Director, IT Enterprise Architecture

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Play a strategic role in shaping the long-term direction of Esri’s IT landscape and the Information Systems and Technology (IST) organization, its alignment with Esri business objectives, and the delivery of commitments IST makes to its business colleagues. Our EA team assesses desired capabilities, defines value streams, reengineers business processes, and selects technologies to build complete solutions that drive business value for Esri.

Our ideal candidate is a businessperson who can articulate a vision and strategy, a technologist who can help guide technical direction and tradeoffs for implementation teams, and a delivery leader who can coordinate cross-functional efforts across the company. You have credibility through your experience, the ability to build working relationships at all levels, and willingness to jump in wherever necessary to make our projects successful.


  • Align IST with business objectives by
    • Coalescing the Esri product development and go-to-market strategies and timelines, and ensuring that IST strategies are well aligned to support these business objectives
    • Measuring business capability maturity and identifying areas where IT investment will be most impactful
  • Deliver business value by
    • Partnering with business and other IST leaders to implement effective solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner
    • Leveraging and enriching enterprise data by connecting cross-functional business processes
    • Ensuring standards are useful to the organization without being onerous
  • Establish long-term technical direction by
    • Providing technical leadership on infrastructure, application platform, and integration models and standards
    • Leading the enterprise architecture team to align technology direction to capability, efficiency, and security objectives
    • Connecting with thought leaders in Software Development and Professional Services on future technology trends for Esri software products


  • 15+ years of experience in IT or software development
  • Experience with formal EA frameworks and demonstrated ability to move from the theoretical to the practical
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Collaborative, team-based approach
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's or MBA



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$177,840-$309,920 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

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