• Solutions Segment Architect

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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking a Segment Solutions Architect to join our IS&T team located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our IS&T team supports 8,000 locations across North America and collaborates with the entire Sodexo Group, spanning 80 countries and more than 30,600 locations. That kind of global reach and commitment demands the most advanced technology and systems.


    Is this opportunity right for you?

    Your experience in leading technological initiatives is what we need to support Sodexo's global strategic plan, as technology plays an integral role in growing our business to become more competitive, fostering a culture of innovation. Therefore, we have an ongoing need for top talent in areas of Project Management, Enterprise Architecture and Application development.


    Sodexo empowers its employees who have developed a thorough understanding of the organization to create their own career path.


    Many of our technology experts have the following experience:

    • BS in Computer Science or MIS, or equivalent experience
    • 7 plus years in business systems analysis, and information technology architecture experience and project management methods


    We are looking for candidates who have experience in the following areas:



    • Uses business process engineering methodology to gain understanding of business needs and to ensure successful integration
    • Defines and prioritizes operational system requirements, systems integration needs, and financial & operational reporting infrastructure necessary to meet business needs. Isolates scope and function of individual applications in the larger context.
      • Maps business processes to IT systems and ensures proper applications linkage
      • Engages with business leaders to identify key decision points
      • Ensures architecture decisions are aligned with NORAM IS&T Strategy
    • Works with business to define application priorities at macro level
    • Helps determine economic value to the business of application development and integration
    • Ensures a cohesive applications portfolio exists with minimal duplication, and identifies areas for improvement
    • Understands system integration methods between internal and external systems
    • Analyzes industry, technology trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise




    As an architect, you will work with technical teams to engineer, build out and deploy cloud solutions to support Sodexo’s segment clients. This will require all dimensions of cloud architecture including:

    • Architecting application designs using Azure services or other leading cloud providers
    • Building, migrating and testing Azure environments and integration with other providers
    • Designing end to end application and data security to support the risk of architecture change
    • Leading application migration projects including optimizing technical reliability and improving application performance
    • Integration with on-premise applications, cloud providers or other platforms
    • Perform capacity planning of the cloud infrastructure



    • Develops overall systems architecture to meet needs
    • Defines priority & sequence, scope, and function of projects necessary to fill in architecture
    • Reviews project estimates with business, develops ROI, and brings to IT Governance for approval
    • Executes and is responsible for overall program necessary to build out defined technology platform working with internal IS&T teams and external partners
    • Facilitates systematic "build vs. buy" analysis, issues RFP’s as appropriate
    • Acts as communication bridge between technical IS&T development and business leaders in easy-to-understand language
    • Ensures ease-to-use is a main driver of systems development
    • Ensures scope of systems is focused on meeting basic business needs
    • Ensures cost-effective trade-offs are made following fit-gap analysis
    • Identifies system roadmaps with increasing levels of integration
    • Find solutions to operational challenges and ensures root cause identified and corrected
    • Understands project management and follows principles of Project Management Institute
    • Performs project scheduling and time estimates based on project requirements



    • Establish and manage a budget, track expenses, and forecasting
    • Tracks capital expenditures and expenses for projects vs. budget
    • Implementing cost optimized solutions (based on usage, business requirements and budget)
    • Ensure project delivers on time and on budget


    As a technical architect you'll work as part of the Customer Relationship Management team in conjunction with the IS&T Relationship Mangers to deliver innovative, cost-effective and efficient IT Solutions to meet the demand of consumer facing technology needs for Sodexo’s market segments.  Do to the expansion of cloud services the technical architect must be able and capable of building solutions and understanding cloud infrastructure, storage and security protocols via the Microsoft Azure platform and Amazon Web Services. 


    The technical architect will work closely with IT teams and external partners to align solutions which meet operational, reporting, client, and business needs.  Key responsibilities include ensuring that every aspect of the IT system works as planned, that the organization’s requirements are completely satisfied and that the system meets the needs of those who will be using it.


    Working for Sodexo:

    How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.




    Position Summary

    Responsible for the design, development and implementation of architectural approaches and solutions to information technology needs. Technical Lead in business process design and application integration. Ensures the success of enterprise-level application rollouts. Modifies or adapts existing designs, helps determine economic value to the business of application development and integration efforts. Provides cohesive applications portfolio with minimal duplication and identifies areas for improvement. Acts as communication bridge between technical IS&T development and business leaders in easy to understand language. Establishes and manages budget, tracking capital expenditures and expenses for projects vs. budget.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience  

    Basic Functional Experience – 7 years in business systems analysis, and information technology architecture experience and project management methods

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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