Compass Group, North America Enterprise Solution Architect (Director) in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

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Job Summary

Compass Group, the world’s largest contract food service company, has a Great Opportunity for career development and growth here in our Charlotte, NC office for our Systems and Technology Group in the role of Enterprise Solution Architect.

The Enterprise Solution Architect will provide the architectural vision to Compass Enterprise Solutions and Technology group by acting as a collaborative interface with business partners and internal technical teams and stakeholders. This leadership role is responsible for the direction of compass strategic projects and architecture roadmap by analyzing alternatives, identifying best practices, making recommendations and supplying architectural guidance on Enterprise Initiatives. This is a technical leadership role with an emphasis on analysis and design facilitation across business, information, application, technology, system viewpoints in the Enterprise Architecture.


  • Create and maintain the Enterprise Architecture plans in collaboration with application Architects, technical leads ensuring alignment with the strategic plan and roadmap

  • Create and Maintain appropriate Enterprise Roadmaps (3-5 year time horizon) covering current and future state solutions

  • Lead strategic design/scoping activities and support the implementation of solutions in alignment with enterprise architecture goals and objectives

  • Participate/assist in Architecture review activities and in the definition and maintenance of the architectural direction

  • Establish and communicate architectural design policies and standards for enterprise wide solutions/software

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend competitive and/or new alternative technologies and products which further the enterprise application and data strategy

  • Conduct product assessments, evaluations and reviews

  • Guide and assist application architects, technical leads, developers in using appropriate and applicable software design patterns as well as technical acceptability of System Blueprints

  • Undertake system reviews at key milestones to ensure systems are designed and deployed to the prescribed system blueprint and reference architecture models


  • BS Degree in Information Systems or Computer Science

  • 10+ Years in Information Systems, 5+ years as Architect at Enterprise Level

  • Minimum 5 years experience in enterprise architecture development, leading EA design and implementation

  • Experience with Implementing Enterprise Architecture Frameworks best practices

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build solid working relationships with peers and clients across multiple lines of business

  • Comfortable in a lead capacity and communicating with varied audiences

  • Ability to influence without having direct authority

  • Ability to function effectively in the absence of detailed information

  • Ability to understand key business/organization requirements, drivers, constraints and map these to tools, technologies, and strategies that provide solutions to meet business needs

  • Ability to mediate opposing viewpoints, negotiate equitable solutions and drive consensus via trade-off analysis to ensure successful and sustainable outcome

  • Prior Architect experience supporting enterprise scale .NET and / or J2EE and other n-tier web based products/solutions

  • Experience with implementing applications that are cloud native and micro-service based

  • Experience with enterprise level big data, open source and analytics implementation

  • Good exposure and practical experience (3+years) working with open source frameworks like Apache Spark, Hadoop and other associated disrupting big data technologies

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*Req ID: * 172105

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