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Enterprise Architect

Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: Dublin OR Kilkenny, D, IE, D24

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS) 

Enterprise Architect


An opportunity has arisen for an Enterprise Architect join Glanbia Business Services. This is a permanent opportunity will be based from either our Kilkenny or Dublin (Citywest) office and will report to the Head of Information Security and IT Risk.



The IT Enterprise Architect will work with the IT Strategists to capture the corporate strategy in enough detail to enable them plan the required technology portfolio on a multiyear basis. This is a strategic role, combining business and technical understanding with road mapping and planning capabilities, involving big-picture thinking and the ability to visualise and articulate future state IT landscapes. 


The role will lead a team of architects from the Centres of Excellence and Infrastructure groups to model, design and plan systems and technology solutions, outlining scenarios for where Glanbia will be tomorrow, and the roadmaps that lead from one stage in the journey to the next.


Key Elements of the Role

  • Provide the technical authority, governance, and direction for the enterprise architecture.
  • Participate in high level business requirements gathering sessions to understand the business needs, and uses EA framework models to oversee the creation and upkeep of a future state IT architecture.
  • Participate in Architecture Review Board and project Design Authority as appropriate to ensure that solution designs comply with the Glanbia enterprise architecture.
  • Create and maintain an overview and register of Glanbia’s IT assets and associated processes.
  • Maximise solution re-use and synergies across the organization and, were appropriate, reduce costs through technology re-use.
  • Proactively identify technology-enabled solutions to business opportunities.
  • Technology Portfolio Management. Provide technical expertise in the assessment and selection of software packages and and determine where they fit in the overall roadmap for the organisation.
  • Advise on the selection and use of appropriate architectural frameworks and design standards, methods, and tools and their effective application.
  • Working with the business unit IT Strategists co-ordinate innovation value propositions for proof of value.
  • Maintain external IT Analyst relations.




  • Bachelor’s degree (NFQ 7 or higher) in IT or associated discipline
  • TOGAF, Federated Enterprise Architect or similar IT architecture qualification



  • A minimum of 5+ years Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience in Information Architecture, Integration Architecture or Enterprise Resource Planning a distinct advantage


Skills and Competencies

  • Engagement Skills:
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Influencing
    • IT Governance
    • Creativity
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Adaptability
  • Architectural Thinking “Cognitive Competency”
    • “Architectural thinking” comprises perception, creativity, transformation, integration, and organizing techniques. In addition, there are four different levels of cognition desirable in enterprise architects—conceptual, contextual, logical, and physical.
  • Technical Mastery:
    • Integration Architecture
    • Application Architecture
    • Technical Architecture
    • New Technology Innovation
    • Maintain architecture models and inventories
  • The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of business, information and integration architecture.
  • Strategic Thinking
    • Road mapping and Planning
    • Big-Picture Thinking
    • Strategic Planning
    • Information Synthesis
    • Visual Thinking.