Enterprise Architect

Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: IT and Developer
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

This position is responsible for leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes. This role leads, prioritizes and develops the overall enterprise architecture (EA) discipline for the enterprise, in conjunction with solution architecture roles, as well as with business and IT leaders.


  • Effectively communicates to different audiences. It is important to be able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely in written documents (graphics or text), and to present these coherently and logically.
  • Domain knowledge; This position is aware of not only what is currently happening in their specific area of expertise, but also of forthcoming advances and plans, ensuring these can be incorporated into the enterprise where appropriate.
  • Develops a common language, approach and understanding to discuss and develop architectural artifacts. This may or may not involve adoption of a formal framework.
  • Has the ability to model the organizational strategies (current and future states) with capability or process maps are a key requirement. These models can then be used to determine impact and "what if" scenarios for investments and strategic direction.
  • Processes an understanding of, and eventual involvement with, the company business and IT strategies. This position shows an awareness and understanding of these strategies, and of their potential impact.
  • Is aware of the current IT operational issues and direction, and ensure that IT operations is kept informed of future-state plans.
  • Intellectual integrity; In many cases, the EA must present unbiased architectural opinions and recommendations to senior management for their decisions. This requires an independent and objective approach to the issues.
  • Project Management; Essential to this role is the pragmatic and practical ability of the architecture to be implemented. Key to this is an understanding of the issues involved in project development, the language of project managers and, therefore, the ability to engage with the project managers in the deployment of the architecture.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 8+ years IT experience
  • Business Capability Modeling, IT Capability Modeling
  • Thorough understanding of technology trends and developments in all domain architectures
  • Thorough knowledge of domain architectures (Infrastructure, Security, Enterprise "back office" applications, Cloud, Data, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Commerce)
  • Thorough knowledge of Project Management Methodologies (Agile and Waterfall) and IT Governance
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to create and maintain positive and professional business relationship with IT and business leaders, including senior leadership
  • Must be able to work effectively in teams and cross-functional team environment
  • Preferred knowledge/certifications in TOGAF, PMI, Six Sigma, Zachman Framework


IT and Developer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's

In IT and Developer roles, you can grow your career in a variety of ways at Chico's FAS, Inc. Because we have three brands and hundreds of boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, we are able to leverage talent across the enterprise and throughout North America.

From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate Jobs in Corporate for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

IT and Developer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Analyst, Financial Business Systems- The Analyst, Business Systems (ABS) is a Store Systems associate that will focus all efforts on store IT needs for all Chico's business units.

Associate, Technical Support - Team members in this IT and Developer job are responsible for supporting stores across all Chico's FAS stores via telephone and self-service work orders.

SAP Analyst, Business Systems - Team members in this IT and Developer job will focus all efforts on the store technology needs for all Chico's business units. The ABS will maintain relationships and communication will all business units regarding IT requirements and issue management.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. Apply online today for IT and Developer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

At Chico's, there is no such thing as a typical career path, and we encourage everyone in an IT and Developer role to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist. Apply online today for IT and Developer Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our stores, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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