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VP Enterprise Architecture - St. Louis, MO
Rabo AgriFinance is backed by Rabobank, a Dutch-headquartered global financial services leader and one of the world’s 25 largest banks, with over $800 billion in assets and operations in 35 countries. Founded by Dutch farmers over a century ago, Rabobank remains true to our core mission: to create value for our customers, our employees, and the local communities where we do business.
Rabo AgriFinance’s focus in the United States compliments Rabobank’s commitment to financing agriculture; from the farmers and ranchers who grow crops and livestock, to the processors and manufacturers who turn raw commodities into value-added products, to the distributors and retailers who deliver food and material to the end consumer.
We’re equally dedicated to our employees and continue to invest in them by developing legitimate plans for ongoing growth, creating a culture of accountability, providing outstanding benefits, and offering clear and achievable career paths.
The Enterprise Architect is responsible for defining, guiding, and supporting RAF’s enterprise architecture and individual solution architecture; and ensuring its alignment to RAF’s business strategy and technical strategy. Through partnership with business, functional, and information technology (IT) leaders the Enterprise Architect will mature the IT vision, strategy, roadmaps (current to future state), gap analysis, models, and designs to achieve RAF’s business goals.
The enterprise architect chairs the Architecture Council, guides and ensures solutions are implemented in a manner that supports the business and technology strategy, while leveraging and complying with security, privacy, and Rabobank global standards.
•Develop Enterprise Architecture vision & roadmaps for all facets of IT; Information, Business/Reference, Systems, & Technology. Create & execute the roadmap supporting migration from current state to future state. •Establish core architectural patterns & practices. Ensure organizational alignment with Global Architecture standards, strategic goals & initiatives. •Stay abreast of evolving technologies that may enhance IT solutions. Champion industry best practices in support of providing optimal solutions. •Operate along the continuum from conceptual to delivery. Monitor & support execution of architecture solutions, functional leadership, & recommend vision adjustment & execution as business conditions change. •Assess & understand the technical capabilities of the IT team’s ability to execute on projects & initiatives. Develop people & talent within the IT organization, to support the transitions. Build employee knowledge & skills in specific areas of expertise.•Optimize information management approaches through an understanding of evolving business needs & technology capabilities. •Create, align, & plan towards the achievement of the long-term strategic vision of systems. Align architecture policies, practices, & technology with Global architecture solutions. •Chair & guide the Architecture Solution council to set technology standards & directions, approve emerging technology & approve exception to the standard technology stack via the Architecture review council. •Promote shared infrastructure & applications to reduce costs & improve information flows. Ensure that projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from attaining business & IT strategies. •Work within IT to provide consensus based enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable & in synchronization with ever changing business needs. Negotiate across competing visions, & problem solve. •Lead research & development within IT to focus on most applicable emerging technologies & spur innovation. •Evaluate & recommend tools & vendors for technical alignment & compliance with the technology stacks of the organization, & in alignment with the global technology stacks. •Lead Solution Architecture delivery in the areas of Application Architecture, Information Architecture, & Technical Architecture. Drive conceptual vision through to actual implementation. Communicate at a business level or detailed technical level when necessary. Align technical solutions to business needs & vision. •Lead the Enterprise Data Architecture to implement data governance, master data management, & partner on the development & evolution of the company’s data warehouse. •Review & approve the architecture of each major system including data, network, server, security, & services. •IT planning skills in developing estimates & cost/benefit models on technology options to achieve business goals. Work with & set appropriate deliverable expectations for stakeholders at all levels. •Develop a deep understanding of business needs & how those needs drive technology requirements. •Provide regular project & operational updates to leadership. •Guide business leaders in their understanding of technical concepts, ensuring alignment of expectations in terms of technical capabilities both present & future state. •Educate business & technical individuals in regards to technology trends, methods, & capabilities. •Interact regularly with internal & external auditors demonstrating compliance with its own policy & procedure standards as well as regulatory requirements. •Ensure fiscal responsibilities by adhering to financial policies, evaluating return on investments, cost/benefit analysis, & identifying cost effective solutions in support of the architecture. •Manage the risks associated with information & IT assets through appropriate standards & security policies. •Develop strong supportive relationships across the organization.
With healthcare and insurance costs on the rise, Rabo AgriFinance employees enjoy a first-class benefits package, featuring a selection of medical coverage and investment options to meet your personal needs. Our benefits program includes:
Health care spending account
Dependent care spending account
Basic life insurance plus AD&D insurance
Optional life insurance
Health and wellness seminars
Rabo AgriFinance offers an inspiring work environment with enthusiastic professionals. The culture is characterized by entrepreneurship, personal development and ambition. The employment benefits are excellent.
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