Enterprise Architecture Mgr Sr (Cloud Strategy & Architecture) - Technical.ly

Enterprise Architecture Mgr Sr (Cloud Strategy & Architecture)

PNC Financial Services |  PA – Pittsburgh, MI – Kalamazoo, NC – Rocky Mount, OH – Cleveland, PA – Philadelphia | IT

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At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Enterprise Architecture Mgr Sr (Cloud Strategy and Architecture) within PNC’s Enterprise Technology & Security Architecture Group, you will be based in any location within the PNC Footprint.

In this senior leadership role, the candidate will lead and manage a team of Enterprise Cloud Architects responsible for providing enterprise architecture and enablement services that ensure PNC is well-positioned to most appropriately leverage and optimally deliver Cloud Hosted technology solutions.

Candidates in this role are recognized as subject matter experts and have a strong technical background in establishing Cloud Architectures and Solution Blueprints across more than one Cloud Service Provider In addition, candidates will have a proven track record in the establishment of effective enterprise technology strategies, standards and governance models across Cloud deployment models (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS).

• Serve as a primary EA business partner, advisor and relationship manager for key EA executive (c-suite) stakeholders supporting the delivery of current and emerging Cloud Hosted technology solutions
• Manage and develop talent and technical skills within the enterprise architecture resource team; employ team to deliver high quality solution advisory services, enterprise strategies and architectures.
• Lead with a strong technology architecture point of view, guiding and contributing to decisions pertaining to the inception of technology strategies and enterprise architectures that guide technology investment priorities across the enterprise.
• Serve as an EA thought leader providing visionary insights that advocate and strategically position Cloud as a core enabler for the effective delivery of business strategies and needs
• Serve as the primary enterprise technology architecture steward, representative, liaison and approver in the Cloud Strategy and Governance Office.
• Lead in the design of best practices, standards, architectural approaches and complex technology solutions that accelerate and enable the adoption of emergent and transformative technologies.
• Establish and execute a Cloud Solution Use Case Portfolio Assessment and develop corresponding Cloud Solution Architectures to support both current and future state demands for Cloud
• Support the development and implementation of a Cloud Governance Framework that ensures the appropriate oversight of Cloud Hosted Service Offerings
• Support the enablement, onboarding and delivery of Cloud Solution Use Cases.
Serve as a strategic consulting partner providing enterprise architecture positions, perspectives and point of views to technology hosting, engineering and delivery teams.

Candidates in the role will have qualified industry certifications across one or more Cloud Service Providers (Azure preferred, AWS and Google).


  • Manages the research, strategic development, and implementation of an enterprise-wide architecture for data, applications, businesses and technologies.
  • Develops and assesses the strategies of enterprise architecture and roadmaps development.
  • Leads IT research and development groups that design business application architecture, data and technologies, for multiple departments and platforms.
  • Makes recommendations, gains approval, and develops implementation strategies for new technologies.
  • Evaluates and recommends product selection to ensure that organizational goals for security, reliability, and performance are achieved.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • CUSTOMER FOCUSED – Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • MANAGING RISK – Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

PNC also has fundamental expectations of our people managers. As a manager of talent in PNC, you will be expected to:

  • INCLUDE INTENTIONALLY – Cultivates diverse teams and inclusive workplaces to expand thinking.
  • LIVE THE VALUES – Role models our values with transparency and courage.
  • ENABLE CHANGE – Takes action to drive change and innovation that will transform our business.
  • ACHIEVE RESULTS – Takes personal ownership to deliver results. Empowers and trusts others in decision making.
  • DEVELOP THE BEST – Raises the bar with every talent decision and guides the achievement of all employees and customers.


Decision Making and Critical Thinking – Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.

Emerging Technologies – Knowledge of and ability to design, apply and evaluate new information technologies for business environments in order to improve work productivity and accuracy.

Enterprise IT Architecture – Knowledge and ability to create and evolve an enterprises’ guiding principles and business architecture including organization structure, process architecture and performance management, as well as supporting information, applications and technology.

Industry Knowledge – Knowledge of the organization’s industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

IT Architecture – Knowledge of and ability to design and improve organizational IT structures and blueprints in order to better support business operations and efficiently achieve organizational objectives.

Service Oriented Architecture Technologies – Knowledge of the technologies used to enable excellent IT service for business clients; ability to develop, implement and support a variety of such technologies.

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) – Knowledge of and ability to use this universal framework released by ‘The Open Group’ to effectively plan, develop and govern enterprise architecture.


Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry-relevant experience is typically 8+ years. At least 5 years of prior management experience is typically required. Proven leadership experience with a moderate to large scope of responsibility is required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.




The PNC workplace is inclusive and supportive of individual needs. If you have a physical or other impairment that might require an accommodation, including technical assistance with the PNC Careers website or submission process, please call 877-968-7762 and select Option 4: Recruiting or contact us via email at pathfinder@pnc.com. The Human Resources Service Center hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET.


PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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