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MKS Instruments Inc Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect (Hybrid) in Andover, Massachusetts

A Day in Your Life at MKS: (Summary & Objectives)

As a Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect at MKS, you will partner with key IT stakeholders including IT Business Partners, Data and Analytics, Security, Infrastructure, and Enterprise applications teams to lead the creation of Enterprise Architectures, Principles, patterns, strategies, and roadmaps for various business capabilities and drive their adoption within programs. In this role, you will report to the Chief Enterprise Architect.

This is a hybrid role based out of our location in Andover, MA

You Will Make an Impact By: (Responsibilities)

  • Partner with IT stakeholders and other Enterprise Architects to define target (“to be”) systems architectures. Identify opportunities where disruptive technologies or approaches can solve complex business problems.

  • Lead the architecture definition for various capabilities leveraging industry best practices. This includes creating architectural artifacts such as target and reference architectures, principles, and patterns based on business and IT strategies and roadmaps.

  • Lead the development of policies, standards, and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation, and use of digital technology within the enterprise (cloud, data, applications, etc.). You will publish and evangelize these architectures and standards for use throughout the organization and work with teams to break down barriers to ensure a solution frictionless delivery experience.

  • Ensure the current Enterprise “as is” and “to be” state is documented in the Architecture repository.

  • As our landscape evolves, you will be called in as an expert consultant to assist in key technology decisions across a variety of disciplines including Cloud, Data/Analytics, AI/ML, SAP, IoT, Integration, or others as needed.

  • Participate in and promote Architecture Review and Standards processes to ensure the consistency and compliance of architecture deliverables across the enterprise. Know when to raise awareness when there are discrepancies.

Skills You Bring: (Required Skills)

  • 10+ years’ experience with IT and enterprise architecture

  • 7+ Experience developing architectures, patterns, guidelines, and technology standards for project teams

  • 5+ years’ experience working with cloud platforms and technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

  • A customer-first mindset to drive architecture that is scalable, cost-effective, and increases business agility.

  • Deep understanding of Business, Application, and Technology Capability models and demonstrable experience driving Architecture around Business Capabilities

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities

  • Track record of designing architectural reference material

  • Experience or certification in any industry Architectural models such as TOGAF, Zachman, COBIT, etc.

  • Bachelor's Degree Required in Computer Science or equivalent technical experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with one or more Enterprise Architecture Tools such as SoftwareAG Alfabet, LeanIX, Ardoq, etc.

  • Experience in large multi-national IT organizations.

  • Ability to pivot across various technical domains (Infrastructure, Data & Analytics, ERP, Cloud, Office, etc.)

Supervisory Scope:

  • Reporting Relationships: Reporting to the Chief Enterprise Architect

  • Financial Responsibilities: Not applicable

  • People HR Responsibilities: Not applicable

    Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Pay Range: $121,100 - $224,900 USD Annual per year. This range is a good faith esti mate of the expected salary range for this position, based on a wide range of factors including qualifications, experience and training, operational and business needs and other considerations permitted by law.  At MKS, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for the role.

  • Bonus: This position is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, in an amount to be determined by MKS (or as applicable).

  • Benefits: MKS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance, 11 paid holidays, sick time, 15 paid vacation days, (6 weeks fully paid) parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement (and for participation in any stock programs, signing bonus, etc.).

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

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At MKS, it's all about courage, big ideas, and a serious passion for innovation. Winning here is about exploring possibilities, taking action , and solving our customers’ toughest challenges. It's not just a job – it's what you make of it. While you shape your role and make it unique, we invest in you with on-the-job and formal training, as well as educational assistance. Curiosity is key at MKS - ask questions, own your path.

Our success comes from celebrating the unique skills, diverse perspectives, and lived experience of employees from over 100 countries. The goal is to make sure that everyone feels that they belong. Diversity isn't just a nice-to-have; making sure everyone feels included is a big deal for us.

Our group of 10,000 employees serves semiconductor manufacturing, electronics and packaging, and specialty industrial markets. With over 3,800 patents, our products are enabling advancements in 5G, renewable energy & storage, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, and big data. We're the behind-the-scenes support for some amazing technology.

MKS Instruments enables technologies that transform our world. MKS Instruments Product Overview (