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Sodexo Enterprise Architect - Retail Systems Architecture and Solutions in Columbia, South Carolina

Unit Description

Technology plays an integral role in growing our business to become more competitive, fostering a culture of innovation. You have ideas. We want to hear them.

Sodexo is seeking an Enterprise Architect – Retail Systems Architecture and Solutions . Join a growing team in a critical and highly strategic business segment. Be part of a transformational experience as we meet the challenges of today’s business landscape and lay the foundation for future growth. This qualifies for remote opportunity, preference to be located in Buffalo, NY

Sodexo will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Your experience in leading technological initiatives is what we need to support Sodexo's global strategic plan, as technology plays an integral role in growing our business to become more competitive, fostering a culture of innovation.

This role will be responsible for technical design and implementing the technology platform to support the entire retail systems strategy. Develop overall technical architecture for the North American Retail Systems platform in coordination with Group Enterprise Architecture. Work closely with IT teams and external partners to align technology solutions which meet operational, reporting, client, and business needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • Uses business process engineering methodology to gain understanding of business needs and to ensure successful integration

  • Lead project team members through all activities required to successfully deliver MDM/PIM solutions using best practices

  • Develops blueprints, evaluates technology options/tools, and identifies solution gaps

  • Guide definition and roll out of data governance strategies, policies, roles, responsibilities, processes, controls, and rules

  • Maps business processes to IT systems and ensures proper applications linkage

  • Engages with IT and business leaders to identify key decision points

  • Ensures technology architecture decisions are aligned with NORAM & Group IT Strategy

  • Ensures a cohesive applications portfolio exists with minimal duplication, and identifies areas for improvement

  • Understands and designs system integration methods between internal and external systems

  • Understands and designs systems that are enterprise-class, highly reliable and scalable to match expected system usage and transaction volumes

  • Analyzes industry, technology trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise

  • Develops overall systems technical architecture to meet needs

  • Draft design documents and technical specs for the overall business solution

  • Define technical specifications for workflows and business rules

  • Configure, build, and unit test solution components, including data structures, roles, workflows, imports/exports and user interfaces/portals

  • Build and unit test data migration and integration components

  • Support integration testing, system testing, and user acceptance testing

  • Lead solution design, development/configuration, testing, jobs and debugging

  • Perform product data modeling and instantiation

  • Create technical design, priority & sequence, scope, and function of projects necessary to fill in architecture

  • Reviews technology project estimates and solution designs for internal development and external vendors

  • Executes and is responsible for overall program necessary to build out defined technology platform working with internal IT teams and external partners

  • Facilitates systematic "build vs. buy" analysis, issues RFP’s as appropriate

  • Acts as communication bridge between technical IST development and business leaders in easy-to-understand language

  • Ensures ease-to-use is a main driver of systems development

  • Ensures scope of systems is focused on meeting basic business needs initially (80/20 rule)

  • Ensures cost-effective trade-offs are made following fit-gap analysis

  • Identifies system roadmaps with increasing levels of integration

  • Find solutions to Operational Systems challenges and ensures root cause identified and corrected

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • BS in Computer Science or MIS, or equivalent experience

  • At least two full lifecycle implementations of the Stibo STEP solution for Product MDM or PIM; additional MDM implementations experience a plus

  • 5+ years’ experience in Systems Architecture

  • 3+ years’ experience with Oracle PL/SQL and MS-SQL databases

  • 3+ years’ experience with Integration platforms

  • Strong background in Application Development and IT Infrastructure

  • Strong Project Management and Technical Resource Management skills

  • Exposure to Sodexo activities (Supply Mgt, Retail Systems or Facility Systems) and technologies preferred

Learn more aboutSodexo’s Benefits (

Working for Sodexo:

Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. Our IS&T team supports 13,000 locations across North America and collaborates with the entire Sodexo Group, spanning 72 countries. Sodexo empowers its employees who have developed a thorough understanding of the organization to create their owncareer path ( .

Position Summary

Responsible for the design, development and implementation of architectural approaches and solutions to information technology needs. Technical Lead in business process design and application integration. Ensures the success of enterprise-level application rollouts. Modifies or adapts existing designs, helps determine economic value to the business of application development and integration efforts. Provides cohesive applications portfolio with minimal duplication and identifies areas for improvement. Acts as communication bridge between technical IS&T development and business leaders in easy to understand language. Establishes and manages budget, tracking capital expenditures and expenses for projects vs. budget.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience – 7 years in business systems analysis, and information technology architecture experience and project management methods

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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System ID 649909

Category IS&T

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time