CIT Group Inc.

  • Enterprise Architect

    Location US-NY-New York | US-NJ-Livingston | US-NC-Charlotte | US-FL-Jacksonville | US-CA-Pasadena | US-NH-Portsmouth
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    Information Technology - IT Architecture
  • Overview


    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


    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.

    Scope of Activities

    The enterprise architect will demonstrate competencies across six key dimensions.

    Lead and Influence

    • Lead the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business strategy and requirements.
    • Seek opportunities to highlight how digital business initiatives will potentially impact enterprises' economic architecture and metrics.

    Identify Ecosystems and Develop Business Models

    • Understand the business's economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation, so as to effectively support and guide technology investment decisions.
    • Design and construct future and current state business models so as to practically apply new and emerging technologies to drive them.

    Focus on Strategy and Execution

    • Formulate, translate, advocate, support and execute business strategy to achieve the organization's targeted business outcomes.
    • Construct technology-enabled operating models, and provide viable options and visibility into execution issues.

    Research and Understand Technology and Nontechnology Trends

    • Scan for major disruptive technology and nontechnology trends (trendspotting) that affect business. Provide practical advice and best practices to overcome these challenges and successfully deliver the expected business outcomes.
    • Lead the analysis of business and operating models, market trends and the technology industry to determine their potential impact on the enterprise's business strategy, direction and architecture.

    Enable Enterprise Ideation and Innovation

    • Track and apply innovative and existing technologies, anchoring them in the business model to assess their potential, and use rapid prototyping approaches to evolve innovations.
    • Run technology experiments, helping to create new products and services and integrating the best of theses into steady-state operations for the organization.

    Determine and Help Orchestrate the Delivery of Business Outcomes

    • Lead analysis of the business' future-state capabilities and future (and current) IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement and driving the business forward.
    • Develop diagnostic and actionable deliverables that help business guide investment decisions in support of executing business strategy.
    • Lead analysis of the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
    • Lead and facilitate the creation of governance, assurance and standards to guide EA decision making.
    • Consult with infrastructure, project and product teams to ensure consistency with the enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture.
    • Oversee the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work.


    Credentials and Experience

    • Master's or Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
    • Seven or more years of experience in the management, development and delivery of standard architecture functions including application portfolio management, IT Strategy and design patterns for a diversified financial institution.
    • at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment
    • Five or more years of business experience in Banking that would preferable include Leasing, Commercial Lending and Consumer Banking.


    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics
    • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks
    • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments
    • Exceptional soft and interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation




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