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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Enterprise Architect, Data, Analytics, and Integration in Nashville, Tennessee

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Enterprise Architect - Data, Analytics and Integration is a key role for the organization responsible for creating a fluid, end to end vision for how data will flow through the organization in support of Bridgestone Americas Business Strategy. This role requires close working relationship with Business and IT Leadership. The role aligns to the Enterprise Architecture group, led by the Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture. The Enterprise Architecture group reports to the CIO of Bridgestone Americas.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enterprise Architecture:

  • Support and evolution of Enterprise Data Strategy to enable strategic business objectives of the company. Includes:

  • Understanding Business Strategy – drivers, enablers and expected outcomes

  • Defining Data Capability Framework: data capabilities needed to enable the strategy

  • Defining Data Management Approach: how strategic investments in data are managed and governed

  • Develop and own transition Roadmap(s) to mature Data Management practices for the organization.

  • Defining Reference Architectures to enable Data Capability Framework (eg. Data Acquisition, Data Integration, Data Architecture, Master Data Management, Data Security/Privacy)

  • Working with Data Capability owners define guidelines and governance practices.

  • Work with Enterprise Architecture Review Board for Architecture Governance across architecture domains.

  • Facilitate product selection as part of Architecture Standards definition.

  • Partner with Business and IT Teams to select an approach and product to meet business needs in line with Architecture standards and guidelines.

  • Lead identification of assets or services that can be re-used by the project teams to drive consistency, cost reduction, and increases speed to market within assigned architecture or functional domains

  • Proactively monitor strategic direction of Solution Vendors, technology and market trends, and determine their potential impact and value to the enterprise.

  • Facilitate targeted innovation for the architecture domain. Research and lead proof-of-concepts to assess and build new capabilities for this architecture domain. Also work across architecture domains to innovate on capabilities and solutions across the enterprise (Cloud, Mobility, Integration, etc.)

  • Participate and provide oversight to the implementation of solution standards and/or other industry best practices.

  • Advocate the communication of and adherence to defined application architecture strategy

  • Solution Architecture:

  • Manage and develop Solution Architecture talent within Data, Analytics and Integration practices.

  • Partnering with Solution and System Architects, as well as business alignment team – guide development of solution architecture roadmaps, convert business requirements into an architecture blueprint and conceptual design, based on the Architecture standards and usage guidelines.

  • Provide technical and architecture consulting to Business and IT teams

  • Provide architecture and solution guidance to project teams in support of solution design and development.

QUALIFICATIONS

· 3+ Years as an Enterprise Architect in the Data, Advanced Analytics and Integration combined areas in the last 5yrs working for a large global corporation

· Bachelor’s Degree or higher

· 12 years+ of IT experience OR Master’s Degree plus 10 years of experience.

· Strong interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to influence strategic direction of senior executive leadership

· Ability to form relationships and partner effectively with IT and business stakeholders

· Demonstrable experience in full lifecycle Architecture, Design and development the Data, Advanced Analytics & Integration Technology and Process Landscape.

· Experienced in working in an Agile framework and in POC, MVP to Scale mindset.

· Working knowledge of systems architectural concepts and frameworks like TOGAF preferred.

· Experience developing multiyear roadmaps of the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current to future state.

· Experience developing, modifying, and executing IT strategies within the product portfolio suite.

Deep knowledge in:

Data Lakes/ Modern Data warehousing & Advanced Analytics

ML & AI

IoT & Edge data technologies

Application & Data Integration

Multi cloud Architectures with a preference in AWS, Azure & Google.

Data Governance

Data retention/system archiving

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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