Enterprise Architect

Papa Johns Louisville, KY


The Enterprise Architect will provide technical direction, thought leadership, and hands-on support for a variety of industry-leading digital products and analytical assets, enabling Papa John's to deliver high-quality customer experiences with a test-and-learn, cloud-first, DevOps-driven mindset. This role is accountable for the architectural strategy as well as the overall health of various business-critical applications, with a strong focus on Data and Analytics. This includes emerging technology R&D, reference architecture for assigned domains, as well as solution design and verification through deep participation in the data engineering and Product Delivery lifecycle. A successful candidate will be able to directly support several Agile Product delivery teams in bringing these solution designs to life through working software and trusted analytics.

* As a technical thought leader, drive change, increase collaboration, and motivate agile delivery teams to achieve a high level of product performance and quality

* Lead technology evaluation and adoption efforts (including proof-of-concept, proof-of-technology, and riskiest assumption tests)

* Directly influence executive leadership with high-quality data and strategic, business-focused interactions

* Support creation of technology standards and reusable components

* Via a hands-on skillset, guide and support engineering teams during all phases of the DevOps lifecycle

* Create Domain-Level Architectures (conceptual, logical, physical) and Enterprise-Level Architectures

* Lead cross-functional architecture team to translate requirements for complex and dynamic business needs into specific solution designs, with a highly pragmatic and evolutionary mindset

* Articulate design impacts upon people, process, and technology, and clearly measure, score, and defend solution options

* Act as the Product Manager's advocate as an authority on technical capabilities, innovation opportunities, economic or risk tradeoffs, technical debt, and architecture strategies

* Create enterprise architecture roadmaps, promoting solutions that make progress towards a shared vision, leverage common services, and meet Product targets

* Bring "best in class" to Papa John's – apply enterprise and industry best practices to new business or technology requirements, and advocate for changes in requirements or roadmaps as needed

* Prescribe appropriate types and levels of architecture review, code review, testing, CI/CD, monitoring, and metrics to ensure the ongoing Digital Health and production support of our platforms

* Drive creation, adoption and reuse of enterprise technology assets within the Domain's delivery stream; identify opportunities to create new reusable technology assets and promote them for use

* Identify and prioritize required Architectural Runway in support of upcoming business capabilities


* Professional, technical, interpersonal, and organizational skills commensurate with the responsibilities outlined

* Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills, including data visualization and diagramming

* An analytical, experiment-based, Systems-Thinking approach to Product Delivery

* Significant experience in continuous integration, continuous delivery, continuous testing, and other DevOps-related tools and practices

* Significant experience with modern Cloud Computing technologies (GCP, Azure, and/or AWS)

* Experience with reactive/resilient design patterns

* Significant hands-on knowledge of Data architectures and technologies (MDM, data quality & metadata management, streaming data pipelines, cloud data warehousing, big data processing, etc.)

* Significant hands-on knowledge of Analytics architectures and technologies, including advanced visualization, statistical analysis, predictive models, machine learning, etc.

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, or Data Science

* 10+ years relevant work experience

* 6+ years of technical leadership experience

* 4+ years of architecture experience in a large-scale, complex IT environment(preferably a disciplined Agile environment)

* Significant experience in delivering high-volume, high-availability, internet-facing applications(preferably with cloud-based workloads)

* Significant experience driving Data and Analytics strategies for Fortune 500 organizations and/or highly successful startups


Exciting things are happening at Papa John's corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is YOU!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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