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Senior IT Solution and Projects Architect

Company: O-I
Location: Perrysburg
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne, a cold beer after a hard day's work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water to quench the thirst, well it was probably made by us, we are O-I and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the world.

O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world's best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Job Description

Leads, guides, and develops the O-I IT strategic direction for projects assigned
Coordinate and align with technology domains architects and the business for the development of the solutions architecture aligned on target architecture(s).
Get buy-in and the needed level of participation from the business areas and from Technology Domain Architects from the very start of the projects removing any preconception of EA being IT focused.
Keep the global strategic vision for projects assigned
Works with leadership to make recommendations on effective staffing and long-term support models.
Define concrete solution for a project or application.
Define detailed solution specifications fitting to solution sketches.
Designs effective change readiness approaches for existing and new technologies.
Leads the definition of technical standards and guidelines that pertain to the projects assigned, taking input from across the globe, working in a way that provides the best and secure solution for the entire enterprise.
Works to exploit existing solutions that already exist in the environment with the intent to prevent duplicate solution creation. Tries to minimize the overlap of duplicate functionality.
Works with other architects to integrate technologies together in an effective, secure and cost-conscious manner.
Working with technical team globally, establishes a realistic, cost constrained, and resource constrained roadmap with a three-year outlook for the technical domain assigned.
Monitors the global project portfolio for the project assigned. Intervenes when necessary to ensure compliance with planned roadmap, budget limitations, resource constraints, and established standards.
Participates in key project design reviews as part of the methodology process to ensure solution designs adhere to enterprise architecture guidelines.
Monitors regulatory guidelines to determine impact on enterprise architecture. Makes recommendations for compliance.
Monitors emerging technologies and makes recommendations regarding changes in our established standards. Leads testing for promising technologies for usefulness in our environment.
Monitors work of global delivery teams to ensure compliance with established standards and procedures. Works collaboratively with teams to course correct if necessary. Escalates issues when necessary.
Work with customers to understand requirements and convert those into technical solutions.
Other duties as assigned


This position does not have budgetary responsibility but does provide input into the monthly forecasting.

This role is empowered to evaluate, research and socialize the value of technical solutions and emerging technology. Works directly with executive leadership and the other architects to develop long-term strategies and plans. This role is expected to recommend establishment of or changes to standards, policies, procedures, solutions, roadmaps, and strategy.


Bachelor's degree in information technology or related discipline preferred, or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum 10 years applicable IT and/or Business experience required
Minimum 7 years of experience working within a global organization, including multi-country or global implementation experience required
Minimum 7 years of experience using structured methodologies for strategy, process, design, implementation and control preferred
Minimum 5 years of experience managing projects and/or people preferred
Highly effective communicator with the ability to influence and have an impact across the organization
Demonstrated ability to execute, design and implement enterprise level architectural solutions
Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time, with high quality, and within budget
Ability to plan the full life cycle of technological solutions
Excellent analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills
Desirable experience or good understanding of DevOps, Angular or React framework, Azure functions, Databases, Dockers, and Kubernetes
Experience architecting cloud IOT, event driven & micro services in the cloud.


This position has solid line reporting to the Director - IT Enterprise Architecture & Program Management and will work closely with key stakeholders, including executive business leadership to assure strong collaboration between the global IT delivery and business teams. This position currently has no direct reports.

Travel Requirements

Minimal travel required ( Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: O-I, Toledo , Senior IT Solution and Projects Architect, Other , Perrysburg, Ohio

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