Tyson Foods Staff Architect Applications in Springdale, Arkansas


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Job Description:

OVERVIEW: The technical architect is accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting Enterprise Architecture activities that create deliverables that guide the direction and development for technological responses to disruptive forces, and driving targeted business outcomes. Technologies may include data center, infrastructure, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Technical architects provide the leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks required for the development of an enterprise's technical architecture. They create deliverables that help develop target-state guidance (reusable standards, guidelines, individual parts and configurations) for evolving the technical infrastructure across the enterprise, in order to enable business strategy and deliver targeted business outcomes. They facilitate and orchestrate the delivery of targeted business outcomes through technical decisions.


  • Lead and work closely with Enterprise Architecture peers (e.g., enterprise, information and solutions architects) and other IT & business stakeholders to analyze enterprise business context (business strategy and trends), as well as change requirements in other enterprise architecture viewpoints (such as business, information and solution) to derive the technology architecture future state. This includes defining the requirements, principles and models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise.

  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.

  • Lead digital innovation by leveraging innovative new technologies and approaches to renovate, extend, and transform the existing core technology base and IT estate.

  • Lead the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. In addition, lead the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise as well as on the enterprise technology architecture.

  • Design the governance, assurance and standards activities associated with ensuring enterprise technology architecture compliance.

  • Mentor, assist and guide Staff Architects and other junior employees to grow and develop skills, experience and expertise.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, strong leadership skills. Skills / Characteristics Organizationally savvy, with understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics.

  • Ability to balance the long-term (big picture) and short-term implications of individual decisions Knowledge of information principles and processes Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Team player and collaborative, with 1qq1 strong leadership skills.

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Understanding and knowledge of system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps).

  • In depth understanding of design patterns and solution development.

  • In depth understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls.


Education/Experience: College degree (or equivalent experience) with 8+ years of progressive experience in business or IT environment or advanced degree with 6+ years of progressive experience.

Computer Skills: Advanced computer skills; assisting with installation, programming and maintenance of PC data base applications, writing and executing programs in a production language, or analyzing and designing complex changes to existing systems; software/ hardware architecture experience and expertise.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Travel: 6-11 trips per year.

Facility Name (Location):

Tyson Emma

Pay Type:



Staff Architect Applications







Job Function:

Information Technology

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.