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Dir Enterprise Architecture

Job Requisition ID: 12701

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The Organization

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's

lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels,non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.


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The Information Technology organization is transforming to realize our mission: Become a leader in HMH’s digital transformation, and as a strategic partner, innovate and deliver highest value, competitive advantage solutions across all corporate and business functions. Our ambition is to be a digital leader through innovation and develop and deliver leading edge technology such as robotic process automation and artificial intelligence to solve some of HMH’s greatest operational business challenges. Our professionals will have business relevant skills to connect our HMH partners to technologies that propel the businesses to deliver the greatest value for HMH and our customers. We are building a team of IT professionals with an insatiable appetite to learn, a relentless focus on customer service, a technological curiosity toward future possibilities, and a creativity in solving business challenges with leading technologies. Our team will find ways to work together, create a sense of community where it’s safe to take risks and learn together, develop our careers, and all have an opportunity to work

on new technologies. We will work together, learn together and have fun together. As a team,

we will lead HMH’s digital transformation.


The Opportunity–Director, Enterprise Architecture


TheDirector, Enterprise Architecture is a key position reporting directly to the IT SVP, Data Analytics & Global IT Services.


The main responsibility of the Director,Enterprise Architecture is to direct HMH’s Enterprise Architecture strategy to spearhead the digital transformation initiative. This position will be charged with establishing enterprise architecture capability.

In addition to the technical aspects required, it will involve cultivating and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of parties including internal stakeholders, 3rd-party vendors, external clients, and operational areas within HMH.


This position is located in Boston, Massachusetts.


Duties & Responsibilities:


People Manager

  • Enable and empower people to do their best work in an environment that encourages collaboration and innovation and fosters development and learning.
  • Translate the company’s strategic vision, align group’s work, and help individuals understand their impact on HMH’s success.
  • Assess direct reports’ performance and partner on career planning.
  • Collaborate and be a catalyst, breaking down complex problems into simple solutions and leading through change.


Director, Enterprise Architecture

  • Directs and operationalize Enterprise Architecture strategy.
  • Establishing Enterprise Architecture capability
  • Spearhead the enterprise architecture initiative by building the current model, future state model and transition state.
  • Establish Enterprise Architecture guiding principles, process and governance.
  • Lead and manage a team of solution architects, data architects and application architects.
  • Translate business strategy into strategic investment portfolio.
  • Ensure projects align with strategic capabilities, target architecture and technology standards.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationship with key functional areas and internal stakeholders throughout HMH.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field. Masters or equivalent, preferred.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in software architecture or enterprise architecture.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining architecture roadmaps.
  • Hands on experience creating proof of concepts, prototypes or MVPs
  • Experience working with EA tools.


Skills & Requirements:

  • Directs and operationalize Enterprise Architecture strategy.
  • Establishing Enterprise Architecture capability
  • Willingness and ability mentor other architects and developers.


Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.