Enterprise Architect - Corporate Functions

    • Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Job Description

Position summary:

The role of Enterprise Architect provides technical leadership and is responsible for establishing the direction for the IT architecture, standards, design and implementation approaches for the company's application systems and/or infrastructure. The Enterprise Architect creates, evaluates and implements plans and design proposals for high impact IT solutions and their use involving leading edge technologies and methods considering key factors such as their long-term effectiveness (service delivery and cost), practicality, technical limitations and criticality.

From a business functional perspective, the role aligns to Corporate Functions, requiring prior experience in areas such as Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, corporate Marketing, and/or Finance.

Essential duties & responsibilities: (detailed description)

In alignment to EA principles and close collaboration with project data analysts, data governance leads, and other key stakeholders this role is responsible for:

  • Develop or lead alignment to the information management strategic goals and information architecture operating model.
  • In close collaboration with enterprise business and process architects, translate strategic requirements into usable enterprise information architecture.
  • Lead cross-project information architecture related activities involving enterprise data.
  • Collaborate with project-level data analysts and/or solution architects to create and publish enterprise Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) depicting the end-to-end flow of data for specific subject areas and at the holistic enterprise level.
  • Collaborate with project-level data analysts to create and publish Business Information Models(BIMs) for specific subject areas and at the holistic enterprise level.
  • Collaborate with project-level data analysts and data governance leads to define, manage and publish business glossary and data dictionary for Stryker's key data assets.
  • Lead the definition of integrative and canonical views of data to establish catalog of enterprise data services in the form of unified business views, or in support of convergence of information assets for data migration planning or impact analysis.
  • Lead the definition of technical standards and guidelines that pertain to data and information use, security, access and governance (including defining accountabilities in support of data quality mandates).
  • Streamline M&A processes by providing information architecture.
  • Ensure existing information assets are identified, stewarded and leveraged across the enterprise.
  • Create and lead alignment to enterprise information reference architecture, includes long term strategic goals and vision for data architecture and management tools and standards.
  • Drive change towards data-driven culture; support and advocate enterprise information management, including coaching and training.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for data re-use, migration, or retirement.
  • Monitor regulatory guidelines (such as consumer privacy issues) to determine impact on enterprise information architecture.
  • Monitor compliance and related guidance (such as data retention and audit requirements) to determine impact on enterprise information architecture.
  • Monitor emerging industry standards to determine impact on enterprise information architecture.

Education & special trainings:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Advanced degree desired.
  • Data architecture and/or management certifications highly preferred
  • 8+ years' IT work experience

Qualifications & experience:

The successful candidate for this position will have the following experiences and expertise:
  • In-depth experience designing and implementing information solutions.
  • Knowledgeable in the design and construction of information architectures that enable well-integrated transactional, collaborative and analytic systems.
  • Data/information modeling expertise at the enterprise level.
  • Experience with Big Data technologies and solutions (i.e. streaming and pipelines) is a plus
  • Experience creating strategic roadmap and accompanying information architecture to streamline M&As.
  • Understanding of differences between relational modeling and object modeling.
  • Understanding of taxonomies and ontologies, as well as the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less structured sources.
  • Understanding of metamodels.
  • Knowledge of IMDBs like SAP HANA, and modern database technologies like MS Azure SQL DB, Snowflake, etc., is a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Experience creating information policy to support effective design of information systems and use of information across the enterprise.
  • Experience with various information modeling techniques (such as data flow diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams or create/read/update/delete matrices).
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Experience with Workday, Hyperion, Contract Management, Tax Systems, Applicant Tracking Systems, Oracle/JD Edwards/SAP ERP(s), & BI & Advanced Analytics is a plus.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA/Data Privacy laws, standards, and best practices a plus.
  • Experience designing to ensure information security a plus.


Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


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