Architect - Enterprise Architecture

Globaltranz Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

GlobalTranz is a technology-driven freight brokerage company specializing in LTL, full truckload, third-party logistics and expedited shipping services. GlobalTranz is leading the market in innovative logistics technology that optimizes the efficiency of freight movement and matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in near real-time. Leveraging its extensive freight agent network, GlobalTranz has emerged as a fast-growing market leader with a customer base of over 25,000 shippers.


The Architect, Enterprise Architecture provides overall direction, guidance, and definition of enterprise architecture solutions to effectively support the business strategy with a focus on developed and purchased systems and the integrations/interactions between them.

The Architect, Enterprise Architecture works with teams to provide architectural, systems, and business guidance, while also helping teams apply GlobalTranz architectural principles via the creation of frameworks and templates. Additionally, they must create architectural documentation using GlobalTranz tools (i.e. Confluence) and contribute to architectural direction and POCs to validate architectural concepts.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Solutions and architecture deliverables: define, maintain, and manage enterprise architecture models, frameworks, and artifacts

  • Relationship management: Develop and manage expectations for communication channels and stakeholder groups. Initiate communications between key contributors and stakeholders, acting as a point of contact for cross-functional solution architecture. Facilitate open communication and discussion between stakeholders

  • Data analysis: understand corporate data requirements and apply data analysis, data modeling and quality assurance techniques to establish, modify or maintain test driven integration design and their associated components in and across business areas/applications of expertise.

  • Scoping/effort estimates: contribute to solution scoping and effort sizing with cross-functional teams

  • Work with both functional and technical project personnel to design integration solutions between various applications

  • Architect scalable solutions, create best practices and standards, collaborate with business and engineering to align efforts with architectural direction

  • Provide production support as and when needed

  • Translating business requirements into systems impact

  • Determine scope/impact of requests and produce architectural recommendations

  • Proven mentorship in technology direction and application

  • Assist in the design of technology curriculum and content

  • Experience in development processes including code and architecture reviews

  • Experience in designing POCs with measurable, reportable results

  • Lead group meetings to learn and understand business needs and the application of GlobalTranz technology/products to those needs


This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree or relevant job experience

  • 12-15 years of information systems technology required

  • Experience with ERP, CRM, Transportation (i.e. TMS), or Financial systems required

  • Experience with custom systems and integrations required

  • 5+ years relevant experience preferred


  • TOGAF experience is a plus

  • Capacity to be a consultative partner via either past consultative experience or corporate positions involving multiple business stakeholders

  • Ability to maintain a high proficiency level with system architectures and database system models

  • Exceptional customer service orientation and ability to architect nimble and responsive solutions

  • Recommend changes in process, policies, and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principles

  • Ability to work on multiple, complex projects as a leader and a subject matter expert within both purchased and custom systems


Travel is required but is minimal (approximately 15% or less throughout the year).


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

GlobalTranz is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary

  • Travel Required Yes

  • Travel % 15

  • Required Education Bachelor's Degree

  • Minneapolis, MN, USA

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