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Perdue Farms, Inc. Senior Enterprise Architect in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies.

Summary

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the enterprise architecture. It provides guidance and expertise to IT programs and projects from ideation to closure, researches business and information technology trends and best practices, and recommends appropriate solutions, and strategies for achieving organizational goals. The Senior Enterprise Architect leads the effort to identify critical deficiencies in the environment and recommend solutions.

  • Oversee total landscape design, ensuring technologies fit well together.

  • Review yearly audit results and recommend new processes to ensure resolution and compliance in future audits.

  • Collaborate with other architects and IT teams to create and maintain proper documentation.

  • Develop a strong relationship with the Information Security team, to assist them in keeping the enterprise network secure.

  • During unplanned downtime events, this role will be a point of escalation, offering expert technical guidance as needed.

Relocation Packages are available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Lead a virtual team to design and plan all IT infrastructure, applications and cloud-based technology solutions with a focus on adherence to best practices, and architecture design and documentation.

  2. Set document standards and oversee maintenance of documentation for all components of the enterprise landscape. Ensure adoption of these standards, and consolidation of all documentation are completed and regularly maintained.

  3. Identify new technologies through continuous evaluation of emerging market trends and evaluate value to Perdue.

  4. Collaborate with Information Security team to ensure security standards are adopted and maintained throughout the enterprise landscape.

  5. Provide expert technical knowledge when unplanned downtime events are escalated.

  6. Mentor others in IT, focusing on design, planning and technical knowledge transfer.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Management Information System or equivalent work experience and 15+ years’ experience designing and implementing enterprise IT solutions.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • 4+ years Project Management experience, managing medium to large projects

  • 4+ years of experience with cloud solution design

  • 5+ years in an IT Infrastructure management role

  • Experience planning and developing support processes and adhering to best practices

  • Knowledge of Information Security best practices and how they are implemented to protect enterprise solutions

  • Experience with cloud solution design

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and abilities of new technologies

PREFERRED:

  • Cloud certifications

  • Cloud Infrastructure experience with Azure

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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