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The Solution Architect supports the
comprehensive high level architecture, functionality, economics and
architecture compliance of solution options for the HR global applications
portfolio. This position works closely
with the global HR Solution Manager, Regional Solution and Application Architects,
Enterprise Architecture and key stakeholders to determine requirements
for solution planning and development.
This position develops solution architecture at an enterprise and project level
in collaboration with other architects, global and regional HR portfolio teams
and subject matter experts from Cargill’s business units.
The Solution Architect understands both technical and functional design
and brings perspective from all architecture domains (process, application, data, technology and security) into the
solution design in support of HR portfolio capabilities. Utilizing a strong expertise in HR business
processes and HR applications that support these processes, this position
ensures solutions developed are aligned to enterprise architecture standards
and principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet the financial
targets (cost and benefits). This position is accountable for solution
evaluation and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business
Architect position is also responsible for staying current with emerging
business and technology trends, promoting the ‘art of the possible’, and
driving innovation investments throughout the portfolio. This role is able to facilitate the difficult
conversations involving balancing corporate strategies and local business
requirements. This requires an ability
to see multiple perspectives, steer discussions towards fact-based comparisons,
and drive significant net value for the enterprise.
The HR Portfolio encompasses the following areas:
Core Employee Data Processes and Solutions
Time & Attendance Processes and Solutions
Payroll Processes and Solutions
Talent Processes & Solutions
Compensation Processes & Solutions
Learning Management Processes & Solutions
The Solution Architect own the integration, maintenance and integrity of the portfolio
architecture for all HR solutions, encompassing global business capabilities
enabled by enterprise application landscape.
40% – Architecture Planning and Development:
Develops and maintains HR solution architecture by leading solution
definition, solution architecture reviews, and solution selection efforts
Acts as part of the broader Cargill Architecture community to define
and execute architecture processes.
Develops and maintains the
Conceptual Architecture for the HR Global Applications Portfolio
Owns the Logical Architecture for a Portfolio (describing flow and high
level physical arch)
Responsible for understanding the strategy across enterprises on the
capabilities provided within their portfolio and translating that into an
architecture plan (In partnership with the HR Portfolio Lead and other
Responsible for the application architecture for all capabilities within
the HR applications portfolio (meaning the application portfolio, key APIs,
transactions, etc.) and the associated roadmap
Responsible for the data landscape for the HR global applications portfolio
Responsible for all buy vs. build for the HR global applications
Responsible for governance to the architecture plan for the HR portfolio
Ensures portfolio architecture aligns with Enterprise Architecture
Responsible for lifecycle planning for applications within the global HR
Provides strategic consultation and recommendations for business process
design, business intelligence design, software development design/architecture,
application frameworks, and/or interfaces during the design and ongoing care of
Provides support and consultation for detailed design, deployment and
for vendors providing technology solutions within your portfolio (including
open source distribution vendors).
ensuring Cargill roadmap items are included in vendor roadmap (including open
source distribution vendors).
40% – Business Partnership:
Work with businesses to establish clear connections between
business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology
investments required to achieve them.
Partner with business leadership to understand how data will
be leveraged as a competitive advantage and promote architectural methods and
solutions to enable business value (e.g. using big data to drive predictive
analytics and improve customer experience).
Provide consultation and recommendations for business
capabilities, business process design, business intelligence design, software
development design/architecture, application frameworks, and/or interfaces
during the design and ongoing care of solutions.
Regularly interface with other architects, analysts, process
designers, application portfolio managers, business relationship managers, and
enterprise subject matter experts to understand and evaluate portfolio
Assist in the definition of the architecture and technology
opportunities of the portfolio based on new and emerging technologies.
Independently establish priorities and strategies, ensuring they are consistent
with business goals and economic viability.
10% – Architecture Assurance:
Manage adherence to defined standards throughout the design, development
and implementation processes for the HR Portfolio including managing exceptions
against the portfolio.
Review new projects
and architecture solutions, ensuring they are aligned with the enterprise
architecture and meet financial targets.
Champion data as a
corporate asset, ensuring the value realization of the investments Cargill
is making in the data and information areas are captured.
10% – IT Innovation & Delivery:
Maintains extensive knowledge of industry trends, and utilizes this
knowledge to educate the HR Portfolio Lead and Regional HR Portfolio Managers
on opportunities to build better target solution architectures that support and
drive business decisions.
Drives improvement of architecture methodologies and services. Supports
implementation, improvements, and proper utilization of architecture tools.
Ensures the quality of architecture assets, and keeps them up-to-date. Develops
and maintains architecture metrics.
Maintain knowledge of industry trends and utilize this knowledge to
educate both IT and the business on opportunities to build better target
architectures that support and drive business decisions.
Drive the definition of the architecture and technology opportunities of
the portfolio based on new and emerging technologies.
Demonstrate deep knowledge of a wide variety of technology disciplines.
Participates in routine and
non-routine construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring
successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements met
Provides technical oversight and
coaching to others resolving complex and severe technical issues.
Designs new testing methods and
resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance. With
minimal guidance, monitors systems capacity and performance.
Leads disaster recovery activities and contributes to disaster recovery
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer
Science or Management Information Systems; OR equivalent experience
10 years business experience with diverse operational,
development and business roles
5 years experience with business process design and
improvement; knowledge of HR solutions (i.e. SuccessFactors, Kronos, ADP)
3 years experience in a technical lead or architecture
Experience collaborating with regional and global project teams to define business requirements and
deliver solutions that meet business goals
developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology
Experience with business case development
Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem
solving, technical and analytical skills
Leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation and
Ability to influence
peers and leadership stakeholders
Strong written and
verbal communication skills
management, planning and organizational skills
Proven ability to work
effectively within a large organization that operates using matrix
Knowledge and ability
to support: translation of business needs into solution architecture
requirements, application of multiple technical solutions to business
problems, and estimation of the financial impact of solution architecture
Ability to quickly
comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Ability to travel, including internationally, up to 20%
Business fluency in English
Business strategy development
Knowledge of all components of enterprise
certification (Examples include ITIL, APICS, six sigma, etc.)
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
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