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Principal Architect - Information Technology

Chicago, IL 60602


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Information Technology

The United IT team designs, develops and maintains massively scaling technology solutions that are brought to life with innovative architectures, data analytics and digital solutions.


Job overview and responsibilities

Provides thought-leadership in enterprise architecture strategy & planning. Defines roadmaps to bridge the gap from current to future state for business, information and technology capabilities. Contribute to the development of multi-year plans in alignment with business and IT strategy. Provide industry-leading thought leadership - and facilitate development of strategies across multiple disciplines/domains. Facilitate development of architecture patterns and standards. Consult in design of complex enterprise initiatives - and provide guidance to project teams. Consult in design of multiple projects across multiple disciplines/domains. Manage enterprise architecture models and repositories. Establish communities of practice in areas of expertise. Communicate and market the enterprise architecture strategy. Coach and mentor other IT staff in area of expertise.

IT Strategy

  • Align the development of core business capabilities, information assets and technology in response to strategic imperatives
  • Collaborate with the business to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and propose solutions
  • Drive innovation and proofs of concepts regarding the practical application of next generation technology

Architecture Planning

  • Provides an application and infrastructure technical perspective within the Digital Finance organization
  • Leads architecture strategy & planning for large programs - and provides guidance to technical staff across multiple projects
  • Model the enterprise-wide business and technology capabilities to analyze the alignment of business strategies and capabilities with technology strategy and solutions
  • Decompose business strategies and initiatives into actionable multi-year roadmaps, providing clear direction on execution in order to ensure a high return on investment
  • Develop and maintain the centralized repository and artifacts
  • Drive strategic and transitional planning of applications, technology, information and business functions across the enterprise such as cloud, new technology introduction, strategic platform roadmaps, etc.

IT Delivery

  • Provide direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of business systems
  • Participate in the design of business, information and technology architectures on the basis of cost, functionality and practicality
  • Enable teams to accelerate delivery through adoption of CI tools, best practice coding standards, cloud, etc.

Organizational Development

  • Maintain communities of practice surrounding product managers, business analysis and IT architecture
  • Facilitate open communication and fact-based decision making
  • Research, identify, and recommend industry best practices for solving business and technology problems
  • Function with autonomy and demonstrate influence
  • Clarify, define, coordinate and direct the work of others
  • Provide guidance to other architects and developers




  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Information Technology or equivalent experience, education, or training
  • Five years applicable experience in business, information or technology architecture OR Two years applicable experience in enterprise architecture
  • Experience in leading technical staff or coordinating work across multiple technology teams
  • Ability to tie technical solutions to a business need
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Influence
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of next generation technologies, 2 or more including: Analytics, Cloud, RPA/Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Innovative
  • Big Picture Thinker - able to connect incremental solutions to a larger strategy and roadmap
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Masters degree.
  • Proven expertise in design and implementation of complex IT solutions
  • In-depth knowledge in area of expertise
  • Awareness of industry best practices and research
  • Demonstrated experience in new technology introduction and application of next generational concepts and technologies in two or more of the following: voice and chat technology, cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep analytics,
  • Vendor Management â The ability to manage external vendor relationships professionally, to United's best interests. Involves managing and negotiating contracts, statements of work and financials. Ability to hold vendors accountable to high standards of performance
  • Airline experience
  • Project Management





Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Posted: 2019-10-01 Expires: 2019-10-31

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