• Sr Enterprise Architect

    Job Locations US-WA-Tukwila
    Posted Date 2 years ago(12/7/2017 12:53 PM)
    Job Title
    Sr Enterprise Architect
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • BECU Opening Statement

    How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First.

    We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day.

    BECU is one of the nation’s leading credit unions, serving our Members for over 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…


    The Sr Enterprise Architect collaborates, designs, develops and executes on long-range technology architectural roadmaps across all IT disciplines which anticipate future business needs and maximize long-term technology investment. This role delivers innovative architectural solutions for BECU, partnering with leaders across Information Technology to establish and maintain standards and solutions which align to BECU’s strategic goals and provide clear constraints for enterprise product delivery teams. The Sr. Enterprise Architect manages multiple large simultaneous solution development efforts, generating and guiding solution enabling architectures that support business and IT strategy.

    In this job, you will

    • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies, compliance, regulatory and Information Protection requirements.
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive technical blueprint of the team's services, creating solution options that align IT services with business sponsor's missions, goals and objectives with consideration of both technical and non-technical implications and trade-offs.
    • Develop, maintain and socialize the technology roadmap for assigned area, collaborating with business and IT partners to ensure that the roadmap creates business value with technically sound solutions and seeking out opportunities to apply technical innovations to customer needs.
    • Establish and maintain architecture standards, processes and constraints across the organization.
    • Provides guidance, mentorship and technical expertise to technical teams across multiple disciplines and projects. Effectively articulate the value of architecture and technology.
    • Produce blueprints that guide the development and implementation of business solutions across multiple projects, providing direction to technical teams during project delivery and ensuring implementations support technology and business roadmaps.
    • Collaborate with production support efforts to resolve near-term domain-specific architectural issues and to remove architectural design debt.
    • Provide technology specific financial and technological analysis to IT leadership across teams to break down barriers and foster an understanding of enterprise services and architecture standards.
    • Proactively review and recommend selection of third-party software platforms.
    • Monitor the industry solution landscape to track the development of available solutions, and identify opportunities for adapting the team's solution architecture. Drive discussion on the business capability landscape to identify opportunities for greater long-term business value.
    • Mentor engineers or other technology peers in best practices associated with enterprise architecture.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing and implementing technology architectures required, including experience managing delivery of multiple simultaneous complex technology solutions.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a project lead role, either managing or advising small to medium project teams required.
    • Ability to communicate very technically challenging concepts to a broad audience and strong facilitation and presentation skills required.
    • Broad knowledge of technologies and supplier capabilities and experience implementing these into new and existing large infrastructure/systems required.
    • Experience working within large organizations, and the ability to develop strong relationships required.
    • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and negotiation skills required.
    • Certification in LEAN, Agile/Scrum, or ITIL principals with experience implementing one of these practices preferred.
    • Knowledge of modern technology service architectural hosting, security, and risk management concerns such as IAM, access control, monitoring, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and containers required.
    • Knowledge of the Microsoft infrastructure and solution stacks operating in on-premise, cloud, and hybrid hosting environments preferred.
    • Proficient verbal and written skills required to effectively communicate and provide customer service required.
    • Ability to lift 25 pounds, with bending and mobility to move large objects required.
    • Occasional travel required.
    • Full time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.

    EEO Statement

    BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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