United Technologies Corporation Chief Architect Emerging Technologies in Newington, Connecticut

Job ID: 54265BR

City: Newington

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Information Technology: IT Infrastructure

Job Type:

Description:

UTC Digital’s CTO office is seeking a Chief Architect Emerging Technology within the Technology and Operations organization. Reporting to the CTO, this individual will lead the team of infrastructure architects and provide guidance and leadership for end to end architecture enablement of emerging technologies including and not limited to cloud strategy and adoption across the enterprise. Defines the strategies for emerging technologies within IT, works with infrastructure leaders both internally and the business unit.

This person will build strong partnerships with key architects as well as IT management teams and our strategic partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Business Architecture

  • Cultivate relationships with business and IT stakeholders within IT, partners and BU-CIO’s.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of strategic business plans for Emerging Technology organization

  • Develop and maintain current and future state technology architecture.

  • Develop a cloud strategy and define the architecture

  • Information System & Technology Architecture

  • Design and oversee implementation of disruptive technologies for end-to-end integrated systems.

  • Deliver architectural initiatives that drive innovation and improve efficiency in line with business strategy.

  • Cultivate relationships with IT and Business unit management.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization's technologies and architectures.

  • Gather, create and govern current and planned state architectural blueprints.

  • Develop and maintain an aspirational architectural road map for the enterprise.

  • Communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies.

  • Gain organizational commitment for enterprise level architecture and infrastructure initiatives.

  • Provide architectural direction to Enterprise Architects, Application Architects and Solution Architects.

  • Develop architectural metrics and reports for the executive team, business and IT management.

  • Architectural Programs & Initiatives

  • Initiate and deliver architectural programs that align IT with business strategy.

  • Deliver requisite program documentation including program charters, schedules, requirements documents, specifications, design documents and testing strategies.

  • Research & Development

  • Work with CTO, IT Infrastructure leaders and partner to initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations.

  • Architecture Consultancy

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of IT industry best practices, technologies, architectures and emerging technologies.

  • Provide architectural consulting to programs, projects and initiatives.

  • Support business and IT strategic planning.

  • Support product development teams.

  • Act as the focal point for enterprise architecture and IT standards.

  • Architectural Governance

  • Develop, communicate and deploy Enterprise Architecture Governance processes.

  • Develop and communicate enterprise technology standards and policies.

  • Review new and existing program/project architecture for compliance with IT standards, policies and architectural plans.

  • Review IT procurement plans for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans.

  • Document exceptions to architectural standards.

  • Ensure that project documentation captures significant architectural decisions.

  • Ensure that architectural governance is a fair, consistent and transparent process.

  • Identify architectural risks and propose alternatives and solutions.

  • Architecture Processes & Tools

  • Develop, communicate and deploy Enterprise Architecture processes.

  • Leverage and promote single view of process using available resources and communities

  • Perform annual architectural maturity assessments.

  • Produce regular architecture status reports.

Qualification:

  • 10+ years’ experience managing a large, multi-disciplinary team of technology professionals is strongly preferred

  • Exceptional interpersonal, team building, mentoring, and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to gain the confidence and respect of senior level executives.

  • Proven effectiveness in working with multiple levels of management, both internal and external. Must be capable of presenting ideas/programs/projects to senior management

  • Experience making risk management decisions while maintaining positive cross-functional group relationships.

  • Proven ability to drive strategic change across business groups.

  • Executive-level verbal and written communication skills.

  • Broad and deep knowledge of Private and Public Cloud compute space.

  • Strong knowledge of Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Key Traits:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to all management levels within the organization.

  • Ability to listen carefully and extract key issues.

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills/experience. Solid project management skills/experience.

  • Ability to socialize and generate consensus for new ideas and to overcome resistance.

  • Teaching, training, coaching and mentoring skills.

Education:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or closely related field

United Technologies Corporation 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 veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

  • 10+ years’ experience managing a large, multi-disciplinary team of technology professionals is strongly preferred

  • Exceptional interpersonal, team building, mentoring, and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to gain the confidence and respect of senior level executives.

  • Proven effectiveness in working with multiple levels of management, both internal and external. Must be capable of presenting ideas/programs/projects to senior management

  • Experience making risk management decisions while maintaining positive cross-functional group relationships.

  • Proven ability to drive strategic change across business groups.

  • Executive-level verbal and written communication skills.

  • Broad and deep knowledge of Private and Public Cloud compute space.

  • Strong knowledge of Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Key Traits:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) to all management levels within the organization.

  • Ability to listen carefully and extract key issues.

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills/experience. Solid project management skills/experience.

  • Ability to socialize and generate consensus for new ideas and to overcome resistance.

  • Teaching, training, coaching and mentoring skills.

United Technologies Corporation 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 veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.