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Enterprise Holdings Lead Architect - API in St. Louis, Missouri

Enterprise Holdings is powered by technology. As a diverse team of idea enablers and problem-solvers, our more than 2,000 innovative IT professionals design, develop and drive the tech that is redefining how customers rent, buy and share vehicles from our family of brands — which includes Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.

Here, you will be part of a team that creates and delivers powerful solutions for more than 10,000 branch locations and 100,000 employees across the world with the resources and support to develop in a variety of career paths. Enterprise Holdings IT is a critical area of the business; we develop technical solutions that power our global operations and a fleet of 2 million vehicles, allowing our branch employees to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Enterprise Holdings is a family-owned, world-class portfolio of brands. We operate a global network that covers more than 90 countries, 100,000 dedicated team members, and a fleet of 2 million vehicles, taking customers wherever they need to go. In any way you want to think about it, we lead the transportation service industry.

We have an exciting opportunity for an API Lead Architect in the API Office. This newly created function within Enterprise Holdings IT, is responsible for the vision, standardization, optimization and stewardship of Enterprise Holdings’ API practice. This highly strategic team will collaborate with Product Management, IT, Security, Vendors and Partners, and Executive Leadership to establish an API Store for use by both internal and external clients. This team will play a key role in increasing the sustainability, scalability and speed-to-market of our products and solutions, as well as create new possibilities not yet conceived.

The Lead Architect in the API Practice will work closely with program teams across the organization, help promote a culture of an API first approach in solution design by coaching and guiding the solution engineering team. This individual will help design the APIs required for the program in alignment with the guiding principles, best practices and standards laid out by EHI. Through these efforts, the lead architect will contribute to the API marketplace and ensure a single version of the truth of business capabilities and data access. The lead architect will also participate and contribute significantly to the goals of other workstreams of the Enterprise Holdings API Governance program.

To be successful in this role, you will need to influence and partner with other technologists and leaders. You will need to foster relationships with engineers and architects to ensure we are developing cohesive and comprehensive solutions.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development of strategic planning for the department and communicates clear, concise strategic vision

  • Leads project planning; provides technical leadership to project teams and/or leads project teams within own area/department and across functional teams

  • Works on large, complex initiatives that address future concepts, products or technologies; analyzes and evaluates all variable factors and risk

  • Defines, develops, communicates, and implements standards, processes, and procedures for the team or department

  • Maintains effective relationships with all levels of company management, internal and external customers that promotes understanding and produces results for both parties

  • Establishes and monitors key performance metrics to ensure compliance of established standards, processes, and procedures

  • Analyzes, influences, and translates business requirements into architectural blueprints that align with overall technology vision. May contribute to the global architecture strategies

  • Gathers and identifies solution needs; performs risk analysis, defines the architecture; acts as the ambassador to drive key stakeholder acceptance

  • Defines, creates and evaluates processes; identifies, recommends and influences strategic solutions; designs solutions using in-depth knowledge of business strategy, security, technologies and architectural methods

  • Develops, documents and maintains overall view of architectural blueprints; may lead in the development, documentation and maintenance

  • Defines the architectural considerations and collaborates with Engineers on the direction for the development of solutions or enhancements; may lead the discovery process. Maintains knowledge of emerging architectural methods and technologies for application to the environment

  • Provides guidance and oversight across multiple solutions to ensure that the technologies are secure, interoperate and connect appropriately and also support company vision and strategy

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and behaviors that can transfer and add value across one or more solutions allowing for movement to new areas

  • Listens to and evaluates customer needs to determine and provide high quality solutions that align with customer expectations; Identifies opportunities for improvement; ensures others are aligned with customer expectations

  • Actively coaches, mentors and teaches others; uses influence, expertise and leadership to support other teams as they implement solutions

  • Applies advanced knowledge of professional concepts and company objectives to resolve a wide range of complex issues in creative and effective ways

  • Has significant autonomy over day-to-day work and the planning of new assignments or projects

  • Attracts and develops employees capable of achieving the goals and objectives of the company

  • Protects our customers, our employees, and our brands by incorporating security and compliance in all decisions; ensures security policy and procedure requirements are met; continuously identifies opportunities for improving security and implements strategies to improve our security posture

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans


  • Must be presently authorized to work in the U.S. without a requirement for work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future

  • Must reside or be willing to relocate to St. Louis, MO

  • 8 or more years of relevant experience (designing and developing large scale applications)

  • 2 or more years of experience with Open API and microservices design in a cloud environment

  • Strong knowledge of REST principles

  • Professional experience identifying and gathering solution needs; performing risk analysis, defining architecture; acting and driving key stakeholder acceptance

  • Experience defining architectural considerations and collaborating with Engineers on the direction for the development of solutions or enhancements

  • Ability to communicate at all levels, build and foster relationships, including coaching and mentoring other architects, engineers, and business leaders

  • Proven ability to operate in a highly autonomous fashion, repeatedly exercises exceptional, independent judgment; balances strategic against tactical planning

  • Experience developing, documenting and maintaining architectural blueprints

  • Must possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to effectively defend ideas and solutions; produce business relevant presentations, convey complex information in a manner that is easily understood and actionable to both non-technical and technical leaders

  • Must demonstrate flexibility and agility related to critical thinking and making decisions with complex considerations as it relates to business implications

  • Protects our customers, our employees, and our brands by incorporating security and compliance in all decisions; ensures security policy and procedure requirements are met; continuously identifies opportunities for improving security and implements strategies to improve our security posture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or related field

  • Experience with Object Oriented design and modeling

  • Domain Driven Design experience

  • Experience leading / guiding others through transformational architect changes

  • Stay up to date on industry trends, products, applications, technical service, market conditions, and competitive activities

External Company URL: www.erac.com

Requisition Number: 2019-309966

Enterprise Holdings/Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental seeks and values people of all backgrounds because every employee, customer and business partner is important. Enterprise Holdings is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may use this alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment.