Enterprise Principal Architect
Permanent, full time
Location: Rosemont, IL
Special Note: Prefer candidates open to a hybrid onsite/remote at their location. U.S. Citizens and GC candidates encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, this position does not offer sponsorship or transfer of visa at this time. This role will be working on CST time zone hours.

Responsibilities: This individual will lead the program to develop, maintain and govern the architecture and the technology portfolio roadmaps across multiple application portfolios, and work across all architectural disciplines. This includes business (processes/activities/functions/information), application, data, integration, infrastructure, security and technology, and creates and maintains related best practices, patterns and reference architectures.


  • 10+ years of related experience including several years working on an Enterprise Architecture team
  • Prior experience coaching Enterprise Architects to strengthen the skills both hard and soft
  • Must have at least one role in a Banking Technology or related regulated environment
  • Strong or working knowledge of one of the following EA tools: BiZZdesign, LeanIX, HOPEX, Abacus, Ardoq, or Software AG
  • Diverse Technology Stack experience coupled with .Net and Open Source Solution technology options (Cisco Routers & Firewalls, MPLS, Telephony, Security, Microsoft, Azure, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Intune, O365, Linux, SQL, LAMP)
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) certification a plus
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating business and IT senior leaders and executives in definition of business-driven IT roadmaps
  • Demonstrated ability to make informed, data-driven decisions, applying appropriate decision making rigor around projects, solutions and preferred technology
  • Strong analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to assess system and technology portfolios, recommend improvement opportunities, and align stakeholders around remediation of gaps
  • Grasp of current and emerging technologies and trends, with ability to rapidly assess and apply new and emerging technologies
  • Experience with UML or other modeling language
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with both business and IT stakeholders and leaders, as well as IT engineering teams
  • Knowledge of varying architecture methodologies, with demonstrated ability to select and apply the appropriate method to the problem at-hand
  • In-depth knowledge of Cloud Technologies, preferably experience with Azure and Salesforce
  • A strong understanding of Information/Application security on premise and on-cloud
  • Expert understanding of foundational architectural concepts and architecture frameworks and tools
  • Knowledge of application design patterns, data modeling, service-oriented integration, business intelligence domains

Ashley Falkenberg | Senior Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting LLC | 401 N Franklin St. Suite 3S | Chicago, IL 60654

To apply for this job email your details to mnugent@forbestc.com