Job Opportunity for Enterprise Architect at WRI in Multiple Locations

Website WRI

Who we are and what we do?  

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.  

About your role:  

WRI seeks a highly motivated and independent person with strong technical research and communication skills to work as Enterprise Architect for Operations. The position can be based anywhere globally with preference for India, US, or Africa and will work for WRI’s Information Technology Department.  

The Enterprise Architect for operations will be responsible for helping improve work efficiencies through internal knowledge sharing of content and constituent interactions. The role would not work on content development nor knowledge sharing systems that are intended for external audiences, but may support teams as needed to manage content flow from internal to external systems.   

The Enterprise Architect will support the IT department in developing and delivering training materials, related project plans, and solution implementations. The role will facilitate and help implement One WRI Initiative in all offices globally.  

International travel will be expected.  

How your day will unfold: 

Enterprise Architect for Operations is responsible for designing architecture for WRI operations across the Institute.  Defining overall organizational system and application architecture and providing vision, problem anticipation and resolution to the Institute.  Participates in creating strategies and policies to meet overall mission and business goals.  Oversees implementation of architecture system and advises adjustments to management.  Creates functional strategies and objective for the sub-functions.  Provides budget/policies/procedures to support functional infrastructure.  Supports and promotes governance model and technical infrastructure.  Has deep knowledge of the managed sub-functions and departmental functions. Forecasts and plans strategies for data and technology transitions, future goals and needs.  

Enterprise Architecture Global Strategy Development and Delivery

  • Lead the development of the Enterprise Architecture guard-rails, strategy, and roadmap and ensure integration with the overall IT and enterprise strategic plans through coordination management.
  • Lead the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technology and solution architecture requirements; analyzing industry, technology and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the Institute.
  • Partner with verticals, leaders and subject matter experts to assess current-state business architecture and identify gaps between the current and desired future-states.
  • Lead and participate in the development and management of high-level projects or initiatives to close the gaps between the current and future–state architectures, including technology road maps, proposed change projects and target metrics.
  • Define a clear vision that enables business innovation for the organization through the use of technology.
  • Ensure alignment between business and IT needs and objectives while focusing on best practices, awareness of emerging trends and striving towards innovative solutions that create a competitive advantage.
  • Assess technologies and implement technical architectures to increase business agility and manage complexity.
  • Manage performance issues when necessary.
  • Ensure that all Enterprise Architecture services and processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with policies and applicable standards, legislation, and regulations (e.g. TTB, Sarbanes-Oxley, GDPR, HIPAA etc.)
  • Work with the IT leadership team to plan future skill needs to acquire and develop the appropriate mix of business, data and process knowledge, technical skills and competencies.

Qualifications and Requirements that we seek:

  • 12 years of experience in business and data analysis and process flows
  • 12+ years of experience in at least two IT disciplines or 5 years of experience in enterprise or solution architecture, business analysis or business strategic planning.
  • Experience of leading qualification and implementation of enterprise-wide business solutions such as ERP, EPM, HCM, etc.
  • Strong ability to represent and document business processes, interactions and data flows, use cases, and test cases.
  • Deep and practical understanding of the IT architecture discipline, processes, concepts, and best practices
  • Strong strategic planning capabilities (processes, tools, deliverables, collaboration with architecture) and credible relationship management experience
  • Knowledgeable in designing and constructing business processes, functions and organizational structures
  • Understanding of Cloud based ERP solutions.
  • Familiarity with basic graphical modeling approaches
  • Ability to translate business needs into Enterprise Architecture requirements.

Salary and Benefits: 31,00,000 to 36,00,000 CTC PA

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Duration: 2 years as term hire (extendable based on performance and project requirements) 

Location: Delhi/Mumbai/Bengaluru, India 

To Apply:

Only Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

List of Documents to be attached:

• Resume with cover letter

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