Enterprise Architect/Data Architect

Posted June 17



International Rescue Committee

IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (Albert Einstein)

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IT department supports the organization’s work by providing innovative solutions and reliable and scalable applications and infrastructure for the IRC’s offices in the US and around the world, including many technologically challenging locations.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Enterprise Architect is responsible for the creation, maintenance, use, and management of IRC’s master data models, information models, architecture models and standards, and their lower level components across all technology, information systems and infrastructure maintained by information technology or business departments.

The Enterprise Architect will ensure that overall IRC information and technology systems apply consistent integrated architectural and information management practices that meet IRC’s governance, policies, standards, security, and business needs.

The Enterprise Architect will have primary responsibility to collaborate with operations and programs users worldwide to design data and information architecture governance and standards across all IRC system and the operational functioning and maintenance of those standards.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and manages the practice and documentation of technology enterprise architecture at IRC
  • Collaborates with operations, programs, and technology staff to align existing systems with strategic enterprise architecture
  • Collaborates with stakeholders across IRC operational and programs departments to review the objectives and constraints of solutions and determine appropriate architecture and conformance with IRC standards
  • Recommends the suitable technical architectures and defines high level solutions
  • Identifies and recommends areas appropriate for further study and participates in any Proof of Concept projects required to thoroughly investigate architectural possibilities
  • Recommends and participates in the analysis, evaluation and development of long term enterprise strategic and operating plans to ensure alignment with architectural objectives
  • Creates master data and architecture blueprints for IRC technology, information systems and technology infrastructure
  • Defines long term data management architecture and delivery to meet operational, programmatic and business intelligence needs
  • Advises and recommends enterprise architecture strategies, processes and methodologies
  • Develop standards and architecture for IRC systems data integration frameworks and delivery

Job Requirements:

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least 6-8 years of professional work experience in information systems, software development or information management.
  • 5 years of leadership experience in an information technology role
  • Experience with systems integrations, including planning, architecture, operations, and direct use of ETL tools and system APIs
  • Expert knowledge of database and information architecture
  • 2+ years of experience with the analysis, and delivery of information architecture and its operational implementation across an enterprise
  • Experience with the delivery of information systems for a 1000+ user base that is distributed across multiple time zones, languages and with widely varying technology competencies
  • 2+ years of experience of the software development life cycle
  • Truly excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively listen to and liaise with colleagues on all levels in a distributed, multicultural, detail-oriented environment (without losing a sense of humor)
  • Experience talking to operations and programs users in non-technical language
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office 2010 or later
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • TOGAF or equivalent certification
  • Experience in developing or managing information systems in an international nonprofit setting
  • Experience contributing to open-source projects
  • Systems administration experience
  • Completion of Enterprise Architecture certifications or specific coursework as part of a graduate degree in information management.

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