Job Purpose and Impact
The Sr. Architect role will support the comprehensive high-level architecture, functionality, economics and architecture compliance of solution options for the Transportation (Deliver) applications portfolio .
In this role, you will develop solution architecture at a project level in collaboration with other architects, global and regional teams and subject matter experts from business units.
You will bring your understanding of both technical and functional design and perspective from all architecture domains and current best practices into the solution design in support of portfolio capabilities.
Develop and maintain solution architecture by leading solution definition, solution architecture reviews, solutions selection efforts and adherence to architectural processes and team plan and strategy.
Provide governance, strategic consultation and recommendations for business process design, software development architecture, application frameworks or interfaces during the design and ongoing care of solutions.
Partner with business, function (Cargill Transportation & Logistics) and Global IT leadership and stakeholders to understand how application, features, and data will be leveraged as a competitive advantage and promote architectural methods and solutions to enable business value.
Review new projects and architecture solutions, ensuring they are aligned with the enterprise architecture and meet financial targets.
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and utilize this knowledge to educate both information technology and the business on opportunities to build better target architectures that support and drive business decisions.
Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
Participate in routine and non-routine construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements met
Assist in the design of new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance.
With minimal guidance, monitors systems capacity and performance.
Participate in disaster recovery activities and contributes to disaster recovery planning.
9-12+ years of overall experience in the Transportation Management Systems Space with at least 2-3 End to End deployment experience with one standard industry solution such as SAP TM, Oracle TM, JDA TM (BlueYonder) etc
Very strong understanding of Transportation and Logistics domain and business processes
Experience in architecture and collaborating with regional and global project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals
Experience with business process and solution design and improvement; knowledge on processes and solutions
Experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data and technology
Knowledge and ability to support translation of business needs into solution architecture requirements, application of multiple technical solutions to business problems and estimation of the financial impact of solution architecture alternative
Knowledge of all components of enterprise architecture
Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills
Experience in business strategy development