Application Enterprise Architect (Remote)

    • Richmond, VA

8901 - Corp Office West Crk - 12800 Tuckahoe Creek Parkway, Richmond, Virginia, 23238

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The Enterprise Architect is a key member of the Technology team who sits at the intersection of product development and current and future technology vision. The EA is charged with driving the vision and execution of Carmax technology landscape across multiple business and technology teams. The EA plays a critical role in aligning business vision and technology strategy and championing this strategy across Product leadership team, Lead Developers, Solutions Architects and Technology Infrastructure. Additionally, the EA is ensuring the appropriate implementation of standards and is responsible for the delivery of key objectives for Architecture across the organization. The EA is also responsible for advising, educating and helping establish the future technology landscape of Carmax across business units to ensure that Carmax technology solutions continue to deliver an unrivaled experience.


  • Provide technology thought leadership to leaders across the organization. The EA will be responsible to evaluate technology fit, provide potential alternatives through analysis of the competitive landscape and leading proofs of concepts (POC), proofs of technology (POT), prototype creation and architectural spikes.

  • Design an architectural vision for delivery teams aligning the product vision, stakeholder requirements and future capabilities and educate the team on this vision.

  • Coach and lead developers, solution architects and technical leads on best practices, re-usability, development best practices and understanding technical debt as well as the impact of these on availability and stability SLAs

  • Document best practices, enterprise development patterns, technology implementation strategies and drive education and adoption through the organization

  • Establish the current and future technology landscape for Carmax considering global principles, business vision, external best practices, competitive landscape and emerging technologies.

  • Partner with leaders across the organization to assist in the development of roadmaps including timeline, budget, team structure and skillset requirements.

  • Assist in attracting, recruiting and retaining a strong bench of skilled and engaged associates

  • Responsible for defining and achieving Key Results for the EA organization based on set Objectives

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and creativity
Proven analytic orientation as well as ability to be comfortable with some uncertainty
Demonstrated focus on delivering creative features that will guarantee market differentiation

Innovative; thinks beyond boundaries
Persuasive communicator - able to explain complex or intangible

Proficient speaking to large audiences and executives
Entrepreneurial drive and spirit; enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
Handles constructive criticism with ease; adapts easily and efficiently to change
Broad understanding of enterprise technology landscape including security, infrastructure, operations, networking and application development - likely has significant depth in at least one of these areas.

BA/BS Degree required. Master's Degree a plus.
5+ years experience in Information Technology.
2+ years of experience with lean/agile development processes

NOTE: This is a remote work opportunity

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

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