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Enterprise Architect Infrastructure

What You Need To Know

Open the door to a groundbreaking tech career with an industry leader. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. To create a new era in alcohol beverage sales and service, we’re heavily invested in the most transformative new technologies – and the most brilliant tech professionals. Southern Glazer’s was named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and is included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

We offer continuous learning and career growth in a fast-paced environment where you are respected, your voice is heard, and technology is part of our strategy for success. If you’re looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.


The Enterprise Architect Infrastructure explores new technologies and sets the technology direction while ensuring alignment with business strategies and drivers. Establishes the approach for integration of information applications and programs. The role integrates the project and program strategies across multiple programs and projects. Finally, the IT Enterprise Architect catalogs, develops, coordinates, communicates, maintains, and enforces the overall Enterprise Architecture Models, Representations, Initiatives, Capabilities, and Standard Components used by the Enterprise to perform all business and technology related activities. The individual has very strong VP level leadership and behavior competencies.

Specialized Skills and Technologies

  • Technology thought leader with strong business acumen and ability to map technology trends and emerging business demands to define future enterprise technology landscape and help deliver it
  • Deep expertise developing enterprise infrastructure strategy and roadmap covering data center, cloud, network, security, and operations. Architecting infrastructure for resiliency and business continuity
  • 10+ years’ experience architecting enterprise technology infrastructure, formulating data center and cloud strategies. Knowledge of CloudOps and FinOps is a plus
  • Evaluate infrastructure technologies, manage RFI/RFP process and define rollout plan
  • Guide infrastructure teams on new technologies
  • Deep understanding of modern digital application demands including DevSecOps, CI/CD, elastic scalability, load balancing and highly available resilient architecture patterns
  • Experienced reviewing application architectures
  • Guide application delivery teams on infrastructure requirements, capacity planning and operations
  • Experience with Azure or AWS cloud

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate Architecture Plans
  • Assist in aligning business and enterprise initiatives with the Enterprise Architecture
  • Audit compliance within the Enterprise Architecture standards
  • Facilitate strategic sessions up to an executive level
  • Market (“sell” the results of architectural approaches through presentations)
  • Model and create graphical representations and abstractions
  • Translate/map business strategy into information strategy
  • Stay up to date on best practices and new technologies and solutions
  • Coordinate all Enterprise Architecture and governance activities
  • Serve as an expert in applicant development, database design, and/or platform (operating system) efforts, helping project teams comply with enterprise and IT policies, industry regulations, and best practices
  • Work with Solution Architects and Solution Engineers to ensure solutions throughout all IT systems and platforms adhere to the enterprise architecture and to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and education combination
  • 12+ years of work experience in IT
  • Broad Technical knowledge across platforms (versus deep knowledge on specific platforms such as SAP, SalesForce, Microsoft)
  • Proven ability building relationships and influencing Executives
  • Proven ability translating business strategies into information strategies
  • Analytical and strategic background that includes a broader background in different industry sectors including at least some experience in a SGWS associated industry such as retail, distribution, food and beverage, or others
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills including experience presenting and facilitating workshops and seminars
  • Understanding of technology products and vendor strategies, products, and customer preferences
  • Experience modeling, and representing the organizations business requirements in a human consumable manner, as it relates to strategy
  • Process Excellence and Technology

Agile Delivery Values

  • Openness – Team and stakeholders agree to be open about all work and challenges
  • Commitment – Personally commit to achieving the goals of the team
  • Respect – Respect your team members to be capable and independent
  • Courage – You have courage to do the right thing and work on tough problems
  • Focus – Everyone focus on the work in the sprint and the goal of the scrum team.  Rise and fall as a team

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands include a considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding, using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor), or mobile device
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs

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  • Company: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
  • Published: 31st October 2023
  • Closing Date: 27th January 2024
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Manager
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None