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The Enterprise Network Architect is a new position responsible for the design of supporting Global network and application architecture standards, and to collaborate with the VP Applications and VP Infrastructure to deliver customer and associate solutions seamlessly across multiple delivery channels (internet, Fiber, PON, Cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC) and media (POS, mobile, voice enabled technologies, web). This includes evaluating emerging technologies against DN business strategies and developing, standardizing, creating enterprise vendor certification and support programs and optimizing key technologies which support a multi-dimensional and international food and hospitality company that expects to evolve and grow in the near and long-term.
• Collaborate with the VP Applications and VP Infrastructure to devise and implement the strategic plan related to the stable, secure and cost effective operation of the organization's Enterprise Architecture.
• Recommends and manages short and long term projects designed to meet business requirements application functionality, performance, availability, cost and business continuity across a variety of infrastructure needs while taking into account business direction and growth strategies.
• Leads emerging technology initiatives to meet long term DN business objectives.
• Assists the CIO, CTO and team with the design, and ensuring compliance to, enterprise architecture related IT governance, Legal and Regulatory required policies and procedures, such as access management and change management.
• Designs and leads emerging technology pilots using agile practices.
• Creates executive level communications related to current and emerging technologies.
• Demonstrates ability to lead initiatives in planning, developing and executing business process re-engineering, architecture, business cases, development, analytics, contract management, financial management and resource management.
• Demonstrates trouble shooting and critical thinking skills.
• Creates strategic outsourcing partnerships resulting in scalable and repeatable resourcing of projects.
• Provides senior level visibility to leading external hospitality and technology associations.
• Set strategy and establish standards and ensure compliance and accuracy for assigned technical baselines, including cloud architectures, applications, server technologies, and communication technologies, LANs, WANs, Internet, Intranet, security, wireless implementations and any devices connecting to, or containing DNC data or systems.
• Design and implement short and long term strategic plans to ensure infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements.
• Define hardware, software and communication standards in conjunction with owners and stakeholders.
• Design vendor certification programs and evaluate vendors against the standard.
• Develop testing methodologies for application performance and security.
• Describes work flow and systems applications in a clear, concise manner.
• Develop proposed budgets and manage operational costs; conduct near and long-term financial forecasts for expanded functionality/user base.
• Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, stakeholders, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent infrastructure activities.
• Negotiate with vendors and contractors while leveraging internal Delaware North Procurement expertise to secure infrastructure-specific products and services.
• Prepare RFPs, bid proposals, contracts, scope of work reports, and other documentation for infrastructure projects and associated efforts.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Information Management, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Business Administration, Mathematics, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

Must have - A minimum of 8 years of related experience in a Global organization in the implementation, management and maintenance of information technology infrastructure and IT systems including cloud architectures (AWS), PON, authentication technologies, automation, server technologies, communication technologies, LAN, WAN, telephone, voice, video and data communication systems. Strong leadership skills, technical acumen and critical thinking to build strong core enterprise architecture. Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders, manage competing agendas and priorities, and translate complex information across internal and external audiences.

Who We Are
Delaware North is one of the largest privately owned-and-operated hospitality companies in the world. Our $3 billion enterprise stems from our family of subsidiaries operating across sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports and travel hubs, and gaming properties. Serving more than a half a billion guests annually, our 55,000 associates are dedicated to creating special experiences at more than 200 locations across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

This position will be based out of Delaware North's new global headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 12-story, mixed-use building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. The headquarters facility, reflective of our values, integrates the latest advances in environmental, energy conservation and office design.

At Delaware North, you will find a culture rooted in entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and future-thinking. We believe deeply in the value of our associates and high-performing teams. Whether it's the Australian Open, the Grammys, the World Series, dinner at a world-class resort or experiencing the national wonder of the Grand Canyon, we're working passionately to make special experiences extraordinary.

To learn more, visit www.delawarenorth.com.

All applicants may be subject to a pre-employment background and/or drug testing.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.
More Information on Delaware North
Delaware North operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Buffalo, NY, Milwaukee, WI and St Paul, MN. Delaware North was founded in 1915. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 38 open jobs at Delaware North, click here.
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