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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Principal Architect - Enterprise Data Architecture

Country/Region:  IN

Chennai, TN, IN, 631604

Req ID 64249 Chennai, India


Your Tasks: 


  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a blueprint of the enterprise that guides technology investments, promotes efficiency, and ensures scalability and security. The EA collaborates with stakeholders at all levels to develop and maintain a cohesive architecture roadmap.
  • Support Principal Architect in creating the enterprise architecture strategy and vision to stakeholders. Align technology decisions with business goals and objectives. Define and maintain the enterprise architecture framework, principles, and guidelines. Establish governance processes to ensure compliance with architectural standards. Create and maintain a technology roadmap that outlines the evolution of the organization's IT landscape. Identify and prioritize technology investments and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with project teams to provide architectural guidance and ensure projects align with the enterprise architecture. Review and approve solution designs to ensure they adhere to architectural standards. Analyze and map business processes to identify opportunities for technology optimization and automation. Ensure that technology solutions support and enhance business processes. Design integration strategies to enable seamless data flow across systems and departments.
  • Define data architecture standards, data governance, and data modeling practices. Implement and enforce security and compliance requirements throughout the architecture. Stay current with security threats and industry best practices. Ensure proper documentation of all architecture layers in Architecture Mapping tools. Evaluate emerging technologies and assess their potential impact on the enterprise. Make recommendations for technology adoption or retirement.
  • Collaborate with business leaders, IT teams, and external vendors to promote alignment. Communicate architectural decisions and their impact to technical and non-technical stakeholders.


Your Profile: 



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field with 16+ Years of experience in Enterprise Data Architecture 
  • Proven experience as an Enterprise Architect or in a similar role. Strong knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman). Proficiency in modeling and visualization tools (e.g., ArchiMate, UML). Expertise in cloud computing, virtualization, and emerging technologies.
  • Familiarity with business process modeling and optimization. Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Ability to think strategically and analytically, with a focus on problem-solving. Relevant certifications, such as TOGAF Certified Solutions Architect is a plus.
  • Key Performance Indicators:

                   Service speed of delivery
                   Service Customer satisfaction
                   KPIs for positive Project Impacts
                       - shorter time
                       - less budget
                       - better quality
                    ZF Architecture Map Data quality 
                    Increase of strategy compliance & implementation ratio 


Be part of our ZF team as Principal Architect - Enterprise Data Architecture and apply now!


Prasanth Jakkula

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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