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Principal Enterprise Architect

Wayzata, MN

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Principal Enterprise Architect','WAY06434','Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. ','Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. ',' We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, ','reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where ','we live and work.','!*!Position Overview:The
mission of Cargill’s Enterprise
Architecture (EA) team is to define, drive and maintain convergence toward
Cargill’s reference and target architectures by establishing EA strategy and
processes, managing risk, and initiating or leveraging investments across
business processes, applications, information, technology, and security
throughout Cargill.


is searching for a Senior Principal Enterprise Architect to lead and manage the
architecture for its Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) global enterprise.  CAN encompasses the Feed and Nutrition (CFN),
Premix and Nutrition (CPN), and Aqua Nutrition (CQN) groups.


role is focused on enabling business and IT leaders to make process, data, and
technology investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational
demands and opportunities with the longer-term strategic vision of the CAN
enterprise.  This includes business case
development (i.e. NPV) and accountability throughout the life cycle of
architecture, from recommendations to implementation and realization of value.


role is also responsible for staying current with emerging business and
technology trends, promoting the ‘art of the possible’, and driving innovation
investments.  This role is able to
facilitate the difficult conversations involving balancing corporate strategies
and local business requirements.  This
requires an ability to see multiple perspectives, steer discussions towards
fact-based comparisons, and drive significant net value for the enterprise. Principal Accountabilities:40% 
-  Architecture Planning and Development:

maintains, and improves complex architectures, including reference/target
architectures, principles, roadmaps, patterns, etc.Collaborate
with strategic IT suppliers to influence product strategy and solutions to
align with Cargill business requirements.Utilizing
expert knowledge of architecture, play a role in negotiations with strategic
vendors and participate in vendor relationship management process.Provide
leadership and assists managers in setting the long term direction, roadmaps
and standards for functional, process, and/or technical solutions, ensuring
they align to the overall enterprise architecture.Serves
as an “agent of change” to lead the development of IT initiatives and
strategies across the enterprise.Accountable
for solution evaluation and early-phase project estimates to contribute to the
business case for complex architecture solutions as part of a large portfolio
of architecture solutions.Leads
buy, rent or build recommendations for complex architectural initiatives.

40% - Business Partnership:

with businesses to establish clear connections between business goals and
strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to
achieve them.Use
business architecture practices to align business, enterprise, and IT
with business leadership to understand how to leverage data as a competitive
advantage and promote architectural methods and solutions to enable business
value (e.g. using big data to drive predictive analytics and improve customer
strategic consultation and recommendations for business capabilities, business
process design, business intelligence design, software development
design/architecture, application frameworks, and/or interfaces during the
design and ongoing care of solutions.Regularly
interface with other architects, analysts, process designers, application
portfolio managers, business relationship managers, and enterprise subject
matter experts to understand and evaluate business capability needs.Partner
with leadership and senior team members to define the architecture and
technology opportunities of the organization based on new and emerging
technologies. Independently establish priorities and strategies, ensuring they
are consistent with business goals and economic viability.

10% - Architecture Assurance:

and secure adherence to defined standards throughout the design, development
and implementation processes for a large portfolio of architecture solutions
including managing exceptions against the portfolio.Review new projects and architecture
solutions, ensuring they are aligned with the enterprise architecture and
meet financial targets.Play a key leadership role in
championing data as a corporate asset, and ensuring the value realization
of the investments Cargill is making in the data and information areas are

10% - IT Innovation:

extensive knowledge of industry trends and utilize this knowledge to educate
both IT and the business on opportunities to build better target architectures
that support and drive business decisions.Drive
the definition of the architecture and technology opportunities of the
organization based on new and emerging technologies.Provides
organizational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and
exploitation of technical knowledge in the organization.Demonstrates deep
knowledge of a wide variety of technology disciplines.','!*!Required Qualifications:

Bachelors degree, preferably related to IT15 years of IT and business/industry work experience5 years of experience influencing senior level management and key
stakeholdersExperience developing IT and/or Digital StrategiesExperience working with industry solutions and processes (e.g.
ERP)Experience with loosely coupled, API driven architecturesFluent in Data Management concepts and Data ArchitectureExperience with least 4 of any of the following:infrastructure automationinfrastructure as codeautomated application deploymentmonitoring/telemetryloggingreporting/dashboardingcontinuous delivery technologiesExperience with cloud-based infrastructure as a service
platforms:  AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure or OpenStackExperience with at least 2 programming and scripting languages
primarily Javascript, DotNet, or RubyExperience with Windows and Linux systems administrationExperience with the Agile mindsetExperience working in a global teamAbility to travel, including
internationally, up to 30%

Success Attributes:

Ability to articulate complex architectures in a concise wayAbility to create clear and detailed technical diagrams and
documentation.Strong conceptual, strategic
thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills Leadership and interpersonal
skills including talent development, teamwork, facilitation and negotiationBusiness
fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with continuous integration and deployment technologies
such as Jenkin CI, Drone, Github, TSVS, or ArtifactoryExperience with test-driven development frameworks for application
and infrastructure codeExperience with container technologies: Docker, etc.Experience with configuration management and automation tools such
as: Chef, Puppet, Salt or Ansible.Experience with development using Github, TSVS and TFS','Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.','','Information Technology','US-MN-Wayzata','','Full-time','Standard','Day Job','Principal Enterprise Architect

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