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IT Architect (Salesforce) Job

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

AGCO is currently seeking a Lead Enterprise Solution Architect, Digital Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Marketing Automation (MA) based on the Salesforce-Platform). The IT Architect III position is responsible for playing a leadership role in defining the the architecture strategy, design and implementation.  This is a key technical leadership role spanning business process, systems portfolio and landscape, software development and technology infrastructure. Need the ability to link the business mission, strategy, and processes of an organization to its IT strategy, and document this using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of an organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner.  This role will also include responsibility for coordination of the development of architectural frameworks, as well as leading architectural domains such as technical, information security, data and/or applications.

Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Supports relationship with assigned business area leaders, key clients and other stakeholders through developing plans and discussion materials.
  • Develops / maintains an understanding of AGCO’s business processes and the application systems/infrastructure that supports them.
  • Aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services, partners and suppliers, organization, capabilities, and key business and IT initiatives. Promotes alignment within assigned business area.
  • Develops enterprise level architecture models and roadmaps within assigned business area as part of an overall corporate model using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques
  • Works with architect(s) to provide an enterprise solution that is scalable and adaptable to changing business needs. Promotes shared infrastructure and applications to reduce costs and improve information flows.
  • Develops enterprise architecture standards and facilitates the adherence and governance of related project activity through controls in PMO, Project/Solution Development Lifecycle, Change Management, and Procurement processes.
  • Manages a documented, mutually understood current-state of the assigned area’s business, application and infrastructure architecture and develops a transition plan to target-state architecture(s). 
  • Identifies leverage (including reuse) opportunities by using building blocks, and acts a liaison between the functional groups to ensure that the leverage opportunities are realized. Supports evaluation and selection of new technologies.
  • Ensure individual and team compliance with all AGCO policies and procedures including Sarbanes Oxley, IT and Security.  Follow established governance processes and standards.


  • 8+ years of IT Architecture experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and additional certifications ie TOGAF
  • Salesforce Certifications including Administrator, Platform App Builder, Platform Developer I, Platform Developer II, Sharing & Visibility Designer, Data Architecture & Management Designer, Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer, Identity & Access Management Designer, Integration Architecture Designer, Application Architect, System Architect.
  • Definition and implementation of Business, Application, Data and Integration Architectures using the Salesforce platform with their clouds for Sales, Service, Marketing, Experience/Community, Integration, Analytics, and Manufacturing.
  • Mobile application development using Salesforce Mobile SDK.
  • Able to properly evaluate and interpret cross-functional architecture requirements.
  • Deep expertise in one or more specialties with broad knowledge across a wide spectrum of industry technologies.
  • Detailed knowledge of the following:
    • IT industry best practices as well as technical trends and patterns for potential business requirements in the customer engagement and -relationship domain.
    • Enterprise-level project management capability with significant knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle
    • Enterprise architectural frameworks/methodologies including developing architecture principles/standards, and architecture modeling tools
    • Understanding of how to link business processes to enterprise strategy
  • Good working knowledge of the following:
    • IT change management process
    • Supporting opportunity and business case development, business process re-engineering, organizational change management, transition planning, system development lifecycles, program/project management and fielding of business applications in a large-scale enterprise with complex organizational and IT structures
    • Techniques to undertake the detailed definition of the architecture including strategies, as-is assessments, program assessments, sustainability analysis, targets, roadmaps and briefings, and defining measures of success
    • Working with technology vendors and offshore development teams in the delivery of enterprise solutions
    • Previous experience with CRM, Mobile, ERP, and other large system deployment knowledge is a required.


    • Detailed understanding of the CRM-journeys, and the Salesforce-platform is required to ensure solutions meet true business needs and requirements.
    • Agricultural experience is a plus.
    • Global company experience is a plus.



  • Strong communication / interpersonal skills, capable of interacting with multiple levels of IT and business management.
  • Successfully influences diverse groups and teams in a complex, ambiguous and rapidly changing environment to deliver value-added solutions.
  • Expert in advanced writing, verbal and other presentation skills.


AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.


At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are celebrating our 26th year in business, and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities!


AAP/EEO Statement

  • AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.

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