Director, Corporate Functions End to End Architecture in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

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Position summary:

This role would lead and oversee activities relating to the End to End Architecture of Corporate Function (HR/Finance/Legal) platforms across Stryker including defining an IT solution architecture that will achieve Function and IT strategic objectives.  The Director, Corporate Function End to End Architecture leads the definition of the end to end architecture for corproate platforms across the enterprise.  The position provides leadership direction and accountability for architectural approaches.

Essential duties & responsibilities: (detailed description)

  • Lead analysis of the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement
  • Incorporate SOA principles into enterprise architecture design, including identifying opportunities for common services and service reuse
  • Drive the activities to standardize processes and technology
  • Lead the efforts to develop, improve, validate, and use tools to facilitate enterprise architecture efforts
  • Define the construct to program flow charts to describe the processing of data and development of precise steps and processing logic across all platforms
  • Perform advisory role on complex projects
  • Develop and ensure compliance with architecture principles and standards for the various systems and components based on design patterns
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders and business partner
  • Evaluate IT alignment with business needs per the IT portfolio; establish program for on-going assessment in this area
  • Establish set of architectural principles and program to ensure compliance across IT

Education & special trainings:

  • 10+  years of professional in roles of increasing responsibility.
  • 5+ years of Enterprise Architecture experience
  • 5+ years of experience of direct management experience required
  • CISA, CISSP or CIA certification, but not required
  • Master’s degree in MIS, MBA, or related disciplines is preferred

Qualifications & experience:

  • Knowledge of EA methodologies, e.g. TOGAF, FEAF, or Zachman framework
  • Expertise in SOA principles and technologies
  • Experience in all phases of an established SDLC methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Experience of building an Information Security system and control framework within a complex, global, federated organization including staffing, controls and financial / budgetary aspects.
  • Strong understanding of best practices in information security design of Digital products and infrastructure, including cloud applications and hosting.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization structure with significant emphasis on collaboration and persuasion, rather than relying entirely on command and control.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present complex concepts, risks and strategies to senior management in business terms, while being able to discuss detailed technical aspects with expert Enterprise Architecture and Information Technology teams.
  • Ability to recruit, manage and develop a high performing team of Enterprise Architect professionals.
  • Experience with Workday, Hyperion, Contract Management, Tax Systems, Applicant Tracking Systems, Oracle/JD Edwards/SAP ERP(s), & BI & Advanced Analytics is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of HIPPA/Data Privacy laws, standards, and best practices a plus. 
  • Experience designing to ensure information security a plus. 

Physical & mental requirements:

  • Demonstrated professional experience in IT shared services is required.
  • Ability to understand systems, interrelationships and recommend enhancements, and building IT strategy
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, analytical, change management and communication skills.
  • Executive presence
  • Ability to work effectively across functions and in global matrix organization; building successful relationships with other functions, members of XLT and external agencies and others
  • Directly supervises employees at Director level. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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