Enterprise Architect – NAIT – Edmonton, AB



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NAIT is looking for an experienced Enterprise Architect to establish and develop NAIT’s enterprise architecture practice. This position provides services that enable business optimization and transformation by aligning business processes, applications, data, and technology to business strategy. The Enterprise Architect directly leads business architects and will establish a working team of domain-specific architects in applications, data, technology, integration, and security.

This opportunity might be right for you if you are as much of a business leader as you are an IT techie, with an extensive breadth of experience, a passion for emerging technologies, and an excitement about how technology can enable NAIT’s long-term success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Business Architects and establish a cross-functional architecture team relying on and developing domain architects identified from other IT teams.
  • Lead and mature NAIT’s EA practices by creating valuable EA services. Establish EA goals, objectives, procedures, and standards for the program and report on metrics.
  • Advise on the creation and implementation of business strategy.
  • Support business transformation by developing business models, business capabilities, value streams, and process maps using industry-standard techniques.
  • Support new initiatives with guidance on reuse, buy, or build decisions and platform selection.
  • Create solution architecture for the integration of new applications.
  • Monitor and analyze industry, technology, and market trends to determine their potential impact or application.
  • Manage multiple stakeholders with conflicting needs and provide architectures that make trade-offs clear to support decision-making.
  • Review projects to evaluate compliance with architectural standards.
  • Develop and maintain the EA repository as a source of all architecture artifacts. Select and implement architecture tools.
  • Manage scope, tasks, resources, risks, schedule, and budget of EA projects.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills across architectural domains (business, application, data, technology)
  • Experience developing strategic technology plans and roadmaps, including business capability planning.
  • Ability to present and communicate both business and technical concepts and build meaningful relationships.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, or Information Science with 10 years of related experience.
  • Strong understanding of business strategy, software, hardware, architecture frameworks (TOGAF 9), corporate technology and trends.
  • Management or supervisory experience.

This position is eligible for distributed work with flexible home/office working arrangements.

Please submit a resume and Cover Letter to be considered for this opportunity. Apply online today at nait.ca/careers

About NAIT

At NAIT, people matter.

We’re proud to have been named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 11 consecutive years. Developing an engaging, supportive and rewarding work culture is something we take seriously. We know that people are our biggest asset – they are what makes NAIT a great place to work.

At NAIT, you are part of a community that makes a difference in the lives of students, staff and industry clients and partners. The NAIT culture reflects our shared values of respect, collaboration, celebration, creativity and accountability. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and are a proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Pride at Work Canada.

What we offer

We’ve created a benefits package that focuses on health and wellness, professional and personal growth, recognition and work-life balance.

NAIT is a flexible workplace and depending on the nature of your role, you may request flexible work arrangements with respect to where and when you work, including being on-campus full-time, working off-site, or a combination of the two.

Employees also have access to excellent vacation time, paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s, a strong recognition program, learning opportunities, 2 annual all-staff professional development days and so much more.

Health and safety

NAIT continues to encourage everyone coming to our campuses to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to get their booster shots as soon as they are eligible. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains the best way to prevent severe illness and death, and third doses can boost immunity to improve protection and limit spread.

Additional requirements

Applicants with education credentials earned outside of Canada who have not had them previously assessed should have their credentials evaluated by World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)



NAIT is an inclusive employer and strives to hire a diverse workforce. If you are contacted by us regarding a job opportunity, please don’t hesitate to advise if you require any accommodation during the selection process. Please contact us via email at careers@nait.ca.

We thank you for your application however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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