Director Enterprise Architect (m/f/d) Technology Architecture

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and reinvent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession. We’ve been doing this for more than 70 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections, and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.




Director Enterprise Architect – Technology Architecture  (m/f/d)

 ADIDAS – Herzogenaurach






At adidas, our believe is that “through sports we have the power to change lives”. The architecture team plays a key role in enabling us to become the best and most digital sports company in the world. The team supports the coherent creation and review of business capabilities across the entire adidas organisation by connecting them with projects, processes, information, applications, and technologies. The team provides enterprise-wide architecture services which support decision making as well as ensure compliance between enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, providing principles, standards and guidelines.


We are looking for an enterprise architect complementing our central EA team and being accountable for all Technology Architecture related topics in the company.




Your responsibilities:

  • Own and mature concepts, frameworks, processes and principles around Technology Architecture
  • Oversee and manage the global technology portfolio of Adidas (>1800 technologies)
  • Foster technology standardization based on strong, well-integrated technology selection and governance process going hand in hand with our colleagues from Global Procurement, Software Asset Management, Information Security, Global Privacy, Labor Relations, and other teams
    (includes activities such as definition of technology standards, providing technology search/accessibility, facilitation and improvements of Technology Request Process)
  • Drive a consistent setup and data quality in our LeanIX Enterprise Repository together with your EA / DA colleagues and technology owners to guarantee up-to-date transparency and properly manage dependencies between organization, processes, capabilities/products, data / information, technology
  • Shape and evolve our technology platform strategy (SAP, Salesforce, adidas Digital Platform, Microsoft)
  • Explore and drive technology innovation across domains as key enabler for our "Own the Game" strategy to enable proactive technology incubation for product teams, incl. evaluation of technology trends, technology adoption and needed transitions
  • Support strategic initiatives on technology architecture relevant topics



  • You will be part of the overall EA team in TECH collaborating closely with Domain Architects, CIO Office, Platform Engineering, TECH leadership team, product-led teams, Innovation team, business counterparts, and many other teams
  • You will own Technology Architecture Management and provide best practises and standards to the teams to further mature and evolve this discipline company-wide
  • You will find a creative space to try out new ideas that make a difference
  • You have the full empowerment to drive value and create an impact with hands-on work
  • You will work in an inspirational, diverse and international work environment
  • You will work on a campus that offers great collaboration spaces, great food and sports facilities




  • Ideally four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • 5-7 years Architecture Experience in large companies or technology / IT consulting
  • Detailed knowledge and proven expertise of technology architecture concepts such as technology portfolio management, technology standardization and governance, technology radar and experience with leading technology platforms
  • A pragmatic problem solver who can conduct complex analysis to determine best path for solving business and IT challenges
  • Effective communicator and relationship builder that can partner with senior business and IT stakeholders
  • Highly motivated and proactive person with strong analytical and abstract thinking
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English (other languages are a plus)





              You will join us as a full team member enriching our team and capabilities to even better push forward concepts and ideas to make adidas a better place. You will be working in a flexible and family friendly environment. Depending on location we can offer options for childcare, fitness, on site canteen, nice campus, and other benefits that you’ll love. 



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adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Director Enterprise Architect (m/f/d) Technology Architecture

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  332069
Date:  Jan 15, 2022