Enterprise Architect

Date: Sep 26, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society


CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 111 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious, and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


Position Summary

CAS is currently seeking an Enterprise Application Architect.  This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s/Advanced Degree desirable in computer science or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • End-to-end experience with information solutions involving digital assets, workflow management, and unstructured data processing
  • Experience in Big data solutions with the technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Python, NoSQL and Cassandra; cloud solution and data architecture experience (preferable AWS)
  • Proven ability to gain knowledge of new technologies and conduct proof of concepts of well-established and innovative enterprise software tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, accountability, written and verbal communication skills and time management


  • Serve as the senior architect on a transformation initiative of a content curation system, developing, maintaining and reviewing application architecture throughout the project.
  • Contribute to and apply Technology industry best practices, ensuring architectural design continuity across Technology, analytics, and chemistry divisions within CAS.
  • Establish, maintain and review enterprise architecture models with a focus on microservices in cloud environment, to enable applications development and decision-supporting activities, consistent with Technology plans.
  • Provide leadership in the research, development and adherence to application standards and patterns.
  • Provide leadership with service level agreements and processes (i.e., Walkthrough and Approval processes, Program/System documentation, Status Reporting, Escalation, Change Management, Problem Management, Software Development Methodology, etc.).
  • Responsible for the planning and design of both on-prem and cloud-based infrastructure solutions in support of chemical curation and Registry platforms.
  • Participate in a cross-functional Technology Architecture groups that review designs from an enterprise perspective.
  • Support proof of concept efforts by working with the user team or vendor during meetings/presentations, crafting conceptual solutions, assisting with time estimates, and documenting designs.
  • Oversee and approve the creation of architecture documentation.
  • Create or review Technology plans that manage clear and realistic expectations of what technology can offer in terms of products, services, and delivery mechanisms.
  • Support and mentor less experienced architecture staff.



CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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