Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. CIT provides financing, leasing, and advisory services principally to middle-market companies and small businesses across a wide variety of industries. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. For more information, visit cit.com.
The enterprise architect is accountable for execution of technology change leading toward the desired CIT business vision and targeted outcomes. This starts with formulating the guiding principles for structuring IT systems through the development of architecture frameworks leading to delivery of signature-ready, actionable recommendations.
The enterprise architect is responsible for driving future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted business outcomes through the choice of programs, projects and initiatives the organization chooses to invest in. The enterprise architect must be capable of practically applying existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models. Conversely, they must be able to understand, monetize and operationalize new technologies.
The enterprise architect leads, coordinates and balances the tactical and strategic architectural initiatives that run, grow and transform the business. The tactical maintains and evolves current-state business capabilities with a focus on efficiency and predictability of the existing IT estate. The strategic aspect designs and enables future-state business capabilities with a focus on technology disruption, speed, agility, and flexibility that enables new business growth.
The enterprise architect supports the EA program and its efforts to develop, maintain and govern the enterprise architecture across the organization. They are responsible for defining the EA process and architecture review and advisory process, and for leading the integration of those processes with related business and IT processes.
The enterprise architect will demonstrate competencies across six key dimensions.