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Cummins Inc. Technology Architect - Cloud Architecture in Columbus, Indiana

Technology Architect - Cloud Architecture


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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This role will be responsible for assessing, defining and championing the IT architecture strategies, principles, policies and standards in alignment with the IT strategy and governing their use; coordinates with project teams to create, document, assess and/or validate the application and infrastructure solution designs for specific systems.

Responsible for the research, evaluation, and selection of application, technology, and infrastructure standards.

Leads the analysis of the technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.

Creates project and technology roadmaps and define migration plans to mitigate the gaps between the current and future state.

Develops standards for the specific function or technology domain and defines design patterns and configurations that can be reused as building blocks for other solutions.

Leads and facilitates the creation of governing principles to manage change and guide solution decisions for the enterprise.

Ensures coherence and completeness across all Cummins Technology Reference Model (CTRM) disciplines.

Maintains positive relationships with IT and business leaders to effectively promote and communicate IT architecture value proposition.

Collaborates with IT stakeholders to apply IT strategy to architecture future state architecture and develops roadmaps to realize future state.

Defines and ensures effective metrics to measure standards adoption, reuse, and demonstrate value.

Maintain knowledge of emerging technology and software trends focused on driving comparative advantage for CMI.

Cultivates strong relationships with industry experts; participates and may present at conferences and round tables.

Performs complex cost/benefit analysis when researching future state capabilities.

Coaches and mentors less senior Architects.

Collaborates with project teams to understand requested capabilities and recommends the right set of technologies to meet the needs.

Provides infrastructure capacity recommendations for new applications and systems.



System Asset Management - Manages an IT asset from inception throughout its useful life using the required processes and tools to reduce IT costs and limit risks, while maximizing IT responsiveness and end-user productivity.

Architecture System Design - Defines and develops architecture deliverables, artifacts and building blocks (e.g. conceptual models, logical models, physical network designs, etc.) by applying architecture principles through the use of an architecture development framework and methodology that enables the organization to transform its systems in a controlled manner in response to business needs.

Business Value Assessment - Conducts or supports the business value assessment using a value assurance approach to increase the potential of success of large IT programs.

Strategic mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Change Management - Applies the Cummins structured process and tool set for engaging individuals and organizations through change to achieve and sustain business results and outcomes.

Project Resource Management - Develops resource (expense and headcount) plans using recommended project management tools and processes to manage resources effectively.

Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Builds effective teams - Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

Drives vision and purpose - Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Information Technology, Business or a related subject required.


Significant relevant experience required. 5-7 years of experience.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Champion Cloud First Strategy

  • Responsible for Cummins Cloud 2.0 Strategy

  • Owner of the Cummins Cloud Reference Architecture for Cummins Hybrid Multi-Cloud Environment

  • Lead and deliver architecture views and strategy through the Technology Capability Mode(s) for assigned areas of the Cummins Technology Reference Model (CTRM)

  • Will be a CTRM Steward for assigned areas of CTRM

  • Create and manage standards, capability readiness, exception management / risk management

  • Support Business Units by delivering roadmaps, vision, industry trends, enterprise technology strategy & reference architectures

  • Provide consulting for Cloud Computing Projects

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Architecture - required

  • Experience working in either AWS or Azure Clouds - required

  • Cloud Architect Certification in One Cloud (AWS or Azure) - required

  • Experience with both IaaS as well as PaaS - required

  • Enterprise architecture and business needs analysis - required

  • Understanding of Cloud Governance for a large Enterprise - required

  • Cloud security and compliance understanding - preferred

  • Business and financial understanding for cloud computing - preferred

  • Integrating tools and services for all areas of cloud computing, such as data and networks - preferred

Technical Skills - Working knowledge and awareness of:

  • J2EE and .Net

  • Programming languages such as Java, Node.js. PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails

  • Containerization (Kubernetes and Docker)

  • DevOps Processes and Tools

  • Cloud scripting languages such as Terraform and Cloud Formation

  • Networking

  • TOGAF or Zachman Architecture Framework

  • Technology Architecture and IT infrastructure

Additional skills:

  • Consulting

  • Coaching

  • Strong Leadership Skills

  • Prioritization Skills

  • Project Management

  • Change Management

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Sears Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 22, 2019, 1:43:15 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1900026N