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Delta Dental Director, Enterprise Architecture in Okemos, Michigan

div class="contentHead" data-ng-bind-html="field.label | trustAsHtml"Description/divdiv class="content" data-ng-bind-html="field.content | trustAsHtml"divJob Summary: Directs a team of Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, EA Developers, Infrastructure Architects, and Scrum Masters and provides expert consulting and service leadership to all levels of the IT organization. Responsible for strategic planning in conjunction with CTO and production implementation of detailed multi-year planning.Primary Job Responsibilities:div1. Oversees the enterprise architecture in the assigned areas and evaluates current technology strategies, and either builds or guides building prototypes showing new approaches that can improve IT ROI and velocity while reducing brittleness and overall headcount./divdiv/divdiv2. Directs a team of architects and senior technical staff; reviews estimates, prioritizes work, approves work breakdown structures, builds collaborative environment, and establishes training and technical career path. Provides design and architecture guidance and approval for architects working in their organization and mentors and guides technical leads to be able to take a larger leadership role in developing and maintaining their own technology stack and help them grow into true technology owners./divdiv/divdiv3. Directs work prioritization as needed by customers, including supporting current and upcoming planned activities while solving problems likely to become issues during future planning sessions in support of the Roadmap./divdiv/divdiv4. Influences business sponsors in adoption of key technology that will allow IT to deliver greater velocity that requires leading investments needed to provide an architectural runway and supports CTO in development of overall technology strategy./divdiv/divdiv5. Proactively looks for innovative solutions and products to achieve major gains in efficiency and cost to improve ROI and velocity in both application development and infrastructure./divdiv/divdiv6. Prioritizes work to allow building an architectural runway before it is needed by application development and infrastructure teams./divdiv/divdiv7. Collaborates with Purchasing and Infrastructure to manage vendor relationships and works with business partners to ensure successful delivery of projects. Collaborates with other managers to ensure consistent approach and technical judgement across the roadmap and IT inventory./divdiv/divdiv8. Provides strategic recommendations with detailed plans, processes for metrics, reporting, risk assessment, technology evaluation, and product selection, and prepares and presents proposals, using in-depth technical and business knowledge to identify key risks and opportunities, and creates plans to mitigate risk and maximize value./divdiv/divdiv9. Builds models and communication aids to support decision making by senior IT leadership./divdiv/divdiv10. Communicates technology vision and shares expert knowledge collaboratively with senior IT leadership, Project Office, and Technical Control Office./divdiv/divdiv11. Manages internal budget and requests for budget changes needed to effectively address changing workloads./divdiv/divdiv12. Provides quarterly updates on CTO accomplishment and project status to CTO and other organizations./divdiv/divdiv13. Proactively meets with peers within ISS organization to socialize and communicate changes in technology to ease adoption./divdiv/divdiv14. Provides timely mentoring an