KPMG Associate Director, Enterprise Architect in Chicago, Illinois
Associate Director, Enterprise Architect
St Louis, Missouri
Requisition #: 43890
Practice Area: Business Support Services
Location: Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Grand Rapids, MI; St Louis, MO; Dallas, TX
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KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Enterprise Architecture to join our Digital Nexus technology organization.
Define strategy with respect to enterprise related standards and design goals
Provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical, physical, and process views across multiple technology domains
Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the Firm with respect to technology standards and design goals; Evaluate business requirements in the early stages of projects to determine what software, integration technologies, system architectures, and patterns should be employed to meet business objectives efficiently
Participate in the development of roadmaps, which include product selection, versions, upgrades, projects and milestones; Conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security
Lead efforts for technology evaluations, which involve identifying a weighted feature matrix for a specific need and evaluating and scoring products against the desired features; Research activities include readings, proof-of-concepts (POCs), and lab testing
Collaborate with project teams to assist in delivery of the solution implementation by providing guidance as needed to application, engineering and operations teams; Communicate best practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined best practices while working individually and collaboratively with team members to ensure breadth and granularity of strategies, standards and reference architectures for consistency and integration
Minimum eight years of architecting and delivering enterprise solutions across multiple enterprise architecture domains
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
Strong understanding of operating system models (Linux, Windows), hardware architectures, distributed computing architectures, storage technology (SAN/NAS/DAS), server virtualization, memory management, networking, system maintenance, disaster recovery, database failover models, database theory and design, and Security/Identity Management
Experience with virtualization solutions such as cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) across the three hyperscale providers (Azure, AwS and Google Cloud Platform) and demonstrate an applicable understanding of containerization (including RedHat, Openshift and Docker)
US citizenship is required
KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Thecontains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.
KPMG offers a range of medical insurance options to meet your needs as well as prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending accounts, and dependent day care flexible spending accounts.
Personal Time Off (PTO)
Up to 30 PTO Days per year (depending on job classification/level/years of service).
401(k) and Pension Plans
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
Mortgage Assistance Program
Hyatt Legal Plan
Benefits vary by employment status.
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