Job Name:
IT Architect I

General information

Location: Oak Park Heights, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
Information Technology
Oak Park Heights

Description & Requirements


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity. As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. 


Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


The architect focuses on taking architecture domain outputs, gap assessment and migration plan as developed by the enterprise architects and develop a set of implementation plans that cross several application areas. The architect continuously accounts for the alignment between enterprise architecture strategy and active projects / short-term change initiatives. The architect can have specialized expertise focused on business (process), solutions (applications), information (data) or technical (infrastructure).

The position requires strong communication and interpersonal skills. The position works closely with the enterprise architects to understand and influence enterprise architecture strategy. The position also coaches senior technical staff and guides work process development and technical development that links individual technical teams into a cohesive solution or service.

The architect is a recognized contributor in the field inside those business units and attends events and efforts related to the field outside the Enterprise. Their work, outside the Enterprise, is limited to pre-determined areas in the advancement of the field of technical expertise.

There are four key discipline areas for an architect. An architect typically focuses on one of these four areas.


-Analyze, define, and document requirements for implementation architect domain of responsibility

-Analyze, define and document “order of magnitude” solution estimates (budget and resources) for annual planning purposes

- Provides support in making recommendations for projects in the field of expertise to business unit / function leaders that advance the mission of the business unit / function

-Gather information about program needs, objectives, functions, features, and input/output requirements to design services to perform well Iogically and physically

-Analyze and estimate feasibility and compatibility of recommendations

-Establish auditing procedures to ensure continued integrity of implemented services

-Assist in post-implementation continuous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased functionality

-Interface with business community and provide ongoing status for active projects

-Consult with clients to prototype, refine, test and debug processes and services to meet needs

-Write and maintain documentation of standards for with Enterprise Architect

-Write documentation or review documentation written by others that describes implementation and operating procedures

- Proactively assess new processes, technologies & platform management to meet escalating business demands

- Provides guidance and oversight to projects. Responsible to ensure methodology, best practices, and standards are followed


-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent extensive and related project experience; Masters degree is desirable

-Five to seven years of experience in IT or process development, with a minimum of two years in solution/service/process design

-In depth experience designing and implementing solutions / services / processes





“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

  • Health Savings Account contributions  

  • Paid holidays plus PTO  

  • 401(k) plan & contributions  

  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

  • Charity contributions  

  • Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 


* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 



During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.