Lead Business Systems Architect



Multiple locations · United States · Florida, USA · Georgia, USA · Kentucky, USA · Ohio, USA · Michigan, USA · Pennsylvania, USA · Texas, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Lead Business Systems Architect

Florida, USA ● Georgia, USA ● Kentucky, USA ● Michigan, USA ● Ohio, USA ● Pennsylvania, USA ● Texas, USA Req #2806
Friday, June 7, 2024

If you are looking for a career at a dynamic company with a people-first mindset and a deep culture of growth and autonomy, ACV is the right place for you! Competitive compensation packages and learning and development opportunities, ACV has what you need to advance to the next level in your career. We will continue to raise the bar every day by investing in our people and technology to help our customers succeed. We hire people who share our passion, bring innovative ideas to the table, and enjoy a collaborative atmosphere.

Who we are:

ACV is a technology company that has revolutionized how dealers buy and sell cars online. We are transforming the automotive industry. ACV Auctions Inc. (ACV), has applied innovation and user-designed, data driven applications and solutions. We are building the most trusted and efficient digital marketplace with datasolutions for sourcing, selling and managing used vehicles with transparency and comprehensive insights that were once unimaginable. We are disruptors of the industry and we wantyou to join us on our journey. ACV’s network of brands includes ACV Auctions, ACV Transportation, ClearCar, MAX Digital and ACV Capital within its Marketplace Products, as well as, True360 and Data Services.

At ACV we focus on the Health, Physical, Financial, Social and Emotional Wellness of our Teammates and to support this we offer:

  • Multiple medical plans including a high deductible health plan that costs $0 out of your paycheck
  • Company-sponsored (paid) Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive optional benefits such as Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life/AD&D, Legal/ID Protection, and Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Generous paid time off options, including vacation time, sick days, Company holidays, floating holidays, parental leave, bereavement leave, jury duty leave, voting leave, and other forms of paid leave as required by applicable law or regulation
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with additional opportunities to earn stock in the Company
  • Retirement planning through the Company’s 401(k)

Who we are looking for:

Enterprise Architects are masters at back office systems architecture and IT management. Enterprise Architects visualize and model the current state of the business and shape with the business the future state architecture to enable the business goals and strategy. For ACV, their scope includes the systems used to perform and integrate the back office functions including Plan to Report (financials), Procure to Pay, Hire to Retire and integrations/relationships with front/middle office systems (product platform and CRM). They use their combined knowledge of back office business processes, data flow integration/automation technology and application architecture to guide the enterprise architecture decisions and standards.

On a day to day basis, this role collaborates with, and seeks alignment of the entire organization leveraging personal leadership capabilities. Working with leaders of the back office applications, they set and govern the back office enterprise vision, architecture and integration frameworks with an emphasis on scalability and flexibility. Where appropriate, this role also liaises with stakeholders such as C-Suite, board members, service suppliers, application vendors and customers.

What you will do:

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Define target state back office application and integration architecture needed to support and meet company business goals
  • With the business, develop phased roadmaps that deliver business value and critical capabilities to enable scale and cost efficiency.
  • Collaborate with product (front/middle office solutions) , HRIS, and Finance technology owners, engineers, developers and business leaders on enterprise solution designs.
  • Thought leader on how to apply RPA (robotic process automation) and EAI (Enterprise Application Integration)
  • Defining and documenting the process (and data) flows across the architecture using multiple architectural models
  • Defining the system architectural models
  • Evaluating Enterprise Applications and integration architectures for exposure or weaknesses that could compromise performance, scale and commercial viability; prioritize those findings for resolution
  • Developing with leadership and executing with technology leaders the plans to address/close identifying gaps in the architecture that prevent automation, scale and strategy delivery and making recommendations to address
  • With Product/Project managers, Implement shared infrastructure to optimize information management, automation and integration system
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 10+ years related experience.
  • A customer first mindset to drive architecture that is scalable, secure, cloud first, cost effective and increase business agility.
  • Ability to scrutinize the back office functions, application capability and data requirements against the enterprise’s structure/business processes to improve operations and align the business and technology to be efficient, scalable and transparent
  • Strong understanding of Architectural Frameworks like TOGAF as well as ability to adapt to new paradigms
  • Deep understanding of Business, Application and Technology Capability model and demonstrable experience driving Architecture around Business Capabilities while working in Agile teams
  • Expert knowledge in SaaS back office ERP applications and their data flows and how to apply them to unblock scale and deliver automation (Netsuite, Ceridian & Salesforce a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills for educating employees on best practices for applying the company’s IT products, resources and solutions
  • Understanding of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Business Process Modeling Language (BPML)
  • Ten years of experience in business systems/ERP delivery and support IT, with 5 years in a delivery/support leading role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or Business Administration or equivalent experience. Masters a plus.
  • Certified Enterprise Architect Professional (CEAP), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) is a plus (but not required).
  • Ability to speak publicly and deliver technical presentations to negotiate & influence stakeholders for driving strategic solutions.
  • Experience deploying Robotic Process Automation (RPA) tools such as UI Path, Blue Prism, Appian, etc.


No immigration or work visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.



Our Values

Trust & Transparency | People First | Positive Experiences | Calm Persistence | Never Settling

At ACV, we are committed to an inclusive culture in which every individual is welcomed and empowered to celebrate their true selves. We achieve this by fostering a work environment of acceptance and understanding that is free from discrimination. ACV is committed to being an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires reasonable accommodation, please let us know.
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Other details

  • Job Family Information Technology
  • Job Function Business Systems
  • Pay Type Salary