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Enterprise Architect - Data Information in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/26/2018

Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Enterprise Information Architect is responsible for establishing and executing a vision for the delivery of information and analytic solutions to ATD’s key stakeholders. The Enterprise Information Architect operates across organizational and technology "silos" to implement a platform capable of providing consumable analytics appropriate to end users’ needs. The Enterprise Information Architect ensures the reliability and sustainability of the Company’s platform. This role works closely with Information Security, Technology and Business Subject Matter Experts, IT and Business Leaders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Enterprise Information Architect (EIA) will be accountable for assisting in the analysis and design of the enterprise information architecture to meet the technical and business requirements. This includes assessment of new products and methods, developing and implementing appropriate IT data practices across multiple applications, operating systems, hardware platforms and delivery models (Cloud and Internally hosted).
  • Develops and maintains ATD’s information architecture for the organization to enable knowledge-worker productivity and improve end-user experience and decision-making capabilities.
  • Provides the organization with a future-state view of the information landscape that is unencumbered by the specific data implementation details imposed by proprietary solutions or technologies.
  • Insures the data and the information needs of the business are realized through an intentional information architecture.  Document the Infrastructure architecture environment and procedures to insure the infrastructure remains cost effective, efficient, and of high quality.
  • Re-engineers and maintains an enterprise wide view of the data across all business systems. Analyzes information requirements specified by the user community and designs the required data structures to support those requirements.
  • Assesses the benefits and the risks of information by using tools such as business capability models to create an information-centric view to quickly visualize what information matters most to the organization based on the defined business strategy.
  • Lead evangelist and influencer for all things ‘data’ at ATD by establishing strong business and technology relationships throughout the company. 
  • Consults on establishing data classifications and data zoning to allow information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed as more information becomes federated in a digital economy.
  • Designs and architects large scale batch and streaming pipelines across many product lines and datasets, with frameworks like Apache Beam, Dataflow, Storm, and Google Cloud Platform.  Expert at leveraging and infusing key data and cloud technologies into existing environment.
  • Architects and designs Big Data technologies like Hadoop ecosystems, Google BigQuery and similar technologies to achieve business goals in the area of reporting and advanced analytics.
  • Champions efforts to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities, such as master data management (MDM), metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration, and related information management or information infrastructure components.

Key Partners (Positions):

  • This role will report to the Director of Enterprise Architecture and will be a key part of the Enterprise Architecture function at ATD.
  • This role will collaborate with several roles aligned to data and analytics like Leader of Advanced Analytics, CDTO, VP of Infrastructure and Leader of Application Delivery.   Also works with business analysts, information managers, programmers and data stewards as well as business leaders and should be effective at communicating with these different audiences.

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You: 

  • This role requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Analytics or a related study
  • The candidate should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology disciplines related to data and information management with progressing increases in responsibility throughout their career. 
  • Specifically, the incumbent must have at least 5 years’ experience as an Information Architect
  • Experience working with supply chain and e-commerce data architectures is highly desired.
  • Highly skilled at conceptualizing information through the use of diagrams and models. Effective conceptualization, pattern recognition and design thinking skills.
  • Expert level Data-modeling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level.
  • System integration experience, including interface design, and familiarity with web-oriented architecture techniques.
  • Knowledge of all facets of Hadoop ecosystem development including ideation, design, implementation, tuning, and operational support.
  • Deep experience designing high volume data ingestion and persistence infrastructure, with systems like Apache Beam, Cassandra, or BigQuery
  • Experience with data processing tools (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Dataflow, etc.)
  • Experience with Apache Beam executed on Apex, Spark or Google Dataflow
  • Hands on experience with Google Cloud, AWS, Azure or one of the other major Cloud providers
  • Expert understanding of the differences between relational modeling and object modeling.  Expert understanding of meta-models, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less-structured sources.
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience with MDM, BI, data warehouse design and implementation techniques.

Key Competencies:

  • Architecture Vision & Direction (GOVN)
    • Develop strategic plans for technology, which satisfy the current and ongoing needs of the organization’s business strategy, and the current and future capabilities of technology.
    • Promote technology policies, practices, and decisions which recognize the current and evolving needs of all the stakeholders.
    • Oversee governance of Architecture policy, practices, and decisions.
  • Enterprise Architecture Development (STPL)
    • Direct the creation and review of an enterprise capability strategy to support the strategic requirements of the business.
    • Identify the business benefits of alternative strategies.
    • Direct development of enterprise-wide architecture and processes which ensure that the strategic application of change is embedded in the management of the organization.
    • Ensure compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities, and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards, and practices.
  • Advice & Guidance (TECH)
    • Provide organizational leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of enterprise knowledge in the organization.
  • Relationship Management (RLMT)
    • Build long-term, strategic relationships with senior business and IT stakeholders across the organization.
    • Communicate and share the architectural vision and roadmaps to all levels across the organization.
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring (EMRG)
    • Coordinate the identification and assessment of new and emerging hardware, software, and communication technologies, products, methods, and techniques.
    • Evaluate likely relevance of these for the organization.
  • Strategic Sourcing (SORC)
    • Undertake strategic analysis, including research into technology vendors, markets and product and service categories, to inform and develop commercial strategy and sourcing plans.
    • Clarify specifications for key products and services.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  as required by the specific position.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace


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Job ID: R07156