Solutions Architect

Seaboard Foods, LLC

Shawnee Mission, KS


The Solution Architect provides overall solution guidance based on a broad understanding of the business needs, current solutions, technology strategies, IT standards, and security requirements. Interfaces between business areas and within IT to collaboratively define solutions aligned across the architecture disciplines and governs their development.  Develops strategies, roadmaps, principles, standards, and best practices.  This position acts as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor, innovator, and change agent. 




  • Provides leadership while working collaboratively to understand and document business needs
  • Creates current and future state solution diagrams that effectively align stakeholders and ensure that solutions are aligned across architecture disciplines
  • Governs development of solutions
  • Develops strategies, roadmaps, standards, templates, and best practices
  • Maintains catalogs of key IT assets
  • Performs architectural assessments independently
  • Works on multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Encourages team interaction, boosts employee motivation and appreciates team contribution


CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS IN ALL ROLES: instills trust, communicates effectively, action oriented, accepts accountability, and collaborates with others.



Tech Savvy

 Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications.

Customer Focus

Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Decision Quality

Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.


Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently.

Interpersonal savvy

Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.


Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

Situational adaptability

Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems preferred
  • 5+ years hands on design and implementation of solutions
  • Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Livestock, Energy
  • Experience in some of the following business processes: process manufacturing, sales and marketing, supply chain planning, inventory management, logistics optimization and distribution, procurement and plant maintenance, food safety and quality assurance, breeding and animal welfare, environmental resource management, finance, etc.
  • Experience working with the business and IT building strategies and roadmaps
  • Experience in architectural standardization and governance processes
  • Experience in software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, …)
  • Experience with diverse technologies (Cloud/SaaS/On-premise, VMware, Infor M3, JDE, Node.js, Java, RPG, .Net, iSeries, Informatica, Tableau, Cognos, SQL Server, …)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Solid PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio skills
  • Known reputation for integrity and ethics



At Seaboard Foods, we create the most sought-after pork. A top U.S. pork producer/processor and leading exporter to 30+ countries, we are committed to bringing excellence to the table, seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork and connect every step between our farms and family tables. Together, more than 5,000 employees in five states work in our farms, feed mills, and processing plant, to produce Prairie Fresh® pork, ensuring the well-being of our animals, the environment, our employees and the communities we call home.



Seaboard Foods is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.