Enterprise Architect

Southfield, Michigan, United Statesthyssenkrupp Materials NA Inc.

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Possible
Job field:IT
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2024/02/09
Job number:US_RS_07321
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Summary of Position:

The enterprise architect proactively and holistically helps and guides the enterprise leaders, product managers, product owners and distributed product delivery teams through transformation and optimization initiatives, supporting the formulation of business strategy, outcomes, and capabilities. The enterprise architects scope of activities could include helping the organization achieve targeted business outcomes related to growing revenue, optimizing costs, mitigating risks and improving sustainability. They focus on development of the business and IT strategy and enterprise architecture of the organization as a whole.

The enterprise architect must:

  • Facilitate alignment between business and IT, and across the democratized IT landscape.
  • Engage business and IT stakeholders, building and maintaining
  • Adapt to changing business and operating models.
  • Analyze trends and disruptions and assess their impact on targeted business outcomes.
  • Tell stories to visualize the future state and trigger long-term planning.
  • Support various operating models such as project-centric and product-centric.
  • Communicate the value of enterprise architecture, and its portfolio of services.
  • Drive the evolution of the EA teams services and operating model.
  • Coach and mentor other architects, product owners/managers and business stakeholders to instill architectural thinking
    • Lead aspects of the creation or evolution of the EA function, including the coordination of enterprise information systems, data, technical and solution architecture viewpoints stakeholders, product owners and agile development teams. ~ 15%
      • Understanding, advocating, and supporting the enterprise's business and IT strategies
      • Leading the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements; analyzing industry, technology, and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise.
      • Analyzing the current business and IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
      • Working within the Management Team to develop application strategies and project priorities.
      • Supports formulation of strategy and guides execution.
Works with Business and Leadership Stakeholders to Develop Strategy
  • Proactively identifies and helps the organization respond to disruptive forces. Understands the businesss economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation to effectively guide investment decisions.
  • Leads the analysis of business and operating models, market trends and the technology industry to determine their potential impact on the enterprises business strategy, direction, and architecture.
  • Provides perspective on the readiness of the organization to change and innovate through scenario planning techniques, and supports formulation of business strategy.

Uses planning-driven, design-driven and learning-driven approaches to construct future- and current-state business models

Your profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science, information assurance, MIS, or related field, or equivalent.
  • Masters or bachelors degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience.
  • 8 or more years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysis or experience as an enterprise architecture consultant.
  • 8 or more years of experience in at least 3 disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment.
  • Min 3 years of experience defining and implementing complex enterprise architectures.
  • Min 3 years of experience creating roadmaps and developing business cases.
  • Min 3 years of experience leading teams, facilitating client workshops, and developing architecture recommendations.
  • Min 3 years, comprehensive and demonstrable experience at an intermediate/expert level in:
    • Business Architecture
    • Data and Information Architecture and Governance
    • Enterprise Architecture Operating Model
    • Enterprise Architecture Strategy and Planning
    • Enterprise IT Governance
    • Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture
    • Integration Architecture
    • Security Architecture
    • Solution and Application Architecture
    • Technology and Platforms
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics.
  • Understanding of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management.
  • Familiarity with enterprise architecture tools, related graphical models, and frameworks.
  • Insight into information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.
  • Effective leadership skills with exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Strong consulting skills such as targeted communications, engagement management, stakeholder management and business development.
  • Preferred Experience:
    • MBA or equivalent graduate degree
    • Deep functional or industry experience in specific Enterprise Architecture components
    • Enterprise Architecture industry certifications (e.g., TOGAF, AWS, GCP, Azure) You have experience in design and implementation of emerging technologies (e.g., IoT, AI, Blockchain, Robotics)
    • Skilled at breaking down issues into logical parts and constructing analyses that lead to actionable recommendations.
    • Good communication and people skills and are a natural at building relationships and collaborative problem-solving..
  • Competencies
    • Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills. Organizationally savvy, with situational and contextual intelligence of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics.
    • Understands and speaks the language of the business. Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


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Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp Materials NA Inc is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and veteran status or any other protected status required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us at recruitingaccomodation@thyssenkrupp.com


With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as one-stop-shop from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes just-in-time or just-in-sequence.

thyssenkrupp Materials NA is a subsidiary of the internationally operating thyssenkrupp Group. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, thyssenkrupp Materials NA is a leading provider of production materials and integrated service solutions with almost 2,900 employees and more than 95 locations in North America. With annual sales of $2.9 billion, the company is focused on value-added processing and distribution of a full line of aluminum, stainless, copper, brass, specialty metals, steel, and plastics products. Supply chain management, transportation and logistics, and production support outsourcing solutions are among the many services provided to customers. Business units include Copper and Brass Sales, Engineered Plastics, Ken-Mac Metals, OnlineMetals, thyssenkrupp Steel Services, thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services, and thyssenkrupp Materials de Mexico.

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Notes on application

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We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

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