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Senior Digital Architect

Date:  Mar 27, 2021
Req ID:  41288
Remote Position:  Yes
Country:  US
Line of Business:  VSP Vision Care
Division:  Information Technology

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

Lead Enterprise Architecture initiatives across VSP Global.  Provide architecture leadership to enable the Business, EPMO, and GTS to coherently coordinate, integrate, and conduct their activities to deliver Strategic Business and GTS initiatives.  Provide technical leadership across VSP Global to facilitate innovative enterprise solutions.

Essential Functions

Provide consultative expertise and leadership to influence VSP Global in the architecture, design, development, and execution of technology initiatives and modernization activities particularly for new and/or shared enterprise solutions.

Provide the leadership and expertise in one or more of the following enterprise architecture domains to support the delivery of the strategic initiatives.  e.g. Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Information Architecture, Infrastructure/Technical Architecture, Integration Architecture, Security Architecture, and Solutions Architecture.

Partner and collaborate with the key stakeholders and domain architects to establish the needed roadmaps for planning, execution, and implementation of the strategic initiatives.

Develop and maintain the enterprise Capability Maps and Value Streams to enable future-state architectural decisions and directions.

Perform Capability-based planning, Impact/Gap Analysis, Benefit, and Cost Analysis to enable the target state architecture directions.

Develop architecture roadmaps to drive key strategic initiatives.  e.g. the current state architecture, transition state architecture, and the target state architecture. 

Develop Architecture frameworks in alignment with GTS strategy.
Develop platform architectures related to enterprise platforms and reference architectures for Cloud and Integration domains.

Provide the Enterprise Architecture Governance by creating and maintaining the Engagement Models, Guiding Principles, Reference Architectures, Standards, and Decisions necessary to guide and direct the enterprise towards achieving the desired business outcomes.

Create and maintain the enterprise architecture models and various architectural views needed to design solid enterprise solutions. e.g. conceptual, logical, and physical views.

Oversee and facilitate the evaluation and selection of new technology solutions to be leveraged across multiple solutions/projects to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, ultimately resulting in technical design, and plan for even the most complex of problems to resolve business or technical needs/issues across VSP.

Facilitate architectural guidance and advice when needed to ensure all aspects of the development process meet architectural guidelines and are adaptable to future technology solutions.

Be the architectural expert, sought after for technical expertise and guidance to fulfill alignment between business and technology strategy and to provide optimal technology functions for the business.

Influence information strategy through rationalization of the information value chain; provide strategic recommendations to maximize the value of information assets via their creation, access, and use.

Maintain the currency of deep and broad technical knowledge; introduce applicable technology in alignment with VSP goals and for creative solutions.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related study or equivalent related experience.

Minimum of twelve years of experience with a depth of knowledge in two or more of the following Enterprise Architecture domains. e.g.


Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Information Architecture, Infrastructure/Technical Architecture, Integration Architecture, Security Architecture, and Solutions Architecture.

Solid understanding of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks like TOGAF.

Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions.

Read and write current programming languages; excellent knowledge of current development and production cycles/processes.

Excellent knowledge of software and systems design patterns and understanding of how and when to apply them.

Broad knowledge of the systems across the enterprise as well as business process knowledge.

Excellent organization, time management, planning, and facilitation skills.

Experience leading technology projects; demonstrated ability to collaborate, direct, mentor, and train others to optimal outcomes.

Strategic view of where the business is headed and how technology may be leveraged to attain business goals.

Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate complex issues using simple concepts adjusted to the audience and their skills.

Excellent analytical and conceptual design skills; strong problem-solving skills; excellent creative thinking, developing skills, and takes initiative.

Data/information modeling expertise at the enterprise level.


Ability to influence organizational best practices to better suit organization needs.

Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties.


Preferred Skills

Previous history working within e-commerce and digital archiecture environments

Experience with Recommender System Architecture / Recommendation Engine and Voice activated software/Digital Assistants/Virtual Assistants

Salesforce - Commerce Cloud and Marketing Cloud exposure highly desired

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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