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Vice President, Enterprise Architecture

Company: Beachbody
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

Beachbody, the leader of in-home fitness programs and nutritional products, is on the lookout for top-notch talent. We---re an equal-opportunity employer who offers competitive compensation, incredible benefits and perks, not to mention a laid-back office filled with smart, friendly people and positive energy. We also provide free Shakeology, onsite gyms, flexible work hours, and cool product discounts. Are you ready to help us achieve our goal of helping people live healthy fulfilling lives?

Why is the Technology team important to Beachbody?

Beachbody---s Enterprise Technology team is leading the way for new opportunities in the digital realm. They enable applications for consumer-facing eCommerce applications, high traffic CRM for our Coach network, data platforms and our core enterprise applications - which are at the heart of Beachbody's order processing and fulfillment engine..

What will you be doing at Beachbody as a VP, Enterprise Architecture (EA):

Reporting directly to the Enterprise CIO, this leader will create, communicate, and maintain compliance for solution frameworks, data governance stewardship, information architecture principles, information security policies, service management processes, and system of record standards for complex and scalable technology channels (such as: eCommerce, order management, supply chain, customer service).


  • Partner and gain consensus with key business and technology stakeholders to deliver enterprise and corporate initiatives
  • Develop Beachbody---s Enterprise Architecture capability, including the strategy, processes, frameworks, etc.
  • Establish a clear demarcation for each discipline based on how it provides value to achieving business outcomes. Make Enterprise Architecture a recognized function and a formal discipline by clearly defining the role focus, outcomes and responsibilities of EA, AA and solution architecture (SA).
  • Clarify boundaries by specifying acceptable performance and task responsibilities, handoffs and collaboration.
  • Organizationally savvy, and 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
  • Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives
  • Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Ready to think, behave and act in an innovative consulting manner to drive the organization's digital business strategies
  • Understand and speak the language of the business
  • Influential in the organization and a team player
  • Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long-term goals
  • Align and support Enterprise technology leadership as well as cross functionally with other technology divisions to ensure cooperation and adherence to common documents, communications, standards, and practice.
  • Provide industry insight, assess advanced and emerging technology domains, and recommend options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on business goals and processes.
  • Define appropriate qualitative and quantitative metrics to measure success and service levels
  • Manage a team of principal engineers, including: recruitment, development, and performance
  • Facilitate project estimation by working collaboratively on high level design proposals to inform engineering estimates.
  • Collaborate on build vs. buy decision making and on platform selection by conducting research on third party platforms, applications and services.
  • Collaborate on RFP process when Beachbody is selecting among multiple third party platforms/applications.
  • Responsible for establishing current and long-range direction of technology aimed at keeping the organization on the forefront of change
  • Develops the technology elements of the organization's strategies and operating plans. Ensures alignment of the technology functions with the vision of the organization
  • Establishes technology policies and protocols for the organization and ensures ongoing compliance
  • Responsible for the analysis of purchased systems, hardware and software, and the internal design and development of hardware and software systems
  • Provides technical advice, guidance, direction to carry out major initiatives
  • Promotes the interfacing and control of the organization's present technology and the dissemination of technological information throughout the organization
  • Organizes ongoing dialogues with target audiences to ensure that approved technical and architectural plans are supported and deployed
  • Interacts and negotiates with major technology suppliers and top management
  • Negotiates complex technology acquisition and related issues that may affect the entire organization
  • This role is not about being too deep in the details or taking on an overly wide view of solution design authority. Candidate will be most effective when involved in the complete program lifecycle and learning lessons during the support phases to evolve architecture design.
  • This role should not be perceived by stakeholders as ---ivory tower--- focused solely on architecture artifacts, it needs be real and tangible adding value to the organization.
  • A deep understanding of our business and systems is critical to success in this role


    We---d love to chat if you have:


    • Bachelor---s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Knowledge of best practices to Enterprise Architecture (EA), and ability to explain what EA is and what it is not and what makes it successful
    • Success at creating, inspiring and maintaining compliance with EA diagrams and artifacts that support appropriate decision making across the enterprise (includes Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Information Architecture, Security Architecture, Application Architecture)
    • Experience with ERPs such as Oracle e-Business Suite or SAP
    • Exceptional abilities to bridge the gap between technical and business. You can talk to an engineer or a marketer and adjust your communication style and language accordingly
    • Success driving Data, Security and Application Development standards across organizations
    • 10+ years leading architecture organizations in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, client-facing web applications, and major Internet-oriented applications and systems
    • Is recognized as a technology visionary who translates emerging technologies into applications for new and enhanced products, services and content.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, and prioritization skills
    • Self-starter, self-motivated, and willing to take initiative
    • High interest in technology and continuous learning
    • Experience working with and relying on external vendors
    • Ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability and desire to actively and confidently lead and communicate, with exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability and desire to be a problem solver in both leader and individual contributor roles
    • Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in Gartner---s approach to EA


      Beachbody, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

      To all recruitment agencies: Beachbody does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Beachbody employees, or any other company location. Beachbody is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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