IT Program Manager - Enterprise Architecture

Medtronic Inc. Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

Remote-based position on interim basis only due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Upon approval of "Return to Office" site guidelines, this role may require the individual to work onsite at the Medtronic facility located in Mounds View, MN.

Bring your talents to an industry leader in medical technology and healthcare solutions - we're a market leader and growing every day. You can be proud to be a part of technologies that are rooted in our long history of mission-driven innovation. You will be empowered to shape your own career. We support your growth with the training, mentorship, and guidance you need to own your future success. Together, we can transform healthcare.

Join us for a career in IT that changes lives.

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The Enterprise Architecture (EA) Program Manager is responsible for organizing, developing, and advocating for the processes, tools, and methodologies to drive consistency and excellence across the global Enterprise Architecture community and delivery models. These activities may include leading process and service definitions for four key architecture practices: Business, Information, Technical and Security, and operating them as a service owner with support staff resource(s) across the community of architects inside and outside of the enterprise architecture organization. This leader will develop work estimates, high level proposals, detailed work plans, operating plans, resource plans, and schedules. The Program Manager will recommend and take action to measure and guide the department's delivery, publishing and communicating departmental results, escalating issues, while managing to scope, schedule, and budget constraints.

The EA Program Manager is responsible for designing and overseeing EA services and activities to ensure alignment, achieve the desired time-based service levels / objectives, and measure progress to overall program strategy.


  • Partners with the global EA team in establishing and documenting EA services, objectives, and timelines and regularly measuring progress against the defined SLAs - taking accountability for operating the process with supporting resources across the EA department

  • Partners with the Business Architecture practice within EA to

o Supporting the pipeline to maintain business capabilities with regular validations, maturity assessments and roadmaps with processes & SLAs

o Promote and leverage business capability models by identifying the impacts by IT work efforts in terms of scoped business capabilities

  • Enables the Information Architecture practice within EA to form and promote the program to deliver information-centric outcomes with activities that may include:

o Orchestrating the work to build out information domains and facility their the cross-business usage

o Aligning efforts to deliver on the Digital Information Core

  • Supports the Technical Architecture practice within EA by

o Coordinating a regular application portfolio management (APM) analysis, identifying opportunities for enterprise leverage and harmonization while ensuring the application inventory is aligned with its supported business capabilities, technology roadmaps and IT domain portfolio.

o Structuring the effort to create, maintain and leverage the appropriate technology roadmaps and patterns

  • Backs the Security Architecture practice within EA by building connectivity across practices to ensure coordination across EA, Global Privacy and Security teams

  • Drives and facilitates harmonized EA delivery across the 4 architecture practices, ultimately creating a managed roadmap which facilitates the delivery of transitional and future state architectures

  • Partners with the EPMO, IT Governance, Privacy, Security, Sourcing, and Legal organizations to align key projects to architecture and IT governance processes

o Leveraging the global IT project pipeline to build and mature EA engagement points, process integrations and deliverables integrated with gates, controls and supporting tooling - championing the applicable change and project management across applicable stakeholders

o Measures and reports on key EPMO and IT Governance activities to ensure the appropriate architecture governance processes are followed.

  • Develops, recommends and champions process and/or technology improvement across EA, including overall project management (budget, resources, objectives) and communications that will build capabilities in drive improved efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Drives the process to develop quarterly departmental communications with presentations and newsletters

  • Influences and communicates effectively with all levels of the organization on topics related to architecture and governance.

  • Mentors other Medtronic resources to become more knowledgeable and fluent around EA to enable build organizational subject matter expertise over time.

MUST HAVE (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience with a bachelor's degree or 3+ years of experience with an advanced degree

NICE TO HAVE (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Previous Medtronic experience

  • 3+ years of experience and strong knowledge of project, program or departmental management concepts

  • 3+ years of experience in business relationship management and/or managing relationships across a complex, global matrixed environment

  • 2+ years adjacent experience with architecture concepts within an Enterprise environment High degree of 'learning agility' with the ability to readily consume and apply new information and concepts with developed analytical problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication skills, including with employees, clients, senior management and vendors

  • Strong business acumen, decision making, and influence skills across all levels of an organization

  • Experience in business capability and process modeling

  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills

  • Strong results orientation (driving to deadlines, financial targets, project goals, etc.)

  • Ability to work collaboratively and partner with employees, leaders, clients, and vendors

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a global, virtual organization

  • Effective meeting facilitation and presentation skills, including the ability to translate technical information into business terms

  • Work experience in the Medical Device Industry, or other regulated industry

  • Ability to aid in the development of business, architecture, and technical resources

  • Able to work independently as well as cooperatively

  • Certifications in project management frameworks such as PMP


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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