Principal Enterprise Architect (Remote) - Missoula, MT

  • Advanced Technology Group
  • Nov 01, 2021
Full time Architecture Engineering Information Technology Software

Job Description

Company Overview:

Advanced Technology Group (ATG), a Cognizant Company, is a global leader in Quote to Cash advisory, implementation, and managed services to both mid-market and large enterprise brands seeking increased agility in the “everything as-a-service” economy. Implementing CRM, Quoting, and Billing systems are the core of what we do and we are the #1 implementation partner for three leading providers of cloud or platform-based CPQ and Billing Solutions.  We provide unique and differentiated value to our clients, our ISV partners, and our GSI partners, using years of domain expertise, a set of proprietary tools and intellectual property, and a refined set of delivery accelerators. 

Position Overview:

The mission of the Enterprise Architect is to provide strategic technical leadership that enables business success as impacted by technology and its application to business systems (integrated technology, process, and work done by people). The Enterprise Architect will accomplish this mission in environments where ATG’s clients face a variety of enterprise challenges around Q2C systems associated with the ATG Monetization Ecosystem™ such as enterprise transformation, digital transformation, rapidly changing business models, technology, and customer expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

The Enterprise Architect will primarily assess, architect, design, facilitate, lead and direct enterprise architecture in multiple contexts while working closely with the ATG Advisory and Transformation team and the ATG Delivery organization as we guide our clients to be successful with all aspects of their new or evolving Enterprise Architecture. Additionally, the Enterprise Architect is responsible for developing training material and working with others at ATG to be successful with assessments and implementations.

Key Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering
  • 5+ years of current experience defining and implementing enterprise architecture strategies including hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud
  • M.S. Software Engineering, or B.S. Software Engineering / M.S. Information Technology Management, or Equivalent Formal Education
  • MBA preferred but not required
  • Current Salesforce Technical Architect certification a plus
  • Extensive experience with enterprise architecture best practices and goals
  • Strong understanding of Cloud-first, Lift-and-shift, Multi-cloud and Hybrid-cloud architectural solutions and integration patterns
  • Strong experience architecting for iPaaS/Integration solutions including API Management and Security
  • Experience creating technical architectures using architecture and design patters that resulted in successful implementation of a broad range of Application and Data implementation, orchestrations, and integration
  • Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, and other Cloud Platforms
  • Recent experience architecting for Big Data solutions a plus

Detailed Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in the design of complex enterprise systems and their respective architectures
  • Discovering and gathering system requirements
  • Analyzing single and integrated IT systems across platforms/networks
  • Formulation of solution contexts
  • Identifying and assessing solution alternatives
  • Assessing and selecting alternative technologies
  • Articulating all levels of comprehensive enterprise architectures and diagramming same
  • Strong understanding and ability to articulate key standards, frameworks, and body of knowledge (e.g. EABOK, TOGAF, DoDAF, TISAF, Zachman)
  • Strong capabilities with common tools-of-the-trade (e.g. Balanced Scorecard, UML, BPM, Heatmaps, Value Chain, Time Aware Modeling, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, Logical Architecture Diagram, IT Diagram, Patterns)

Deep working and technical knowledge (Subject Matter Expert) in multiple disciplines that include:

  • Multi-cloud architecture
  • Hybrid-cloud architecture
  • Application development and deployment
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Creation and maintenance of infrastructure supporting complex application environment(s)
  • Cross-platform design, build, integration and maintenance
  • SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and other “-as-a-Service” disciplines
  • Innovation: ideation, idea selection, execution, better outcome achievement
  • User experience: Impact of architecture/design on end user

Method-driven approach to execution

  • Uses recognized architecture and design methods
  • Comfortable deploying parts of methods appropriate to the situation
  • Able to produce body of work through repeated successful use of patterns with more than one architecture and design method, applying appropriate parts of different methods as a given situation dictates, and knowing anti-patterns and what methods not to use
  • Must have working knowledge of entire project life cycle: requirements elicitation, design, planning, development, testing, implementation and production
  • Able to monitor execution of solution design against reference architecture, identify deviations and other issues suggesting risk during project execution, and intervene when appropriate
  • Able to gather information during execution of solution design to identify and document lessons learned, inform the trade-offs required in making decisions, and ensure better future decisions

Personal, professional and leadership skills:

  •  Listening and engaging in dialogue that supports the success of others on the team
  • Must collaborate and think critically in a team-based environment to solve problems
  • Assertive in substantiating and making key decisions within areas of primary responsibility
  • Ability to articulate complex technical information to all stakeholders, including the non-technical
  • Strong focus on working with functional and project managers to make decisions in a timely manner and keep work on track, within budget, schedule and other constraints

This position may require additional time and effort necessary during periods of heavy workload in order to meet project milestones and implementation deadlines. Hours and compensation for this position will vary depending on projects and experience and may require up to 50% travel.


  • 4-year degree in a technical or business field of study preferred
  • Understanding of the Quote to Cash process (CPQ, Order Management, Billing, and CRM) a plus

Location and Travel:

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50%
  • Desired locations are ATG Delivery Centers, located in Missoula, MT, Cincinnati, OH, Kansas City, MO or St. Louis, MO, however for senior experienced professionals working virtual may be an option.

ATG believes in advancing inclusion, acceptance, and understanding amongst our team by employing individuals who bring unique perspectives and diversity of experiences to the company. We encourage all interested individuals, including people of all races and national origin, people of all ages, people of all religions, people with or without disabilities, and/or people with any gender identity and sexual orientation, to apply.


‘Cognizant will not sponsor H-1B or other U.S. work authorization, or lawful permanent residence (otherwise known as a “Green Card”) for this role’

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Oct 28 2021


About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant.


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