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IT Architect in Harrisburg, PA at D&H Distributing Co.

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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IT Architect

Join a 100 Year old and growing electronics and technology company based in Harrisburg, PA that offers an employee stock ownership plan, competitive pay, an excellent benefits package and paid time off to volunteer in the community.

  • We are empowered by our employee co-owners who provide the industry’s best service and we promote a collaborative culture. 
  • We feel strongly about giving back to the community and promoting sustainable, eco-friendly business practices.
  • We offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Paid Time Off, Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision benefits as well as Gym Reimbursement and Tuition Assistance.
  • As a D&H Co-Owner you receive numerous discounts on services

We are looking for a IT Architect to support our IT Team.


  • Enhance IT as a business service provider. To facilitate the requirements of the business and determine an applicable implementation within the existing infrastructure, support and development frameworks. This includes the following high-level tasks –
    1. Determination of business requirements in the short (12 months) medium (36 months) and long (60 months) terms and how they relate to the IT operations and future planning.
    2. Listens closely to the business to determine their primary areas of concern, and suggests ways that that IT division may work to facilitate their particular needs.
    3. Significant contributions to the planning and scoping of IT goals overall.
    4. Functions in coordination with the IT division as a forward-facing entity to the business, with the ability to define and explain the implications of various technology approaches.
    5. Assists in the budgeting process in determining how future financial allocations can impact the vision outlined in 1.a.


  • Contribute to organizational future state and strategy. To organize and define future IT division direction to modernize the existing systems and place us in a position to be ready for the future.
    1. To keep an eye toward the future and understand new technologies on the horizon, and depict their impact to the organization in a digestible format to key stakeholders within the IT division and beyond.
    2. To develop and lead key initiatives with regard to business and technical requirements, and interface with leadership within the IT division and external to it.
    3. Positions the IT organization to be able to rapidly adapt to changing business conditions.
    4. Provides recommendations and go-forward strategies with regard to the disposition of existing systems and their maintenance cycles.
    5. Understands that these contributions may require one to step well outside of their particular vertical (development/infrastructure/process design) in order to provide the best possible product to the team and the organization.


  • Be a key contributor to becoming a service-oriented enterprise. To help the IT division leadership transform the IT organization in the direction of a service-oriented enterprise architecture and application delivery.
    1. Contributes to controlling the deployment of new IT technologies into the enterprise, reducing overall risk and ensuring supportability for the future.
    2. Looks out across the organization and leads efforts to remove inefficiencies, and introduce process improvements.
    3. Seeks to move the organization toward a more scalable, supportable, and sustainable atmosphere overall.
  • Work with resource managers, project managers, and all IT teams in providing oversight, evaluation of proposed change requests / projects ensuring alignment with overall IT roadmap.
  • Work with IT management to improve the processes and implementation of best practices.



Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience required.
  • Ability to advise and recommend enterprise architecture strategies, processes and methodologies.
  • Ability to participate in the evaluation and development of enterprise long-term strategic/operating plans to ensure that EA objectives and IT approaches are consistent with long-term business objectives.
  • Ability to materially participate in the development of architecture blueprints for related systems.
  • ERP deployment and development experience
    1. Experience with ERP in a wholesale/retail environment is a plus.
    2. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX a plus
  • Experience in integrating multiple disparate systems which are custom-developed.
  • Experience using Progress OpenEdge platform a plus
  • Development experience and knowledge a plus.
  • Systems Infrastructure knowledges a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills.
  • Work as part of a team and provide 24x7 support when required.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Great benefits
  • Competitive industry pay
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance



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