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Cruise Senior Staff Enterprise Architect is a leadership role with accountability for designing high quality systems across a broad set of software applications, platforms and business domains while ensuring business performance targets are achieved. You will build cross-domain reference architectures, partner closely with portfolio planning teams to shape solution designs, and take a leadership role during solution delivery while collaborating with Engineering, Security, and Enterprise Business Applications teams.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Define Architecture Policies, Principles, and Standards for ERP platform and applications
Accountable for ensuring system quality, performance, security, scalability, availability, and flexibility
Manage and optimize the ERP platform, integrated business systems, data, and technologies
Accountable to facilitate technology decisions
Accountable for defining the solution architectures for proposed projects
Advocates IT and business leaders on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, engineering or related field.
Experience in enterprise systems, including experience with ERP platforms, products and development of custom solutions on the platform. (15+ years)
Experience in leading architecture for enterprise systems and applications, including driving vision, strategy, and roadmap. (10+ years)
Experience in Cloud infrastructure, portfolio planning and business analysis.
Skilled leader, communicator, and facilitator, with the ability to effectively manage discussions toward results
Skilled in methods to define business value and shape solutions to achieve business value at the lowest cost and at the fastest duration possible
Skilled coach and mentor relevant planning and delivery
Highly skilled in design patterns and anti-patterns to improve system quality, modern technologies that scale and building architecture diagrams and models using UML or other standard notation
Excellent presentation, verbal, written, and listening skills
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills including collaboration, facilitation and negotiation across teams
Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
What you’ll be doing?
Work with key partners in our organization (Supply chain, Inventory Management, Fleet Management & Operations, and other functions) to help reach enterprise architecture decisions to support Cruise’s longer term business goals.
Define and enable a solution selection framework, including in the framework principles such as modularization, standardization, and reuse of existing technologies.
Design and lead a multi-year enterprise architecture roadmap, balancing short and long-term goals and investments to scale and deliver our solutions globally.
Make recommendations on integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms, and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution.
Directs cross-enterprise architectural activities to manage and simplify the IT Landscape, and assists in defining the direction for future projects
Maintains an accurate portfolio of business capabilities, strategies, and opportunities and the corresponding underpinning information technologies and services
Leads the IT enterprise-wide technical and business discussions relative to future enterprise direction. Reviews existing business processes, capabilities and establishes metrics to improve processes, as well as support of all architectural disciplines under their direction
Develops IT system strategy, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development, and aligns strategy with organizational goals
Leads a specialized architecture governance process and ensures alignment to roadmaps, standards, and policies
Reviews and/or analyzes and develops architectural requirements and manages exceptions to architectural standards at a specialized/portfolio level
Collaborates in the definition and implementation of the enterprise disaster recovery approach and plan for the recovery of the IT service portfolio and environment, to meet the need for immediate business continuity and resumption
Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology trade-offs influence strategy
Leads the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities
Provides leadership, technology guidance and mentors others; develops, motivates, and directs staff to create a team environment
Collaborates with other IT teams in the management of technical change, verification of testing results, and monitoring of technical standards compliance and deployment
The salary range for this position is $194,200 - 285,500. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.
Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
- Competitive salary and benefits
- 401(k) Cruise matching program
- Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
- One Medical membership
- Subsidized mental health benefits
- Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
- Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
- Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care, and medical leave
- Fertility Benefits
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
- Flexible Spending Account
- Monthly wellness stipend
- Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
- CruiseFlex, a working policy for US-Based Cruisers, lets you and your manager find the working style that’s best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home, or a combination of home and in-office time. - learn more about CruiseFlex here
- GM, Honda, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price, and Walmart have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
- We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
- You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow. We offer a new kind of equity program called Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO), which combines IPO-like liquidity with the stability of remaining private - learn more about RLO here
We’re Safety Conscious
- We integrate #staysafe, our top priority at Cruise, into our everyday work. Through our Safety Management System, every Cruiser is asked to do their part by reporting any potential issues or hazards they observe and making continuous improvements. You’ll be able to contribute to safety at Cruise, no matter your job function or title.
Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, caste, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.
Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email [email protected].
We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.
Candidates applying for roles that operate and remotely operate the AV: Licensed to drive a motor vehicle in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding your application, currently holding an active in-state regular driver’s license or equivalent, and no more than one point on driving record. A successful completion of a background check, drug screen and DMV Motor Vehicle Record check is also required.
Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.