IT Enterprise Architect

Remote
Regular
IT
2417606
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About Pinterest:  

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more. 

 

The IT Enterprise Architect will provide digital thought leadership for Pinterest’s IT organization. This individual will be the authoritative expert for business systems supporting Finance, HR, Sales, Marketing, Learning and Employee Enablement solutions. You will have a collaborative nature that facilitates strong partnering with Pinterest business units, particularly with the Engineering org. The IT Enterprise Architect will have a vast knowledge of and experience delivering technical capabilities across multiple technologies/platforms – you’ve walked a mile in the shoes of other technologists. You will use your vast knowledge and experience to drive excellence through standards in agile delivery practices. You will indirectly lead teams of technologists to advance Pinterest’s solutions delivery roadmap, providing guidance and oversight. You will solve complex technical challenges by rolling up your sleeves and taking part in the delivery, always focusing on the end user experience.  You will partner with the IT leadership community to communicate the solutions and roadmap to business stakeholders. In short, you are an inspiring leader with an insatiable need to learn and grow, and an engineer at heart.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Evaluate projects from a technical perspective, ensuring alignment with business needs, IT roadmap, architecture and security standards, internal controls, and IT methodology
  • Ensure solution designs and implementation meet architecture quality standards
  • Ensure solutions improve overall information flow, reduce cost of service whenever possible, and do not duplicate existing functionality or diverge from business and IT strategies. Your focus will be on delivering high quality solutions and high reuse of solutions
  • Foster innovation and implement creative out-of-the-box ideas by conducting brainstorming sessions, hackathons and other innovation events and elevate the thinking of Pinterest’s technologists
  • Be the champion for a security-first mindset and elevate the overall security competency within IT
  • Assist in the development of policies, standards, and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation, and use of Information Technology within the enterprise
  • Guide Solutions Architects / Tech Leads to ensure that application and integration architecture aligns with system design guidelines and enterprise architecture standards.
  • Participate in business, data, application and infrastructure planning, providing insight into the future of the technology footprint within the assigned functional area
  • Evaluate new technologies and create proposals for their adoption based on business goals, investments, benefits and risks
  • Coach, mentor and guide solution delivery and operations teams to effectively leverage the technology footprint
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with business stakeholders as well as technical leaders within IT and other engineers throughout the organization (product engineering, data platforms, etc.)

 

What we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years of experience in IT and stakeholder relationship management
  • 7+ years of experience leading organizations through major change initiatives
  • 10+ years product management and engineering experience utilizing agile development methodologies
  • Track record of successfully establishing and implementing transformation programs in an Agile and DevOps environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SaaS, infrastructure, and cloud computing architectures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data security and compliance controls
  • Experience designing/engineering Identity Access Management solutions a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced automation (bots, AI, low-code platforms)
  • Ability to respond effective to ambiguity and change, and keeps teams and strategic initiatives moving forward even when things are not certain or the path forward is not clear
  • Track record of evaluating plans to identify risk, ensure alignment of goals, plans, and priorities across teams and functions, and meet commitments; ability to create clarity about what success looks like and inspire velocity in self and others to achieve results that accelerate functional impact
  • Capable of stepping up to address difficult issues and saying what needs to be said

 

Colorado based applicants only:

  • The minimum and maximum salary for this position is $222,300 to $344,500 in Colorado;
  • This position is eligible for equity; and
  • Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found at https://www.pinterestcareers.com/pinterest-life/.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Pinterest’s good faith estimate as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors that may include location, travel, shift requirements, relevant prior experience and/or education, or particular skills and expertise.

 

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Our Commitment to Diversity:

At Pinterest, our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love—and that includes our employees. We’re taking on the most exciting challenges of our working lives, and we succeed with a team that represents an inclusive and diverse set of identities and backgrounds.

We’re growing rapidly throughout Latin America and Mexico! Check out our open positions and learn more about Pinterest’s exciting opportunities in these regions.

It all starts here.
Meet the people behind the product.

Mar Camps

“Pinterest has provided me with the opportunity to grow as a recent graduate. Being a Pinployee means being surrounded by peers who want to uplift and uplevel you, with an endless amount of mentors. This cycle of mentorship is what inspires me to be a better person both personally and professionally.”

—Autumn Rose Vargas,
Junior Account Manager, Sales

“Joining Pinterest without leaving my kitchen has been a peculiar and incredible ride. With all the tools in place for success as a new Pinployee, I was able to hit the ground sprinting, even in this new, fully remote world. Pinterest has a start up feel – a lot has yet to be defined, nothing is set in stone, and you can be a key part of shaping future strategies, structures and even product features that will truly impact the company’s growth. I feel comfortable bringing my whole self to work, and can learn and develop with a diverse and talented team/community.”

—Mar Camps,
Partner Manager

Headshot of Monica Climaco, Recruiting Coordinator Lead

“One of my favorite things about life at Pinterest is how discovery and exploration are honored, respected, and celebrated. Much like the experience a Pinner might have using the app, I get the chance to appreciate and live out the processes of asking questions, seeking new ways of doing things, trying something out, which then leads me to something else, and another, and another… all in the spirit and with the purpose of bringing people inspiration to create a life they love!”

—Monica Climaco,
Recruiting Coordinator Lead

Ashley Guzman, Technical Recruiter

“In Recruiting, our product is people – the talent that will be making decisions and writing the many lines of code behind the inspiring experience that Pinners see daily. I love helping connect a candidate to a role where they can use their unique set of experiences, passion, and background to help Pinners create a life they love. I’m especially inspired every day by the opportunity to not only change a candidate’s career, but change their life by placing them in their dream job. I believe that happy candidates lead to happy Pinployees which leads to happy Pinners.”

—Ashley Guzman,
Technical Recruiter