iHeartMedia is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over a billion downloads; we reached our first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 110 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. Our areas of operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.
iHeartMedia Tech has begun a massive shift in the way we operate away from monolith apps and on-prem, dedicated infrastructure and towards the more flexible world of microservices built on the public cloud with agile development and CI/CD. In support of that, we are looking for a forward-thinking, big-picture architect to reimagine the status-quo and create innovative and modern solutions for our business challenges.
As part of the Enterprise Architecture team, the Senior Enterprise Architect shares responsibility in defining the functional architecture of iHeartMedia across the business, application, information, and infrastructure landscapes. The ideal candidate will work with business and IT leaders to understand the business, its value streams, and technology landscape, create plans to address gaps and inefficiencies, and articulate benefits and costs.
Provide architectural support for assigned domain by applying strategic thinking and effectively communicating concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
Partner with business and IT teams to define long-term architectural vision, business and technical architectures, and enterprise guidelines and standards; Work closely with delivery teams to ensure projects adhere to the vision and standards
Develop and maintain a catalog of business and technical capabilities, processes, and technologies; identify gaps and create plans to address them
Assist in the evaluation and selection of business and IT systems; perform buy vs. build analysis
Document current-state and target-state architectures and designs
Promote the use of shared platforms, services, and applications
Keep abreast of industry standards, technology innovation and trends, and major vendors
Minimum 10 years of experience designing and building software solutions with at least 3 years in enterprise architecture
Recent experience architecting enterprise solutions on the public cloud
Broad technical knowledge and experience, including:
o Enterprise solution architecture, enterprise architecture and modeling (including TOGAF), cloud architecture (including AWS), and business process analysis (including BPMN)
o Software development, technology stacks (open source, Java, etc.), UI frameworks, microservices, RESTful APIs and API management, queuing and messaging, application integration, logging and monitoring, CI/CD, agile/scrum, and DevOps
o SQL, NoSQL, ETL, master data management, analytics, and BI
o Identity, directory, authentication/authorization, single-sign-on, access management, data privacy, backup, and disaster recovery
o Compute, storage, network, load-balancing, scalability, and availability
Ability to develop prototypes
Experience in vendor platform evaluations including criteria and scorecard development
Strong leadership skills to include communication and presentation, ability to influence others, strategic thinking, and accountability
High attention to detail and strong analytical, organizational, and task management skills
Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent preferred