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Enterprise Architect Director

Date: Nov 28, 2020

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 74549 



Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.  Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforceHallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.


The Enterprise Architecture Director is accountable for creating a future technology architecture blueprint that is tightly linked to Hallmark’s business strategy and ensures that all Information Technology initiatives are advancing the blueprint. This position will drive the acceptance and adherence to the technology strategy for all lines of business working with both Information Technology and the business to ensure compliance.  In addition, h/she will be accountable for the key architectural designs of critical business applications at Hallmark.


The Enterprise Architecture Director will establish, tailor, and evolve an enterprise architecture capability for Hallmark based on the industry-standard Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). This capability will develop, use, and sustain the architecture of Hallmark’s technology systems. It will govern change, guiding Hallmark’s transformation through the gap between Hallmark’s current state and desired future state. This architecture will be a description of the enterprise that key people can understand, allowing them to make the decisions necessary to fulfill Hallmark’s goals, objectives, mission, and vision.


The scope of the enterprise is technology solutions for all of Hallmark’s business and brands including global greetings, Crayola, and Crown Media.  This person will interact with IT and IS senior leadership, select Hallmark executives and vendor partners. 


The Enterprise Architecture Director is responsible for architectures that support strategy, portfolios, projects, and solution delivery. He or she will serve as chair of Hallmark’s Architecture Review Board with accountability for all architecture governance processes across the enterprise. The Director will guide the development of an architecture repository of content that accelerates the development of architectures through re-use of architecture building blocks including principles, reference architectures, patterns, standards, and landscape descriptions across all architecture domains including business, information, and technology. The Director will guide the development of processes for the investigation of emerging technologies applicable to Hallmark businesses. The Director will align the processes and goals of architecture to work seamlessly with Hallmark’s project office and IT development and service management organizations, and information security.  The responsibilities include: 


  • Leading the EA Capability and its use 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. 


  • Partnering with business leaders in Enabling their future-state business capabilities which drive targeted business outcomes through the prioritized projects, programs, projects and organizational initiatives. 


  • Researching technology trends by scanning the major disruptive technology and nontechnology landscape and recommending progressive and practical solutions that benefit the business.  


  • Leading and managing a team of architects (business, information, solution, technical, etc.) to drive business value and build strong architecture knowledge and skills across the architecture practice. 


To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, system analysis or 4 years of equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of Information Technology experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in at least three IT disciplines, that could include: business, information, solution or technical architecture, integration solutions, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment
  • Minimum of 3 years application development experience, preferably on multiple platforms and toolsets
  • Minimum 3 years leading and building collaborative and autonomous high-performing work teams 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP ERP systems 
  • Enterprise Architecture certification


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and checks.







At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

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Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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