecture patterns, and technical transition roadmaps.

Job Duties/Essential Functions

  • Analyzes current Client’s business solutions, technologies, environments, methods, resources and organization
  • Analyzes industry, technology and market trends
  • Leads stakeholders towards the establishment of a coordinated set of enterprise level technical principles, technical strategies, technical standards, target state technical architecture patterns, and technical transition roadmaps
  • Manages ETA change as needed to support evolving business and IT strategy
  • Communicates and evangelizes ETA direction to stakeholders throughout the enterprise
  • Serves as a member of the Technical Architecture Council (TAC) responsible for governance of solution and system architectures to ensure alignment with Client’s ETA
  • Coaches and mentors peers and associates in Client’s ETA framework
  • Measures and matures Client’s ETA practice
  • Regular and reliable workplace attendance at your assigned location.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Assists in other areas of the department as necessary.
  • Assists in other areas of the company as necessary.

Ability to operate vehicles, equipment or machinery

Computer, phone, printer, copier, fax

Experience, skills, education & licenses/certifications

Must have

system engineering experience on the client side (desktops systems, mobile systems, industrial handheld systems, kiosks, etc.)


  • 15+ years experience in IT, including 10+ years architecting complex enterprise solutions and systems, with a deep knowledge in a minimum of two of the following technical disciplines: network design, application development, middleware, servers and storage, cloud services, database management, and operations
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field (additional equivalent work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree)
  • Deep theoretical knowledge of system architecture and security principles
  • Deep experience architecting and implementing client system solutions
  • Deep experience building highly automated infrastructure in real-world production environments
  • Deep interpersonal skills, including collaboration, facilitation and negotiation
  • Deep written, verbal and customer-facing presentation skills
  • Deep experience with technical architecture frameworks, methods, and tools
  • Deep analytical skills
  • Deep planning and organizational skills
  • Applied experience with IT architecture processes, frameworks, methods, and tools
  • Ability to estimate the impact of ETA alternatives
  • Ability to understand the political climate of an enterprise and how to navigate the politics
  • Tenacity in the face of adversity


  • The Open Group Certified Master or Distinguished Architect
  • Successful internal candidates will have spent one year or more on their current team.

Other Conditions

  • Management will review the Job Analysis for this position prior to a job offer.


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